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Lawmakers focus on justice reform, guns as session wanes

The Nevada Legislature building is located in Carson City, Nevada
Posted at 1:56 PM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 16:56:14-04

CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada lawmakers passed hundreds of bills this week to reform the criminal justice system, boost funding for K-12 schools and ban "ghost guns."

They passed measures to ban law enforcement agencies from requiring their officers to meet ticket quotas and to decriminalize traffic violations.

The four-month legislative session is scheduled to adjourn on May 31.

The Democratic-controlled statehouse has passed dozens of priority bills.

But the fate of several major proposals remains up the in air, including energy infrastructure, mail-in voting and laid-off workers who want the jobs they had before the pandemic — remains up in the air.