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: