Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New 2017 Laws!

• Nevada voters passed the Question 2 ballot initiative in the November election, allowing an individual to possess up to one ounce of recreational marijuana. But there are no dispensaries licensed to sell the recreational drug.

Deonne Contine, director of the state Department of Taxation, says she hopes that temporary regulations will soon allow sales to occur.
State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, said he intends to sponsor a bill in the 2017 Legislature to permit those businesses licensed to sell medical marijuana to sell the recreational drug. He wants to get the process moving quickly and estimates it will bring in $50 million a year in tax revenue.
• The 2015 Legislature approved a law to require moped owners to register their vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles and pay a one-time fee. The law, meant to combat theft, set a Jan. 1 deadline to register the vehicles.

Alex Smith, a DMV spokesperson, said 300 mopeds were registered from Nov. 1 to Dec. 4. She said mopeds that are not on the road won’t have to register until they are put in use. Metro Police said they won’t issue citations until February.
Estimated cost of registration is $60 but the fee depends on the value of the moped.
• Nevada Highway Patrol troopers will be required to wear recording devices when they come in contact with the public. NHP chief Dennis Osborn said that won't happen until February when the video and recording equipment becomes available. He said the $1.2 million contract to buy the devices has to be approved by the Board of Examiners Jan. 10.

Osborn said all the patrol cars, however, have dashboard cameras.
Parents who receive state child support payments will deal with a new bank. Bank of America will be processing the debit card accounts, replacing Chase bank, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Thanks to the Las Vegas Sun for the information contained herein.