Governor Sandoval Completes State’s Work from the 79th Legislative Session by Signing More Than 600 Bills


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Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - June 19, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval took action on several bills today in Carson City. The bills signed include the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Reform measure which was championed by First Lady Kathleen Sandoval and former Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta and a bill aimed at combatting the prescription drug abuse epidemic. In total this session, Governor Sandoval signed 608 pieces of legislation which is the most he’s signed during a single session. Governor Sandoval also vetoed 4 bills today.

The Governor signed the following bills into law today:

Assembly Bill 474

Governor Sandoval introduced the Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention Act during his State of the State address in January. Combatting prescription drug abuse has been an issue the Governor and First Lady have worked on in partnership with community advocates, medical professionals and legislators for more than 3 years.

Assembly Bill 472

First Lady Kathleen Sandoval and Justice Nancy Saitta secured a Technical Assistance Grant from the Council of State Governments and reviewed Nevada’s juvenile justice system. As a result of the Task Force recommendations, the Governor introduced the Juvenile Justice System Reform Act, which streamlines and standardizes criteria to match youth with the most effective services.

Assembly Bill 69

Sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will make Nevada once again a national leader in the testing and implementation of fully autonomous vehicles. AB69 creates autonomous vehicle network companies allowing cab companies and transportation network companies like Uber, Waymo and Lyft to fully test and utilize autonomous vehicles in our state.

Senate Bill 546

Is the Capital Improvement Projects bill which includes funding to build the University of Nevada, Reno Engineering Academic Building, Northern Nevada Veterans Home, Nevada State College Education Academic Building, funding for the a new DMV in Reno, and other building and planning projects.

Assembly Bill 522

Authorizes $300,000 for the Nevada Teach program at UNR. These funds will continue the program’s mission of producing elite educators in science, mathematics and engineering.

The Governor vetoed the following 4 bills and copies of the messages are attached:

The following legislation was signed yesterday in Las Vegas:

  • Assembly Bill 405
  • Senate Bill 146
  • Senate Bill 150
  • Senate Bill 325
  • Senate Bill 539
  • Senate Bill 66
  • Senate Bill 516
  • Senate Bill 200
  • Senate Bill 235
  • Senate Bill 229
  • Senate Bill 555
  • Senate Bill 457
  • Senate Bill 548
  • Senate Bill 553
  • Assembly Bill 144

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