Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill on Tuesday that grants most businesses limited liability protections from COVID-19 lawsuits and provides added safety measures for hotel workers.
Special Session 2020
Nevada lawmakers this week closed out a historic and wide-ranging special session that took up contentious policy issues like election reforms and COVID-19 liability protections for businesses.
The Nevada Legislature on Wednesday passed an amended bill to give businesses protection from lawsuits over the coronavirus, after an amendment exempted school districts.
The Assembly Tuesday approved bills to speed up and extend unemployment benefits and tweak a 2019 law on police officer rights as the Legislature moved within one final bill of adjourning its second special session of the year.
Republicans who object to a change in election law made by the legislative special session have threatened to sue, but Democrats maintain they are trying to ensure safe voting.
The Nevada Policy Research Institute has filed a lawsuit contending that nine state lawmakers — including the Democratic leaders of both houses — are ineligible to serve under the state Constitution.
Gov. Steve Sisolak says he gets daily briefings about how the state is working to fix delays in the state’s unemployment system, which was overwhelmed by a huge number of claims.
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday said it’s now up to the Nevada Legislature to decide whether to implement cuts recommended by his office or to raise taxes, which requires a two-thirds vote.
Closing the state’s $1.2 billion budget hole will be the prime focus of the upcoming special legislative session that will convene at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Carson City, according to a proclamation issued by Gov. Steve Sisolak.
Gov. Steve Sisolak is not ruling out possible tax increases during a special legislative session as a way to address a budget hole that is projected to exceed $1.2 billion.
The Nevada Police Union is criticizing Gov. Steve Sisolak and legislative leaders for scheduling a special session on the same day as a slain Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant’s funeral.
Gov. Steve Sisolak has called a special legislative session for July 8 in Carson City to address budget shortfalls brought on by the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Only lawmakers, essential staff and a limited number of reporters will be allowed inside the legislative building during the upcoming special session called to deal with budget problems.
A special session of the Nevada Legislature to address financial and related exigencies arising from the COVID-19 epidemic will be pushed into early July.