Nevada Legislature under way, 170 bills introduced

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Updated: 2/04/2013 6:20 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill to fund the Nevada Legislature was the first bill passed by lawmakers on the opening day of the 2013 session. Both houses approved SB1, which sets aside $15 million for the 120-day session that began Monday.

After taking care of getting paid, lawmakers from both houses went on to introduce another 169 pre-filed bills. Among the Senate bills are a measure to enact voter photo identification, revisions to state gambling laws concerning internet gambling, and making black bear a protected species just two years after the state's first authorized hunt.

Some other bills introduced in the Assembly deal with renewable energy tax abatements, relaxing overtime rules for certain computer programmers; and various laws dealing with criminal penalties for crimes against the elderly and selling drugs to minors.

 

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