Politics and Policy

Paul Boger

Sanctuary State...it’s a term that’s cropped up in the months since President Donald Trump took office. With promises from the administration to ramp up deportations, some states hope to protect their undocumented residents by prohibiting their local law enforcement from working with federal immigration officials, and Nevada could become one of the first states to pass such a law.

Paul Boger

 

A voter initiative may soon change how Nevadans register to vote.

 


IP-1 would create a process in which Nevada residents will automatically be registered to vote or have their information updated whenever they go to the DMV.  If voters do not wish to participate in the process, they will have to opt-out.

The 2017 Legislative Session is entering its second month. In the past weeks, lawmakers have debated legislation that would ratify the equal rights amendment, make changes to the enforcement of immigration laws as well as increase the development of renewable energy around the state. Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger checked in with Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford of Las Vegas. He says Democrats are moving forward with their plan known as the blueprint. 

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow local governments to decide whether adults will be able to use recreational marijuana in public places.

Nevada could soon become the first state to legalize the consumption of marijuana in public places. Senate Bill 236 would allow city and county officials to decide to permit short or long-term pot consumption at casinos, bars, outdoor events and other public places as long as they are not within 1000 feet of a school or community facility.

A bill making substantial changes in how Reno residents elect city council members is making its way through the legislature.

Paul Boger

 

State leaders, law enforcement and representatives from the state’s medical marijuana industry are working to create a set of recommendations on how to best regulate recreational marijuana.

En Español: Las Prioridades Legislativas Van Tomando Forma

Mar 3, 2017
Paul Boger

Con la Sesión Legislativa 2017 en pleno funcionamiento, los parlamentarios están trabajando en abordar diversas problemáticas. Los demócratas están presentándose como un frente unido para facilitar el acceso a las cabinas de votación, incrementar el sueldo mínimo y preservar las regulaciones al acceso a cuidados médicos. Para los republicanos, la meta parece estar abocada a proteger y promover las reformas realizadas durante la última sesión.

ALEXA ARD

Nevada could soon become the first state in 35 years to vote in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment – a measure that would place legal protections for women in the U-S constitution. 

Paul Boger

Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would give victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrators.

Assembly Bill 145 would give residents 20 years after they turn 18 to seek restitution from a person who sexually assaulted them. Under the state's current statute of limitations, victims have until they are 28.

The bi-partisan legislation was introduced into the Assembly by Democrat Irene Bustamante-Adams of Las Vegas and Republican Lisa Krasner of Reno.

Paul Boger

Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate the offices of State Controller and Treasurer. 

 

AJR6 would for all intents and purposes do away with the offices as elected positions and would instead make them appointees by the governor.

The measure’s primary sponsor is Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson of Las Vegas. 

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