• Apr 11, 2021
  • 2:47 AM

81st Legislature


The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is tracking 19 Assembly Bills, 8 Senate Bills and 1 Senate Joint Resolution that are of interest to veterans, military members or their families. The bills are listed below, as well as their status and next steps. To view today’s legislative calendar or view the hearings click HERE.


The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is tracking 19 Assembly Bills, 8 Senate Bills and 1 Senate Joint Resolution that are of interest to veterans, military members or their families. The bills are listed below, as well as their status and next steps.

Updated 4-9-21

AB 22 – Requires the establishment and maintenance of a transition assistance program for veterans and servicemen and servicewomen.

STATUS: In Senate. Read first time. Referred to Committee on Government Affairs. To committee.

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 76 – Authorizing the Director of the Department of Veterans Services to establish and operate programs to provide adult day health care to veterans in certain circumstances.

STATUS: Assembly Government Affairs – Do Pass

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled – 

 

AB 77 – An act relating to veterans; revising the duties of the Director of the Department of Veterans Services; changing the terms of members of certain advisory public bodies relating to veterans.

STATUS: In Senate. Read first time. Referred to Committee on Government Affairs. To committee.

NEXT HEARING: None scheduled – 

 

AB 102 – Revises requirements for the issuance of certain annual permits for entering, camping and boating in state parks and recreational areas.

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Natural Resources Committee

NEXT HEARING: 4-9-21, COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES – Call of the Chair

 

AB 121 – AN ACT relating to elections; requiring the Secretary of State to allow an elector with a disability to register to vote and a registered voter with a disability to request and cast an absent ballot using the system of approved electronic transmission established for certain uniformed military and overseas voters; setting forth certain requirements for such an elector or registered voter to use the system of approved electronic transmission.

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee/Work Session-Amend and do pass as amended

NEXT STATUS: None scheduled

 

AB 142 – Enacts the Nurse Licensure Compact.

STATUS: From printer. To committee.

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 156 – Revises provisions governing the waiver by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada of certain fees for active members of the Nevada National Guard.

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Education Committee/Work Session-Do pass

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 165 – AN ACT relating to veterans; removing the 5-year limitation on assessing certain tuition charges against honorably discharged veterans

STATUS: On 4/8/2021 – Read second time. Taken from General File. Referred to Committee on Ways and Means. Exemption effective. To committee.

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 172 – Requires the Nevada Veterans Services Commission to conduct an equity study relating to the Department of Veterans Services.

STATUS: Read first time, Referred to Assembly Government Affairs

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 179 – An act relating to motor vehicles; exempting from the payment of certain parking fees a vehicle with certain specially designed license plates for a family member of a person killed in the line of duty while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Growth and Infrastructure

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 202 – Revises provisions relating to charitable lotteries and charitable games. 

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Judiciary Committee/Work Session, Amend, and do pass as amended.

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 206 – An act relating to education; requiring that certain pupils enrolled full-time in a program of distance education be included in the count of pupils for apportionment purposes; providing that certain pupils whose parents or guardians are members of the Armed Forces of the United States are eligible to enroll in a program of distance education.

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Education-Do pass

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 234 – Revises provisions relating to charitable lotteries.

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Judiciary Committee

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 252 – An act relating to veterans; revising provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans; exempting fully disabled veterans from the payment of any fees and governmental services taxes required to register or obtain license plates for certain vehicles.

STATUS: 4/8/2021 – Notice of eligibility for exemption.

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 285 – Revises provisions relating to charitable lotteries.

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Judiciary Committee

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 293 – Revises provisions relating to charitable lotteries. (BDR 41-204)

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Judiciary Committee. Notice of eligibility for exemption

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 316 – An act relating to veterans; requiring the disclosure of certain information concerning certain events and services relating to benefits or entitlements for veterans; creating a cause of action for certain violations of such requirements; providing a civil penalty

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Government Affairs Committee.

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

AB 365 – An act relating to governmental administration; declaring the policy of this State that persons employed by the State be afforded respect, dignity and equity in the workplace; requiring the Departments of the State Government to prepare and submit a report concerning equity in the workplace annually.

STATUS: On 4-9-21 – Assembly Committee on Government Affairs – 8:00 AM (Work Session)

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

AB 439 – An act relating to occupational licensing; requiring a regulatory body to issue a license by endorsement to engage in a profession or an occupation to certain persons affiliated with the Armed Forces of the United States

STATUS: Heard in Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

SB 185 – Makes an appropriation to the Department of Veterans Services to provide financial assistance and support for the Adopt a Vet Dental Program.

STATUS: Scheduled in Senate Finance Committee 3-29-21

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

SB 28 – An act relating to the military; establishing the offense of sexual harassment within the Nevada Code of Military Justice; revising provisions relating to the offense of sexual assault within the Code; providing a penalty 

STATUS: Heard in Senate Government Affairs Committee/Work Session Do pass – in Assembly, read first time

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

SB 109 – An act relating to governmental agencies; requiring governmental agencies to request from certain persons information related to sexual orientation and gender identity; providing, with certain exceptions, that such information is confidential; requiring a governmental agency to annually report certain information related to sexual orientation and gender identity to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau

STATUS: Heard in Senate Government Affairs Committee/Work Session Do pass – in Assembly

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

SB 185 – Makes an appropriation to the Department of Veterans Services to provide financial assistance and support for the Adopt a Vet Dental Program (BDR S-381)

STATUS: Heard in Senate Finance Committee

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

SB 193 – An act relating to education; requiring the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to prepare a report concerning students who are veterans; creating a preference in admission to certain programs for certain veterans; prohibiting the assessment of a tuition charge against certain veterans and their spouses and dependents

STATUS: Heard in Senate Education Committee (WS) Amend and Do-pass as amended

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

SB 263 – An act relating to elections; eliminating the requirement to cancel a person’s voter registration if a person changes his or her party affiliation; revising the deadlines by which military and overseas voters may submit certain applications to register to vote and cast a ballot (BDR24-896)

STATUS: On 4-8-21- Senate Committee Legislative Operations and Elections – Work Session

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

SB 390 – AN ACT relating to mental health; providing for the establishment of a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline; requiring the imposition of a surcharge on certain communications services to support the hotline; creating the Capital Fund for Behavioral Health; requiring the State Treasurer to deposit the proceeds of certain litigation into the Fund; requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants from the Fund to support certain capital projects.

STATUS: On 4-8-21 – Senate Committee on Health and Human Services – Amend- Do Pass

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled

 

SB 402 – An act relating to regulatory bodies; revising provisions relating to certain reciprocal agreements; authorizing certain qualified professionals to apply for a license by endorsement to practice in this State; requiring certain licenses for educational personnel be issued within 30 days after receiving the application for the license; requiring certain boards and commissions to submit an annual report to the Sunset Subcommittee of the Legislative Commission and to the Governor (BDR54-709)

STATUS: On 4-9-21 – Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor – 7:30 AM (Work Session), 4-9-21 – Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor – 8:00 AM,  Hearing. Heard. No Action. 

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled 

 

SJR 6 – Expresses support for the creation of a retirement plan for spouses of members of the military.

STATUS: On 4/8/2021 – In Assembly. Resolution read. Referred to Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections. To committee.

NEXT HEARING: None Scheduled


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