Just a handful of bills die Friday
May 27, 2017
Despite arguments to allow tourists and others to enjoy recreational pot while attending special events in Nevada, the bill to let cities authorize marijuana use at special events died Friday.
Supporters had argued while tourism is the state's No. 1 industry, there really isn't any place those visitors can enjoy the voter approved legalization of recreational marijuana.
Senate Bill 236 by Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, was approved by the Senate on a party-line 12-9 vote. But it died on the Chief Clerk's desk in the Assembly.
That was one of 11 Senate and three Assembly bills listed as dead because of the Friday deadline.
Also among the dead is SB492, a bill that would have required voter registrars to provide a polling place anyone could vote at. Existing law mandates voters go to the polling place where they're registered to vote. Backers argued that too many times, voters don't know exactly where to go and show up at the wrong polling place where they're denied the ability to vote.
SB156, which would have increased the requirements mandating children be in child safety seats also failed to win approval Friday. The most significant change in that bill would have been to make not properly securing a child in a vehicle a primary offense — meaning the officer could stop any car or truck simply because he or she believed a child isn't properly secured.