Sandoval Signs 29 Bills Including Multiple Energy Measures


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Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - June 01, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval today signed 29 bills into law including multiple energy bills. The Governor also vetoed one measure.

Senate Bill 524

Is the supplemental appropriations bill for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This bill authorizes more than $6 million which was the projected shortfall due to costs associated with fire suppression, emergency response, conservation camp crews and flood-related projects from past several months for Lemmon Valley, Carson City, Elko, Churchill, Douglas, Washoe, and Lyon Counties.

Senate Bill 204

The provisions of Senate Bill 204 were recommended by the Governor’s New Energy Industry Task Force and requires the PUC to determine if it is in the public interest for utilities to purchase energy storage. The act becomes effective on July 1, 2017 and the PUC must make its determination by October 1, 2018.

Senate Bill 305

Requires court-appointed attorneys to represent children who are alleged to have been abused or neglected or are placed in foster care.

Senate Bill 145

Establishes the Solar Energy Systems Incentive Program which will encourage the installation of energy storage systems. This measure also creates a state policy to expand and accelerate the use of electric vehicles and support the EV infrastructure which falls in line with the Governor’s goal to have all of Nevada's highways, no matter how remote, accessible to all EV drivers and ensure completion of the first complete EV highway system in the nation.

Senate Bill 125

Was sponsored by Senator Aaron Ford and reduces the amount of time some individuals have to wait prior to petitioning a court to seal their records.

The Governor signed the following measures into law:

  • Assembly Bill 177
  • Assembly Bill 218
  • Assembly Bill 235
  • Assembly Bill 254
  • Assembly Bill 411
  • Assembly Bill 412
  • Assembly Bill 444
  • Assembly Bill 453
  • Senate Bill 101
  • Senate Bill 145
  • Senate Bill 204
  • Senate Bill 215
  • Senate Bill 305
  • Senate Bill 524
  • Senate Bill 12
  • Senate Bill 312
  • Senate Bill 314
  • Senate Bill 339
  • Senate Bill 366
  • Senate Bill 163
  • Senate Bill 255
  • Senate Bill 311
  • Senate Bill 422
  • Senate Bill 462
  • Senate Bill 476
  • Senate Bill 515
  • Senate Bill 466
  • Senate Bill 510
  • Senate Bill 125

The Governor vetoed Senate Bill 416 and a copy of the message is attached.

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