CARSON CITY, NV - June 05, 2017
Governor Brian Sandoval signed 15 additional bills into law including a consumer protection bill and a measure establishing the Nevada Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The Governor also vetoed 1 bill this evening.
Senate Bill 185 was sponsored by Senator Parks and is a consumer protection bill that safeguards an individual’s ability to share their opinion about a product or service by not allowing language in form contracts that would penalize customers for giving negative reviews. This measure prohibits a vendor from including in their standard contracts a provision that limits or requires the consumer to waive his or her rights to provide a review, comment, or other statement concerning the purchased goods or service.
Assembly Bill 260 authorizes some judges to suspend the sentence of a person who is convicted of a misdemeanor for solicitation of prostitution on the condition that they participate in a treatment program and comply with other conditions ordered by the court. A customer who is found guilty of engaging in prostitution or soliciting must pay a fine based on the number of times they have been found guilty and the court is also required to impose a civil penalty with collected funds to be used for enforcing solicitation crimes and treatment programs.
Senate Bill 253 establishes the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act, which provides protections to female employees similar to the protections of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Act makes it an unlawful employment practice, with certain exceptions, for an employer to refuse to provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to female employees and applicants for employment for a condition relating to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the business of the employer.
The Governor signed the following bills into law:
Assembly Bill 251
Assembly Bill 253
Assembly Bill 260
Assembly Bill 314
Assembly Bill 346
Assembly Bill 356
Assembly Bill 372
Assembly Bill 424
Senate Bill 136
Senate Bill 185
Senate Bill 227
Senate Bill 253
Senate Bill 383
Senate Bill 411
Senate Bill 420
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