Sandoval Vetoes First Bill of Session


Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed his first bill of the 2013 legislative session Friday.

Sandoval said in his veto message that Senate Bill 180 goes “too far by exposing employers to a wide range of damages and fees.”

The rejected bill was a Democratic-backed attempt to require courts to award damages, lost wages, benefits, costs and attorney’s fees to workers who win employment discrimination suits.

The existing law limits the amount awarded to employment discrimination suits to just two years of lost wages and actual damages.

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