Bill Seeks Tighter Nevada Campaign Reporting Laws

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Secretary of State Ross Miller wants to shed light on gifts and campaign contributions received by Nevada lawmakers and other public officials.

Miller on Tuesday will present his campaign finance bill, SB49, to the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections.
Among other things, the bill would require candidates to report any contributions of $1,000 or more within 72 hours. It would also require candidates to disclose how much cash their campaigns have on hand - something not currently required.

The committee also will hear testimony on SB203 requiring lobbyists to file quarterly reports on their wining and dining activities between legislative sessions.

Later Tuesday, an Assembly panel considers AB77 sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Pat Hickey of Reno. It would bar legislators from lobbying for two years after leaving office.