LVGEA posted regular updates in this space about the organization’s efforts during the 2023 legislative session – you can read each dated update below:
Post-Session Update on LVGEA’s Priority Bills (Friday, June 23):
**Bill report courtesy of Carrara Nevada, LVGEA’s contract lobby group.**
During the buildup to the 2023 Legislative Session, LVGEA met with dozens of key elected officials and candidates, including legislative leadership, the chairs of the money committees, and then-candidate Joe Lombardo. LVGEA’s efforts to expand and grow its relationships bore fruit when LVGEA CEO Tina Quigley was added to Governor Lombardo’s transition team to shape his economic development agenda. These efforts were further illustrated when Senator Julie Pazina (D) reached out to the government affairs team following her meeting with LVGEA Chief Strategy Officer Amber Stidham to express her desire to sponsor legislation to increase the threshold for the GOED Director to approve certain abatements from $250,000 to $500,000. Senator Pazina’s bill draft request would eventually become Senate Bill 181. Despite facing significant headwinds, S.B. 181 would garner bipartisan support in the legislature before being approved by Governor Lombardo. This session carried many other economic development conversations, some of which were positive, including restoring RDA funding to pre-pandemic levels in Assembly Bill 484 and a few others that were negative, such Senate Bill 394, which would have essentially eliminated GOED. Below are summaries and status updates for LVGEA’s key bills during the 2023 Legislative Session.
S.B. 181: Revises provisions relating to economic development.
Four primary sponsors brought this bill forward: Senator Julia Pazina (D), Senator Scott Hammond (R), Senator Jeff Stone (R) and Senator Lisa Krasner (R). S.B. 181 increases the threshold for the projected value of a partial tax abatement that is deemed approved by the Office of Economic Development. The approval threshold increases from $250,000 or more to $500,000 or more when approved by the Board of Economic Development, and from $250,000 to less than $500,000 when approved by the Executive Director. S.B. 181 passed the Senate with 18 to 2 approval and 1 excused. S.B. 181 also passed out of the assembly with a vote of 31-11. The LVGEA team helped present S.B. 181 in both the Senate and Assembly and worked with Carrara Nevada to earn bipartisan support in both houses, ensuring the success of the bill.
Position: Support | Status: Approved by the Governor
A.B. 484: Makes an appropriation to the Office of Economic Development in the Office of the Governor for the support of designated regional development authorities.
Sponsored by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, this bill appropriates $700,000, one-shot funding, to be designated by GOED to Nevada Regional Development Authorities to support regional economic development efforts. The bill passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously. A.B. 484 restores funding for RDA’s, including LVGEA, to pre-pandemic levels.
Position: Support | Status: Approved by the Governor. Found in Chapter 305.
S.B. 394: Revises provisions governing property taxes levied for the support of public schools.
Brought forward by the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development, this bill sought to limit the total amount of certain abatements and partial abatements of taxes. The LVGEA policy committee was not previously tracking this bill as it was introduced as a property tax revenue tied to funding public school discussion. However, on April 14, the bill sponsor amended the bill to instead include language prohibiting GOED from approving a tax abatements application where the projected value of the abatement to a single entity exceeds $500,000. The new proposal would have required all tax abatement applications (exceeding a $500,000 estimated tax abatement total spread over 10 years) to receive approval by the state legislature. The new proposal would have created timeline hurdles at the state, regional and local levels in which a desirable business prospect could expand/relocate to Nevada to help diversify the local economy. The LVGEA team strongly opposed S.B. 394 by lobbying Assembly leadership, coordinating opposition with other stakeholders, and testifying in opposition during a last-minute hearing. LVGEA CEO Tina Quigley and Chief Strategy Officer Amber Stidham traveled to Carson City so that Tina could oppose S.B. 394 in-person and ensure that the bill did not move forward.
Position: Opposed | Status: Died
S.B. 429: Revises provisions governing economic development.
Sponsored by the Senate Committee on Government Affairs, this bill requires certain new or expanding businesses to provide family and medical leave to employees to qualify for a partial abatement of taxes. It creates a layer of regulatory restriction on a uniquely narrow class of businesses by requiring those seeking economic development tax abatements to provide paid FMLA on top of Nevada’s regulated paid leave with little to no details around how it would be regulated in perpetuity and/or how it could impact competitive economic activity within the state. This bill passed the Assembly with a 26 to 14 vote with two members marked as excused and passed the Senate with a 17 to 4 vote. The Carrara Nevada team opposed S.B. 429 on behalf of LVGEA, expressing the many concerns with the bill. The team highlighted that the bill would further frustrate the efforts of the state’s RDA’s and that it would result in Nevada losing businesses it would otherwise attract to the state.
