Governor Sisolak issues statement regarding Assembly Bill 395

Carson City, NV - May 13, 2021

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement on Assembly Bill 395:

“At this time, there is no path forward for Assembly Bill 395 this legislative session. I’ve been clear on my position that capital punishment should be sought and used less often, but I believe there are severe situations that warrant it. I understand there are those who will be disappointed by this outcome, however the process of determining which crimes are severe enough to warrant this punishment deserves thoughtful consideration.

As Governor, I strongly believe that this discussion requires robust communication and input so that the voices of victims’ families and the advocates of the proposed measure can be heard. I remain committed to working on reforming the criminal justice system to ensure fairness in policing and sentencing.”



Meghin Delaney
Communications Director