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2013 Legislative Session

The 77th Regular Session of the Nevada Legislature began on February 4, 2013
for its 120 day session


    The NVMA tracked 12 Bill Draft Requests
    of which 8 were passed by
    the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature

    The following is a list of bills that passed along with a link to the full language of the bill:

    AB 72

    (Sponsored by Assemblywoman Carlton) ‐ AN ACT relating to the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; increasing the membership of the Board from seven members to eight members by adding a veterinary technician; increasing from four to five the number of members needed to call a meeting of the Board and to constitute a quorum; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB72_EN.pdf

    AB110

    (Sponsored by Assemblyman Ohrenschall) ‐ Providing that a dog may not be determined to bedangerous or vicious based solely on its breed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB110_EN.pdf

    AB246

    (Sponsored by Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining) ‐ AN ACT relating to animals; prohibiting the sale or transfer of ownership of a live animal at a swap meet under certain circumstances; providing exceptions; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB246_EN.pdf

    SB72

    (Sponsored by Senator Manendo) – Prohibits a person from intentionally engaging in horse tripping for sport, entertainment, competition or practice or from knowingly organizing, sponsoring,promoting, overseeing or receiving money for the admission of any person to a charreada or rodeo that includes horse tripping; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Bills/AB/AB98_EN.pdf

    SB73

    (Sponsored by Senator Manendo) ‐ Deletes certain provisions which make a report of an act of cruelty against an animal confidential; revising the prohibition against willfully releasing data or information concerning the report so that the prohibition only applies to data or information concerning the identity of the person who makes the report; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/SB/SB73_EN.pdf

    SB83

    (Sponsored by Senate Committee on Natural Resources) – Increases the penalties for certain offenses related to the use of an animal or a bird for baiting or fighting; prohibiting a person from manufacturing, owning or possessing a gaff, spur or other sharp implement designed for attachment toa cock or other bird with the intent that it be used in fighting another cock or other bird under certain circumstances; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/SB/SB83_EN.pdf

    SB213

    (Sponsored by Senator Parks) ‐ Requires the registration of each trap, snare or similar device used in the taking of wild mammals; providing that any information in the possession of the Department of Wildlife concerning the registration of a trap, snare or similar device is confidential; requiring the Board of Wildlife Commissioners to adopt regulations prescribing the frequency of required visits for a trap,snare or similar device; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/SB/SB213_EN.pdf

    SJR1

    (Sponsored by Senator Manendo) ‐ Expressing support for wild horses and burros in Nevada. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/SJR/SJR1_EN.pdf

     Bills tracked that did NOT pass:

    AB71 (Sponsored by Assemblyman Hambrick) ‐ Revises provisions governing the basis and procedure for determining whether a dog is dangerous or vicious; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

    AB250 (Sponsored by Assemblyman Goicoechea) ‐ Provides immunity from civil liability to certain persons for injuries or death resulting from certain equine activities

    SB245 (Sponsored by Senator Roberson) ‐ authorizing a board of county commissioners to adopt an ordinance regulating the importation, possession, sale, transfer or breeding of captive wild animals; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

    BDR250 (Sponsored by Assemblyman Brooks) – Revises provisions governing euthanization of animals.

     

    If you would like to submit
    a comment and/or concern
    on any of the bills being tracked
    by the NVMA, please send your comments to:
    nevadavma@sbcglobal.net.

     

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