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Sisolak signs bills on electric scooters, domestic violence

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 08:47:48-04

CARSON CITY — Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed bills allowing cities and counties to regulate electric scooters, increasing penalties for domestic violence crimes, adopting a sexual assault survivor's bill of rights and 63 other measures.

The Democratic governor's office announced he signed the bills Monday night, hours before lawmakers adjourned their biennial session.

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In addition to letting local governments regulate electric scooters, the law requires operators of scooter-share programs to pay a fee and stipulates that scooter riders are subject to the same rules and rights as bicycle riders.

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The law establishing a sexual assault survivor's bill of rights also spells out rules about the collection and analysis of evidence in rape kits.

The domestic violence law increases penalties for a number of those crimes and toughens penalties for stalking and the stalking of children.