LVGEA Engages with 2023 Nevada Legislative Session

LVGEA will be posting regular updates in this space about the organization’s efforts during the 2023 legislative session, so be sure to check back for more information on the bills we’re tracking and supporting.


Monday, March 27 Update:

LVGEA, GOED and Senator Pazina bipartisan bill to reduce project application wait times

Earlier in March, Nevada Senator Julie Pazina (D) alongside LVGEA and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) presented Senate Bill 181, which seeks to streamline the approval processing timeline for business and industries being considered for state legislative performance-based tax abatements under a proposed $500,000 tax abatement total amount threshold. Click to watch the committee hearing and to track the bill on NELIS.


LVGEA’s Tina Quigley testifying in support of SB181, week seeks to streamline the state tax abatement process

LVGEA engaged in bill conversations as session prepares for bill deadline

Thanks to the guidance of the LVGEA’s policy committee, the LVGEA has continued to play an active role in legislative conversations that directly impact the state and region’s economic competitiveness. The organization is actively tracking and engaged in more the 50 bills so far this session, is working to support state economic development bills, working with Senate lawmakers on SB181, and more. The committee anticipates another 200-plus bills to post within the coming week along with most legislative leadership bills posting thereafter in which they’ll weigh-in on and act as needed.

LVGEA’s Amber Stidham, testifying in support of SB273, which seeks to change the name of Nevada State College to Nevada State University



Original Post (March 13, 2023): LVGEA delegation talks economic development with state lawmakers

Creating and sustaining growth, increasing quality employment opportunities, and improving the quality of life through economic development were at the forefront of discussion last week when LVGEA’s policy delegation visited lawmakers in Carson City, Nev.

Led by LVGEA’s policy committee chair, Glenn Christenson of Vestland Investment, the group met with various state representatives to discuss southern Nevada’s opportunities and challenges in bringing diverse projects and career opportunities to the region, as well as highlighted a bill the organization is working together with Nevada Senator Julie Pazina on that could afford smaller projects to enter the Nevada marketplace more quickly, outlined in Senate Bill 181.

The one-day trip was also attended by Lauri Perdue of University of Phoenix, Betsy Fretwell of The Fretwell Company, Michael Cunningham of Bank of Nevada, Bryant Thornton of Republic Services, Shani Coleman of Clark County, Tina Quigley and Amber Stidham of LVGEA, as well as LVGEA’s contract lobby group leads from Carrara Nevada, Connor Cain and Ashley Cruz. The meeting schedule included: Sect. of State Cisco Aguilar, Treasurer Zach Conine, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, Senator Carrie Buck, Senator Fabian Donate, Asm. Daniele Monroe-Moreno, Asm. PK O’Neill, Asm. Shea Backus, Asm. Max Carter, Asm. Duy Nguyen, Asm. Bert Gurr as well as Governor Lombardo’s chief of staff, Ben Kieckhefer.

The LVGEA’s policy committee, which is comprised of various LVGEA50 board members, meets regularly during the session to review, discuss and work on pieces of legislation that directly tie to the region’s economic competitiveness.

LVGEA staff and policy committee members attending LVGEA’s Legislative Day in Carson City on March 7, 2023

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