Position: Opposed | Status: Vetoed, but later included in S.B. 1 of the special session for the A’s bill through Amendment 1. To enrollment.
A.B. 38: Revises provisions relating to the Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada Account
A.B. 38 was introduced by the Assembly Committee on Revenue. It would have required any unspent funds in the Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada Account at the end of a fiscal year to be carried forward to the next fiscal year and not revert to the State General Fund. LVGEA submitted a letter of support for A.B. 38, and despite it passing out of Assembly Revenue in March, the bill failed to make it out of the Assembly.
Position: Support | Status: Failed
A.B. 41: Establishes the Nevada Innovation Account
Brought forward by the Assembly Committee on Revenue, A.B. 41 establishes the Nevada Innovation Account and requires the Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development to establish certain programs to be funded from the account. The bill also outlines certain duties of the Executive Director regarding such programs. The bill passed through the Assembly with a 41 to 0 vote with one member marked as excused. Between the LVGEA team and Carrara Nevada, we successfully supported this bill in all the committees it was presented in.
Position: Support | Status: Placed on Secretary’s desk and failed.
A.B. 77: Revises provisions governing economic development.
Brought forward by Speaker Steve Yeager, this bill creates the Office of Entrepreneurship within the Office of Economic Development; setting forth the powers and duties of the Office of Entrepreneurship; providing that the records, files and communications of the Office of Entrepreneurship are confidential; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. This bill passed the Assembly with a 30 to 12 vote and passed the Senate with a 18 to 3 vote. The LVGEA team supported A.B. 77 at the table, emphasizing its importance for reducing barriers and making investments in new products and technologies.
Position: Support | Status: Enrolled and delivered to the Governor.
A.B. 261: Revises provisions relating to water.
Brought forward by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, this bill requires (1) the State Plan for Economic Development to include a statement regarding the efficient use of water resources and (2) a plan submitted by certain regional development authorities to include water conservation strategies. This bill passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously. The LVGEA team supported A.B. 261 at the table, sharing its commitment to working with partners and finding ways to address resource availability.
Position: Support | Status: Enrolled and delivered to the Governor.
A.B. 359: Revises provisions relating to the imposition by certain counties of additional taxes on fuels for motor vehicles.
Four primary sponsors brought this bill forward: Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno (D), Assemblyman Howard Watts (D), Assemblywoman Clara Thomas (D), and Assemblyman C. H. Miller (D). A.B. 359 would enable Clark County to continue Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI) if passed, generating nearly $1.2 billion between FY 2028‐2037. Over the years, FRI made it possible for RTCSNV and member agencies, including Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and Mesquite, and Clark County, to move forward with the plan, design, construction, and maintenance of transportation projects. This bill passed the Assembly with a 32 to 10 vote and passed the Senate with a 15 to 5 vote with one member marked as excused. The LVGEA team supported A.B. 359 at the table.
Position: Support | Status: Vetoed
A.B. 428: Revises provisions relating to economic development.
Sponsored by the Assembly Committee on Revenue, this bill requires the State Treasurer to establish a tuition reimbursement program and creates the Nevada Grown Educator Account to fund the tuition reimbursement program, and working together with GOWINN, to establish and administer a Career Pathways Demonstration Program—work-based learning opportunities outside of school for large school districts. This bill passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously. The Carrara Nevada team went to the table in support on A.B. 428, expressing the importance economic diversification and the ability to share information related to workforce development and the talent pipeline.
Position: Support | Status: Enrolled and delivered to the Governor.
A.B. 433: Revises certain fees collected by the Secretary of State.
Brought forward by the Assembly Committee on Judiciary, this bill afforded Nevada an opportunity to be more competitive in establishment of start-ups and small businesses, which works toward economic diversification by waiving fees for certain state business licenses.
Position: Support | Status: Failed.
A.B. 481: Makes an appropriation to the Account for the Nevada Main Street Program.
Sponsored by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, A.B. 481 makes a $700,000 appropriation to the Nevada Main Street Program from the state’s general fund. From the Greater Vegas area, program funds are generally sought by rural partners to support business creation with the intention to fortify local, rural economies. This bill passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously with one Assembly member marked as excused. The Carrara Nevada team went to the table in support on A.B. 481, encouraging support of business creation to fortify these local communities.
Position: Support | Status: Approved by the Governor. Found in Chapter 299.
