We are in the final stretch of the 2015 legislative session. If nothing else, this session has taught us that Nevada’s governing system is broken. Fittingly, this week we’ll have the opportunity to weigh in on a referendum to create annual sessions. We’ll still only have 120 days of direct legislative representation, but at least under this proposal we’ll have direct representation in the people’s branch of government every year.
Here are the final deadlines:
- Friday May 15, 2015: Committee Passage (Second House)
- Thursday May 21, 2015: Finish Budget Differences
- Friday May 22, 2015: Second House Passage
- Wednesday May 27, 2015: Budget Bills Introduced; Exempt Bills from Committee
- June 1, 2015: Sine die
The following League priority bills will be heard the week of May 11, 2015. To have your voice heard you can email your representative, contact committee members, submit your opinion online, and/or provide public comment at the Grant Sawyer Building on 555 E. Washington Ave.
To find your representatives, enter your address in on this page: http://mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoRU/
You can find committees here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/78th2015/Committees/List
You can submit your opinion on a bill here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/78th2015/A/
To find out when a committee meets to provide testimony at Grant Sawyer, go here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/
**And now you can view past hearings and floor sessions from this video archive page on the legislature’s website: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Granicus/
Monday May 11, 2015
SJR8: A referendum that would go on the 2016 ballot to create annual sessions. In odd years the legislature would meet for 90 work days and then in even years the legislature would meet for 30 work days. This would be an improvement to the current system that leaves Nevadans without direct representation in the co-equal legislative branch of government in even number years.
AB252: Creates an independent legislative advisory commission on redistricting.
Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections
- Room 2144 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
- Videoconferenced to Room 4412E of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.