CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers crammed in dozens of bills Monday as they faced a midnight deadline for bills requested by individual legislators to be introduced or die.
More than 90 bills combined were introduced in morning floor sessions in the Senate and Assembly. Late afternoon sessions were planned to process more bills, and legislative leaders warned they could go late into the night.
One bill introduced Monday would require newly eligible Medicaid recipients to pay a copayment for going to a hospital emergency room or urgent care center for non-emergency treatments.
Another would set up a program for non-U.S. citizens in Nevada to obtain driving privilege cards.
And Clark County schools would get $40 million over the next two years to establish prekindergarten programs for students who aren't proficient in English.
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