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Legislation for Students and Educators

NSEA's advocacy work at the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City, NV.
2021 Priorities

Nevada's 81st Legislative Session: NSEA Bill Tracker

Below, you'll find information, positions (which are subject to change based upon amendments), and memos on the bills NSEA is tracking this Legislative Session. If you have any questions about any of the bills NSEA is tracking, send our NSEA Ground Team in Carson City a message below and we will get back to you shortly.

Senate Bills (2021)


SJR4Urges Congress to grant additional school trust lands to Nevada.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


SJR7: Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to remove the constitutional provisions governing the election and duties of the Board of Regents of the State University and to authorize the Legislature to provide by statute for the governance of the State University and for the auditing of public institutions of higher education in this State. 

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB2: revising requirements to conduct certain assessments; removing requirements to measure the height and weight of certain pupils; revising provisions relating to budgeting; eliminating certain reporting requirements; removing the requirement to take an examination relating to civics to graduate from high school

  • Passed Senate (21-0), Passed Assembly (35-7)
  • Enrolled and delivered to Governor.

NSEA Position: Support


SB10Revises provisions governing the calculation of the amount of certain partial abatements of property taxes.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


SB13For certain public employers, changes end fund balance percentage walled off from bargaining from 16.67% to 25%. Does not apply to school district provisions.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB27: Nevada Department of Education omnibus bill

NSEA Position: Oppose 


SB36Revises provisions relating to plans for responses to crises, emergencies, and suicides by schools

  • Passed Senate (21-0), Passed Assembly 42-0
  • Signed By Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


SB64Relating to taxation; reducing the statutory rate of depreciation applicable to improvements made on real property for the purpose of determining the taxable value of the property.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


SB66Creates the Nevada K-16 Connectivity and Innovation Advisory Commission.

  • Passed Senate (21-0), Passed Assembly (35-4)
  • Signed By Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


SB75AN ACT relating to unemployment compensation (ESP unemployment insurance)

NSEA Position: Seek Amendment


SB76Second Nevada Department of Education omnibus bill. 

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB83: Allows NDE to suspend or waive certain assessments if the Federal Government waives or suspends. 

NSEA Position: Support (Sponsor)


SB91: Revises provisions relating to college and career readiness assessments administered to high school pupils in the 11th grade.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


SB92: Revises provisions relating to career and technical education relating to the subject of robotics.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


SB102: Revises the date by which children must be at least a certain age to be admitted to certain grades of school.

NSEA Position: Support 


SB111: Revises provisions relating to the selection of the board of trustees of certain school districts (i.e. appointed school boards in Clark County and Washoe County)

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB116: Revises provisions relating to mental health.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB118: Establishes the Nevada First Scholars Program.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB120: Revises provisions relating to school administrators. Providing that certain principals are employed at will; requiring certain post probationary school administrators to apply for reappointment to their administrative positions.

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB126Revises provisions relating to library services in public schools.

NSEA Position: Watch


SB132: Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the Eighth Judicial District for the funding of support services provided by juvenile justice assessment centers to pupils at public schools in the Clark County School District.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB135: Revises provisions governing access to the property and employees of public schools.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB142:  Repealing provisions that prohibit the budgeted ending fund balance of a school district from being subject to certain negotiations under certain circumstances. Senate Bill 142 One Pager

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position (Sponsor): Support


SB151: Requires the boards of trustees of certain school districts to develop a plan to improve certain pupil to personnel ratios and submit an annual report on the plan to the Department of Education; requiring school counselors, school psychologists and school social workers to complete certain continuing education; and other matters.

NSEA Position: Support & Seek Amendment


SB152: Requires a public school with more than 500 pupils to list on its Internet website certain information relating to the learning materials and activities that were used for pupil instruction during the immediately preceding school year.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose 


SB157: Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Postion: Oppose


SB160: Authorizes a school district or charter school to enter into a cooperative agreement to provide dual credit courses with an institution of higher education located in another state.

  • Passed Senate (21-0), Passed Assembly (41-0)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


SB169: Revising provisions relating to pupils with disabilities to include developmental trauma and emotional or behavioral dysregulation. 

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB172: Revises provisions governing dual credit courses.

