Nevada lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would abolish the death penalty in the state.
Assembly Bill 307 would have required the hosts of special events, like concerts and sports, in counties with more than 100,000 residents — as of now, Clark and Washoe counties — to plan ahead with first responders as to how emergency resources would be allocated in the event of an issue.
“I finally decided that … I was in a position to be able to use my experience — and holding elected office — to take action,” she said. “And I kind of felt that it was my obligation to do it.”
In a presentation to Nevada lawmakers Wednesday, officials reflecting on the emergency response to the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting said that first responders should be dispersed between the scene of a major incident and area hospitals.
Chronically ill patients often require extended stays at outside hospitals, Dzurenda said. That means a surge in overtime corrections officers who are tasked with accompanying patients.