Governor Sisolak Signs 55 bills, Including Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, Teaching Incentives, and Criminal Justice Reform

CARSON CITY, NV - June 07, 2019

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak signed 55 bills into law, including a bill establishing the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, $5 million toward incentives for Title I school teachers, and a measure that allows individuals to petition the court for a hearing to establish their factual innocence in a case if proven by newly-discovered evidence.

Assembly Bill 176establishes the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights’, which includes the right to speak with a sexual assault victims’ advocate during a forensic medical exam or an interview by law enforcement and the right to a prompt genetic test of his or her forensic evidence kit.

Assembly Bill 196 appropriates $5 million to provide incentives for teachers who are currently employed to teach at a Title I school. Title I is a federal designation for public schools with large populations of low-income students.

Assembly Bill 356allows individuals to petition the court for a hearing to establish their factual innocence in a case if proven by newly-discovered evidence. If the individual’s factual innocence is established, this bill requires the court to vacate the petitioner’s conviction and issue an exoneration, as well as seal all criminal records pertaining to the case.

Additional bills signed by Gov. Sisolak today, June 7, 2019:

SB544
SB161
SB162
SB163
SB164
SB218
AB19
AB84
AB486
AB43
AB80
AB81
AB104
AB150
AB250
AB271
AB319
AB320
AB322
AB338
AB414
AB452
AB483
AB487
AB495
SB3
SB44
SB50
SB88
SB90
SB93
SB102
SB174
SB193
SB202
SB216
SB245
SB252
SB289
SB293
SB319
SB332
SB402
SB408
SB425
SB483
SB485
SB500
SB530
SB550
SB552
SB553

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