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Bill prohibits electricity rates based on time of use

(AP) — Using the air conditioning during the day won’t cost more than using it at night if a bill in the Nevada Senate becomes law.

Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy discussed Assembly Bill 173 on Wednesday.

Democratic Assemblyman James Healey of Las Vegas sponsors the measure.

The bill would prohibit big energy companies from imposing or increasing electricity rates based on when the customer uses the energy.

A spokeswoman for NV Energy says the company supports the proposal, which does allow for rates based on when the energy is used if the customer opts into such a program.

Healey says the bill protects Nevada’s seniors, who are often confined to their homes.

There was no opposition. The committee took no action.

Fallen-soldiers memorial for Carson City considered

(AP) — State lawmakers are ushering through a bill that authorizes a memorial for Nevada’s fallen soldiers on the Capitol complex in Carson City.

SB230 is backed by Democratic Sen. David Parks of Las Vegas, and will be discussed before the Assembly Committee on Government Affairs.

The funding for the memorial would come from public donations, and the design and construction would be handled by nonprofit groups.

At a prior hearing supporters said the memorial would provide comfort for family members of the fallen and help keep their memories alive.

The bill already cleared the Senate unanimously.

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