Legislative Updates

80th Legislative Session

The 80th Legislative Session began Monday, February 4, 2019 and ended, Sine Die, just before midnight on Monday, June 3, 2019. WEA worked closely with NSEA in creating a strong, regular, and noticeable presence at the Legislature from the Governor’s State of the State Address in mid-January all the way through June 3rd.  WEA President Natha Anderson and WEA Government Relations chair Phil Kaiser were members of the NSEA Lobby team which met weekly to discuss the proposals as well as strategies needed to ensure educator voices were heard.

During the session, NSEA tracked nearly 200 bills, with 58 of 77 supported bills passing both houses, and 12 of the 13 opposed bills failing. The NSEA ground team as well as NSEA member leaders testified at the table over 100 distinct times, submitting exhibits on about 50 unique bills.   The WEA Board of Directors were able to participate at least once a month in our Educator2Legislator lobbying program and helped organize the two Red for Ed rallies held in Carson.

The NSEA priorities, agreed upon by the NSEA Lobby Team and the NSEA Ground Team, can be found at http://www.nsea-nv.org/home/232.htm and contains  the

Nevada State Education Association – Legislative Updates

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80th Legislative Session. The 80th Legislative Session began Monday, February 4, 2019 and ended, Sine Die, just before midnight on Monday, June 3, 2019..

official NSEA positions, the memos submitted to each committee, and videos of our ground team and member leaders testifying throughout session.

The attached power point covers a few of the “higher priority bills” as well as some of the items specific to Washoe Schools.  Please feel free to email Natha Anderson (nathaanderson@sbcglobal.net) if you have any questions or concerns.    This is the same power point presented during the Legislative Debrief sessions held in June (and planned for July).

 

NSEA 80th Session Review June 20 Power Point