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Sisolak signs public records, funding bills

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Posted at 9:16 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 00:16:26-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed a bill toughening Nevada's public records law to crack down on any government agencies that intentionally violate it.

Sisolak on Thursday signed a bill that would state and local governments to face fines from $1,000 to $100,000 for "willfully" failing to comply with the law by providing access to government records.

The governor also signed bills Thursday to award grants for prekindergarten programs, funding for several museums and other institutions and a spending bill that helps address school safety and other needs.

It includes $20 million for a new engineering building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, $2.7 million for social workers in schools, $5.5 million for school resource officers and $4.7 million for social and emotional development programs.

Friday is the last day for the governor to sign or veto bills.