Carson City - June 12, 2015
Governor Brian Sandoval concluded the 78th Legislative Session today after signing six bills into law. In total, Sandoval signed 549 bills and issued 6 vetoes.
The five bills signed into law today complete a total package which represents a comprehensive and sweeping effort to create new resources and expand existing resources for those who have answered the call to serve and defend our nation. All together, the legislation proposed and approved by the Governor represents the most comprehensive effort in the nation to support military veterans and their families through enhanced educational, employment and healthcare services.
“I am immensely proud of the accomplishments and milestones we have achieved on behalf of the people of Nevada this session. I offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Nevada’s Legislators, who rose to the challenge and enacted historic reforms to our state’s education system, expanded resources for our military veterans, further diversified our economy, and laid the foundation for the new Nevada,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.
S.B. 503: Senate Bill 503 will provide funding to districts for Breakfast After the Bell start-up grants totaling $2 million over the biennium. Schools with 70 percent or greater free and reduced price eligible students will be eligible to apply for the grants to implement a “Breakfast after the Bell” program. This measure was introduced as one of Governor Sandoval’s five allotted bills following his State of the State address and was largely shepherded through the legislature by First Lady Kathleen Sandoval.
A.B. 491: Assembly Bill 491 appropriates over $14 million for the construction of the Northern Nevada Veterans Home. This legislation is a key component to Sandoval’s priority of making Nevada the most veteran and military state in the country.
A.B. 241: This bill expands of the work completed by the Women Veterans Advisory Committee as established by Executive Order. Assembly Bill 241 solidifies the WVAC in statute and requires the committee to support the Nevada Department of Veteran Services with locating, educating and advocating for all women veterans, determine the unique needs of women veterans, conduct outreach, promote benefits and superior health care for women veterans, and develop educational programs for pupils, business leaders, and educators about the important role of women veterans.
A full list of bills signed into law today can be found below:
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