The documented ill health effects from inhaling secondhand smoke were squared off against individual rights at a hearing Thursday on a bill that would ban smoking in cars while children are present.
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Assemblyman Randy Kirner told two hearing rooms filled with public union members on Wednesday that his bill to make several changes to the state’s collective bargaining law to benefit local governments and taxpayers does not constitute “union Armageddon” as has been characterized by some labor officials.
Private entity groups would be allowed to place pooled wagers at Nevada sports books under a bill making a comeback in the Nevada Senate. Recently introduced Senate Bill 443 would allow a business entity to register with state gambling regulators and place big bets on football, basketball, boxing and other sports.
A Republican state lawmaker’s move to raise Nevada’s base wage appears popular, though progressives want more.
Nevada Assemblyman Pat Hickey is making another effort this session to establish a cooling-off period for state lawmakers who want to become contract lobbyists at the Legislature.
The Nevada Senate on Monday passed legislation prohibiting domestic violence abusers from possessing guns and making it easier for gun owners in other states to carry a concealed weapon in Nevada.
A bill that would enable ride-hailing apps like Uber to operate legally in the state was introduced Monday in the state Senate.
Federal agencies would be prohibited from enforcing state laws on state lands without permission from the county sheriff under a bill heard Monday by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson warned lawmakers to prepare for more late nights this week as the Senate continues its dive into the details of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s business license fee proposal.
Republicans blindsided Democrats on a Nevada Senate committee Friday when they amended an overtime bill to raise Nevada’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, which would be a 75-cent increase for workers who do not receive employer-paid insurance.
It is said that the average person has a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery, but that’s nothing compared to Assemblyman Harvey Munford’s quest to get a proposal through the Legislature to allow a lottery to operate in Nevada.
An official with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles told lawmakers Thursday that the long lines at offices are growing in part due to new demands placed on the agency, with bills this session that could add voter ID cards, moped registration and medical marijuana caregiver cards for pet owners to the mix.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, bolstered by supportive comments from three former governors, challenged state lawmakers Wednesday to come together and adequately fund education and propel Nevada into a 21st Century economy.
A bill that would allow those with concealed weapons permits to take their weapons onto the state’s college campuses won approval Wednesday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
A proposal that would require Nevadans to provide a valid ID before they could vote sparked a contentious, two-hour debate at the state Legislature on Tuesday.
New measures seeking reforms to Nevada’s public employee pension system have been introduced at the Nevada Legislature, including a measure that would prohibit the purchase of service credits to retire at an earlier age.
The sponsor of a bill seeking to raise Nevada’s speed limit on some highways tapped the brakes Tuesday with an amendment lowering the permissible speed by 5 mph to 80 mph.
Equal rights, voter rights, divorce, sex education and campaign laws were among throngs of bills introduced in the Nevada Legislature on Monday, the deadline for lawmakers to get their individually sponsored measures into the 2015 legislative hopper.
Boutique distilleries that tout “grain to glass” spirits want to be able to sell more bottles directly to consumers, a move opposed by distributors who say allowing too many direct sales would upset Nevada’s wholesale and taxing protections.
Mendy Elliott, whose father was among the first to get a heart transplant in the mid-’60s, testified last week in favor of Senate Bill 206, a measure supporters hope will nurture more organ donors.
With ever-lengthening lines of frustrated people waiting for service at Southern Nevada DMV offices, the agency wants to be ready for the day when the interminable waits might provoke someone to violence.
Jack Lund Schofield, a former Nevada legislator and member of the state Board of Regents, died Friday, according to local officials.
The Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee was the stomping ground Friday for a bill to expand commercial wineries into Nevada’s two largest counties, a move backers said is needed to establish the industry.
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