Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Nevada: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

June 5, the Nevada Legislature adjourned sine die for the 2017 legislative session.  This was a busy session for gun owners as many firearm-related bills saw action. All anti-gun legislation failed to pass and a pro-gun bill, Assembly Bill 118, was signed into law. 

Your NRA-ILA will be back when the legislature convenes in 2019 to continue the fight to protect your Second Amendment rights!  Below are some of the pertinent gun bills that had movement this legislative session.  

Assembly Bill 118, which was signed into law by Governor Sandoval on May 22, will allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable discharge between 18 and 20 years of age to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.  This legislation went into effect immediately.
Senate Bill 115, sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), would expand the list of places firearms are prohibited from being carried and kept to include public library property.  In addition to banning firearms within the library, this prohibition would be extended to include the parking lot as well.  This would encompass the onsite “book drop” stations commonly used for returning library materials.  This bill was never considered for a vote in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. 
Senate Bill 387, sponsored by state Senator Julia Ratti (D-13), would allow for ex parte orders to remove your Second Amendment rights - not because of a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on third party allegations.  This order lacks due process as firearms are required to be surrendered weeks before a hearing may take place.  Further, this bill, unlike the current "Legal 2000 process," would do nothing to address those in need of mental health treatment or evaluation.  This bill was never considered for a vote in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

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