Cannabis Compliance Board, state collective bargaining move forward on next-to-last day of session – Las Vegas Sun

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Assembly members gather before the Nevada Assembly in Carson City, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The Legislature began its session Monday as the first overall female majority legislature in U.S. history.

CARSON CITY — On the penultimate day of the 2019 Legislature, lawmakers pushed forward multiple bills, including legislation creating a cannabis compliance board and instituting same-day voter registration.

Lawmakers will have further work to do today and are expected to work until midnight as the session marks its final day.

Here are some of the bills that moved forward Sunday.

Cannabis Compliance Board — Assembly Bill 533, legislation that would create the Cannabis Compliance Board, a goal of Gov. Steve Sisolak, passed through the Senate Sunday 14-6 with one abstention. It had previously passed through the Assembly 39-1.

The five-member board, appointed by the governor, would be involved in marijuana regulations around the state, but the bill would postpone any decision on licensing of consumption lounges pending a study by the newly created panel that would be turned over to lawmakers in the next legislative session.

Sen. Dallas Harris, D-Las Vegas, said it was her understanding the bill would supersede the current consumption lounge licensing decisions made by municipalities. As of now, the city of Las Vegas is the only local government that has voted to allow consumption lounges. The ballot initiative allowing use of recreational marijuana in the state approved by voters in 2016 does not allow the consumption of marijuana in public places, but advocates have pushed for creation of consumption lounges so that tourists and other marijuana users would have places to go to legally consume their products .

In past remarks, Helen Kalla, a spokesperson for Gov. Steve Sisolak, said the

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