Nevada Legislative Session 2021:
What You Need to Know

The 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature commenced February 1, 2021 and ran the full 120 days as allowed by the Nevada Constitution, adjourning sine die on June 1, 2021. We are now in the interim period between legislative sessions. In total, 1,022 pieces of legislation were introduced between both houses and 515 bills made it to the Governor’s desk for final approval.

Despite the many twists and turns of the 81st Legislative Session, the McDonald Carano Government Affairs & Advocacy Group emerged with numerous wins and a strong footing going into the 2021-2022 interim period.

Summarized by category, below is a list of bills that passed and failed. Please contact members of our Government Affairs & Advocacy Group if you would like a copy of our complete end-of-session report or if you have questions about how any of these bills impact your personal and/or business interests in Nevada, including bills that failed but may reemerge in the future.

Nevada Legislative Session 2021 Results

  1. Bicycles
  2. Construction
  3. Data
  4. Elections
  5. Employment
  6. Healthcare
  7. Landlord/Tenant
  8. Medical Aid in Dying
  9. Natural Resources
  10. Regulatory Boards
  11. Significant IT Procurement
  12. Student Education Loans
  13. Taxation
  14. Tobacco and Vaping
  15. Tow Operators
  16. Worders’ Compensation

Bills Summarized by Category

  1. Bicycle Bills
  • SB 285 – Revises drivers training instruction to include provisions relating to the driver’s duty of care owed to bicycles, electric bicycles, and electric scooters. (PASSED)
  • SB 383 – Revises provisions relating to classification, operation and labeling of electric bicycles. (PASSED)
  1. Construction Bills
  • AB 331 & AB 334 – Inclusionary Zoning (FAILED)
  • AB 3 – Digital Maps (PASSED)
  • AB 49 & AB 50 – Contractors Board Authority (FAILED)
  • AB 51 – Contractors Board Recovery Fund (PASSED)
  • AB 87 – Easements (PASSED)
  • AB 139 – Enterprise Funds for Fire Stations (PASSED)
  • AB 333 – Stormwater and Judicial Review of Land Use Decisions (PASSED)
  • SB 257 – Insurance for Common Interest Communities (FAILED)
  • AB 356 – Nonfunctional Turf Removal Advisory Committee (PASSED)
  • AB 383 – Appliance Efficiency Standards (PASSED)
  • AB 227 – Temporary Staffing (PASSED)
  • SB 138 – Planned Unit Developments (PASSED)
  • SB 303 – Solar Systems (PASSED)
  • AB 211 – Department of Wildlife Review (PASSED)
  • SCR 11 – Innovation Zones Study (PASSED)
  • SB 448 – Clean Energy & Transmission (PASSED)
  • AB 380 – Electrification (FAILED)
  1. Data Bills
  • SB 260 – Privacy (PASSED)
  • AB 207 – Online Public Accommodation (PASSED)
  • AB 221 – Right to Repair (FAILED)
  • SB 165 – E-Sports (PASSED)
  • AB 219 – Record Sealing Upon Pardon (PASSED)
  1. Election Law Bills
  • AB 321 – Permanent Mail Voting & Petition Withdrawal (PASSED)
  • SB 292 – Minor Party Qualification and Vacancies (PASSED)
  • SB 121 – Blanket Primary (FAILED)
  • SB 256 – Electronic Signatures on Ballot Petitions (FAILED)
  • AB 126 – Presidential Preference Primary (PASSED)
  • SB 462 – Bi-partisan Redistricting Commission (FAILED)
  • SCR 13 – Interim Redistricting Committee (PASSED)
  • AB 432 – Expansion of Automatic Voter Registration (PASSED)
  1. Employment Bills
  • AB 47 – Unfair Trade Practices
  • AB 60 – Settlement Agreements (PASSED)
  • AB 61 – Price Gouging (PASSED)
  • AB 190 – Paid Sick Leave (PASSED)
  • AB 222 – Unlawful Employment Practices (PASSED)
  • SB 107 – Wrongful Termination (PASSED)
  • SB 209 – Paid Leave (PASSED)
  • SB 293 – Job Applicant Salary/Wage Range (PASSED)
  • SB 386 – Right to Return (PASSED)
  1. Healthcare Bills
  • SB 380 – Drug Price “Transparency” (PASSED)
  • AB 81 – Voluntary health care services (FAILED)
  • AB 142 – Nurse Licensure Compact (FAILED)
  • AB 177 – Prescription Drug Labels (PASSED)
  • AB 178 – Prescription Dispensing During Declared Disasters (PASSED)
  • AB 180 – Supplemental Medicare Policies (FAILED)
  • AB 191 – Community Health Workers (PASSED)
  • AB 210 – Chiropractic Physician (PASSED)
  • AB 253 – Remote Public Meetings (PASSED)
  • AB 278 – Provides for the collection of certain information from physicians (PASSED)
  • AB 327 – Requires certain mental health professionals to complete continuing education relating to cultural competency (PASSED)
  • AB 345 – Revises provisions relating to substance use disorders (PASSED)
  • AB 347 – Provider Tax (FAILED)
  • AB 348 – Revises provisions relating to the Patient Protection Commission (PASSED)
  • AB 372 – Doctors of Nevada Program (FAILED)
  • AB 442 – Healthcare provider training on substance use disorder (PASSED)
  • AB 471 – Reporting information relating to cancer and other neoplasms (PASSED)
  • SB 5 – Makes changes relating to telehealth (PASSED)
  • SB 109 – Revises provisions relating to the reporting of certain data (PASSED)
  • SB 184 – Makes various changes relating to professional boards (PASSED)
  • SB 196 – Prohibits the performance of a pelvic exam in certain circumstances (PASSED)
