Legislature: February 2009 Archives

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Monday, February 23 - US Supreme Court hears oral argument in United States v. Navajo Nation and Rivera v. Illinois (whether the erroneous denial of a defense peremptory challenge is subject to harmless error analysis).

Monday, February 23 8:30 - Assembly Judiciary Committee: AB 114 (Makes various changes concerning compensation to victims of crime); AB 116 (Revises provisions concerning compensation for victims of crime); AB 120 (Makes changes concerning orders for protection of victims of sexual assault).

Monday, February 23 9:00 - Senate Judiciary Committee: SB 125 (Prohibits the unauthorized possession, reading or capturing of another person's personal identifying information through radio frequency identification); SJR 2 (Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise provisions relating to the selection of justices and judges).

Tuesday, February 24 - US Supreme Court hears oral argument in Burlington No. & Santa Fe R. Co. v. United States and Shell Oil v. United States and hears argument in Carlsbad Technology v. HIF Bio.

Tuesday, February 24 8:00 - Assembly Committee on Corrections, Parole and Probation: AB 81 (Makes various changes relating to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History); AB 117 (Makes various changes relating to prisoners and parole).

Tuesday, February 24 8:30 - Senate Judiciary Committee: SB 130 (Revises certain provisions governing certificates of permission to perform marriages); SB 141 (Enacts the Uniform International Wills Act).

Wednesday, February 25 - US Supreme Court hears argument in Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Flores-Figueroa v. United States (whether the federal crime of aggravated identity theft requires the Government to show that the defendant knew that identification he used belonged to another person).

Wednesday, February 25 8:00 - Assembly Judiciary Committee: no criminal law bills.

Wednesday, February 25 1:30 - Senate Committee on Government Affairs: Discussion of issues related to public employees' compensation levels, benefits and retirement and overview of related reports issued by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday February 26 - Nevada Supreme Court opinion release day

Thursday, February 26 8:30 - Senate Judiciary Committee Work Session:

S.B. 34 Makes certain changes concerning the use of court reporters in certain court proceedings.

S.B. 35 Repeals the provision that prohibits the prosecution of a person in this State for a crime after the person is convicted or acquitted of the crime in another state, territory or country.

S.B. 44 Designates certain employees of the Department of Corrections as category II peace officers.

S.B. 45 Revises provisions relating to certain criminal cases involving older persons and vulnerable persons.

S.B. 55 Makes various changes concerning commercial recordings.

S.B. 67 Revises provisions governing declarations of homestead. 

S.B. 82 Makes various changes relating to technological crime.

S.B. 83 Makes various changes relating to the regulation of gaming. 

S.B. 99 Limits the peace officer powers of taxicab field investigators. 

S.B. 101 Makes various changes relating to securities. 

S.B. 106 Revises provisions governing the purchase of a home or improved lot that is adjacent to open range.

S.B. 107 Limits the liability of certain nonprofit organizations and their agents, employees and volunteers under certain circumstances. 

S.B. 113 Creates statutory subcommittees of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice.

Thursday, February 26 approx 9 am - Assembly Judiciary Committee Work Committee:

A.B. 27 Clarifies requirements and procedures for obtaining a Nevada identity theft passport.

A.B. 63 Makes various changes to provisions regarding justice courts.

A.B. 88 Establishes a civil remedy for a person who was a victim of a sexual offense which was used to promote child pornography.

A.B. 93 Revises the definition of the crime of assault.

A.B. 104 Revises the provisions governing the failure to appear in court for the commission of certain misdemeanor traffic offenses.

Thursday, February 26 1:00  - Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice's Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice.

Friday, February 27 8:00 - Assembly Judiciary Committee: A.B. 64 (Increases the number of judges in the Second and Eighth Judicial Districts); A.B. 65  (Provides for the collection and disposition of additional court fees); A.B. 102 (Revises provisions governing problem gambling).

Friday, February 27 8:30 - Senate Judiciary Committee -  SB 142 (Establishes the crime of criminal gang recruitment) and other non-criminal law related bills.

The State Bar of Nevada will hold its February 2009 Bar Examination on Tuesday, February 24, Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 26.

Broadcasts of Legislative Committee Meetings are available here.

Assemblypersons Anderson, Leslie, Ohrenshall, Segerblom, Buckley, Atkinson, Claborn, Hogan, Horne, McClain, Munford and Pierce have introduced Assembly Bill 190, which if enacted would establish a moritorium on the execution of sentences of death until July 1, 2011 and would conduct a study on the fiscal costs of the death penalty in Nevada.  The study would require an examination and analysis of the costs of prosecuting and adjudicating capital cases compared to noncapital cases.

Nevada is not alone in considering the fiscal impact of the death penalty.  Both New Mexico and Montana are considering abolishing the death penalty in those states.

