Updated 2:22 pm CDT, Friday, May 17, 2019
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers face a Friday deadline for deciding whether an array of bills will die or continue in the legislative process.
Some bills have cleared the legislative deadline as lawmakers push on in the home stretch of this year’s session. Those measures include a ban on private prisons and the outlawing of child marriages.
Several criminal justice reform bills cleared the deadline by receiving passing votes Friday morning from the Senate Judiciary committee.
The legislative panel is headed by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, a Democrat Clark County prosecutor with a reputation for being tough on crime.
Other criminal justice reform bills were not brought up for a vote in the morning committee, including a bill that would give time credit for a defendant on house arrest. It’s not immediately clear whether it will receive a vote from the legislative panel by the end of the day.
Here are status updates on some of the bills facing the Friday deadline:
OMNIBUS GUN BILL
A spokesman for Senate Democrats says an omnibus gun bill will be given a waiver and will not be subject to the Friday bill deadline.
Jack Giesea, deputy director of the Nevada Senate Democrats, said the bill will not move out of a committee Friday, but will be given a waiver.
The measure seeks to ban bump stocks and allow counties to pass stricter firearm laws than those imposed by the state. Democratic Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, who is sponsoring the bill, escaped a 2017 Las Vegas music festival in which a gunman used bump stocks to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The Democrat has recalled her experience at the shooting to urge fellow legislators to