CARSON CITY, NV - May 30, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak signed 78 bills into law, including a measure that restores the right to vote for previously incarcerated individuals, a bill that provides for the sealing of records related to a now-decriminalized offense, a measure that enhances penalties for crimes committed against the spouse and children of first responders, and a bill that enhances school safety.
AB431, sponsored by Speaker Jason Frierson, immediately restores the right to vote for convicted persons who have been released from prison or discharged from parole or probation. The bill is retroactive to also apply to individuals who have served their time and are now released and will re-enfranchise some 77,000 Nevadans.
AB192, sponsored by Assemblyman William McCurdy II, is titled the Nevada Second Chance Act and would allow individuals to have their criminal records sealed if their offense is no longer illegal under state law, removing barriers that many Nevadans with a previous marijuana conviction face to obtaining credit, getting an apartment, or securing reliable employment.
AB102, sponsored by Assemblyman John Ellison, builds on legislation passed last session and championed by then-Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford that enhanced criminal penalties for those who commit violence against a first responder and extends those penalties to a first responder’s spouse and children.
SB57, sponsored by the Senate Committee on Education, assists information sharing between Nevada schools and law enforcement for the purpose of improving emergency response. It also requires all schools to provide blueprints to law enforcement and first responders so that they can prepare active assailant and emergency response plans. It also prevents unnecessary disclosure of blueprints to prevent those plans from falling into the hands of a would-be assailant.
Additional bills signed by the governor today, May 29, 2019