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: