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From guns to ganja: 15 new laws that will have the biggest immediate impact on Nevadans

New vaping and marijuana drug testing measures passed alongside high-profile gun control and education reforms

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For April’s Pints & Politics, Nevada Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson and Assembly Minority Leader Jim Wheeler joined the discussion. Reno Gazette Journal

New vaping and marijuana drug testing measures passed alongside high-profile gun control and education reforms

Much has been written about the hundreds of bills that did not survive Nevada’s 80th legislative session.

But nearly 700 measures did complete the grueling, 120-day march toward Gov. Steve Sisolak, including more than 500 already signed by the first-term Democrat. Sisolak is expected to OK the vast majority of the measures still on his desk.

Here are the ones likely to have the swiftest impact on Nevadans:

Guns Background checks: Senate Bill 143 aims to close the infamous “gun show loophole” on private gun sales. The measure requires almost all private-party gun transfers or sales to be run through a state-administered background check conducted by a federally licensed firearms dealer. It takes effect Jan. 2. “Red flag” gun law: Assembly Bill 291 will give courts greater power to seize guns

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