CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) Some of the session’s most controversial bills are still alive in the 2019 Nevada Legislature.
AB291 would outlaw bump stocks in Nevada. The bill would ban the sale and possession of any device that increases the fire rate of a semi-automatic.
AB291 is in direct response to the October 1, 2017 massacre in Las Vegas, where a gunman opened fire on a concert with the use of a bump stock. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s recent history.
SB165 would allow physicians in Nevada to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. This is the second try for this bill that did not get out of committee in 2017.
Assembly Bill 142 eliminates the statute of limitations on sexual assault if there is DNA evidence.
“It sends the important message, that if you are a victim of rape who has provided a rape kit, Nevada is here to support you,” said renowned attorney Gloria Allred during the first hearing on the bill.
Allred testified for the bill. It is sponsored by GOP Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner and Democratic Senator Pat Spearman.
Allred said she will return to Carson City to testify again, when AB 142 makes its way to the Nevada Senate.
Assembly Bill 186 takes Nevada’s Electoral Votes and ties them to the popular vote in our state. It’s a national move by some states to make sure the popular vote and the electoral vote come up with the same results during the presidential election.
“This is not in Article 2 of the Constitution. This has been legislated state by state. And it has never been tested in the courts,” says TMCC Political Science Professor Fred Lokken.
Under Senate Bill 123, Nevada voters could register and participate in the voting process the