Nevada Families for Freedom
State Affiliate National Eagle Forum
186 Ryndon Unit 12, Elko, Nevada 89801, 775-397-6859, Sparks 775-356-0105
Editor: Janine Hansen
June 2021, In the Year of Our Lord
Volume 47, Number 4, Email version
The Nevada Legislature ended May 31st at midnight.
We have had many more victories than we could have expected this session with Democrats in complete control. God is good!
AB351 Assisted suicide, opens the door for life saving treatment to be denied by insurance companies and government, to save money and instead give you suicide drugs, died.
AB395 Abolishes the Death Penalty. Dead. The Governor announced he would not sign it. Apparently Prison Guards told him they would walk off the job if it was passed.
AJR7 National Infrastructure Bank This would create jobs without the U.S. Govt. borrowing money or using tax dollars. This is a creative way to rebuild America’s failing infrastructure & help revive the economy like Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt did. Passed.
SB102 insures all children will be 5 years old instead of 4 when they start kindergarten. Children do much better when they are a little older when they start school. Passed.
SB258 transgender men in women’s prisons. Died in Senate Finance.
SB292 Straight Ticket Voting AMAZINGLY---the portion of the bill on Straight Ticket Voting was amended out of the bill! Victory!
SB395 which allowed the 11 smallest rural counties: Nye, Churchill, Humboldt, White Pine, Pershing, Lander, Lincoln, Mineral, Storey, Eureka and Esmeralda counties, to raise the property tax above the tax cap, is dead!
SB425 Cannizzarro’s emergency “Gun Free Zone” bill is DEAD!!!
Sisolak’s Innovation Zoneswhich would create a separate government entity within a county run by a corporation which collects taxes and controls schools has been changed to a study.
It Could have been Worse
AB286 Original Gun Free Zoneswas significantly amended removing the most egregious portions which essentially banned open or concealed carry by restricting almost all places, including parking lots, where a firearm could be carried. That was a great victory! The portion that passed bans kit guns making it against the law to own one. You have until Jan 1, 2022 to sell the kit gun to a dealer.
AB376 Stealth Sanctuary State: Although it passed, the worst portions prohibiting law enforcement from having ANY cooperation with Federal Immigration was changed. Now the Attorney General is to “publish model policies” which “limit...the engagement of state or local law enforcement agencies with federal immigration authorities for the purpose of immigration enforcement.” However, local law enforcement does not have to adopt the AG’s model policies. That means you need to talk with your sheriff and police chief and encourage them not to sign onto the AG’s policies. It provides a $500,000 appropriation for the Boyd School of Law to provide illegal aliens with legal help. It sets up the Keep Nevada Working Task Force to help illegal aliens with career training and businesses….Your tax dollars at work.
AB495 Mining Tax introduced on Saturday, May 30 passed. However, this bill is far less damaging than the Constitutional amendments AJR1 and SJR1, which passed during the Special Sessions last summer and had to be voted on this session. Both are dead. AJR1 and SJR1 would have increased mining taxes by 382% on all mines resulting in the loss of tens of thousands of jobs, millions in wages and millions in taxes to mining counties. AB495 only applies to gold and silver mines which gross over $20,000,000 so it does not threaten the many small mines whose operations are economically marginal. Of course the money is earmarked for “education” system. As Assemblyman Matthews said in his statement on the Floor opposing AB495, we have been increasing spending on education for 60 years and it has just gotten worse. We must have fundamental change instead, like choice. Jill Tolles could not say enough in praise of AB495. Any tax increase requires a 2/3rds vote so it could not have passed without the RINO’s votes.
Tolles and Roberts were the two RINO’s in the Assembly who voted for AB495. RINO Senators voting for AB495 were Hammond, Kieckhefer, Pickard, and Gansert.
AB255 Appointed 3 of 7 School Board members in Clark and Washoe Counties died. However, added into AB495 the Mining Tax bill is a provision requiring the Legislative Committee on Education to conduct an interim study concerning the composition of school boards. The purpose of which is to create a study to justify appointing instead of electing members of the school board.
SB420 CannizzaroCare Nevada Obamacare does not go into operation until 2026. Increases Medicaid spending especially for illegal aliens giving birth. Passed. However, any subsequent Legislature can override it.
Bad and Double Bad!
AB195 Special Rights for Illegals in the schools who are English language learners and their parents. Designed to facilitate illegals in our schools.
AB207 Limits Free Speech and Assembly on the Internet making private online discussion forums with more than 1,000 participants subject to the public accommodations laws. Passed.
AB213 which gives scholarships and government grants to illegal aliens died, however SB347 was amended on the last day of the session to include all the government grants and scholarships that were in AB213 into SB347. These include: in-state tuition at Nevada colleges for illegal aliens who graduate from Nevada high schools, the Millennial Scholarship, the Silver State Opportunity Grant, and the Nevada Promise Scholarship. This will just make Nevada a greater magnet for illegal aliens. This is especially dangerous with migrants flooding our borders. Taxpayers can’t afford to pay for college for illegal aliens. SB347 passed.
AB261 Critical Race Theory mandated for Government Schools including Charter Schools. “Requires education to provide diversity and inclusivity in the academic standards and curriculum.” Passed.
