No investigation into altercation between two Assemblymen

Contrary to earlier reports, no criminal complaint has been filed in connection with a heated dispute between two members of the Nevada Assembly.

The dispute between Majority Leader Paul Anderson and John Moore, both R-Las Vegas, occurred Tuesday morning in a stairwell during a committee recess and reportedly became at least somewhat physical.

Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Rick Combs said Moore did file a statement with the Legislative Police about the incident but was very clear that he didn’t intend to file a criminal complaint or seek an investigation.

Combs said there is no investigation under way and that the two men have said they will work out their differences.

The dispute arose after Moore and fellow Republican Glenn Trowbridge voted against moving SB119 to the floor for consideration. That bill eliminates prevailing wage requirements for school construction and lets school districts roll over bonds for 10 more years without a vote of the people.

They later changed their minds after a brief caucus of GOP committee members.

Anderson has declined to discuss the incident. Moore reportedly filed his statement just to put it on the record.

SB119 has since been superseded by SB207, which contains just the school bond language. That bill was signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval Wednesday afternoon.


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