Sandoval Signs Measures Supporting Members of the Military, Law Enforcement, and Students with Disabilities, Among Others

CARSON CITY, NV - May 22, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval today hosted community advocates, law enforcement officials, members of the Legislature and their invited guests in his office for the signing of several bills. The Governor has signed 73 bills into law with 22 receiving final approval today.

“These measures provide new and expanded services for members of the military, enhanced protection for law enforcement and first responders, allow students with disabilities better opportunities to reach their full potential and secured protections for charter school students. Nevadans will also now have public “safe spaces” where they can conduct online transactions,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “I’m encouraged to see members of the Legislature come together and present common-sense, bipartisan solutions. I am committed to completing the state’s business and to working with legislative leadership to move Nevada forward.”

Assembly Bill 64 was sponsored by the Nevada Department of Education and expands support and resources for student with disabilities, particularly learning disabilities, who earn “adjusted diplomas” pursuant to an individualized education plan (IEP). This bill enables new processes for students with disabilities to earn standard diplomas which is significant because many post-graduation opportunities treat “adjusted” diplomas differently than standard diplomas.

Assembly Bill 118, originally sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly expands concealed firearm permits to individuals 18-21 years old if they are members of the Armed Forces, the National Guard, or were discharged from service under honorable conditions.

Assembly Bill 132 applies enhanced penalties to violent crimes committed against uniformed civilian employees or volunteers of law enforcement agencies, state and local government agencies, and fire-fighting agencies. This measure was sponsored by Assemblyman Elliot Anderson and passed unanimously.

Assembly Bill 282, sponsored by Assemblyman Elliot Anderson, allows military personnel, who are ordered to relocate by the military, to terminate service contracts like gym memberships, cell phone and internet service agreements without facing a penalty. This measure passed both houses unanimously and supports the Governor’s objective of ensuring Nevada is the most military and veteran-friendly state in the nation.

Assembly Bill 297 was originally sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui and requires law enforcement agencies to designate e-commerce “safe spaces” where individuals can meet to complete online transactions. This bill passed unanimously and will help facilitate internet commerce and reduce opportunities for online predators to harm victims.

 The full list of bills signed today can be found below:

Assembly Bill 107 Assembly Bill 191 Assembly Bill 282 Assembly Bill 20
Assembly Bill 118               Assembly Bill 14 Senate Bill 148 Assembly Bill 38
Senate Bill 326  Assembly Bill 37 Assembly Bill 132 Assembly Bill 133
Assembly Bill 252 Assembly Bill 50 Assembly Bill 64 Senate Bill 29
Assembly Bill 151 Assembly Bill 227 Assembly Bill 102  
Senate Bill 57 Assembly Bill 221 Assembly Bill 297  


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