Nevada Legislature: Only 15 bills left to die
Amazingly, only 15 bills were left to die as the Legislature hit the Tuesday night deadline for passage of measures out of the house where they originated.
According to the legislative Website, that includes 11 Assembly bills and just four measures in the Senate which failed to receive a vote.
That’s far fewer than the 247 measures that died because they couldn’t get out of committee in the house of origin by the April 11 deadline for that action.
Among the more controversial is AB228 which would have allowed creditors financing the lease or sale of a motor vehicle to install a device that can locate and then disable the vehicle from running if the contract is violated.
In addition, AB413 would have given local governments the power to take actions not specifically prohibited or reserved to the state. That would constitute a slight relaxing of Dillon’s Rule, the common law rule that limits the powers of local governments only to those expressly granted by the state.
Other measures that died were:
SB113 would have exempted “health sharing ministries” from the Nevada Insurance Code. Opponents looked at the measure as a doorway to permitting those organizations to discriminate against gays and other groups they disagree with.
SB178 would have required school districts to report on the physical education they provide to students and require a certain amount of physical activity each school week.
SB359 would have given certain students priority access to child care facilities. That would include children with parents serving in the armed forces or those whose parent was killed while in the military.
SB478 would have limited the liability of private operators who contract to operate a public transit system if they were sued.
AB32 would have removed requirements prison regulations follow the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act.
AB84 would have permitted the state Contractor’s Board to cite persons who act as a contractor without having an active license.
AB294 would have required the state to track and report on the suicide mortality rate of veterans and report to the Legisalture.
AB306 would have required employers to make concessions for nursing mothers.
AB330 would have made a variety of changes to the rules for people who sell net metering electric generating systems including requiring them to register with the Office of Energy and declaring violations of the rules to constitute deceptive trade practices.
SB336 would have required signs to be posted to combat human sex trafficking in cabs, women’s restroom and other places and establish penalties for failing to post those signs.