  • Passed Senate (21-0), Passed Assembly (40-1)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


SB173: Authorized the board of trustees of a school district and the State Public Charter School Authority to submit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction plans to address loss of learning that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSEA Position: Support with Amendment


SB182: Revises provisions relating to physical education.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB193Revises provisions relating to the education of veterans and their spouses and dependents.

  • Passed Senate (20-0), Passed Assembly (41-0)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


SB194: Established a State Seal of Civics Program and requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish criteria for certain designations related to civics.

NSEA Position: Support


SB195Providing that pupils who are awarded a State Seal in any subject may receive credit at a community college, state college or university in that subject.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


SB199: Prohibits certain types of racial discrimination in employment and education.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


SB202: Requires the board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of a charter school to provide credit for a foreign or world language to pupils who complete certain courses of study.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB210Revises provisions relating to the education of a child with an emotional disturbance.

  • Passed Senate (21-0), Passed Assembly (42-0)
  • Status: To Enrollment

NSEA Position: Watch


SB215: Revises provisions relating to a program of instruction based on an alternative schedule and revises certain provisions relating to programs of distance education.

  • Passed Senate (21-0), Passed Assembly (40-1)
  • Status: Enrolled and delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


SB220: Establishing provisions relating to programs for alternative educational opportunities, and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB221Revises provisions relating to public employment.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB224: Revises provisions relating to large school districts.

NSEA Position: Support


SB226: Expands career and technical education opportunities for pupils.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB230: Providing for the reporting of information relating to distance education and the effects of distance education on the mental health of pupils and teachers.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB243: Revises provisions relating to public employment. 

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB244: Prohibiting a school district or the governing body of a charter school from placing certain conditions on enrollment.

  • Status: Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB247: Revises provisions relating to apprenticeships.

  • Passed Senate (12-9), Passed Assembly (26-15)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Support


SB249: Requiring the board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of a charter school to include certain information on an identification card issued to a pupil.

  • Passed Senate (21-0), Passed Assembly (32-9)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Support


SB250: Requiring that pupils enrolled in certain courses for an adult to receive a high school diploma be included in the count of pupils for apportionment.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB265Revises provisions relating to work-based learning programs.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB272: Establishes the Nevada Educator Corps to provide tutoring services in public schools.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Seek Amendment (amend $20/hour to median hourly rate in CBA)


SB273: Creating the Account to Promote Pupil Literacy.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB294: Revises provisions governing collective bargaining by local government employers. 

  • Passed Senate (12-9), Passed Assembly (26-15)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Support


SB306: Revises provisions relating to education savings accounts and education funding. 

Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB312: Provides for the use of certain federal funding for the costs associated with the enrollment of prekindergarten pupils in prekindergarten education programs in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.

  • Status: Dead (WS)

NSEA Position: Watch


SB316: Providing for the use of certain federal funding for a pilot program for certain pupils enrolled in a public high school.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB330: Requires the board of trustees of each school district to report to the Department of Education an explanation of expenditures.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB333: Establishes a credit against certain taxes for a taxpayer who donates money to a charter school tax credit organization that makes grants to charter schools for certain purposes. 

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB340: Revises provision relating to the wages and working conditions of certain employees.

  • Passed Senate (12-9), Passed Assembly (26-16)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Support


SB343: Creating the Account for Improvements to Leased Property.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB346Imposes a tax on the retail sale of certain digital products. 

NSEA Position: Support


SB352Requires the Commission on Professional Standards in Education to adopt regulations related to paraprofessionals and to student teaching.

NSEA Position: Support


SB353Requires the Department of Education to review certain assessments.

NSEA Position: Support


SB354Providing for the inclusion of an indicator to recognize public schools that reduce the frequency of suspension, expulsion or removal of pupils from school in the statewide system of accountability.

NSEA Position: Support


SB360: Revises provisions relating to public employment. 

  • Passed Senate (12-9), Passed Assembly (26-15)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Seek Amendment


SB363: Requires the governing body of each charter school that enters into a contract with certain organizations to report certain information to the State Public Charter School Authority in each even-numbered year.

NSEA Position: Support


SB373: Provides for collective bargaining by certain state employees.

NSEA Position: Support


SB375: Appropriates additional money for teacher salaries and class size reduction.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


SB386: Revises provisions relating to certain businesses.

NSEA Position: Support


SB395: Revises provisions governing the funding of capital projects by school districts in certain counties. 

