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Legislative Deadlines Weed Out Gun Bills in Nevada

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

With only fourteen days left in the Nevada Legislature's 76th Regular Session, only a handful of pro-gun bills remain.  Two measures have been signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval, Assembly Bill 217, legislation providing for out-of-state purchase of long guns, and Assembly Bill 321, self-defense reform legislation, which was signed into law on May 19.

 

On Friday, May 20, the Senate unanimously passed Assembly Bill 143, introduced by state Assemblyman David Bobzien (D-24). This bill will now go back to the Assembly to be engrossed and then goes to the Governor for his consideration. AB 143 is similar in nature to SB 126 regarding the use of any semi-automatic pistol and any revolver to qualify for a CCW permit.  AB 143 also ensures that the identity of Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit holders is kept confidential.  Please contact Governor Sandoval and ask that he sign this important right to carry measure into law when it arrives on his desk.  Governor Sandoval can be reached by e-mail here.

 

The bills that are still moving through the process include Senate Bill 231, introduced by state Senator John Lee (D- Clark County, No. 1) and Senate Bill 126, introduced by state Senators James Settelmeyer (R-Capitol Senatorial) and John Lee.

 

SB 231 is being held up in the state Senate Finance Committee with an unreported fiscal note requested by the Nevada System of Higher Education.  This procedural maneuver is a desperate move to kill the bill and state Senator Lee is working hard to get the fiscal note removed so the measure can move to the state Senate for a floor vote.  Please continue to contact the members of the state Senate Finance Committee and ask that they move SB 231 forward.  Contact information for the committee is at the bottom of this alert.

 

SB 231 would allow individuals who hold a CCW permit to carry their firearm on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education without first gaining permission from the university president, which is currently mandated by statue.  It has been a long-held policy within the campus administration to not allow permit holders to carry, which has created an environment where students, faculty and staff are left defenseless in “gun-free” zones.

 

Senate Bill 126, introduced by state Senators James Settelmeyer (R-Capitol Senatorial) and John Lee, is still in the state Assembly waiting for a scheduled floor vote. SB 126 would streamline the CCW permit application and qualification process to allow a permit applicant to qualify with any pistol, similar to the current process for any revolver.  The deadline for bills to be voted out of the second legislative body is this Friday, May 27th – so please contact your state Assemblyman in SUPPORT of SB 126. Contact information for your state Assemblyman can be found here. 

 

Senate Finance Committee – SUPPORT SB 231

 

Senator Steven A. Horsford (D-Clark County, No. 4), Chairman

(775) 684-1429

shorsford@sen.state.nv.us

 

Senator Sheila Leslie (D-Washoe County, No. 1), Vice Chairman

(775) 684-1433

sleslie@sen.state.nv.us

 

Senator David R. Parks (D-Clark County, No. 7)

(775) 684-6504

dparks@sen.state.nv.us

 

Senator Moises (Mo) Denis (D-Clark County, No. 2)

(775) 684-1431

mdenis@sen.state.nv.us

 

Senator Dean A. Rhoads (R-Rural Nevada Senatorial District)

(775) 684-1447

drhoads@sen.state.nv.us

 

Senator Barbara K. Cegavske (R-Clark County, No. 8)

(775) 684-1445

bcegavske@sen.state.nv.us

 

Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R- Washoe County, No. 4)

(775) 684-1450

bkieckhefer@sen.state.nv.us
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