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2017 Legislature

Nevada doctors urge Legislature to pass patient protection measure

Doctors in medical scrubs helped fill a legislative hearing room Monday to support a measure addressing so-called “surprise” bills patients receive when they don’t use in-network physicians or facilities.

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Latino lobbyists push priorities at Nevada Legislature

More than 50 participants in Latino Lobby Day hit the legislative halls here Monday, meeting with lawmakers and talking about their priorities in the 2017 session.

Bill to ban conversion therapy passes Nevada Senate committee

A bill prohibiting mental health professionals from conducting sexual orientation or gender identity “conversion” therapy on minors was amended and passed Monday by a Senate Committee.

Legislator: Nevada gift card expiration ban would level field

A bill that would ban expiration dates on gift cards sold in Nevada would save residents their money and put the state on the same consumer-friendly playing field as eight other states, a legislative panel was told Monday.

Native Americans fight bill that would cut funding of Nevada’s historic Stewart school

Several of the more than 60 stone structures on the 110-acre Stewart campus, many built by Hopi stone masons, are in disrepair and there are concerns about their seismic stability. The federal government opened the school in 1890 and operated it until it was shut down in 1980.

Furious pace on tap as midway point of Nevada Legislature looms

As lawmakers rush to get bills heard by a looming drop dead date for action, a milestone will be reached in Week 9 on Thursday when the 2017 session hits the halfway point. It’s downhill for the 120-day session that must conclude June 5.

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