Sandoval Signs 19 Bills into Law Including Bill to Stop “Passing the Trash


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

Governor Brian Sandoval today signed 19 bills including Senator Gansert’s law to stop “Passing the Trash”, and measures that ensure siblings in foster care can connect and information on prescription drug disposal is readily accessible.

Senate Bill 287, sponsored by Senator Heidi Gansert expands mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect to all school personnel and volunteers. This will reduce the gap which contributes to the national problem of “passing the trash” which is when school personnel are allowed to resign instead of face charges for physical, sexual, or other abuse.

Senate Bill 274 will expand opportunities for foster youth to connect with their siblings while in foster care. This bill passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 171 requires pharmacies to post or provide to information on how patients can safely dispose of controlled substances. This measures was sponsored by Senator Heidi Gansert and passed both houses unanimously.

The Governor signed the following bills into law: 

Senate Bill 233
Senate Bill 287
Senate Bill 274
Assembly Bill 276
Senate Bill 56
Senate Bill 71
Senate Bill 81
Senate Bill 171
Senate Bill 183
Senate Bill 230
Senate Bill 274
Senate Bill 281
Assembly Bill 384
Senate Bill 477
Senate Bill 322
Senate Bill 323
Senate Bill 364
Senate Bill 386
Senate Bill 471

The Governor vetoed the following bills. A copy of the veto messages are attached.

Senate Bill 384
Senate Bill 397


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