A.B. 483: Revises provisions relating to the Workforce Innovation for a New Nevada Account
Brought forward by the Assembly Committee on ways and Means, this bill would modify the WINN Fund to update provisions governing distribution and use of money provided by GOED to defray the cost of certain programs of workforce development. The balance remaining in the account that has not been committed for expenditure at the end of an odd-numbered fiscal year reverts to the State General Fund. A.B. 483 allows for any money remaining in the account at the end of a fiscal year to not revert to the State General Fund and instead have the flexibility to be carried forward to the next fiscal year.
Position: Support | Status: Approved by the Governor. Found in Chapter 297.
A.B. 490: Authorizes the establishment of academic medical districts.
Brought forward by Speaker Steve Yeager, this bill authorizes the creation of an academic medical district in a contiguous area that meets certain requirements. It passed the Assembly with a 39 to 3 vote and did not receive a vote in the Senate.
Position: Support | Status: Failed.
S.B. 19: Revises provisions relating to local governments.
Brought forward by the Senate Committee on Government Affairs, this bill aids in continued planning process for the Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport. S.B. 19 allows counties to form unincorporated towns to allow Clark County to create a town covering an area conveyed or transferred to it via federal act. Statutory authority was needed to create a taxing district to continue planning for service delivery to the site. S.B. 19 also proposed a one-mile buffer zone around the area and designated for noise management to ensure compatible use within the area and prohibits use by another local government. There are certain exceptions to this prohibition, including any area subject to an interlocal agreement, including an interlocal in place between the County and the City of Henderson. It passed through the Assembly and Senate unanimously. The Carrara Nevada team went to the table in support of S.B. 19, highlighting the ability to find solutions to increasing air travel with the Reid International Airport soon being at maximum capacity.
Position: Support | Status: Approved by the Governor. Found in Chapter 54.
S.B. 142: Enacts the Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights.
Five primary sponsors brought this bill forward: Senator Dallas Harris (D), Senator Melanie Scheible (D), Senator Edgar Flores (D), Senator Fabian Doñate (D), and Senator James Ohrenschall (D). As written, A.B. 142 would create a new protected class and would subject municipal governments to the threat of potential litigation based on Sec. 4 of the bill which creates a civil cause of action for any Sec. 3 violation. Sec. 3 of the bill contains ambiguous language and could be problematic as it attempts to equate personal property located within the confines of a home to the personal property of a person experiencing homelessness which is situated in a public location. Other provisions of the bill potentially hinder the clean-up process when items are found in public rights of way, including those that may pose a danger to the public.
Position: Monitor | Status: Failed.
S.B. 226: Revises provisions governing governmental financial administration.
Brought forward by Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro (D) and Speaker Steve Yeager (D), this bill revises provisions governing governmental financial administration. In its early iterations, this proposal could have implied that any/all projects, including land sales/leases related to economic development projects, be subject to use of prevailing wage contractors and subcontractors. Creating regulatory restrictions could greatly deter desirable business/industry from investing in the region as nearly all other Western states do not have a similar provision in place, thus making it more desirable to do business. Upon session closing, this section was entirely stricken from the proposal although some language may still provide ambiguity in interpretation. This bill passed the Assembly with a 28 to 14 vote and passed the Senate with a 12 to 6 vote with 3 members marked as excused.
Position: Opposed, then Neutral | Status: Enrolled and delivered to the Governor.
S.B. 273: Changes the name of the Nevada State College to the Nevada State University.
Ten primary sponsors brought his bill forward: Senator Roberta Lange (D), Senator Dallas Harris (D), Senator Pat Spearman (D), Senator Edgar Flores (D), Senator Scott Hammond (R), Assemblyman Duy Nguyen (D), Assemblywoman Clara Thomas (D), Assemblywoman Brittney Miller (D), Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe- Moreno (D), and Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray- Axelrod (D). This bill changes the name of the Nevada State College to the Nevada State University, designating the Nevada State University as a state college. This bill passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously with one Senator marked as excused. The LVGEA team supported S.B. 273 at the table, strongly urging the body to support higher education and what it can do for students.
Position: Support | Status: Approved by the Governor. Found in Chapter 277.
S.B. 431: Revises provisions relating to governmental administration.
Sponsored by the Senate Committee on Government Affairs, this bill revises provisions relating to governmental administration. In particular, Sec. 107 (the “Nevada Way Account”), would have supported economic development efforts, but it was ultimately amended out of the bill. S.B. 431 passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously and was supported by the LVGEA team at the table.
