effective June 21, 2015
The Silver State just did a major overhaul of its concealed carry reciprocity arrangements. They’ve added ten states to the reciprocity list, dropped Michigan and New Mexico, and will now recognize all permits from Idaho and North Dakota rather than just their enhanced permit, as before. Here is the list of states that Nevada will recognize, as of June 18th, 2015 . . .
From Nevada Division of Public Safety(pdf):
Pursuant to SB 175 and AB 488 of the 2015 legislative session, Nevada will recognize concealed weapons permits from the following states:
Idaho (both types of permits)
North Dakota (both types of permits)
The newly-added states are:
From Nevada Division of Public Safety(pdf)
Both standard and enhanced permits are now accepted for Idaho and North Dakota.
It isn’t clear why Michigan and New Mexico were dropped from the reciprocity list, or why more states weren’t added.
Nevada has an unusual qualifier for its reciprocity list. It requires the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association to approve of any state on the list compiled by the Department of Public Safety. This is a very strange delegation of considerable power to a non-elected entity that is by nature, private. It seems a poor precedent to give an organization of law enforcers the ability to decide what the law is.
Update: As mentioned by Jared in the comments, AB 488 eliminated the requirement for the NSCA to vet the reciprocity list.
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