One day after the sudden resignation of Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle, lawmakers will continue chipping away at the piles of bills they must sift through on Friday.
Committees will hear bills that would prevent suicide among students, prevent the issuance of bench warrants to people for not paying traffic citations if the ticket was deemed undeliverable and require health insurance companies to apply certain payments to deductibles and annual out-of-pocket maximums.
For more information on the status of bills working their way through the Legislature, check out The Nevada Independent’s bill tracker. And for the bills in committee today, check out the Legislature’s website for committee times and links to watch live committee meetings and floor sessions.
Here’s what to watch for on Friday at the Legislature:
Attorney general’s office and Agency for Nuclear Projects budgets
Members of a joint Senate and Assembly committee will hear budgets from the attorney general’s national settlement accounts and from the Agency for Nuclear Projects, which handles Nevada’s defense against plans to open Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository.
The committee meets at 8 a.m.
AB110: Bench warrants for traffic citations
The Assembly Judiciary Committee will review a bill that prevents authorities from issuing bench warrants to people for not paying traffic citations, if the ticket was deemed undeliverable.
The committee will also vote on a number of other bills, including ones to ban marriage among people under the age of 18, prevent forced microchipping and ban Nevada’s use of private prisons.
The bill will be heard at 9 a.m.
SB204: Preventing suicide among students
The Senate Education Committee will take up SB204, a bill that requires schools to take more steps to prevent suicide.
The committee will convene 20 minutes after the end of the Senate floor session, which is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
AB65: Removing barriers to become an electronic notary public
Members of the Senate Government Affairs Committee will consider AB65, which will reduce the barriers to becoming an electronic notary, including a requirement for four years of experience as a traditional notary.
The committee meets at 1 p.m.
Democratic Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel will present a bill that would require health insurance companies to apply any cash price a patient pays for a prescription instead of using his or her insurance plan to his or her deductible. Twelve of her Assembly Democratic colleagues have signed onto the proposal.
A second bill will require health insurance companies to treat any deductible, co-pay or coinsurance paid to an out-of-network provider for medically necessary emergency services as if they were made in-network for the purposes of determining annual out-of-pocket maximums that someone must pay. It also prohibits health insurance companies from retroactively denying claims on the grounds of ineligibility if the company previously provided prior authorization for the service.
Both bills will be heard in Assembly Commerce and Labor at 1:30 p.m.