It took one extra day of work for Nevada lawmakers to put the finishing touches on 2007 Session.
They wrapped up around 9 o’clock Tuesday night, after failing to meet the final deadline Monday.
Some of the final measures include ten million dollars in performance pay for teachers, and another ten million for education-related programs.
Governor Jim Gibbons also approved five million dollars towards a stream restoration project, an effort that was supported by Bill Raggio.
All eleven bills that were looked at during the special session were signed into law.
Here's a list of the proposals that went before the special session:
- TEACHER PAY - AB280 appropriates $10 million for performance
pay for teachers.
- MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS - AB434 provides an exception from the
two-year residency requirement for Millennium Scholarship
recipients to students who have a parent in the military.
- OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE - AB484 transfers unspent money from a
legislative study appropriation to the state general fund for the
use of Opportunity Village in Las Vegas.
- EDUCATION FUNDS - AB553 appropriates $10 million for various
- TEACHER INCENTIVES - AB565 changes policies for incentives to
keep teachers on the job.
- COURTS - AB246 increases the number of district judges in the
Las Vegas and Reno areas.
- STREAM HABITAT - AB274 appropriates funds for development of
stream habitat restoration efforts. This began as a $10 million
proposal but had been cut to $5 million earlier by the governor.
- AUTO MUSEUM - SB319 authorizes special license plates that can
be sold at the auto museum in Reno.
- LEAR THEATER - SB572 transfers some room tax proceeds for
restoration of the Lear Theater in Reno.
- COURTHOUSES - Allows a county to seek funds from the state
budget for courthouse security.
- DISORDERS - SB326 creates a state Committee on Co-Occurring
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)