(NVFAC) – The 2015 Nevada Legislature is moving along at a good speed, and we’re quickly approaching the deadline for bills to be introduced. Expect the pace to quicken as we approach deadlines for committee passage and 1st house passage in April.
Every single one of our supported bills is in a positive place at this point in the process. Some bills are moving slowly because they are parts of larger bills, and they will not be necessary if the larger bills pass. There are a few bills that are on hold pending amendments.
Constitutional Carry: Senator Gustavson listened to you and proposed an amendment to address our concerns. Pending the amendment proposed by Senator Gustavson on March 11th to remove or edit the sections we feel could have unintended consequences regarding firearms seizures, we strongly support this bill. We will continue to work with the bill sponsor and committee members as the bill moves forward.
Campus Carry: The hearing last week was excellent. There are opponents to this bill, and there will no doubt be some changes to the bill as it continues through the legislative process.
Initiative Petition 2: This is the next step for Bloomberg’s ballot initiative. The legislature has the ability to approve it outright or send it to the voters. We have confirmed there are not enough votes to approve the initiative at the legislature, so it will be on the 2016 ballot. The Assembly Judiciary committee sent it to the Assembly “without recommendation”, meaning they took no position. It is currently on the chief clerk’s desk awaiting a vote.
Senate Bill 175: We greatly appreciate Senator Roberson’s efforts to work with us on this bill. This is one of our top priority bills and will eliminate gun registration (Clark County blue cards) and protect gun owners when lethal force is used in self-defense. We are continuing to monitor this legislation and are expecting minor amendments to clarify the legislation. We will let you know when it moves forward and we need you to help contact legislators.