Ongoing Coverage: 2019 Nevada Legislative Session

The Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City.
Alexa Ard

278! That’s the number of bills and resolutions that are no longer up for consideration after a Friday night deadline killed nearly one-quarter of all the measures introduced into Nevada’s 2019 legislative session. To get the latest, we check in now with KUNR’s Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger.

A measure requiring some employers in the state to provide paid sick leave is one step closer to becoming law in Nevada. At the same time, lawmakers in Nevada are considering a plan that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2024. 

Lawmakers in Carson sit, listening to committee hearings on hundreds of pieces of legislation.
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada’s 2019 Legislative Session is halfway over, and with less than 60 days left in the 120-day session, lawmakers still have a lot of work to do. To get the latest from Carson City, KUNR’s News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Political Reporter Paul Boger.

A man in a blue shirt with a backwards baseball cap, takes aim at a target at a shooting range in Reno.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

UPDATE:

A measure that would ban bump stocks and allow county governments to pass stricter gun control laws has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Jana Sayson

Lawmakers are considering a bill that is essentially a gun control measure aimed at preventing a mass shooting like the one in Las Vegas in 2017 that left 58 people dead and hundreds more injured. AB291's sponsor, Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, was at that concert. She sat down with KUNR's Paul Boger to talk about the measure and the role the shooting played in its creation.

Washoe County Commissioners are tapping Greg Smith, a former commission candidate and the husband of the late state Senator Debbie Smith, to take over the assembly seat vacated by Mike Sprinkle earlier this month.

Jana Sayson / KUNR

Whether it's banning the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases or eliminating the use of cash bail in the criminal justice system, lawmakers in Nevada are in the process of considering hundreds of bills this legislative session. KUNR's Paul Boger sat down with Fred Lokken, a long-time political science professor at Truckee Meadows Community College to breakdown the session thus far. 

The Nevada Legislative building
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

There are close to 1,000 bills currently before the Nevada legislature, and nearly half of them have been introduced in the past seven days. Many of those new bills came after legislative leaders extended a deadline for introductions. To get the latest from Nevada's capital city, KUNR's Michelle Billman spoke with Political Reporter Paul Boger.

Jana Sayson

Lawmakers in Carson City are facing down the first major deadline of the session. Monday is the last day they’ll be able to introduce new legislation for the rest of 2019, and with hundreds of bill expected to be introduced before the end of the day, it's likely the start of a busy week in Carson. KUNR's Bree Zender sat down with Political Reporter Paul Boger to break down the news from the capital city.

For the second time in as many weeks, a prominent Democratic lawmaker in Nevada has resigned from office amid allegations of misconduct.

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