weather icon Clear
If you are having problems accessing today’s e-Edition, please click on this link VIEW E-EDITION

Assembly passes bill to shield Nevada police addresses

CARSON CITY — Current and retired cops might soon be able to leave their personal addresses off their Nevada driver’s licenses.

Assembly Bill 252 would allow police officers to have their driver’s license show the address of the agency where they work, rather than their home. That shielding would also extend to retired officers.

California, Arizona, Georgia and Wyoming have similar laws meant to protect the privacy of law enforcement officers.

The bill was heard Tuesday on the Assembly floor. The only discussion came when Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas, asked if the bill was needed, since officers are already allowed to shield their addresses in listings such as phone books and property records.

Assemblywoman Robin Titus, R-Wellington, the bill’s sponsor, said she checked with the Department of Motor Vehicles and found there is nothing on the books currently that gives officers the ability to put alternate addresses on their licenses.

The bill passed the Assembly by a 40-1 vote Tuesday and was sent to the Senate. Carlton cast the lone nay vote.

Contact Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638. Follow @ColtonLochhead.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Lawsuit challenges Nevada’s new diabetes drug disclosure law

Two pharmaceutical groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a bill passed by the 2017 Nevada Legislature requiring disclosure of the pricing of diabetes drugs.

Nevada Legislature approves final payment for ESA software

The final action on Nevada’s controversial private school choice program came Thursday when the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee approved $105,000 to pay off the remaining costs incurred by a vendor who was working on the development of software to implement the program.

Recall targets a third Nevada senator

A third recall petition against a female Nevada state senator was filed Wednesday.

Federal government approves Nevada’s education plan

Nevada is among four states to get U.S. Education Department approval of its plan as required under a new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.