Legislative Updates

The following is a list of state Bills the Council is currently following for the 2017 Nevada Legislative session. On the Nevada Legislature Website you can read the Bills, view hearings and submit testimony. The Personalized Legislative Tracking link on the Legislative website lets you sign up to receive updates on a Bills status. You can also follow along during our Legislative Committee meetings.

5/18/17 ADSD budget passes through the second house.
ADSD Early Intervention Budget just finalized with the Legislature last night with the current model to remain the same and $8 million in Early Intervention funds replenished!

As of 4/18/17

AB20

Revises provisions relating to services to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining employment. (BDR 38-225)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 4/17/2017 – In Senate. Read first time. Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 3/3/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB46
Revises provisions governing services provided to persons with mental illness and other disabilities. (BDR 39-132)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Transmitted to Senate
Most Recent History Actions: 4/17/2017 – Read third time. Passed, as amended. Title approved. (Yeas: 39, Nays: 1, Excused: 2.) To Senate.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/5/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB64
Revises requirements for receipt of a standard high school diploma for pupils with disabilities. (BDR 34-251)
Sponsors: Committee on Education
Status/Location: Education
Most Recent History Actions: 2/6/2017 – Read first time. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Education – 4/5/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB108
Provides for the periodic review of Medicaid reimbursement rates. (BDR 38-209)
Sponsors: Oscarson
Status/Location: Transmitted to Senate
Most Recent History Actions: 4/17/2017 – Read third time. Passed. Title approved. (Yeas: 38, Nays: None, Excused: 4.) To Senate.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Ways and Means – 4/13/2017 9:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Do pass
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AB117
Requires certain educational personnel to take certain actions to ensure pupils in grade 11 in public high schools are college and career ready. (BDR 34-292)
Sponsors: Flores
Status/Location: Education
Most Recent History Actions: 2/10/2017 – From printer. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Education – 3/15/2017 3:15 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB182
Revises provisions governing the education of pupils with disabilities. (BDR 34-490)
Sponsors: Oscarson
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/14/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
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AB192
Revises provisions governing the temporary limited appointment of persons with disabilities by state agencies. (BDR 23-525)
Sponsors: Sprinkle, Benitez-Thompson and Frierson
Status/Location: Transmitted to Senate
Most Recent History Actions: 4/17/2017 – Read third time. Passed, as amended. Title approved. (Yeas: 38, Nays: None, Excused: 4.) To Senate.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Government Affairs – 3/3/2017 8:30 AM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB200
Requires notice of exemptions from certain immunization requirements to be provided to parents or guardians of children under certain circumstances. (BDR 38-726)
Sponsors: Assemblywoman Woodbury; Senator Hardy
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/14/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
Last Meeting: Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 2/24/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Heard
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AB224
Revises provisions relating to persons with disabilities. (BDR 39-780)
Sponsors: Carrillo
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 4/3/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/7/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB275
Requires the establishment of a protocol for providing integrated student supports for certain pupils and their families. (BDR 34-920)
Sponsors: Assemblywomen Spiegel and Diaz; Senators Parks and Manendo
Status/Location: Education
Most Recent History Actions: 3/13/2017 – From printer. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Education – 4/12/2017 3:15 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB288
Revises provisions relating to the protection of older persons and vulnerable persons. (BDR 15-724)
Sponsors: Joiner, Frierson, Benitez-Thompson, Carrillo, Diaz, Araujo, Carlton, Fumo, Jauregui, Monroe-Moreno and Swank
Status/Location: Transmitted to Senate
Most Recent History Actions: 4/17/2017 – Read third time. Passed. Title approved. (Yeas: 38, Nays: None, Excused: 4.) To Senate.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Judiciary – 4/13/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Do pass
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AB300
Revises provisions governing vocational rehabilitation. (BDR 53-759)
Sponsors: Cohen
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/14/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
Last Meeting: Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor – 3/29/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Heard
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AB304
Revises provisions relating to autism. (BDR 38-363)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 3/17/2017 – From printer. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/7/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Do pass
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AB343
Requiring the Legislative Committee on Health Care to study certain issues concerning group homes in this State. (BDR S-1114)
Sponsors: Ohrenschall
Status/Location: Legislative Operations and Elections
Most Recent History Actions: 4/4/2017 – Notice of exemption.
