Assemblyman Steven Brooks now says he won't take a leave of absence
Embattled Assemblyman Steven Brooks says he won't take a leave of absence, after all. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Carson City, NV (KTNV) -- Tuesday marked the second day of the legislature and lawmakers are at committee meetings and much more.
Assemblyman Steven Brooks was not supposed to be there, but he's changed his mind.
On Tuesday morning, he told his colleagues he was ready to serve after being sworn in on Monday.
Brooks was supposed to take a leave of absence to deal with medical issues, but he's now staying in Carson City.
This is just the latest in a string of bizarre behavior from Brooks over the last few weeks. It all started when North Las Vegas Police found Brooks with a gun in his car after he allegedly threatened his colleague, speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick said she wanted Brooks to take time to get well.
"I hope he feels better, I hope he's prepared to keep up with the workload and we will have that expectation of him like every other legislator," Kirkpatrick said.
Kirkpatrick said she feels safe with Brooks at the legislature after he apologized to her yesterday.
Now she and other lawmakers say they want to get back to business starting with tax reform that could ultimately help fund education.
Many lawmakers attended a meeting Tuesday on tax reform. Brooks did not any meetings, but he's expected back on Wednesday.