  • Passed Senate (17-4), No Vote in Assembly
  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


SB420: Revises provisions relating to health insurance. 

NSEA Position: Support


SB439: Revises provisions relating to education (SBB543 trailer Legislation)

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB444: Makes a supplemental appropriation to the State Distributive School Account for an unanticipated decrease in revenues for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years. 

  • Passed Senate 20-0, Passed Assembly 41-0
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Support


SB450: Revises provisions relating to the financing of school facilities. 

NSEA Position: Support


SB458: Ensures sufficient funding for K-12 public education for the 2021-2023 biennium. 

NSEA Position: Oppose


SB461: Revises provisions relating to state financial administration.

NSEA Position: Support


SB463: Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education for transfer to certain charter schools

NSEA Position: Oppose

 

Assembly Bills (2021)


AJR1 (2020 Special Session): Increases the mining tax from 5% of net proceeds to 7.75% of gross proceeds.

NSEA Position: Support


AB19Removes government from the list of subjects included within social studies and add civics, financial literacy and multicultural education. 

NSEA Position: Support 


AB38Technical changes to CTE work-based learning.

  • Passed Assembly (42-0), Passed Senate (21-0)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


AB48: Authorizes certain retired public officers and employees to reinstate insurance under the Public Employees' Benefits Program.

NSEA Position: Support


AB56Requires instruction on the Holocaust and genocide for pupils enrolled in high school.

NSEA Position: Support


AB57Temporarily suspends certain requirements relating to certain teacher and administrator evaluations.

NSEA Position: Support (Sponsor)


AB67Makes minor changes to AB168 (Restorative Justice Bill from 2019).

NSEA Position: Support and Amend


AB68Makes various changes relating to charter schools.

NSEA Position: Oppose and Amend


AB80: authorizing a person who holds a permit to carry a concealed firearm to possess a handgun in a motor vehicle that is on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education or a private or public school or child care facility in certain circumstances. 

  • Status: Dead 

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB82: Requires that instruction in the founding principles of American government be specifically included in public schools.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


AB88: Makes various changes relating to governmental entities. 

NSEA Position: Support


AB109: Revises requirements for teachers who provide instruction at a charter school.

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB110: Revises the Nevada Lobbying Disclosure and Regulation Act.

  • Signed into law by Governor Sisolak

NSEA Position: Watch


AB122: Revises provisions governing prekindergarten programs.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


AB126: Provides for presidential preference primary election. 

NSEA Position: Support


AB132Revises provisions governing juvenile justice

  • Passed Assembly (42-0), Passed Senate (20-0)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


AB159: Limits the civil liability of certain public schools for personal injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19.

Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB167: Requiring the board of trustees of a school district, the governing body of a charter school, a university, a state college or a community college to include certain information on an identification card issued to a pupil or student, as applicable.

  • Passed Assembly (41-1), No Vote in Senate
  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


AB183: Revises provisions governing collective bargaining. Removing the exemption from compliance with certain provisions requiring a meeting to be open or public for meetings between a local government or Executive Department employer and an employee organization or employees as individuals

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB194: Revises provisions governing the suspension and expulsion of pupils

  • Passed Assembly (36-6), Passed Senate (19-1)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


AB195: Revises provisions relating to pupils who are English learners

NSEA Position: Support


AB205: Makes various changes concerning the acquisition, possession, provision or administration of auto-injectable epinephrine and opioid antagonists by schools.

  • Passed Assembly (42-0), Passed Senate (20-0)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


AB206Requires that certain pupils enrolled full-time in a program of distance education be included in the count of pupils for apportionment purposes.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


AB208Revises provisions relating to career and technical education. 

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB215Revises provisions governing the eligibility requirements for participation in courses for an adult to earn a high school diploma.

  • Passed Assembly (42-0), Passed Senate (20-0)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


AB224: Provides for access to feminine hygiene products in certain public schools.

NSEA Position: Support


AB225: Revises provisions governing examinations for the licensure of teachers and other educational personnel.

  • Status: Amend, and do pass as amended (WS)
  • Exempt

NSEA Position: Watch


AB231: Revises provisions governing education on the Holocaust and other genocides.

NSEA Position: Support


AB235: Enacts provisions governing financial education for pupils and their parents and guardians.