Other states have studied the fiscal impact of the death penalty and all have concluded that the death penalty is far more expensive than a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.  Details are available after the jump.

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Tuesday, February 17 - 8:00 Assembly Committee on Corrections, Parole and ProbationAB 35 (Revises provisions governing petitions by offenders under lifetime supervision for release from lifetime supervision); AB 36 (Revises provisions pertaining to lifetime supervision of sex offenders); AB 38 (Provides that sex offenders who are under lifetime supervision must not have their civil rights automatically restored).

Tuesday, February 17 - 8:30 Senate Committee on JudiciarySB 34 (Makes certain changes concerning the use of court reporters in certain court proceedings); SB 100 (Revises the provisions governing the period of revocation of a driver's license upon conviction of certain offenses involving driving under the influence).

Wednesday, February 18 - 8:00 Assembly Committee on JudiciaryAB 1 (Prohibits certain demonstrations at a funeral, memorial serivce or ceremony); AB 45 (Requires the State Public Defender to provide defense services to indigent persons in counties without county public defender offices and to fully fund such services); AB 105 (Makes various changes concerning genetic marker testing of certain criminal defendants).

Wednesday, February 18 - 8:30 Senate Committee on Judiciary.  SB 84 (Authorizes cities to create departments of alternative sentencing). 

Thursday, February 19 - Nevada Supreme Court opinion release day

Thursday, February 19 - 8:00 Assembly Corrections, Parole and Probation.  AB 78 (Requires the State Forester Firewarden to establish and carry out a program for operating conservation camps); Audit Report - Dept. of Corrections, Inmate Programs, Grievances, and Access to Health Care.

Thursday, February 19 - 8:30 Senate Judiciary Committee.  SJR 1 (Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to replace the State Board of Pardons Commissioners with the Clemency Board appointed by the Governor); SJR 9 (Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow the Legislature to establish an intermediate appellate court).

Friday, February 20 - 8:00 Assembly Judiciary Committee.  AB 27 (Clarifies requirements and procedures for obtaining a Nevada identity theft passport); AB 46 (Makes various changes concerning the right of certain persons to purchase or possess a firearm); AB 61 (Requires notification of certain victims of crime of the discharge, conditional release or escape of certain persons from the custody of Mental Health officials).

Friday, February 20 - 8:30 Senate Judiciary Committee.  SB 44 (Designates certain employees of the Department of Corrections as category II peace officers); SB 99 (Limits the peace officer powers of taxicab field investigators).

Friday, February 20 - 10:00 - 1:00 Indigent Defense Commission Meeting

Oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court will resume on February 23.

The Nevada Supreme Court will hear its next oral arguments on March 2.

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Monday, February 2 - Nevada Supreme Court en banc oral arguments in Glover v. District Court and Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. Trustees of Constr. Indus. (NRAP 5).

Monday, February 2 - Nevada Legislature opens its 2009 Session.

Tuesday, February 3 - Nevada Supreme Court en banc oral arguments in MGM Mirage v. Insurance Guaranty Ass'n, Allstate Insurance Co. v. Fackett and Shelksohn v. Yeh.

Tuesday, February 3 - 8:00 Assembly Committtee on Corrections, Parole and Probation meets and BDRs may be introduced.

Tuesday, February 3 - 9:00 Assembly Judiciary Committee meets.  Presentation on Nevada Criminal Law by Ben Graham.

Wednesday, February 4 - 8:00 Assembly Judiciary Committee meets.  Audit reports presented.  The Committee will consider AB 88, concerning civil remedies for a person who was a victim of a sexual offense which was used to promose child pornography.

Wednesday, February 4 - 8:30 Senate Judiciary Committee meets.  It will hold an informational hearing on activities by the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. 

Wednesday, February 4 - 12:00 NACJ Board Meeting at the Federal Public Defender's Office.

Thursday, February 5 - Nevada Supreme Court opinion release day.

Thursday, February 5 - 8:30 Senate Judicary Committee meets.  The Committee will consider SB 35 (repeals the provision that prohibits the prosecution of a person in this State for a crime after the person is convicted or acquitted of the crime in another state, territory or country; SB 45 (revises provisions relating to certain criminal cases involving older persons and vulnerable persons); SB 82 (makes various changes relating to technological crime).

Friday, February 6 - 8:00 Assembly Judiciary Committee meets.  The Committee will consider AB 42 (grants administrative subpoena power for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit within the AG's Office to obtain certainr records and materials); AB 59 (creates a rebuttable presumption against an award of custody or unsupervised visitation for any person who has abducted a child in the past).

Friday, February 6 - 2:30 p.m. Investiture Ceremony for new district court and family court judges: Doug Smith, Abbi Silver and Cynthia Giuliani.

 

No orders or opinions are expected from the United States Supreme Court as the Court is in a four week recess.  Oral arguments will resume on February 23.

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