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Major Legislation Approved During the 2015-2017 Legislative Session

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During the 2015-2017 Legislative Session, 1,013 bills were proposed. At last count, 474 bills had been approved by both Houses and 433 had been signed by Governor Brian Sandoval. Below, the Guinn Center provides a summary of the major pieces of legislation in the Guinn Center’s five research areas: (1) Governing Nevada; (2) Growing Nevada;… Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: Week of June 1, 2015

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The 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned “sine die” shortly following the midnight deadline on June 1 after which no further legislative measures could be acted upon. Sine die literally means “without a day” and signifies the end of the legislative session since it does not set a time for reconvening. Bipartisanship At the… Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: May 25, 2015

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Budget Bills to be Introduced On or by Wednesday, May 27, the five major budget bills to implement the legislatively-approved Executive Budget are scheduled to be introduced, and exempt bills must be passed from committee. The major budget bills are: the Appropriations Act to provide general funds for the operation of state government; the Authorizations… Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: May 18, 2015

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Conference Committee Meetings Conference committees start appearing more often near the end of session as one House makes changes to a measure from the other House. If an amendment to a bill in the second House does not receive concurrence from the House of origin, and the second House does not recede from its amendment,… Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: May 11, 2015

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Southern Nevada Business Community to Recognize Guinn Center Executive Director The Guinn Center is proud to announce the Southern Nevada business community will recognize its executive director, Dr. Nancy E. Brune, this month with two separate distinctions for her efforts to help advance Nevada through policy research and analysis. On May 14, the National Association… Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: May 4, 2015

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Budget Deadlines As the 78th Nevada Legislature enters its final month of the regular session, budget deadlines take prominence on the 120-Day Calendar. On Friday May 1, the Economic Forum established the final revenue projections for the legislatively approved budget. Monday, May 4, marks the date when the “money” committees of the two Houses “Start… Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: April 27, 2015

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Economic Forum on Friday Another milestone of the 78th Legislative Session will be reached on Friday, May 1, when the Economic Forum meets to provide the final revenue forecast. This forecast must be used for the final budget approved by the Legislature for the 2015-2017 biennium. The Forum was established in 1993 (SB23, Chapter 528,… Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: April 20, 2015

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New Guinn Center Policy Brief Compares 2015 Tax Proposals Our new policy brief, Comparison of 2015 Nevada Tax Proposals, provides a comparison of the tax plans being considered by the Legislature. Based on our analysis and interviews with tax policy experts in other states that have implemented gross receipts taxes, the Guinn Center concludes by… Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: April 13, 2015

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  Upcoming Guinn Center Event (April 21, 2015) On Tuesday, April 21, the Guinn Center, in partnership with the UNLV Boyd School of Law, College of Southern Nevada, Accion Nevada, and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, will host an open town hall meeting to review the current tax policy proposals (SB252, SB378, and AB464)…. Read more

Guinn Center Legislative Update: April 6, 2015

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Major Deadline Approaching Friday, April 10th, marks the 68th day of the 2015 Legislative Session and is the first major deadline on the 120-Day Calendar that affects the passage of bills and joint resolutions. Measures that are not passed out of the standing committees by the “First House Committee Passage” deadline are generally considered dead… Read more