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Nevada: Bloomberg Background Check Bill Passes Senate, Moves to the Assembly

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Nevada: Bloomberg Background Check Bill Passes Senate, Moves to the Assembly

On February 13th, the Nevada state Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 143 by a party line vote.  SB 143 has been transmitted to the Assembly and referred to the Judiciary Committee where it has been scheduled for a work session tomorrow, February 14th.  Public testimony is typically not permitted during work session.  However, it is important to contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE SB 143.  Click the “Take Action” button to contact committee members.


Senate Bill 143 is an attempt to “fix” the flawed initiative from the 2016 election by striking and replacing the language in order to enact it.  It would require anyone relinquishing possession of a firearm to visit a federally licensed dealer in order to process a Nevada state background check, with limited exceptions, or face criminal penalties.  It is riddled with problems that were repeatedly brought to light over the course of the hearing.  The legislation lacks key definitions and workable provisions that could leave gun owners susceptible to criminal penalties.  If passed, the law would go into effect January 2nd, 2020.

The NRA would like to thank Senate Minority Leader Settelmeyer and Senators Goicoechea, Hammond, Hansen, Hardy, Kieckhefer, Pickard, and Seevers-Gansert for opposing this legislation, as well as the many NRA members and Second Amendment Supporters who have been contacting their lawmakers.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button to contact the Assembly Judiciary Committee members and urge them to OPPOSE SB 143.

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