Archive for March, 2015

Guinn Center Legislative Update: March 30, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

March 30th, 2015 -

Halfway Point and Salary Cutoff Thursday, April 2nd, marks the 60th day and halfway point of the 120-day limit on the length of the regular 2015 legislative session. That date also is notable because it is the last day on which legislators will receive a salary. That compensation is set by statute, tied to any…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: March 23, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

March 22nd, 2015 -

Budget Closings Set to Begin Since the beginning of session, the Senate Committee on Finance (SFIN) and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, known as the “money committees,” have been meeting almost daily to review the Governor’s recommended budget. SFIN has completed its hearings on 100 percent of the 442 budget accounts in the…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: March 16, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

March 15th, 2015 -

2015 Legislative Manual Now Available The 2015 Legislative Manual, published by the Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB), became available online last week on the Legislative website. This detailed reference manual contains biographies of all legislators, and chapters on legislative structure, procedures, the LCB, and additional resources for the legislators and the public. It includes legislative district,…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: March 9, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

March 8th, 2015 -

Videos Now Available on Legislative Website A major innovation appeared last week on the Nevada Legislature’s website with the addition of video access to the committee meetings and floor sessions of the 2015 session. On the right side of the website, at the bottom under the heading “78th (2015) Session,” is a new link for…

Guinn Center Legislative Update: March 2, 2015Read More

Nancy Brune

March 2nd, 2015 -

Special Sessions Due to the Limitation on Length of Session The Nevada Constitution (Article 4, Section 2) limits the length of a regular biennial session of the Legislature to 120 calendar days. That limit was approved by the voters with an amendment adopted in 1998. Prior to that adoption, regular sessions in Nevada were unlimited…

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