UPDATE ON THE BILLS FOR THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Following is an update as of August 3, 2020. on the bills addressed by the Special Legislative Session.
AB3: Makes various provisions relating to public safety.
Passed Assembly 38 YES, 4 NO Republicans Edwards, Ellison, Titus and Wheeler. Not yet heard in the Senate.
***AB4: Mail in voting and vote harvesting.
Passed Assembly and Senate. All Republicans voted NO. All Democrats voted YES. The Governor has signed it.
***AJR1: Constitutional Amendment increases taxes on mines 385%.
This guarantees 25% of the revenue will go to education, health care, and economic assistance. 75% would go to the general fund.
Passed Assembly and Senate. All Republicans voted NO. All Democrats voted YES.
Resolutions do not have to be signed by the Governor, but they do have to be passed by a Legislative Session which takes place after the 2020 election. The regular session starts in February, 2021. Then if it passes it must go on the ballot either at the regular election in Nov., 2022, or a special election before that.
***AJR2: Constitutional Amendment increases the cap on net proceeds tax on mines from 5% to 12%.
This will result in a 140% increase in taxes.
All Republicans in the Assembly voted NO. All Democrats voted YES.
All Republicans in the Senate voted NO except Senator Joe Hardy who voted YES.
SB1 Authorizes courts to grant stays for certain evictions.
Passed the Senate 18 to 3 with Republicans Hammond, Hansen, and Pickard voting NO. Has not been heard in the Assembly.
SB2: Revises provisions relating to peace officers.
No votes yet.
***SJR1: Constitutional Amendment increases taxes on mines 385%.
This had a provision to give 50% of the revenue to people domiciled in Nevada which would include illegals. Testimony indicated each person would get about $90 from the $260 million which was estimated from 50% of the tax.
Passed Senate with all Democrats voting YES and all Republicans voting NO. In the Assembly All Democrats voted YES except 4 and all Republicans voted NO.