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892 Bills On Legislative Docket

Two bills amend the state constitution and numerous bills address education, elections, healthcare, firearms, and taxes

By Megan Barth, December 21, 2022 12:38 pm

According to a tweet from the Nevada Republican Assembly Caucus, there are 892 bills moving their way through the process for the 2023 legislative session which begins February 6, 2023. A list of the bill draft requests can be found here. Two bills amend the state constitution and numerous bills address education, elections, healthcare, firearms, and taxes.

Of note, Sen. Hardy (R) proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to enact the “Protect Our Property Act” to limit property taxes. Assemblyman Hafen (R) and Senator Hansen (R) provides a bill requiring proof of identification to vote. Senator Hansen has also submitted a bill to eliminate same day registration and voting and another bill expands the rights of holders of concealed firearm permits in Nevada. Senator Goicoechea (R) submitted provisions relating to ballot harvesting.

Senator Neal (D) wants to create a Division of Supplier Diversity within the Office of Economic Development. Assemblywoman Thomas (D) has seemingly submitted a rent control bill. Assemblywoman Peters (D) proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution relating to the protection of certain environmental rights and has submitted an additional environmental justice bill.

Numerous legislators have submitted bills in regarding to regulations of healthcare, women’s healthcare, and public/private education.

In response to Governor Sisolak’s shutdowns, Assemblywoman Dickson (R) has submitted bills related to healthcare freedom and provisions relating to states of emergency or declarations of disaster proclaimed by the Governor.

Two dental insurance reform bills have been filed by Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert (R). One bill raises the requirement that insurance companies must spend on patient care. If passed, at least 80 percent of the money dental insurance companies collect from patients must be spent on dental care or patients get the difference back.

The Globe will be in Carson City covering the legislature and will provide daily reports on the legislative action and drama that unfolds.


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