Governor Sandoval Signs Eleven Pieces of Legislation into Law


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - June 14, 2017

Governor Brian today signed eleven pieces of legislation into law including a measure codifying a 5% bidding preference for Nevada businesses for State purchasing projects, a cyber-bullying prohibition expansion, and a law establishing a hospital star rating system.

Assembly Bill 280

Was sponsored by Assemblyman Jason Frierson and Assemblywoman Jill Tolles and establishes a 5% bidding preference for State purchasing contracts submitted by Nevada-based businesses. This measure passed both houses unanimously.

Senate Bill 255

Sponsored by Senator David Parks, expands the bullying legislation passed in 2015 by specifying that the prohibition on bullying and cyber-bullying policies apply to all public schools, including charter schools. This bill also requires the Department of Education to include training related to disabilities, students with autism spectrum disorders, among others.

Senate Bill 482

Was sponsored by Senator Patricia Spearman and calls for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health to post on its website the most recent Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) star ratings for hospitals. It also requires the Division to develop a system for hospital staffing ratios on a State “star” rating system.

The Governor signed the following bills into law:

  • Assembly Bill 183
  • Assembly Bill 280
  • Assembly Bill 371
  • Assembly Bill 399
  • Assembly Bill 475
  • Senate Bill 225
  • Senate Bill 467
  • Senate Bill 468
  • Senate Bill 478
  • Senate Bill 482
  • Senate Bill 554


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