Carson City - June 11, 2015
Governor Brian Sandoval took action on 31 bills today signing 29 and issuing vetoes on 2. The Governor has now signed 532 bills as a result of the 78th Legislative Session and vetoed a total of 6.
Highlights of the bills signed today include:
A.B. 445: This bill allows the City of Henderson to continue developing its “Historic Water Street Corridor” by extending the termination date of their redevelopment plan. Under Assembly Bill 445, if a City Council extends the termination date for a municipal redevelopment plan, 18% of the revenues generated are to be set aside for existing public school facilities.
S.B. 185: This measure will save lives and helps resolve a dispute between local government entities. Senate Bill 185 will require emergency fire responders who are closest to a fire to respond and take all actions necessary to suppress the fire, regardless of the location of the incident.
A.B. 498: Assembly Bill 498 will help protect ratepayers from rate increases brought on by costs associated with the development of new facilities. This bill will allow the Public Utilities Commission to determine whether there is a sufficient need for a renewable energy facility prior to a utility building a new project.
The Governor also vetoed two bills today after a thorough review. A brief summary can be found below with the full veto message attached.
S.B. 99: Senate Bill 99 removes the prohibition in current Nevada law that Tier III sex offenders cannot be within 500 feet of a school, playground, park, day care, movie theater, athletic field, or other places primarily designated for use by children. This bill allows sex offenders who have committed the most heinous sexually-motivated crimes to have greater access to places where children frequent in Nevada.
S.B. 238: Senate Bill 238 forces the residents of the City of Ely to consider an advisory question regarding whether or not to combine the governments of the City of Ely and White Pine County. Nevada law already sets forth a process for the residents of the City of Ely to place an advisory question about their future on the ballot during a general city election, if they choose to do so.
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