Governor Sisolak signs 140 pieces of legislation from 81st Session, including bills in support of Tribal Nations, Nevada National Guard, mental health resources

CARSON CITY, NV – June 04, 2021

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed 140 pieces of legislation from 81st Session, including bills in support of Nevada’s Tribal Nations, the Nevada National Guard, and mental health resources.

He was joined by members of the Nevada Indian Commission and tribal elders, along with Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill, Assemblyman Howard Watts, and Assemblywoman Natha Anderson. In a subsequent bill signing event, he was joined by Nevada Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry, Assembly Minority Leader Robin Titus, members of the Nevada National Guard and members of the Division of Emergency Management.

The following is a list of bills the Governor held signing ceremonies for today

In support of Tribal Nations

“I want to thank the Stewart Alumni and the elders for inviting me to Stewart Indian School today,” said Governor Sisolak. “Additionally, I want to thank Nevada’s Tribal Nations, the Nevada Indian Commission, and the legislators who joined us as I signed these three important bills into law.”

  • Assembly Bill 88 - Sponsored by Assemblyman Watts, prohibits the use of any racially discriminatory name, logo, mascot or song, in Nevada’s K-12 schools. Additionally, prohibits “sundowner sirens” in Nevada municipalities.
  • Assembly Bill 262 - Sponsored by Assemblywoman Anderson, this legislation will allow students of NSHE institutions who are members or descendants of one of our federally recognized tribal nations to have certain fees waived.
  • Assembly Bill 270 - Sponsored by Assemblyman O’Neill, allows the Nevada Indian Commission to have access to funding necessary to preserve and maintain the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum.

Photos from the event can be found here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/NzURGKow3i.

In support of the Nevada National Guard

“It is my hope that this legislation shows a small token of the endless appreciation we have for our members of the Nevada National Guard and their families,” said Governor Sisolak.

  • Assembly Bill 156 - Sponsored by Assembly Minority Leader Robin Titus, allows for the transfer of in-state college tuition waivers from a member of the Nevada National Guard to a member of their immediate family.
  • Assembly Bill 485 - This legislation, part of the Governor’s Executive Budget, restructures the Division of Emergency Management from the Department of Public Safety to the Nevada National Guard.
  • Senate Bill 440 - Sponsored by Governor Sisolak, provides an annual sales tax holiday for members of the Nevada National Guard and their families over the three-day Nevada Day holiday.

Photos from the event can be found here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/FwFQ6j1DGZ.

In support of providing more Mental Health resources

  • Assembly Bill 374 - Sponsored by Assemblywoman Jill Tolles and Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert, this creates a Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group and requires the Working Group to review certain issues relating to substance misuse and substance use disorders.
  • Senate Bill 69 - Sponsored by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, among other provisions, requires peer recovery support specialists and peer recovery support specialist supervisors who provide peer recovery support services under certain conditions to be certified.
  • Senate Bill 154 - Sponsored by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, this bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to apply for a waiver to receive federal funding for coverage of the treatment of the substance use disorder of a person in an institution for mental diseases.
  • Senate Bill 390 - Sponsored by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, this bill provides for the establishment of a suicide prevention and behavioral health crisis hotline.

Photos of the bill signings can be found here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/iDyZhovAdx.

Additionally, Gov. Sisolak was joined by Senator Ben Kieckhefer to sign Senate Bill 165, which establishes provisions related to E-sports. The bill establishes the Esports Technical Advisory Committee and requires the Nevada Gaming Control Board to appoint members of the Committee.

Photos of the bill signing can be found here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/cca8qZxSOa.

Governor Sisolak also signed the following bills into law today. Highlights include legislation adjusting the State’s eviction process (AB486), conserving water (AB356), assisting some of the most vulnerable residents with access to Medicaid (AB358), and increasing the reimbursement rate for autism services (SB96).