  • Passed Assembly (34-11), Passed Senate (20-0)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


AB246: Revises provisions governing employment practices relating to employee safety. 

NSEA Position: Support


AB255: Revises provisions governing boards of trustees of school districts.

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB257: Establishes provisions governing indoor air quality in public schools.

NSEA Position: Support


AB261: Revises provisions governing education to provide diversity and inclusivity in the academic standards and curriculum.

NSEA Position: Support


AB262: Prohibiting the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada from assessing tuition charges against certain students.

  • Passed Assembly (40-1), Passed Senate (21-0)
  • Status: To Enrollment

NSEA Position: Support


AB265: Revises provisions governing alternative routes to licensure for school administrators.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


AB266: Revises provisions governing class size.

NSEA Position: Support


AB276: Makes changes to provisions governing public records. 

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


AB288: Revises provisions governing pupil eligibility for grants provided by a scholarship organization.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB300: Establishes a credit against the modified business tax for a taxpayer who donates money to a youth and adolescent enrichment program in this State.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB305: Revises provisions relating to collective bargaining by school districts.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB306: Prohibiting the reporting of false information to the SafeVoice Program.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB319: Establishes a pilot program relating to dual credit courses. 

  • Passed Assembly (41-0), Passed Senate (21-0)
  • Status: To Enrollment

NSEA Position: Watch


AB321: Revises provisions relating to elections. 

NSEA Position: Support


AB329: Revises provisions relating to charter schools.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Oppose


AB330: Establishes provisions governing occupational training and licensing.

  • Passed Assembly (42-0), Passed Senate (21-0)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


AB352: Grants pupils in this State a legal right to a high-quality education. 

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


AB353: Revises provisions governing sexual misconduct in public schools.

NSEA Position: Support


AB363Revises provisions governing transient lodging.

  • Passed Assembly (30-11), Passed Senate 1(5-6)
  • Status: To Enrollment

NSEA Position: Support


AB364: Requires a member of the board of trustees of a school district to teach under supervision in the classroom at a school within his or her election district or election area for a minimum of 1 day each school year.

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


AB367: Adding disciplinary studies to the list of core academic subjects that are required to be taught in all public schools.

  • Passed Assembly (40-0), No Vote In Senate
  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Watch


AB371: Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race.

NSEA Position: Support


AB376: Enacts the Keep Nevada Working Act and makes various other changes relating to immigration. 

NSEA Position: Support


AB415Directing the Legislative Committee on Education to conduct an interim study of the statewide system of accountability for public schools.

NSEA Position: Support


AB417: Revises provisions related to school buses.

  • Passed Assembly (41-1), Passed Senate (21-0)
  • Signed by Governor

NSEA Position: Watch


AB418: Requiring the Department of Education to develop, implement and analyze an exit survey for certain employees who leave employment at a school district.

NSEA Position: Support


AB419: Establishing various provisions related to the sponsorship and governance of charter schools.

NSEA Position: Neutral


AB420: Revising provisions governing educational management organizations.

  • Passed Assembly (42-0), Passed Senate (21-0)
  • Signed by the Governor

NSEA Position: Support


AB447: Makes an appropriation to the Nevada Center for Civic Engagement to support the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program in Nevada's schools. 

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


AB449: Revises provisions governing economic development. 

  • Status: Dead

NSEA Position: Support


AB460: Makes an appropriation to the Division of Museums and History of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs to restore the school bus program to reimburse transportation costs for public school students to visit state museums.

  • Passed Assembly (37-5), Passed Senate (21-0)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Support


AB475: Makes an appropriation to the Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund to support the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program. (BDR S-1062)

  • Passed Assembly (39-3), Passed Senate (21-0)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Position: Support


AB495: Revises provisions relating to governmental financial administration. 

  • Passed Assembly (28-14), Passed Senate (16-5)
  • Status: Enrolled and Delivered to Governor

NSEA Press Release



 

Budgetary Items (2021)


Budget Item 2615 (School Remediation Trust Fund)

Budget Item 2620 (Instruction in Financial Literacy)

Budget Item 2673 (Office of the Superintendent)

Budget Item 2698 (School Safety)

Budget Item 2699 (Other State Education Programs)

Budget Item 2704 (Bullying Prevention Account)

Budget Item 2709 (Office of Early Learning and Development)

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