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Senate Democrats seek annual legislative sessions in Nevada

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 15:46:28-04

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Democrats in the state Senate have revived an effort to bring annual legislative sessions to Nevada.

Ten Democratic Senators have signed on in support of a resolution that would create a 90-day legislative session in odd number years and a 60-day session in even number years.

The measure, to be approved, would have to pass the Legislature this year and the 2021 Legislature before going to voters for approval. Supporters at a hearing Wednesday argued bi-annual legislative sessions are outdated and a switch to annual sessions will make the Legislature more responsive.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says Nevada is one of four states that hold sessions every other year. Opponents told legislators they have concerns the annual sessions will lead to a rise in the number of bills.