  1. Assembly Bill 486
  2. Assembly Bill 266
  3. Assembly Bill 284
  4. Assembly Bill 296
  5. Assembly Bill 315
  6. Assembly Bill 326
  7. Assembly Bill 330
  8. Assembly Bill 335
  9. Assembly Bill 342
  10. Assembly Bill 349
  11. Assembly Bill 356
  12. Assembly Bill 357
  13. Assembly Bill 358
  14. Assembly Bill 366
  15. Assembly Bill 383
  16. Assembly Bill 385
  17. Assembly Bill 399
  18. Assembly Bill 410
  19. Assembly Bill 411
  20. Assembly Bill 412
  21. Assembly Bill 419
  22. Assembly Bill 424
  23. Assembly Bill 426
  24. Assembly Bill 444
  25. Assembly Bill 471
  26. Assembly Bill 480
  27. Assembly Bill 481
  28. Assembly Bill 482
  29. Assembly Bill 37
  30. Assembly Bill 66
  31. Assembly Bill 67
  32. Assembly Bill 148
  33. Assembly Bill 280
  34. Assembly Bill 341
  35. Assembly Bill 363
  36. Assembly Bill 393
  37. Assembly Bill 427
  38. Assembly Bill 441
  39. Assembly Bill 443
  40. Senate Bill 24
  41. Senate Bill 96
  42. Senate Bill 366
  43. Assembly Bill 153
  44. Assembly Bill 165
  45. Assembly Bill 189
  46. Assembly Bill 191
  47. Assembly Bill 192
  48. Assembly Bill 211
  49. Assembly Bill 216
  50. Assembly Bill 219
  51. Assembly Bill 220
  52. Assembly Bill 225
  53. Assembly Bill 241
  54. Assembly Bill 247
  55. Assembly Bill 256
  56. Senate Bill 108
  57. Senate Bill 212
  58. Senate Bill 233
  59. Senate Bill 274
  60. Senate Bill 287
  61. Senate Bill 290
  62. Senate Bill 291
  63. Senate Bill 341
  64. Senate Bill 367
  65. Senate Bill 377
  66. Senate Bill 397
  67. Senate Bill 436
  68. Senate Bill 455
  69. Senate Bill 446
  70. Senate Bill 447
  71. Assembly Bill 464
  72. Assembly Bill 468
  73. Senate Bill 414
  74. Senate Bill 415
  75. Senate Bill 418
  76. Senate Bill 421
  77. Senate Bill 422
  78. Senate Bill 426
  79. Senate Bill 427
  80. Senate Bill 451
  81. Senate Bill 459
  82. Assembly Bill 461
  83. Assembly Bill 459
  84. Assembly Bill 460
  85. Senate Bill 409
  86. Senate Bill 410
  87. Senate Bill 411
  88. Senate Bill 412
  89. Senate Bill 413
  90. Assembly Bill 454
  91. Assembly Bill 455
  92. Assembly Bill 456
  93. Assembly Bill 457
  94. Assembly Bill 458
  95. Assembly Bill 451
  96. Assembly Bill 453
  97. Assembly Bill 467
  98. Assembly Bill 469
  99. Assembly Bill 470
  100. Assembly Bill 474
  101. Assembly Bill 475
  102. Assembly Bill 477
  103. Assembly Bill 466
  104. Assembly Bill 479
  105. Assembly Bill 462
  106. Assembly Bill 465
  107. Senate Bill 461
  108. Assembly Bill 492
  109. Assembly Bill 416
  110. Senate Bill 463
  111. Assembly Bill 463
  112. Senate Bill 429
  113. Senate Bill 425
  114. Senate Bill 423
  115. Senate Bill 458
  116. Assembly Bill 489
  117. Senate Bill 353
  118. Senate Bill 385
  119. Senate Bill 433
  120. Assembly Bill 45
  121. Senate Bill 5
  122. Senate Bill 40
  123. Senate Bill 70
  124. Senate Bill 158
  125. Senate Bill 164
  126. Senate Bill 175
  127. Senate Bill 211
  128. Senate Bill 49
  129. Senate Bill 210

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