Governor Sandoval Signs Several Bills Including Measures Which Expand States Services to Disabled, Align CTE funding with Workforce Development and Increase Role of Grants Office


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

Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law several bills today including measures that expand Career and Technical Education outreach to emerging industries, increase the scope of services offered by the Aging and Disability Services Division, and provide greater flexibility to the Nevada Grants Office.

Assembly Bill 31

Is an executive agency bill sponsored by the Aging and Disability Services Division within the Department of Health and Human Services. This measure expands the scope of services offered by the Division to elderly persons and individuals with disabilities. This will enable the State to better serve Nevadan’s with intellectual or physical disabilities and allow the Division to provide services to some residents who are younger than 60 years old.

Assembly Bill 98

Was sponsored by Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams and Minority Leader Paul Anderson on behalf of the Nevada Grants Office. The bill expands the staff of the office and provides greater flexibility to the office in pursuing grant opportunities by removing mandatory preferences currently in statute. The office is currently limited to two staff members, and the office must give priority in pursuing grant opportunities to health and human services, energy, and economic development grant awards. AB98 removes the 2-staff member limitation, subject to legislative appropriation, and eliminates the mandatory priority provisions. AB98 was non-controversial and passed both houses unanimously.

Assembly Bill 482

This measure removes restrictive language in statute that prescribes the purposes for which Career and Technical Education grants may be awarded. Under AB482, grants will be awarded according to criteria adopted by the Board of Education upon recommendations from the State’s Industry Sector Councils. This bill expands the flexibility of the Department of Education to award CTE grants to programs of instruction in emerging industries and better align Nevada’s growing workforce with the jobs of the new Nevada economy.

In addition to the bills described above, Governor Sandoval signed into law today:

Assembly Bill 4 Assembly Bill 6 Assembly Bill 11 Assembly Bill 33
Assembly Bill 11 Assembly Bill 33 Assembly Bill 79 Assembly Bill 108
Assembly Bill 134 Assembly Bill 170 Assembly Bill 239 Assembly Bill 324
Assembly Bill 340 Senate Bill 32 Senate Bill 40 Senate Bill 44

Additionally, Governor Sandoval signed into law 10 bills on Thursday, May 18th including Senate Bill 175 which codifies gubernatorial recognition of “Asian Culture Day” in Nevada. Governor Sandoval also signed:

Assembly Bill 27 Senate Bill 7 Senate Bill 13 Senate Bill 16
Senate Bill 22 Senate Bill 42 Senate Bill 45 Senate Bill 197
Senate Bill 198      


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