No Special Session To Deal With Nevada Parole Backlog

Gov. Jim Gibbons said Tuesday he won't call for an emergency legislative session to help the state deal with a new Nevada law speeding up release eligibility for nearly 1,200 prisoners.

After meeting with key legislators and representatives of the state Parole Board and Division of Parole and Probation, the governor said the lawmakers' Interim Finance Committee can handle any funding requests from the two agencies.

The IFC oversees a $6 million fund designed to cope with fiscal crises.

A funding request could be considered by the panel in early October.

Others at the closed-door meeting included Justice Jim Hardesty and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who had raised the prospect of a special session last week.