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.
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.
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.
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.