Position: Support | Status: Enrolled and delivered to the Governor
S.B. 433: Revises provisions relating to prevailing wages.
Brought forward by Senator Skip Daly (D), this bill revised provisions governing the payment of prevailing wages. Somewhat like S.B. 226, this proposal created a regulatory restriction in which prevailing wages would be applied in certain instances. This bill passed the Assembly with a 28 to 14 vote and passed the Senate with a 13 to 8 vote.
Position: Opposed | Status: Vetoed
S.B. 496: Revises provisions relating to the film industry.
Six primary sponsors brought this bill forward: Senator Julia Pazina (D), Senator Roberta Lange (D), Senator Skip Daly (D), Senator Pat Spearman (D), Assemblyman C.H Miller (D), and Senator Lisa Krasner (R). This bill would have established a development agreement with the Las Vegas Media Campus Project and Summerlin Production Studios Project to create investment criteria for the development of production infrastructure as well as establish a transferrable tax credit program in which to attract production business to Nevada.
Position: Neutral due to lagging data | Status: Died.
S.B. 509: Revises provisions governing stadium infrastructure projects.
Brought forward by the Senate Committee on Finance, this bill seeks the establishment in Clark County of a sports and entertainment improvement district for the financing of a Major League Baseball stadium project. The bill failed to advance during the Regular Legislative Session but was the priority of a special session called by Governor Lombardo. During the special session, the bill became S.B. 1 and was amended to include, among other modifications, S.B. 429. S.B. 1 passed the Assembly with a 25 to 15 vote with two members marked as excused. It passed the Senate with a 13 to 8 vote.
Position: Support | Status: To enrollment. Per a press release from the Governor’s Office, Governor Lombardo approved this bill on 6/15/23.
Tuesday, June 6 Update:
The Nevada Legislature adjourned the 2023 session at 11:59pm Monday, June 5. However, Governor Joe Lombardo is expected call a special legislative session to pass a final state budget, and address other bills, including the A’s stadium funding bill and the film tax credit bill.
SB181 Signed Into Law
On May 31, SB181 was signed into law by Governor Joe Lombardo. The bill, sponsored by Senator Julie Pazina (D – Las Vegas) alongside bipartisan cosponsors, increases the existing incentive threshold by which the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) executive director can approve legislated, performance-based tax abatement applications.
The intent of the legislation is to streamline the timeframe for micro-sized tax abatement applicants receive GOED approval. For the last 10 years, the abatement threshold for the GOED executive director to approve upon vetting and without board authorization was $250,000. This bill modernizes that threshold to $500,000. Additionally, it continues to reinforce the ability of the GOED executive director to approve those applicants prior to a GOED board meeting, which can reduce the approval process by up to three months for some businesses, thereby bringing industry to market sooner.
Applicants may still be asked to attend a GOED board meeting post-approval to share efforts on their project and to ensure transparency in the abatement approval process. And, of course, all claw back provisions by the state are still in place for these and any other business approved for tax abatements.
Monday, May 22 Update:
Last week was a busy one in Carson City with the 2nd committee passage deadline falling on Friday and the 2nd house passage deadline quickly approaching Friday, May 26. And, although there has been much activity to move proposals through the building, there is still a lot of work to be done. The countdown to sine die begins.
Highlights from last week:
AB261 Revises provisions relating to water.
AB261 would require the state plan for economic development to include a statement regarding the efficient use of water resources, and require a plan be submitted by regional development authorities outlining water conservation strategies relating to economic development. Over the last year, LVGEA has worked together with SNWA to investigate ways in which resources can be addressed through economic development processes with the intent to also explore incentive recommendations in which our region can enhance economic competitiveness as a result. LVGEA testified in support.
AB481 Makes an appropriation to the Account for the Nevada Main Street Program.
AB481 affords rural areas of the Greater Vegas region to invest in revitalization efforts that are tied to economic development. LVGEA testified in support of AB481 to support business creation with the intention to fortify regional rural economies.
AB490 Authorizes the establishment of academic medical districts.
The proposal would allow for the creation of an academic medical district in a contiguous area that would be governed by a board of directors. The district would include the creation of a tax increment area and allow for the issuance of bonds and other securities for certain healthcare-related development projects within the district. LVGEA testified in support of AB490 during its initial bill hearing.
SB181 Revises provisions relating to economic development.
