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80th Legislative Session

The 80th Legislative Session began Monday, February 4, 2019. NSEA continues to be an active stakeholder at the Legislature, and we will build on our momentum each day of Session to ensure NSEA’s vision of a quality public education for all Nevada students regardless of zip code. Listed below are the various NSEA priorities, agreed upon by the NSEA Lobby Team and the NSEA Ground Team. This page will be updated as official positions are taken by our members. You will be able to read the specific bill as well as the NSEA Memo that was submitted into the official committee record. 

Bill: Senate Bill 41
Issue/Summary: Teacher Licensure
Position: Oppose Unless Amended
Status: Amended at NSEA’s request
Click for Memo
 
Bill: Senate Bill 80
Issue Summary: Handle with Care Program
Position: Support
Status: Heard, but no action. 
Click for Memo

Bill: Senate Bill 89
Issue/Summary: School Safety Omnibus Bill. 
Position: Support
Status: Heard, but no action
 
Bill: Senate Bill 100
Issue/Summary: Revises provisions relating to the licensure and employment of veterans, military personnel, and their spouses in Nevada public schools.
Position: Support
Status: Heard, but no action 
Click for Memo
 
Bill: Senate Bill 185
Issue/Summary: School Volunteer Background Checks
Position: Support
Results:Heard, but no action.
 
Bill: Senate Bill 191
Issue/Summary: Requies each public school to establish and maintain a school library. 
Position: Support
Status:  Requires each public school in a school district to establish and maintain a school library
 
Bill: Senate Bil 204
Issue/Summary: Strengthens provision to prevent and effectively respond in the event of a suicie or attempted suicide. 
Position: Support
Status: Heard, but No Action
 
Bill: Senate Bill 224
Issue/Summary: Protecting Personal Information of Nevada PERS members
Position: Support
Status: Heard, but no action
 
Bill: No Bill Number Yet
Issue/Summary: Student Assessment Audit (SB303 from 2017)
Position: Against the audit recommendations.
Satus: Heard, but no action. Bill expected shortly to address. 
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 78
Issue/Summary: Transparency/Oversight of the Charter School Authority
Position: Support with Amendment for caps. NSEA continues to have serious concerns about funding for the State Public Charter School Authority without appropriate controls and accountability.
Results: Heard, but no action. 
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 92
Issue/Summary: Extends and expands the scope of the English Mastery Council
Position: Supports
Status: Heard, but no action
Click for Memo

Bill: Assembly Bill 123
Issue/Summary: Requires information about student immunizations to be provided to health officials.
Position: Support
Status:Heard, but no action
Click for Memo
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 155
Issue/Summary: Revises the eligibility requirements for Silver State Opportunity Grants
Position: Support
Status: Heard, but no action
Click for Memo
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 168
Issue/Summary: Requires schools to provide a plan of action based on restorative justice before suspending or expelling a pupil.
Position: Support with Amendment
Status: Heard, but no action
Click for Memo
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 186
Issue/Summary: Enacts the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.
Position: Support
Status; Heard, but no action
Click for Memo
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 205
Issue/Summary: Requires school districts to employ integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to promote prevention and reduce unneccessary pesticide use; also ensures 10% of custodia and maintenance staff at school sites are trained in IPM
Position: Support
Status: Heard, but no action
Click for Memo
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 213
Issue/Summary: Authorizes the issuance of a restricted driver's license to certain charter school pupils.
Position: Oppose
Status: Heard but no action
(No Memo)
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 219
Issue/Summary: Revises provisions related to a policy of instruction to teach English to pupils who are English learners. 
Position: Support
Status: Heard, but No Action. 
(No Memo)
 
Bill: Assembly Bill 237
Issue/Summary: Expands the educational personnel eligibe to access the School Supplies Reimbursement Account. 
Position: Support. NSEA also supports a conceptual amendment to streamline the distribution funds from this account near the beginning of the school year. 
Status: Heard, but No Action
Click For Memo
 
Budget Number: 2610 (NDE - Distributive School Account)
Issue/Summary: K-12 Budget
Position: Encouraged, but needs to go further.
 
Budget Number: 2711 (State Public Charter School Authority)
Issues/Summary: State Charter School Authority Budget
 
Budget Number: 2717
Issue/Summary: Teacher's School Supplies Reimbursement
 
Budget Number: 2674 (Achievement School Districts)
Issues/Summary: Defund the Achievement School District
Position: Oppose and re-appropriate monies to programs to improve public education. 
 
Budget Number: 2697 (NDE Assessments and Accountability)
Issues/Summary: SB303 Audit on Assessments and Accountability

Useful Links
 
Nevada State Education Association YouTube Page:https://www.youtube.com/user/NSEAOnline
Nevada Legislature dashboard for 80th Legislative Session: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/
List of Bill Draft Requests (BDRs) https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019/Bdrs/List
List of Bills: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019/Bills/List
NELIS: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019

 

 

 

 

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