By Walanya Vongsvirates, @Walanyav and Conner Board, @ConnerBoard CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Assembly passed Assembly Bill 148, also known as Campus Carry, on Monday but not without major revisions, including the removal of day care facilities and airports from the bill language. The bill passed with a 25-15
Photo courtesy of Valeri Pizhanski By Walanya Vongsvirates, @walanyav This column first appeared in the February 24 issue of the Nevada Sagebrush “If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once
Many of us 20-somethings prefer to turn a blind eye when it comes local government.
“Nothing gets done in these sessions.”
“It doesn’t matter.”
Well let me tell you right now, it does and with the 78th session of the Nevada Legislature underway, there could be some huge changes involving the rights of all Nevadans.
by JERI CHADWELL Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a bill that will help crack down on underage tobacco users in Nevada. Beginning in October of this year, Nevada counties will have the option to adopt ordinances that would impose fines on individuals under the age of 18 for
by ALEX POMPLIANO Gov. Brian Sandoval has scheduled a public ceremony at the capitol to sign AB67 at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and other supporters of the bill will join Sandoval as he signs AB67 into law. The bill establishes the crime of sex
by ALEX POMPLIANO Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed his second bill this session on Tuesday, which will allow voters in Henderson, Reno, Carson City and Sparks to continue electing public officials via citywide elections. If signed, SB457 —named the “Ward Voting” bill— would’ve allowed residents to vote only for candidates representing ward the voter
by NATASHA VITALE UPDATE: Controversial gun bill Senate Bill 221 passed 23-19 in the Assembly on Monday, with four Democrats voting against the measure. However, the bill is expected to be vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval some time in the next 10 days. The bill requires background checks on the private
by ALEX POMPLIANO The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada. SB374 initially appeared to fail the required two-thirds majority vote on the final day of the legislative session to the extent that Democratic lawmakers cast no votes so the measure would be reconsidered
by ALEX POMPLIANO On Friday, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law a bill that allows illegal U.S. immigrants to legally drive in Nevada. The bill will take effect in January 2014. As Sandoval signed SB303 in his crowded Carson City office, he said that the bill “is not about politics.” “This is
by NATASHA VITALE A bill that would protect victims of human trafficking was approved 41-0 Thursday by the Nevada Assembly. The bill requires officers to take certain actions when they encounter possible victims of human trafficking. It also requires the state Department of Education to develop and distribute material relating