Legislative Update: Week of May 17, 2015

League Supporters:

The focus this week is the Governor’s budget. If the Governor’s budget does not pass, few, if any, funding increases for K-12 education or health and human services will survive the session. The Governor’s tax plan has been amended to include parts of other proposals; you can read the details at: http://www.reviewjournal.com/taxes/sandoval-unveils-262-million-compromise-tax-hike-plan

Last Friday was the deadline for non-exempt bills to be voted affirmatively out of committees in the second house. Parts of some bills with no chance of passing were amended into live bills, but for the most part these bills are dead: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Reports/MissedMay15th.cfm

By Friday May 22nd remaining bills must receive an affirmative floor vote in the second house to continue to the Governor’s desk. Budgets and exempt bills will be introduced for floor votes beginning May 27th; and the regular session ends on June 1st.

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/