Governor Sisolak signs legislation aimed at helping construction workers, bolstering apprenticeships

Carson City, NV May 28, 2021

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 227 and Senate Bill 247 into law.

Assembly Bill 227, sponsored by Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, enhances state law to address the classification of certain employees in the construction industry. This measure protects industry workers, ensures they are paid wages commensurate with their skills, and prevents off the books work.

“As the State continues to recover and grow, it’s critical that we ensure workers are paid what’s owed to them and protect the State’s income streams on fair and taxable work,” said Gov. Sisolak. "I strive everyday to ensure that Nevada workers and companies are treated fairly and I’m grateful to Assemblywoman Carlton for bringing this measure forward.”

Senate Bill 247, sponsored by Senator Dondero Loop fortifies traditional apprenticeship programs while providing clear pathways of approval for emerging non-traditional apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities.

“Supporting apprenticeship and work-based-learning programs is a critical element in building Nevada’s workforce and economic future. I am grateful that Senator Dondero Loop brought forward this measure that will strengthen our existing programs and help set up Nevadans for the future,” Gov. Sisolak said.

The passage of these laws bolsters the State and Governor’s continued commitment to provide good paying jobs, protect workers, and continue down the path of increased and skilled workforce development for workers in the State.

Photos of the bill signing can be found here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/45bWXzuTgb

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