Your Elected Dems Deliver for Nevada


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Democrats passed the largest education budget in NV history


This adds an additional $500 million in per-pupil spending this budget cycle. They also Supported nearly $200 million in new revenue dedicated to the needs of our students. Additionally, 

  • To get kids back on track from lost learning due to the pandemic, school districts are now required to produce plans to provide summer school free of charge to all students.
  • Increased funding for need-based Silver State Opportunity Grants to help high school students and families apply for financial aid.
  • Legislative Democrats also voted to waive registration fees for Native American students who are a member or descendant of a federally recognized Indian tribe in Nevada.


Democrats expanded health care access and affordability

  • They passed Senate Bill 420, which provides an affordable public option for health insurance for Nevada families and expands Medicaid services for pregnant women.

They also passed legislation that:

  • requires prescription labels to be available in a patient’s preferred language,
  • provides for presumptive Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women, and
  • provide Medicaid coverage for doulas.

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Democrats helped Nevadans hit hard by the pandemic

  • Passed $50 million in grants to small businesses and nonprofits to help them keep their doors open and keep employees on the payroll. 
  • Helped keep Nevadans in their homes by streamlining access to federal rental assistance for both tenants and landlords.
  • Earmarked $54 million in federal aid to modernize the state’s unemployment system. 
  • Ensured workers were provided paid time off to receive a COVID-19 vaccine 
  • Granted frontline hospitality employees the right to return to their prior place of employment if they were laid off because of the pandemic.
  • When the legislature was not in session, they helped their constituents navigate the unemployment system, delivered food to families caring for someone with COVID-19, connected people with services they needed, and much more.
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Democrats expanded access to the ballot box


Legislative Democrats passed bills that made vote-by-mail ballots permanent for everyone who wants one, supported updating our voter registration system to make it more accurate and secure, and moved Nevada to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Nevada continues to be a shining star for democracy in our country.

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Legislative Democrats passed several key pieces of legislation

  • Senate Bill 448 adds necessary transmission lines to ensure we achieve our climate goals and adds Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure to ensure we have the ability to meet Governor Sisolak’s clean car program.
  • The legislature also closed the “classic car” smog loophole so our communities have cleaner air, took several steps to conserve water and energy in our state, and
  • They passed a resolution to protect 30% of our public lands and waters by 2030.

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Social, racial, women, LGBTQ & economic justice expanded


Legislative Democrats passed legislation to make birth control available over-the-counter and that hospitals must provide emergency contraceptives for victims of sexual assault. They also passed bills to allow for multi-parent adoption and to allow pharmacists to dispense HIV medication without a prior prescription from a doctor. Democrats decriminalized most traffic offenses and jaywalking and ended drivers license suspensions for most unpaid traffic fines and fees, which helps keep hard working Nevadans out of our criminal justice system and at their jobs.