Last Meeting: Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections – 3/23/2017 1:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Heard
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AB366
Creates four behavioral health regions in this State and a regional behavioral health policy board for each region. (BDR 39-987)
Sponsors: Assemblymen Araujo, Bustamante Adams, Frierson, Thompson, Yeager, Paul Anderson, Benitez-Thompson, Carlton, Joiner, Monroe-Moreno, Oscarson and Sprinkle; Senators Woodhouse, Ford, Ratti, Gansert, Kieckhefer, Cancela, Harris and Manendo
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 4/10/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/7/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB374
Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to make coverage through the Medicaid managed care program available for purchase. (BDR 38-881)
Sponsors: Sprinkle, Frierson, Araujo, Carlton, Cohen, Elliot Anderson, Benitez-Thompson, Bilbray-Axelrod, Brooks, Bustamante Adams, Carrillo, Daly, Diaz, Flores, Fumo, Jauregui, Joiner, McCurdy II, Miller, Neal, Ohrenschall, Spiegel, Swank, Thompson, Watkins and Yeager
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 4/13/2017 – Waiver granted effective: April 12, 2017.
Last Meeting: Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/7/2017 Upon Adjournment
Last Meeting Action: Not heard
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AB408
Revises provisions relating to Medicaid and health insurance. (BDR 38-957)
Sponsors: Joiner, Spiegel, Bilbray-Axelrod, Fumo, Sprinkle, Araujo, Benitez-Thompson, Brooks, Bustamante Adams, Carlton, Carrillo, Cohen, Daly, Diaz, Flores, Frierson, McCurdy II, Monroe-Moreno, Neal, Ohrenschall, Swank and Thompson
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 3/22/2017 – From printer. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/12/2017 12:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AB473
Provides for the continued inclusion of certain drugs on the list of preferred prescription drugs to be used for the Medicaid program. (BDR 38-977)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 4/3/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/14/2017 Upon Call of Chair
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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AJR7
Expresses the opposition of the Nevada Legislature to certain proposed changes to the federal Medicare and Social Security programs. (BDR R-699)
Sponsors: Assemblymen Frierson, Elliot Anderson, Benitez-Thompson, Carrillo, Araujo, Bilbray-Axelrod, Brooks, Carlton, Cohen, Daly, Diaz, Flores, Fumo, Jauregui, Joiner, Miller, Monroe-Moreno, Neal, Spiegel, Sprinkle, Swank, Thompson, Watkins and Yeager; Senators Cancela, Cannizzaro, Ford, Manendo, Parks and Woodhouse
Status/Location: Legislative Operations and Elections
Most Recent History Actions: 3/20/2017 – In Senate. Read first time. Referred to Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections – 3/14/2017 1:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Do pass
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SB27
Revises the definition of the term “mental illness” for purposes of provisions relating to criminal procedure, mental health and intellectual disabilities. (BDR 39-133)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Transmitted to Assembly
Most Recent History Actions: 4/17/2017 – Read third time. Passed, as amended. Title approved. (Yeas: 21, Nays: None.) To Assembly.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Health and Human Services – 3/15/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB28
Requires an annual review of certain rates paid by Medicaid in this State. (BDR 38-373)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Finance
Most Recent History Actions: 2/23/2017 – From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Committee on Finance. Re-referred to Committee on Finance. To committee. Exemption effective.
