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After background checks bill, lawmakers prepare wide variety of gun bills
Riley Snyder
February 20th, 2019 - 2:10am
Several Democratic lawmakers are working on proposals to ban bump stocks — a firearm accessory that mimics automatic weapons fire, used in the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — as well as creating penalties for leaving a firearm accessible to children and allowing municipalities to set their own regulations on guns. But it’s still unclear whether lawmakers will move to address Sisolak’s campaign promises to ban assault rifles and silencers.
Insurers would be required to cover out-of-network doctors under new legislation
Megan Messerly
February 20th, 2019 - 2:05am
Health insurance companies may soon be required to cover out-of-network doctor’s visits at no additional cost to patients if no in-network physician is readily accessible under a new proposal put forward by Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel.
Apartments, multi-family housing could tap into rooftop solar under proposed bill
Riley Snyder
February 19th, 2019 - 2:15am
Introduced Monday, SB167 would amend the definitions of a “public utility” and “net metering” in Nevada law to enable renewable generating stations in an apartment or multi-family dwelling to tap into the state’s current net metering program.
2-Minute Preview: An education budget overview, red light cameras and vaccination rules
Michelle Rindels and Megan Messerly
February 19th, 2019 - 2:10am
Lawmakers will get a crash course on education funding and Nevada’s property tax system on Tuesday, in addition to considering the idea of speed-detecting cameras to help enforce the law. Here’s what to watch for on Tuesday at the Legislature.
Amid broad support from medical community, donor breast milk bill attracts questions over cost, regulatory oversight
Megan Messerly
February 19th, 2019 - 2:07am
Neonatal doctors, hospitals and donor breast milk companies testified Monday in favor of a bill they said would greatly reduce the number of premature babies in Nevada that die from serious intestinal disease, though questions remain over the cost of the proposal.
LVCVA, hydrogen fuel plant file to leave NV Energy
Riley Snyder
February 19th, 2019 - 2:05am
Applications filed this month show that both the LVCVA and a planned hydrogen fuel plant built by Air Liquide are seeking to leave the state’s primary electric utility, the first two of 2019 and the latest in a growing line of businesses that have filed to leave the utility as a full-service customer.
'Red for Ed' rallies draw attention to school funding as lawmakers weigh changes
Jackie Valley
February 19th, 2019 - 2:00am
Dozens of teachers, parents and education advocates braved chilly weather Monday to call for a new funding formula that would replace the 1967 version. The request has been at the forefront of education policy discussions the last few legislative cycles, but a revamped formula hasn’t fully emerged.
Prisons director: More than half of inmates have no identification upon release
Michelle Rindels
February 18th, 2019 - 2:10am
Although NDOC spokeswoman Brooke Santina couldn’t provide exact figures on how many inmates had been released with no ID, the agency releases about 6,200 people a year, so Dzurenda’s estimate of 50 percent would mean more than 3,000 inmates are leaving without one each year.
2-Minute Preview: Legislature slated to consider bills on robbery, donor breast milk and teacher licenses
Michelle Rindels, Riley Snyder and Megan Messerly
February 18th, 2019 - 2:05am
After a week dominated by debate and votes on a major gun background checks bill, state lawmakers are set to return to their normal schedule of bill hearings on Monday.