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Bill would change Nevada’s anti-Slapp law

A bill being sought in the Legislature by Wynn Resorts that critics argue would substantially weaken Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statute flew through the state Senate earlier this month and is now awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Sandoval’s painkillers plan faces Senate deadline

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s prescription drug proposal, designed to help prevent highly addictive painkillers from being dispensed to people without a medical need, must pass out of the Senate by Tuesday to stay alive.

Abortion parental notification bill clears Nevada Assembly

A controversial bill that would require parents to be notified if their child seeks an abortion won approval Friday in the Assembly on a party-line 24-17 vote with Republicans in support.

Senate panel backs emergency money for Nevada Supreme Court

A state Senate committee Friday passed a bill to keep the doors of the Nevada Supreme Court open after the chief justice said it was on the brink of going broke because of fewer traffic tickets and a decline in court assessments.

Right to Try bill to help the dying advances to state Senate

A Right to Try bill that would make it easier for terminally ill Nevadans to obtain experimental medications that could help prolong their lives won approval with unanimous support Thursday in the Assembly.

Senate rejects bill to allow ride-sharing in Nevada

The Nevada Senate on Wednesday rejected along party lines a bill to allow ride-sharing companies such as Uber to operate in Nevada after Democrats objected to Republicans blocking proposed amendments.

Nevada equal pay bill advances; Dems call it ‘toothless’

A bill to tighten Nevada’s employment discrimination law and provide remedies to promote equal pay for equal work triggered a partisan rift in the Nevada Senate despite unanimous passage.

Senate considers bill that would trim long DMV lines

A legislative money committee was told Wednesday that the Department of Motor Vehicles budgets under consideration this session include funding for 75 new positions to staff all windows in the urban Las Vegas offices to reduce long wait times.

PERS reform bill author touts alternative to pensions

A state lawmaker pushing for major changes to the state public employee retirement plan told a committee on Wednesday that long-term workers would actually do better under his proposal than with the current defined benefit pension plan.

Nevada guardianship bill on dementia sufferers dies

A bill that would have increased court oversight of guardianships for certain people with dementia died in a Nevada legislative committee last week

Assembly advances cooling-off bill for Nevada legislators

A bill that would impose a cooling-off period for state lawmakers in Nevada who want to become paid contract lobbyists at the Legislature won unanimous approval in the Assembly on Tuesday and now heads to the Senate.

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