Sandoval Signs 32 Bills Including Measures Related to Consumer Protections and Water Rights


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - May 28, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval today signed 32 bills into law including a measure that speeds up the employee background check process for some private businesses, a consumer protection bill ensuring full rate disclosure at rental truck establishments, and an act that gives additional criteria for water right holders to justify time extensions.

 Assembly Bill 26 is an executive agency bill that will streamline processes in order to reduce wait times associated with criminal background checks. In response to concerns from local employers, who identified delayed processing of criminal background checks on potential employees, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) introduced this legislation to expand the ability for employer background check companies to access the DPS Central Criminal Repository.

 Assembly Bill 233 is a consumer protection bill that was sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Anderson. AB 233 requires that additional fees charged as a condition of doing business be disclosed at the time a rate quote is provided. Most of the Nevada truck rental industry separately state additional charges to the base rental rate plus mileage rate as a condition of rental. This bill ensures that truck renters will know the full cost of the rental at the time of quote.

Assembly Bill 209 was sponsored by Assemblyman James Oscarson and is a result of discussions during the Governor’s Drought Forum about the challenges that arise from the requirement to beneficially use a water right or potentially lose it to forfeiture for non-use, commonly referred to as “use it or lose it.” This bill adds additional criteria the State Engineer must consider to determine whether an extension of time request from the water right holder is necessary.

Assembly Bill 231       Assembly Bill 173
Assembly Bill 232       Assembly Bill 392
Assembly Bill 169       Assembly Bill 455
Senate Bill 133           Assembly Bill 26
Assembly Bill 146       Assembly Bill 233
Assembly Bill 317       Assembly Bill 334
Assembly Bill 335       Assembly Bill 117
Assembly Bill 214       Assembly Bill 245
Assembly Bill 425       Assembly Bill 34
Assembly Bill 114       Assembly Bill 209
Assembly Bill 70        Assembly Bill 176
Assembly Bill 202       Assembly Bill 465
Senate Bill 2              Senate Bill 91
Senate Bill 50            Senate Bill 123
Senate Bill 51            Senate Bill 75
Senate Bill 247          Senate Bill 252


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