  • SB 201 – Requires licensing of pharmaceutical sales representatives FAILED)
  • SB 222 – Revises provisions relating to governmental administration (PASSED)
  • SB 326 – Revises provisions relating to providers of healthcare (FAILED)
  • SB 329 – Revises provisions relating to competition in healthcare markets (PASSED)
  • SB 335 – Revises provisions relating to professional and occupational licensing (FAILED)
  • SB 372 – Revises provisions relating to injury caused by fire (PASSED)
  • SB 379 – Provides for the collection of certain data concerning providers of healthcare (PASSED)
  • SB 402 – Revises provisions relating to regulatory bodies (FAILED)
  • SB 420 – Revises provisions relating to health insurance (PASSED)
  1. Landlord/Tenant Bills
  • AB 141 – Automatic Non-Payment Eviction Records Sealing (PASSED)
  • AB 161 – Attempt to Eliminate Summary Evictions (FAILED)
  • AB 203 – Sunset Mediation Program (FAILED)
  • AB 308 – Late Fee & Notice Provisions (PASSED)
  • AB 317 – Source of Income (FAILED)
  • AB 359 – Contracts (PASSED)
  • AB 486 – “Eviction Glide Path” (PASSED)
  • SB 12 – Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (PASSED)
  • SB 75 – Technical Changes to DETR (PASSED)
  • SB 103 – Bans Dog Breed61 Discrimination for Property Insurance (PASSED)
  • SB 218 – Rental Application Transparency & Deposits (FAILED)
  • SB 254 – “Ban the Box” Housing Discrimination (PASSED and VETOED)
  • SB 259 – Training for Tow Operators (PASSED)
  • SB 284 – Affordable Housing Tax Credit (PASSED)
  • SB 311 – Nevada Rural Housing Authority (PASSED)
  • AB 331 & AB 334 – Inclusionary Zoning (FAILED)
  1. Medical Aid in Dying Bills
  • AB 351 – Establishes provisions governing the prescribing, dispensing, and administering of medication designed to end the life of a patient. (FAILED)
  • SB 105 – Establishes provisions governing prescribing, dispensing, and administering controlled substances designed to end the life of a patient (FAILED)
  1. Natural Resources Bills
  • AB 240 – Dissolving the Commission on Mineral Resources, the Division of Minerals of the Commission on Mineral Resources and the Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission (FAILED)
  • SB 155 – State Engineer Title Change (FAILED)
  • AB 148 – Bad Actor Bill (PASSED)
  • AB 103 – Prehistoric Indian burial site (PASSED)
  1. Regulatory Board Bills
  • AB 173 – Revises provisions relating to the exemption from licensure as a professional engineer for employees of certain public utility companies, and revises provisions relating to required examinations for licensure as a professional land surveyor. (PASSED)
  • SB 335 – Revises provisions relating to professional and occupational licensing (FAILED)
  1. Significant IT Procurement Bills
  • AB 484 – Unemployment Insurance System Modernization (PASSED)
  • AB 494 – DMV System Modernization (PASSED)
  1. Student Education Loan Bill
  • AB 382 – Revises provisions relating to student education loans. (FAILED)
  1. Taxation Bills
  • SB 346 – Digital Goods Tax (FAILED)
  • SB 367 – Live Entertainment Tax (PASSED)
  • SJR 1, AJR 1, AJR 2 – Mining Taxes (FAILED)
  • SJR 8 – Property Tax (FAILED)
  • SB 64 & SB 10 – Property Tax (FAILED)
  • AB 368 – Tourism Improvement District (PASSED and VETOED)
  • SB 440 – Sales Tax Holiday for National Guard (PASSED)
  • IP 1 & IP 2 – Gaming and Sales Tax (TBD)
  • AB 495 – Mining Tax Compromise (PASSED)
  • AB 363 – Short Term Rentals (PASSED)
  • AB 408 – Online Travel Companies (FAILED)
  1. Tobacco and Vaping Bills
  • AB 59 – Revises various provisions relating to tobacco (PASSED)
  • AB 360 – Revises provisions relating to vapor products (PASSED)
  • SB 290 – Enacts provisions relating to prescription drugs for the treatment of cancer (PASSED)
  • SB 251 – Revises provisions relating to genetic counseling and testing (PASSED)
  1. Tow Operator Bills
  • AB 32 – Expedited Relief in Court for Towing (PASSED)
  • AB 301 – Towing for Expired Registration (PASSED)
  • SB 259 – Training for Tow Operators (PASSED)
  1. Workers’ Compensation Bills
  • AB 4 – Nevada Insurance Guaranty Association (PASSED)
  • AB 37 – Child support payments (PASSED)
  • AB 45 – Insurance regulations (PASSED)
  • AB 177 – Prescription drug labels (PASSED)
  • AB 222 – Unlawful employment practices (PASSED)
  • AB 223 – Occupational diseases (FAILED)
  • AB 246 – Exposure to COVID-19 (FAILED)
  • AB 315 – Health issues and treatment for police officers and firefighters (PASSED)
  • AB 400 – Marijuana use and the operation of a vehicle or vessel (PASSED)
  • SB 5 – Makes changes relating to telehealth (PASSED)
  • SB 55 – Employee leasing companies (PASSED)
  • SB 56 – Behavioral health services (FAILED)
  • SB 107 – Common law wrongful termination (PASSED)
  • SB 266 – Claims for Compensation (FAILED)
  • SB 289 – NJA workers’ compensation bill (PASSED)
  • SB 295 – Permanent total disability (PASSED)
  • SB 332 – Structured Settlements (PASSED)

 


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