Last Meeting: Senate Committee on Finance – 4/3/2017 8:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Heard, No Action
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SB49
Revises provisions relating to funding for pupils with disabilities in public schools. (BDR 34-405)
Sponsors: Committee on Finance
Status/Location: Finance
Most Recent History Actions: 4/11/2017 – From printer. To engrossment. Engrossed. First reprint. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Education – 3/30/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and re-refer
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SB95
Requires an analysis of the adequacy of Medicaid reimbursement rates for personal care services. (BDR S-368)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Finance
Most Recent History Actions: 2/23/2017 – From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Committee on Finance. Re-referred to Committee on Finance. To committee. Exemption effective.
Last Meeting: Senate Committee on Finance – 4/3/2017 8:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Heard, No Action
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SB96
Requires a comparative analysis of the rates of reimbursement paid by Medicaid for certain services. (BDR S-369)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Finance
Most Recent History Actions: 2/23/2017 – From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Committee on Finance. Re-referred to Committee on Finance. To committee. Exemption effective.
Last Meeting: Senate Committee on Finance – 4/3/2017 8:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Heard, No Action
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SB97
Expands the authority of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. (BDR 38-371)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 2/20/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Health and Human Services – 3/15/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB121
Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study concerning issues regarding the behavioral and cognitive care needs of older persons. (BDR S-63)
Sponsors: Woodhouse, Parks, Ford, Denis, Farley, Atkinson, Cancela, Cannizzaro, Manendo, Ratti, Segerblom and Spearman
Status/Location: Finance
Most Recent History Actions: 4/13/2017 – From printer. To engrossment. Engrossed. First reprint. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections – 3/15/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB139
Makes various changes to provisions relating to patient-centered medical homes. (BDR 40-679)
Sponsors: Hardy
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 2/28/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Health and Human Services – 3/27/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB158
Revises provisions governing guardianships. (BDR 13-468)
Sponsors: Harris
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/15/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
Last Meeting: Senate Committee on Judiciary – 3/29/2017 1:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Heard, No Action
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SB168
Establishes the Wards’ Bill of Rights. (BDR 13-6)
Sponsors: Harris
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/15/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
Last Meeting: Senate Committee on Judiciary – 3/29/2017 1:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Heard, No Action
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SB224
Requires cameras to be installed in certain classrooms within a public school which are used for special education. (BDR 34-477)
Sponsors: Harris
Status/Location: Finance
Most Recent History Actions: 4/13/2017 – From printer. To engrossment. Engrossed. First reprint. To committee. Exemption effective.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Education – 3/30/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and re-refer
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SB229
Revises provisions relating to guardianships. (BDR 13-87)
Sponsors: Harris
Status/Location: Judiciary
Most Recent History Actions: 3/17/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Judiciary – 4/14/2017 11:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB248
Revises provisions relating to pupils with disabilities. (BDR 34-328)
Sponsors: Committee on Education
Status/Location: Finance
Most Recent History Actions: 4/12/2017 – From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Committee on Finance. Re-referred to Committee on Finance. To committee. Exemption effective.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Education – 4/11/2017 5:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Do pass, and re-refer
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SB261
Revises provisions governing prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-17)
Sponsors: Senators Parks, Kieckhefer, Segerblom, Farley, Cancela, Denis, Ratti, Spearman and Woodhouse; Assemblymen Yeager, Brooks, Carlton, Bilbray-Axelrod, Cohen, Fumo and Swank
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 4/13/2017 – Waiver granted effective: April 13, 2017.