Nevada Legislative Democrats 2019 Accomplishments

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Women’s Issues
  • AB41– Strengthens the confidential address program to protect victims from future attacks. 90% of these attacks are against women
  • AB169– Creates a Maternity Mortality Review Board to combat the rising national concern of maternal deaths and complications.
  • SB166– Raises the penalties for paying women less for doing the same work. Also increases the pay back for any economic damages.
  • SB179– Women who have abortions outside of what Nevada deems acceptable can no longer be punished by the law. Penalties for anyone who sells drugs or aides in abortion have been removed.
  • SB361– Allows for patients to skip the doctors visit and go straight to the pharmacy for birth control medicine.
Environment Issues
  • AB84– Authorizes a 10 year long $217 million Conservation Bond Program. Ensures a stable funding sources for conservation projects.
  • AB331– Creates the Outdoor Education and Recreation Grant Program. Helps students learn about conservation issues, respecting the environment, and creates future environmental advocates.
  • AB465– Requires NV energy create a special billing plan for low-income persons and non-profit businesses for rooftop solar panel systems to be installed.
  • AJR2– Urges Congress to reject the U.S. Air Force’s expansion into the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
  • SB254– State officials have to analyze Nevada’s carbon footprint and decide what steps  can be taken to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.
  • SB299– Allocates funding to an electric school bus pilot program. Hopes to reduce the pollution kids breathe.
Mental Health Issues
  • AB66– The state is required to license and regulate providers of nonemergency and secure behavioral health transportation for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • AB114– Grades 5+ will now be taught courses on suicide prevention. All teachers are to be trained in suicide warning signs.
  • SB483– Requires the Office of Suicide Prevention to train families in how to recognize the signs of suicide and refer someone to get professional help.
Worker Issues
  • AB132– Employees can not be denied work for testing positive for marijuana. This does not include firefighters, emergency medical technicians, drivers, or any positions that could “adversely affect the safety of others.” Employers can still prohibit employees from using marijuana as a term of employment.
  • AB136– Construction workers will receive 100% of the prevailing wage for projects involving building new schools
  • AB370– Increases survivor benefits for the direct families of state workers who passed away due to occupational disease of industrial injury.
  • AB393– During a government shutdown government workers and tribal employees have more leniency on mortgage and rent payments.
  • AB397– It is easier to remove public officials who engage in malfeasance of employment discrimination.
  • AB456– Raises the minimum wage by 75 cents each year beginning on January 1, 2020 until it reaches $12 an hour.
  • SB135– For the first time in history state workers have the power of collective bargaining.
  • SB312– Requires companies with more than 50 employees to provide a minimum of 40 hours per year of paid leave.
Healthcare Issues
  • AB141– Pharmacists can not be stopped from telling the patient about a less expensive drug. Pharmacists can no longer be penalized for selling a less expensive drug.
  • AB170– Healthcare providers must provide coverage for preexisting conditions.
  • AB232– Requires all hospitals to be certified by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
  • AB239– Allows providers discretion when writing prescriptions for controlled substances to treat acute pain.
  • AB469– Prevents out-of-network providers from over charging for emergency services and treatment.
  • SB262 and SB276– Directs the Legislative Commission to monitor the prices of pharmaceutical drugs. Makes it harder for pharmacy benefit managers to raise the price.
  • SB430– Expands the list reasons people can seek medical marijuana. Includes anxiety, autism, autoimmune disorders, and anorexia.
  • SB447– Eliminates sales tax on medical equipment such as motorized wheelchairs and oxygen tanks.
Education Issues
  • AB219– Allows non-native English language learners to attend schools they are not zoned for if the other school has more services for them.
  • AB289– Parents of kids struggle with reading at the third grade level will have to sign off before the child can be held back a year.
  • AB490– More reporting on student discipline in schools.
  • SB126– School administrators must reapply for their job every 5 years
  • SB475– Lowers the role student growth plays in teacher evaluations from 40% to 15%. Requires administrators to take into account the student to teacher ratio. Calls for an outside study on the efficacy of the state’s teacher evaluation system.
  • SB528– Appropriates $12.9 million for school safety, student mental health and school violence reduction.
Parks and Recreation Issues
  • AB51– People 65 years old or older who live in Nevada can now apply to get a free pass to visit the state’s parks.
  • AB152– You will now face incarceration for destroying or defacing Native American gravesites, or (pre)historic sites.
  • AB486– Creates the Division of Outdoor Recreation. Hopes to promote outdoor recreation and help Nevadans connect with their public lands.
  • SB508– Allocates $5 million for wildfire prevention, restoration, and long-term planning.
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  • SB204– Requires schools to adopt a suicide prevention policy, which trains children in the 7th grade and up on the signs if suicide. This is to target high-risk populations such as the homeless and LGBTQ+ teens.
Prison/Criminal Issues
  • AB81– Creates the Department of Indigent Defense Services and an accompanying board to oversee the executive director. Establishes standards such as how many cases individual attorneys should handle.
  • AB125– Allows people arrested for certain crimes to be released on bail without any conditions. Requires the court to hold custody hearings within 48 hours to determine an individual’s pretrial release.
  • AB192– Allows people who have been convicted with the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana to ask the court to seal their records.
  • AB376– Local law enforcement has to disclose the reasons for their questioning about the immigration status of a prisoner.
  • AB431– Previous felons will have their voting rights restored. In the future, all felons will be able to vote after they are released from prison.
Survivor’s Issues
  • AB60– The penalty for battery of victims who are 5 years younger than the perpetrator and pregnant victims has been increased. The penalty for sex trafficing crimes have also been increased
  • AB70–  Increases the penalties for people who violate the Open Meeting Law. Increases the time period complaints can be made.
  • AB102– Increases the penalties for violence committed against a first responder and first responders family.
  • AB142– Once DNA evidence is available, action can take place in sex crimes no matter how long ago the crime occured.
  • AB176– Allows for a survivor of sexual assault to consult with a counselor during a forensic medical exam, or an interview with a prosecurtor, defense attorney, or law enforcement officer.
  • AB248– People involved in a case of sexual assult, discrimination or retaliation can no longer be prevented from discussing their case.
  • AB410– The length of temporary protection in domestic violence cases has been extended from 30 to 45 days.
  • SB173– If victims of sex trafficking were charged with prostitution they can now wipe clean or seal their conviction
Voting Issues
  • AB137– It is now easier for Tribal Communities to access polling locations.
  • AB345– Implements automatic voter registration, allows same-day voter registration, and expands ballots.
  • AJR6– Urges Congress to not add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Anti-Discrimination Issues
  • AB140– People with a medical marijuana card can not be discriminated against when adopting a child or in child custody cases. Discrimination is also prohibited for people who are deaf, blind, or physically disabled.
  • AB478– Requires police officers to complete at least 12 hours of training each year on topics such as racial profiling, conflict, and firearms
  • SB364– Prohibits medical facilities from discriminating against someone. Requires medical facilities to use people’s preferred pronouns and provide training to the staff on LGBTQ+ issues.
Economy Issues
  • SB197– Prohibits and creates a penalty for the sale of any cosmetic item tested on an animal after January 1, 2020.
  • SB425– Requires Medicaid to provide additional home and community-based services.
  • SB448– Will provide $10 million in tax credits to encourage builders to build affordable housing.
  • SB501– Appropriates funds for certain nonprofit corporations such as museums and culturally-significant institutions
Low Income Issues
  • SB103– Allows governments to waive certain fees so developers can construct affordable housing.
  • SB151– Slows down the rate of evictions in Nevada and limits late fees for unpaid rent.