2-Minute Preview: Lawmakers set to hear bills on paid sick leave, tax to fund homeless services – The Nevada Independent

As the clock counts down to the first major deadline of the session, lawmakers will hear bills on Wednesday that would require employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees and impose a tax to fund affordable housing for the homeless.

Legislators will also vote on a host of other bills including those that would create a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, remove the expiration date of the More Cops Tax and establish a “closed-loop” payment system for marijuana businesses.

For more information on the status of bills working their way through the Legislature, check out The Nevada Independent’s bill tracker. And for the bills in committee today, visit the Legislature’s website for committee times and links to watch live committee meetings and floor sessions.

Here’s what to watch for on Thursday at the Legislature:

AB166 & AB176: Illegal prostitution at massage parlors, sexual assualt survivor bill of rights

Members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee will vote on a long list of bills, including AB166, a bill that seeks to tamp down on massage parlors that are a front for illegal prostitution by creating the crime of advancing prostitution.

They’ll also vote on AB176, which creates a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, requiring prompt testing of sexual assault evidence kits and notification about the status of those kits.

The committee meets at 8 a.m.

SB84 & SB214:  Prekindergarten, faculty pay increases

The Senate Finance Committee will discuss SB84, which creates an account to support prekindergarten programs.

They’ll also vote on SB214, which creates a system of in-rank salary increases for faculty at Nevada public colleges.

The committee will meet at 8 a.m.

Gaming Control Board budget closings

The Assembly Ways and Means Committee will close the Gaming Control Board budget, including the account for the Gaming Commission and the Gaming Control

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