Vote Nevada Supporters,
We are heading into week 6 of the legislative session, so, deadlines are on the horizon. Legislator bills must be introduced by March 20th and bills must be heard and referred to the house of origin’s floor by April 14th. You can see the full calendar on NELIS https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/82nd2023 (under the Floor Sessions calendar) or here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/82nd2023/Docs/120-day_calendar.pdf
If a bill misses a deadline and hasn’t been granted an exemption, it is technically dead.
Here are some important bills:
AB212 instruction NSHE to not withhold official transcripts from students who owe at least $100. Students request official transcripts when they are transferring to a new school or applying for a job, so when they are trying to finish their degree or get a job.
Currently, NSHE institutions refuse to release official transcripts if a student owes more than $100. By blocking students from finishing a degree or from getting employment, NSHE is blocking students from accessing the funds they need to pay their debts. This is illogical and should end; yes, collect the debt, but not this way.
Tuesday, March 14th at 1:30 PM
Assembly Bill 212: Instructs the Nevada System of Higher Education to not withhold official student transcripts from students due to owing a debt of at least $100.
Assembly Committee on Education
- Room 3138 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
- Videoconferenced to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.
AB37 was scheduled for a hearing last Tuesday, but it was pushed back to this upcoming Tuesday. AB37 is the behavioral and mental health workforce center bill. This center will be housed at UNLV, which will coordinate with the other NSHE institutions. We need this bill to pass if we hope to address our severe shortages of behavioral and mental health providers.
Tuesday, March 14th at 4:00 PM
- Room 4100 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
- Videoconferenced to Room 4406 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.
Some upcoming events:
There is no Carson City Democratic Men’s Committee luncheon tomorrow.
Thursday, March 16th, at 4:00 pm, via Zoom, the Nevada Center for Civic Engagement is hosting an “Ask the Expert” on the history of the national Equal Rights Amendment. You can RSVP here: t.ly/U68A Read more here: https://nvcce.org/asktheexpert
Saturday, March 18th, at 12:30 pm, NAACP Las Vegas Branch membership meeting, Pearson Community Center, 1625 West Carey Ave, North Las Vegas, 89032.
Tuesday, March 21st, from 12 to 2 pm, Chase Bank 200 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 3rd Act: National Day of Climate Action: Cleaning Up Dirty Banks. You can receive more information here: t.ly/vkB6
Wednesday, March 22nd, from 6 to 7:30 pm, via Zoom, the ACLU NV is hosting a webinar on Education and Policing. You can log in on the day of the event here: HTTP://BHFS.Zoom.US/J/96549080164
Saturday, March 25th, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, Reno Women’s March. You can find more information here: https://northernnevadamarchesforward.org/reno-womens-march/
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