Vetoed Bills from 2017 Session that May Return in 2019

November/December 2018, RAN Newsletter

BELOW ARE THE VETOED BILLS FROM LAST SESSION to be used as a roadmap for what issues may be returning.  In red are those bills that were vetoed after Sine die, therefore returning to the Legislature in 2019.


  • Government collective bargaining between local government employers and employee organizations. (AB271, AB290, SB356)
  • Minimum level of health benefits an employer must provide in lieu of paying $1.00 more than federal minimum wage (AB175)
  • Minimum wage increase (SB106)
  • Paid sick-leave requirement on private employers (SB196)
  • Expansion of NERC jurisdiction relating to unlawful employment practices (SB397)
  • Require state agencies to allow unions to give a presentation during new employee orientation (AB350)
  • Decrease in the budgeted ending fund balance that is not subject to collective bargaining. (SB469)


  • Silver State Opportunity Grant credit hours reduction (AB188)
  • Changes in sex education standards – moving to opt-out rather than opt-in (AB348)
  • Designation of DRI and UNLV as ‘land-grant’ institutions. (AB407) Construction/Development
  • Prevailing wage for charter schools within the Achievement School District (SB173)
  • Apprentice requirements (3% of total hours) for public works contractors on projects greater than $1M. (SB357)
  • School Construction Prevailing Wage (AB154)
  • Requiring LVCVA to enter into a project labor agreement for construction work on LV Convention Center (SB464)
  • Development restrictions near national recreation areas (Red Rock, Sunrise Mountain in LV). (AB277)


  • Out-of-network payments cap (AB382)
  • Requiring Medicaid to cover the same preventative health care services required under the Affordable Care Act (AB408)
  • Nevada care plan (Sprinkle care) – (AB374)
  • Requiring diabetes drug manufacturers to disclose information about cost and profits. (SB265)


  • Vacating of Marijuana offenses, give judges discretion to depart from minimum sentencing guidelines for controlled substances (AB259)
  • Ban of private prisons (AB303)
  • Require criminal complaint to be filed within 72 hours of a person’s arrest (AB376)
  • For persons convicted of controlled substance possession, removing the requirement to complete a drug treatment program before applying for TANF or SNAP benefits. (AB427)
  • Allow courts to reduce or suspend sentence of someone convicted of controlled substances (AB438)
  • Early release to house arrest for older, non-violent offenders. (SB140)
  • Using evidence-based risk assessment tools in deciding whether to release a person without bail (AB136)


  • Increasing the renewable portfolio standard (AB206)
  • Allowing for community solar (SB392)


  • Medical Marijuana Apprentice programs (SB416)
  • Preventing licensing boards from disciplining members who use medical marijuana (SB374)


  • Restriction of public access to information on retired public employees (SB384)


  • Requiring trains to be operated with a crew of at least 2 people (SB427)
  • Reduction of insurance requirements for ride-sharing companies (AB445)
  • Allowing Legislative Commission to suspend or nullify a regulation of a state agency, precluding judicial review. (AB403)
  • Wildlife fees authorized to be used for conservation (AB101)
  • NDOT traffic study on safety of eastern Clark County roads (AB364)
  • Allowing Reno and Sparks to Appoint the city attorney (SB434)


Editor’s Notes:

According to a story in the Nevada Independent, legislative leadership is not inclined to override the vetoed bills.  However, that could change and many of the vetoed bills could reappear as new legislation.  Tyson Falk works with Josh Hicks, McDonald Carano partner and General Counsel for RAN.

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