Touching on one of 2020’s biggest domestic issues, the Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would reform the rules for police use of force.
Based in Reno, Bill Dentzer covers government and politics and related state news out of the Review-Journal’s capital bureau in Carson City. He joined the RJ in October 2018 after similar assignments at the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and the Idaho Statesman in Boise. He earlier covered state and local government in his home state of New York, where he graduated from Hamilton College.
Bills that would abolish the death penalty, ban “ghost guns,” and allow for cannabis consumption lounges were among dozens of bills approved by lawmakers on Friday.
Bills to make mail-in voting a permanent feature of Nevada’s elections and to hold a presidential primary election before any other state passed out of an Assembly committee on Thursday.
A bill limiting how local law enforcement agencies interact with federal authorities in immigration cases passed out of legislative committee Wednesday on a party-line vote.
Lawmakers heard bills about reforming the eviction process and building more affordable housing in Nevada as a Friday deadline for passing bills from committees approached.
Lawmakers in Carson City will be working hard to meet an April 9 deadline for bills to pass out of committee or be considered dead for the rest of the session.
Rival Republican and Democratic views on voting in America clashed in a legislative committee Thursday over a bill to make mail-in balloting the permanent and predominant method of voting in Nevada.
Advocates made their case for abolishing the death penalty in Nevada at the state Legislature Wednesday as prosecutors mounted their own defense for why the policy should remain on the books.
A proposal to garnish casino winnings in Nevada from people who owe child support was heard in the Assembly on Tuesday, with the state’s resort industry testifying in opposition.
The state’s Medical Advisory Team on Monday opened the door for full-contact and close-contact sports to resume with certain testing and mitigation measures in place for their organized leagues, clubs and associations.
Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, D-Reno, came out as pansexual in a speech on the Assembly floor, something she says she did to support the LGBTQ community in Nevada.
Nevada lawmakers on Friday took a bill in the state Legislature that would require all single-stall public bathrooms to be gender neutral.
A pair of bills in the Nevada Legislature would ban the death penalty in Nevada, but they face an uncertain future even among Democrats.
The resolution, first passed in 2019, could see a constitutional amendment on the ballot to guarantee equal rights regardless of gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry or national origin.