Governor Sandoval Signs more than 35 bills into law


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Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - June 05, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval signed 35 pieces of legislation this evening including teacher licensing updates, the creation of a voluntary certification for vendors who pay equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, and a continuation of Nevada’s Victory Schools program.

Assembly Bill 181 was sponsored by Speaker Jason Frierson and eliminates an often arbitrary designation that prevents a felon who has completed their sentence from becoming eligible to vote.

Assembly Bill 77 was sponsored by the Department of Education and makes changes to the teacher licensing process and waives associated fees for veterans, active duty military and their spouses. It also conforms processes for non-licensed charter school teachers and administrators to existing requirements for licensed teachers like notifying and tracking criminal cases.

Assembly Bill 106 was sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel and requires the State’s Purchasing Division to establish a voluntary certification for vendors who pay equal pay for equal work.

Assembly Bill 447 makes slight alternations to Nevada’s Victory Schools program. The bill requires the Nevada Department of Education to consult with the board of trustees of a school district in which the prospective Victory School is located. Victory Schools will now have the option for the majority use of funds to be spent on integrated student supports, wrap-around services, and evidence-based programs. Finally, Victory High Schools are now able to provide programs to educators and students at schools who would feed into their school.

Senate Bill 409 prohibits a person from allowing a cat or dog to remain unattended in a motor vehicle under certain circumstances. The bill also provides that certain public employees and volunteers who work with animals or in public safety may use any reasonable means necessary to protect a dog or cat and remove it from a vehicle.

Senate Bill 352, sponsored by Senator Ben Kieckhefer allows owners of a residence harmed by a flood, fire, earthquake or other event for which the Governor has proclaimed a state of emergency or declaration of disaster to apply to the county assessor for an exemption of a portion of the assessed value of the single-family residence. This measure also revises provisions governing the calculation of the property taxes imposed on these residences.

The Governor signed the following bills into law:

Assembly Bill 181
Assembly Bill 77
Assembly Bill 106
Assembly Bill 320
Assembly Bill 447
Assembly Bill 161
Assembly Bill 234
Assembly Bill 321
Senate Bill 352
Senate Bill 3
Senate Bill 10
Senate Bill 41
Senate Bill 60
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 138
Senate Bill 194
Senate Bill 262
Assembly Bill 278
Senate Bill 169
Assembly Bill 418
Senate Bill 399
Assembly Bill 457
Assembly Bill 461
Assembly Bill 473
Assembly Bill 480
Assembly Bill 485
Senate Bill 394
Senate Bill 337
Senate Bill 406
Senate Bill 409
Senate Bill 501
Senate Bill 324
Senate Bill 496
Senate Bill 512
Senate Bill 518

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