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Make the Road Nevada 2019 mid-Legislative Session update

May 9th 2019, the Nevada legislative session has been winding down, with less than a month remaining, Make the Road Nevada (MRNV) has been working towards bills that aims for Nevadans to have a better quality of life. MRNV’s members have been busy going to committee hearings, lobbying trips and reaching out to their state Legislators. Their effort resulted in all of our voting rights, housing, and immigrant rights bills making it through the first house passage. One of MRNV’s largest campaign is earned paid sick days, bill SB312, and it has been making its way through Senate committees. The coalition for earned paid sick days, Time to Care NV will be having one last lobbying trip to keep the push for a stronger bill that includes as many Nevadans as possible.

Make the Road Nevada is involved in the following Bills in the Legislative session 2019:

Immigrant Justice

AB 275 Occupational licensing for Non-citizens

AB 376 Makes local law enforcement agencies report statistics of prisoners transferred to federal agencies, such are ICE  

Puerto Rican & US Territories Justice

SB 396 Makes it simpler for people from US territories like Puerto Rico and Guam to transfer their licenses in Nevada

Economic Justice

SB 312 Requires business provide earned paid sick days for workers to take care of their health or family without risking financial security.

AB 456 Raises the minimum wage to $12

Housing Justice   

SB 398 empowers local government to address affordable housing.

SB 256 Prohibits discriminatory practices on the basis that the income of a person is derived from governmental benefits.

SB 151 Eviction reform which increases the period of time before the removal of tenants.

SB 425 Requires the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to amend the State Plan for Medicaid to provide certain additional home and community-based services

AB 174 Creation of the NV Interagency Council on homelessness.

 

For more information on our organization and on what you can do before the session ends, contact us info@maketheroadnv.org

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