UPDATE: Vetoes overridden by Legislature
The tax package: Doubles the Modified Business Tax for large businesses from 0.63 percent of payroll to 1.17 percent, adds 035 percent to the sales tax, raising the base Nevada sales tax to 6.85 percent, doubles the business licensing fee to $200 a year for businesses located in Nevada and extends the automobile registration depreciation schedule dedicating the added money to the General Fund among other changes. It is projected to raise $781 million over the biennium.
The Appropriations Act sets out how the majority of General Fund money will be spent over the biennium. Totals $3.88 billion.
The Authorizations Act spells out how the vast majority of non-General Fund money, primarily federal money, will be spent. Includes Highway Fund money. Totals about $12 billion.
K-12 education bill funds the per-pupil Distributive School Account, special education, remediation programs, the Regional Professional Development program and Class Size Reduction. totals $2.799 billion for the biennium.
Public Employee pay bill sets out how public employees will be paid. Includes an overall 4.6 percent decrease in public worker pay for the coming biennium. State workers will take the reduction in the form of 12 unpaid furlough days each year. Unclasified workers also take the reduction. Public school employees must work out how to achieve the reduction with their individual school boards. University professional employees must do the same.
Takes a portion of local government property taxes fro Clark and Washoe counties. The bill takes four cents from the operating rate and each count’s 5 cent transportation infrastructure fund. Altogether it should generate $150 million for the state treasury.
The so-called business portal plan creating a “one stop shop” for businesses coming to Nevada to become registered and licensed. It also imposes the annual $200 business license fee contained in the Tax Package on businesses which are registered with the Secretary of State but which do not have a physical location in Nevada. No hard estimate of the money generated is available.
Implements the 1 percent increase in the collection allowance the state charges local governments to collect and distribute the sales tax.
Raises the amount of money the state collects on rental car fees from 6 percent to 10 percent.
Appropriates the money needed to pay state employee benefits premiums.
Raises fees charged by the state engineer.
Creates domestic partnerships granting to unmarried couples some of the same rights as married couples by allowing them to register their relationship wit hthe Secretary of State.
Creates an apprentice hunting license for youths and “dream tags” which would be releaed in a competitive drawing and administered by a nonprofit organization.
Allows certain collective bargaining agreements to supercede industrial insurance statutes.
Prohibits waiving drivers’ exams for drivers under age 21 who are licensed in another state and imposes an additional fee on drivers’ licenses in Nevada.
Restricts the ability of state agencies to hire consultants.
Expands prevailing wage requirements in Nevada.
Requires hospitals in Washoe and Clark to estabish a staffing committee and develop staffing plans.
Increases industrial insurance benefits.
Requires hospitals and health care providers to track and report “sentinel events” to the state health authorities.
Allows surviving spouses to continue receiving industrial insurance death benefits even if they remarry.
Sets up a system of titling and registration for off road vehicles such as “quads” which aren’t currently required to do so.
Requires PERS to report investments in companies which do business with Iran.
Based on an advisory ballot question supporting fuel taxes for construction, allows the Washoe commission to raise fuel taxes for those purposes.