Here are three things to watch on Day 30 of the 2017 Legislative session.
1. Votes for felons. Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas, is pushing AB181, which would restore voting rights to felons, including those convicted of murder and sexual assault. It’s up at 8 a.m. in Assembly Corrections, Parole and Probation. Sen. Majority Leader Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, has proposed SB125, being heard in Senate Judiciary at 1:30 p.m., which would restore voting rights to a smaller group of felons.
3. Equal Rights Amendment. Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections at 1:30 p.m. will consider Senate Joint Resolution 2, sponsored by Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas. SJR 2 would symbolically affirm the Equal Rights Amendment, a federal constitutional amendment that failed to gain the support it needed 35 years ago.
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