SB181 would increase the incentive threshold by which the GOED executive director can approve legislated, performance-based tax abatement applications to streamline the timeframe in which micro-sized incentive projects are made in Nevada. This week, the bill received a favorable Second House floor vote and the bill now moves to the Governor’s desk for consideration of signing into law. LVGEA is in support of this bipartisan bill, which is being led by Senator Julie Pazina.
SB429 Requires certain new or expanding businesses to provide certain family and medical leave to employees in order to qualify for a partial abatement of certain taxes.
Last week, SB429 received a work session hearing in Assembly Revenue. The proposal received a “do pass,” with “nays” from all republican committee representatives. SB429 is a narrowly tailored bill that would require only those businesses approved for Nevada performance-based tax abatements and who employ 50 or more persons to also provide paid FMLA on-top of Nevada’s existing paid leave measures. [NRS 608.0197] LVGEA testified in opposition and is tracking this proposal.
SB496 Revises provisions relating to the film industry.
SB496 proposes to gradually expand Nevada’s existing film tax program from $10 million in annual credits to $190 million per year for more than two decades, with the amount of credits adjusted annually beginning in 2031 based at the rate of inflation. LVGEA believes investing in opportunities that spur growth in the creative and sports industry space, among others, is a sector of business in which the Greater Vegas region is uniquely qualified to benefit. While the proposal presented two studio sites for investment, LVGEA is location agnostic. Because economic impact data was not being presented in advance of the hearing to evaluate, LVGEA testified as neutral.
For real-time status of bills, visit Nevada’s legislative website: NELIS
Monday, May 8 Update:
Legislature Heads Into Final Month of the 2023 Session
With just one month left in the 2023 legislative session, things continue to change, and the status of bills remain fluid, as the legislature nears adjournment on June 6. LVGEA’s policy committee remains dedicated to engaging with state lawmakers on legislation impacting economic development. We’d like to update you on a few bills of note:
SB394, which would require all legislated, performance-based tax abatement applications above $500,000 to be approved by the legislature, versus the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). LVGEA President & CEO Tina Quigley and LVGEA Policy Committee Chair Glenn Christensen both traveled to Carson City to testify in opposition of the bill during a May 4 Assembly Revenue Committee hearing. LVGEA Policy Committee Chair Glenn Christensen, Board Chair Clark Wood, Former Board Chair Betsy Fretwell, GOED, the Governor’s office, Nevada System of Higher Education, area chambers of commerce, and trade associations testified against the bill noting it would hurt our state’s ability to stay economically competitive with other states that offer incentives. No vote was taken on the bill.
SB181, would increase the incentive threshold by which the GOED executive director can approve legislated, performance-based tax abatement applications to streamline the timeframe in which micro-sized incentive projects are made in Nevada. The bill received a hearing in the Assembly Revenue Committee last week, with no action taken.
SB431, sponsored by Governor Lombardo, is an omnibus proposal modifying various parts of state government. Specifically, LVGEA is supporting the consideration of a “Nevada Way” account that would provide a “deal closing” fund, which would assist Nevada in becoming more economically competitive with other Southwestern U.S. states.
Monday, April 10 Update:
LVGEA continues advocacy work as April 14 first committee passage deadline approaches
LVGEA’s policy committee continues its engagement throughout the 2023 Legislative Session and is now actively tracking more than 65 posted bills this cycle. Bills of note, over the last two weeks, include:
AB433, which revises certain fees collected by the Secretary of State. Sponsored by the Secretary himself, the bill works to provide greater financial flexibility to start-ups and entrepreneurs in Nevada.
SB181, which revises provisions relating to economic development. Sponsored by Senator Julie Pazina with the support of LVGEA and GOED, this bill works to increase the incentive threshold by which the GOED executive director can approve incentive applications, as to streamline the timeframe in which smaller incentive projects and investments are made in Nevada. SB181 received a work session hearing last week and received a “do pass” without amendments and will proceed to the Assembly for further conversation.
SB226, which revises provisions governing public works. The bill could impact economic development activities in Nevada.
SB281, which revises provisions governing natural gas. The proposal could ensure that a variety of energy options, like natural gas, are afforded to Nevada businesses and could afford businesses certainty of those options that are available for future development to support our community’s growth, which is essential for economic development.
SB431, which revises provisions relating to governmental administration. Sponsored by Governor Lombardo, this bill works as an omnibus proposal modifying various part of state government. LVGEA is particularly interested in enhancing workforce resources as well as consideration for a “Nevada Way” account, which could work to increase Nevada’s economic competitiveness as Nevada is the only state in the Southwestern U.S. that currently does not offer some type of “deal closing” fund or options alike.
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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, which 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