Geoff Dornan
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July 1, 2013
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196 new laws now in effect

A total of 196 new laws took effect Monday, including several of the first to address Nevada’s burgeoning Hispanic population. Issues surrounding the rising number of Hispanics in the state — including those here without legal standing — were front and center throughout the 2013 Legislature. The response by Gov. Brian Sandoval and lawmakers was a dramatic step toward creating and funding an English-language-learner program. The program is laid out in policy by SB504 and funded by some $50 million in the state budget. At the same time, Sandoval backed and lawmakers approved SB303, creating a system of authorization cards …

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