AB287 Erases Mother and Father from Birth Certificates and other legal documents. Passed
AB321 All mail in voting and ballot harvesting. It does have options to vote in person. It puts into statute the temporary changes in election law passed during the summer 2020 Special Session for the November 2020 election. We must all remain vigilant and work with our local election officials to secure our ballots. Passed.
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AJR3 endorses Biden’s Executive Order on Climate Change, for the government to lock up 30% of the Land and 30% of the Water by 2030. Also encourages State and Local agencies to work cooperatively to achieve this goal along with our Congressional Delegation. All of the water in Nevada already has water rights and even much of the federally controlled land has inheritable property rights like grazing rights and mineral rights. This means in order to achieve this, the Feds will have to confiscate private property and water rights. Passed.
AJR10* raises the minimum wage to $12 an hour unless the Federal Government raises it higher and then Nevada matches the Fed minimum wage. AJR10* passed in 2019 and 2021. It is a Constitutional Amendment. It will be on the ballot in 2022.
SJR3: Urges Congress to provide funding to reduce the wild horse and burro population to appropriate management levels. Outlines the critical facts on the over population of wild horses and burros and the resulting damage to Nevada’s lands, harming wildlife, livestock, vegetation and the wild horses and burros themselves. 50% of all free-roaming horses and burros in the United States are in Nevada. The appropriate management level for thriving natural ecological balance is 12,800 horses and burros in Nevada’s 83 Herd Management Areas. In Nevada on average the Management areas are 300% over the appropriate level with 50,000 free-roaming horses and burros on Bureau of Land Management controlled lands and on U.S. Forest Service controlled lands. Dead.
SJR8* ERA has passed both the Senate and Assembly for the second time. It now goes on the ballot in 2022. It is anti-family, anti-woman and especially anti-girl. Girls will have to compete with biological males in sports which will ruin their chances for success and scholarships. Girls’ safety and privacy will be at risk in school bathrooms, locker rooms, showers and in motel rooms on trips when transgender biological boys use those facilities. Taxpayers will also be harmed because they will have to pay for abortions. Our religious liberty will be in jeopardy if we believe in traditional marriage. We are concerned that age of consent laws that protect children from sexual predators could be overturned in the name of equality. It is a Constitutional Amendment.
RINO’s voting for SJR8*: Senators Scott Hammond, Joe Hardy, Ben Keickhefer, Keith Pickard, Heidi Gansert & James Settelmeyer. Assemblymen Melissa Hardy, Glen Leavitt, Tom Roberts, & Jill Tolles.
Heroes voting against SJR8*: Senators Carrie Buck, Pete Goicoechea, Ira Hansen. Assemblymen Annie Black, Jill Dickman, John Ellison, Gregory Hafen, Alexis Hansen, Heidi Kasama, Lisa Krasner, Andy Matthews, Richard McArthur, PK O’Neill, Robin Titus, Jim Wheeler.
SJR11 urges Congress to ratify the 1979 United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. CEDAW is an endorsement of the radical feminist agenda including abortion. It will allow U.N. unelected bureaucrats to interfere in the laws of the United States and Nevada. It denigrates the chosen roll of many women, that of motherhood. SJR11 is deceptive and divisive in its language. Passed.
The Next Worry
Hyper inflation is being caused by the trillions of dollars the Federal Government is printing and putting into the economy. Inflation is essentially a government tax without raising “taxes”. The value of your money goes down with each dollar the government prints. The prices of goods and services go up. What does that mean for you? It means prices are already high and going higher. I will share my personal recommendations with you.I am not a financial expert.
1) Pray about what you should do. 2) If you have extra money, buy food and other useful items. The prices are going up on all consumer goods: food, seeds, soap, shampoo, razors, detergent, toilet paper, toothpaste, pet food, clothing, shoes. If you need something buy it now. 3) If you have a fixit project buy the materials and tools needed now. 4) Every useful item you buy now will be better than money in the bank or cash under the mattress, both which will lose more of their value every day.
Previous Good Legislative News
Many bills died on the April 9th deadline. We reported on these in our April 2021 Newsletter which is now on our website www.nevadafamilies.org. However, here is a limited quick rundown.
SB10 would raise property taxes on single family homes and commercial property putting all at the 3% or 8% level, is DEAD!!!
SB11 Increases Government Services Tax (Car Registration) in Reno or Sparks. Current law allows Washoe County to impose a supplemental Government Services Tax of 1 cent on each $1 valuation of a vehicle based in the County which they have not implemented. SB11 means if your vehicle is worth $12,000 that your increased tax would be $120 annually. If your vehicle is worth $25,000 your tax increase would be $250 annually. DEAD
SB73 Tax Increases City of Reno. This bill allows the City of Reno to establish a committee to recommend the increase of taxes including transient lodging, supplemental government services tax (car registration), transfer tax on real property, sales taxes, and property taxes. When the committee recommends the tax increases, they go on the Ballot in 2022. DEAD
SB134 Made you an automatic organ/tissue donor unless you pro-actively “Opt Out” when you get or renew your driver’s license. DEAD.
AB356 Surveys on Sexual Misconduct in the Schools setting up a whole legal system within the school. It was a violation of the Protection of Pupils Rights Amendment which prohibits invasive surveys on beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family; 3. Sex behavior or attitudes; 4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers; 7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or
8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. DEAD