2023 Nevada Legislature – Preliminary Industry Specific Changes

Volume: 22 | Issue: 27
June 19, 2023

On June 5, 2023, the Nevada Legislature ended its 82nd Session with the passage of many bills affecting Nevada employers. Below is a preliminary summary of new laws that may impact employers in specific industries. For each, we have provided a link to Nevada’s legislative website where you can view the final text of the bill (click on “As Enrolled”).

Some of these bills may require a change to your policies and procedures. If you have questions about these bills or need assistance with such policy changes, please contact a KZA attorney.

There are still several bills pending which have passed the Legislature but have not been approved by the Governor. If these bills become laws, we will notify you via the Employer Report.  

SB 14 – Gaming. This bill makes a variety of changes to the duties and powers of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and makes other changes to gaming laws. For example, it allows the Chair to administratively approve certain persons to temporarily engage in certain gaming activities without a license and clarifies the definition of “gaming employee.” The majority of these changes became effective on June 9, 2023.

AB 21 – Money Transmission. This bill adds to, revises, and repeals various provisions in existing Nevada law governing the licensure and regulation of persons engaged in the business of money transmission. The changes are modeled after the Model Money Transmission Modernization Act approved by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. This bill is designed to create a single, nationwide standard for money transmission and modernize Nevada law. These changes to the law become effective on July 1, 2023.

AB 210 – Public works. This bill is designed to address prevailing wage violations on public work projects. It authorizes the Labor Commissioner to award double damages to be paid by any person who willfully and repeatedly fails to pay prevailing wages to a worker on a public work project. It also requires each contractor engaged on a public work to provide his or her workers at the time of hire a written or electronic notice designed to help the worker understand what the prevailing wage is and to obtain and keep an acknowledgment of receipt of such notice. These changes become effective on January 1, 2024.

AB 318 – Medicine. This bill extends certain provisions of Nevada law governing physicians and their insurers to physician assistants, practitioners of respiratory care, perfusionists, and their insurers. It also revises procedures relating to the expiration of a license to practice medicine. It becomes effective on January 1, 2024.

SB 441 – Public Accommodation Facilities. As we reported on May 18, this bill removes the COVID-19 protocols imposed upon public accommodation facilities in Clark and Washoe counties during the pandemic. The bill officially repeals Nevada Revised Statutes 447.300-447.355. It became effective on May 17, 2023.

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