Sisolak calls special session Friday for reapportionment


Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday issued a press release calling the Nevada Legislature into special session to draw new district lines for legislative and other elective districts.
He gave lawmakers and the public one day’s notice with the special session to begin Friday at 1 p.m.
Lawmakers are tasked with drawing new boundaries for all 63 state Senate and Assembly districts as well as Nevada’s four congressional districts and the districts for members of the Board of Regents.
Sisolak is still operating under the emergency declaration put in place at the start of the pandemic and, therefore, didn’t follow the state statute requiring three days notice of any public meetings. The press release said the date was determined in consultation with legislative leadership.
Those boundaries are already pretty much spelled out in the package of maps published by legislative Democrats earlier this week. And those maps are unlikely to change much if at all because Democrats hold majorities in the state Senate and Assembly.
Given that Democrats control both houses, the special session could be accomplished in as little as one day.
In addition, the governor put on the schedule a temporary adjustment to the candidate filing period for judicial offices to match it to the filing period for non-judicial offices to help election officials prepare for the 2022 election.
The proclamation calling lawmakers into special session won’t be issued until Friday just before it is to begin.

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