Senate hears bill updating candidate residency law

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Updated: 4/25/2013 6:02 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are working to update candidate residency laws after a judge ruled a candidate for the Assembly didn't live in the district he was running to represent.

Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey of Reno presented AB407 to the Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee Thursday.

The bill aims to clarify that simply owning a residence in a district does not alone qualify someone to run for that district's seat.

Lawmakers promised this bill after a judge ruled Assemblyman Andrew Martin of Las Vegas did not live in Assembly District 9. The judge said Martin owned a condominium in the district but actually lived elsewhere.

This bill would mandate that candidates live in the district they seek to represent.

It has already been approved by the Assembly.


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