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SB278
Revises provisions relating to certain crimes committed against an older person or a vulnerable person. (BDR 15-501)
Sponsors: Harris
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/15/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
Last Meeting: Assembly Committee on Judiciary – 3/24/2017 8:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Mentioned no jurisdiction
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SB286
Revises provisions governing the regulation of applied behavior analysis. (BDR 39-633)
Sponsors: Gansert, Ford, Parks, Cancela, Cannizzaro, Goicoechea, Hammond, Hardy, Ratti and Roberson
Status/Location: Commerce, Labor and Energy
Most Recent History Actions: 4/12/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy – 4/14/2017 8:30 AM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB294
Revises provisions relating to bullying. (BDR 34-449)
Sponsors: Farley
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/15/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Education – 4/13/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Not Heard
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SB360
Revises provisions relating to the protection of older persons, vulnerable persons and persons in need of a guardian. (BDR 15-965)
Sponsors: Cannizzaro, Ford, Spearman, Woodhouse, Ratti, Atkinson, Cancela, Denis, Farley, Manendo, Parks and Segerblom
Status/Location: Judiciary
Most Recent History Actions: 3/22/2017 – From printer. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Judiciary – 4/14/2017 11:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB382
Revises provisions relating to parental notification for certain abortions. (BDR 40-848)
Sponsors: Senators Roberson, Hardy, Gustavson, Gansert, Goicoechea, Hammond, Harris and Settelmeyer; Assemblyman Hansen
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/15/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
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SB385
Revises provisions relating to bullying and cyber-bullying. (BDR 34-1135)
Sponsors: Hammond
Status/Location: Failed Deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017
Most Recent History Action: 4/15/2017 – (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.)
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SB388
Revises provisions relating to persons who provide personal care in the home. (BDR 40-613)
Sponsors: Senators Gansert, Hardy, Gustavson, Harris, Cancela, Cannizzaro, Goicoechea, Kieckhefer, Ratti, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Spearman and Woodhouse; Assemblymen Edwards, Ellison, Krasner, Spiegel, Sprinkle, Swank, Tolles and Wheeler
Status/Location: Transmitted to Assembly
Most Recent History Actions: 4/17/2017 – Read third time. Passed. Title approved. (Yeas: 21, Nays: None.) To Assembly.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/10/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Do pass
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SB394
Revises provisions relating to Medicaid managed care and required coverage provided by health insurers. (BDR 38-950)
Sponsors: Senators Spearman, Segerblom, Denis, Manendo, Parks, Cancela, Cannizzaro, Ford and Woodhouse; Assemblymen Neal, Araujo, Diaz and Thompson
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 3/22/2017 – From printer. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/12/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and re-refer
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SB419
Exempts and proposes to exempt sales of certain durable medical equipment, oxygen delivery equipment and mobility enhancing equipment from sales and use taxes and analogous taxes. (BDR 32-325)
Sponsors: Hardy
Status/Location: Revenue and Economic Development
Most Recent History Actions: 4/4/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development – 4/4/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB433
Revises provisions relating to guardianships. (BDR 13-487)
Sponsors: Committee on Judiciary
Status/Location: Judiciary
Most Recent History Actions: 3/28/2017 – From printer. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Judiciary – 4/14/2017 11:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB443
Makes an appropriation for the transfer of contracted sign language interpreter positions to state employee positions. (BDR S-145)
Sponsors: Committee on Finance
Status/Location: Finance
Most Recent History Actions: 4/4/2017 – Notice of exemption.
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SB477
Enacts provisions relating to residential establishments for persons with disabilities. (BDR 22-146)
Sponsors: Committee on Government Affairs
Status/Location: Government Affairs
Most Recent History Actions: 3/29/2017 – From printer. To committee.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Government Affairs – 4/14/2017 11:00 AM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SB481
Creates the Nevada Commission for Persons Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Impaired. (BDR 38-604)
Sponsors: Committee on Health and Human Services
Status/Location: Health and Human Services
Most Recent History Actions: 4/7/2017 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Health and Human Services – 4/12/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and do pass as amended
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SCR1
Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study relating to affordable housing within the State of Nevada. (BDR R-835)
Sponsors: Ratti
Status/Location: Resolution File
Most Recent History Actions: 4/17/2017 – Resolution read. Amended. (Amend. No. 124.) To printer.
Last Meeting: Work Session Item – Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections – 3/22/2017 3:30 PM
Last Meeting Action: Amend, and be adopted as amended