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A Legislative police officer raised the flag of the Legislature on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

The second legislative session of the summer got underway on Friday, with seven bills introduced and several high-interest hearings on election changes and mining taxes.

Lawmakers introduced measures adjusting the tax rate for mining companies and cementing expanded mail-in voting during emergencies, as well as one limiting police use of force. The Nevada Independent is once again in the building reporting on the action. Photographer David Calvert captured scenes from a pro-police demonstration outside the Legislative Building in Carson City before the session began, as well as deliberations in the Assembly and the Senate.

From left, state Senator Joe Hardy and his wife, Jill, and Assemblywoman Melissa Hardy and her daughter, Celssie Hardy, on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
State Senators Dallas Harris, right, and Melanie Scheible arrive at the Legislature on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
State Senator Joe Hardy and his wife, Jill, on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
State Senator Pat Spearman on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
The Assembly chambers on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Assembly Majority Floor Leader Teresa Benitez-Thompson leaves the Senate chambers after notifying them that the Assembly has convened the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
State Senator Ben Kieckhefer on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
The Assembly chambers on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Steve Yeager on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Assemblyman Tom Roberts reviews Assembly Bill 4 on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer makes a phone call outside his office on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
From left, Senators Heidi Seevers Gansert, Ben Kieckhefer and Assemblyman Tom Roberts, on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Assembly members, Steve Yeager and Sandra Jauregui on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
A rally in support of law enforcement organized by the Nevada Republican Party on Thursday, July 30, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
A rally in support of law enforcement organized by the Nevada Republican Party on Thursday, July 30, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler with the chair of the Republican Party of Nevada, Michael McDonald, at a rally in support of law enforcement organized by the Nevada Republican Party on Thursday, July 30, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Republican Senator Ira Hansen at a rally in support of law enforcement organized by the Nevada Republican Party on Thursday, July 30, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Republican congressional candidate Jim Marchant at a rally in support of law enforcement organized by the Nevada Republican Party on Thursday, July 30, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Republican Assembly members at a rally in support of law enforcement organized by the Nevada Republican Party on Thursday, July 30, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
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