Governor Sisolak Signs 65 Bills on Last Day of Legislative Session

CARSON CITY, NV - June 04, 2019

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak signed 65 bills into law, including legislation to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and increase penalties for those crimes, a bill to allow former residents of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories to use their ID card to obtain a Nevada driver’s license, and a measure to study the cost of prescription drugs.

AB41 supports survivors of domestic violence by expanding the Confidential Address Program and expanding protections from abusers. This bill allows domestic violence survivors who have left their abuser to use a fictional address with their utility provider to protect themselves from their abuser.

AB60 increases penalties on domestic violence crimes, including repeat domestic battery, battery against pregnant victims, and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. The bill also updates Nevada’s stalking law and increases penalties on stalking generally and stalking minor children.

SB396 clarifies existing law concerning identification accepted by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles for purposes of affirming an applicant’s legal name and date of birth for a Nevada driver’s license. This bill specifies that driver’s license applicants may use an identification card issued by any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any identification from the following U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

SB276 creates a legislative committee to study the cost of prescription drugs in Nevada and the impact of rebates, reductions in price, and other remuneration from drug manufacturers on prescription drug prices. This committee, along with the governor’s Patient Protection Commission, will work to identify ways to expand access to affordable health care, including prescription drugs, to all Nevadans.

Additional bills signed by Governor Sisolak today, June 3, 2019:

AB15
AB286
AB288
AB485
AB492
SB368
AB66
AB141
AB151
AB205
AB367
AB397
AB427
AB429
AB439
SB254
SB295
SB314
SB321
SB376
SB497
SB532
SB536
SB539
SB541
AB25
AB64
AB73
AB76
AB78
AB112
AB126
AB129
AB163
AB174
AB175
AB226
AB239
AB242
AB252
AB254
AB282
AB298
AB299
AB301
AB307
AB310
AB353
AB365
AB376
AB400
AB417
AB421
AB422
AB434
AB440
AB457
AB458
AB462
AB477
AB95