Sandoval Signs Dozens of Bills Into Law


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Mari N. St. Martin
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CARSON CITY, NV - June 02, 2017

Governor Sandoval approved dozens of bills Thursday including measures related to autism, group homes and renewable energy.

Assembly Bill 5

stems from a recommendation by the New Energy Industry Task Force to enable local governments to implement Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. PACE is a mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private commercial property. The program offers an innovative financing opportunity that will allow for more local renewable energy and energy efficiency, and allow for the financing of those improvements to stay with the property.

Assembly Bill 46

was sponsored by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health and establishes new definitions and clarifies existing definition for group homes and supported living arrangements, which will aid in the improvement of regulation and oversight of these facilities. Additionally, this bill establishes a new residential facility type in statute called Community Based Living Arrangements, and allows the Division to certify and regulate these living arrangements.

Assembly Bill 113

sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel, requires employers to make accommodations for nursing mothers. The bill requires all public and private employers except businesses with fewer than 50 employees and contractors to provide a “reasonable break time” and a “clean, private place” to accommodate a nursing mother.

Assembly Bill 163

was sponsored by Assemblyman Edgar Flores and makes a number of changes related to the “payday loan” industry. The bill generally prohibits payday loans or title loans without first making an affirmative determination that the borrower has the ability to repay the loan.

Assembly Bill 304

clarifies and establishes a standard definition of an Autism Spectrum Disorder in statute. The current definition provides language that is outdated and does not encompass new language added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). The current process to show proof of diagnosis has been a barrier and delay to accessing Medicaid. The revised definition as proposed in this bill should decrease the timeframe children wait to receive the appropriate proof of diagnosis to gain access to treatment.

The Governor signed the following bills into law:

Senate Bill 165 Assembly Bill 5 Assembly Bill 410 Assembly Bill 299
Senate Bill 308 Assembly Bill 41 Assembly Bill 477 Assembly Bill 304
Senate Bill 396 Assembly Bill 46 Assembly Bill 481 Assembly Bill 381
Senate Bill 429 Assembly Bill 68 Assembly Bill 483 Assembly Bill 449
Senate Bill 447 Assembly Bill 113 Senate Bill 79 Assembly Bill 126
Senate Bill 454 Assembly Bill 138 Senate Bill 164 Assembly Bill 148
Senate Bill 473 Assembly Bill 160 Senate Bill 239 Assembly Bill 204
Senate Bill 480 Assembly Bill 163 Senate Bill 370 Assembly Bill 219
Senate Bill 493 Assembly Bill 179 Senate Bill 371 Assembly Bill 244
Senate Bill 499 Assembly Bill 241 Senate Bill 388 Assembly Bill 246
Senate Bill 513 Assembly Bill 243 Senate Bill 413 Senate Bill 437
Assembly Bill 361 Assembly Bill 292    

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