Bill for Annual Sessions Passes Legislative Committee

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Senate committee has amended and approved a proposed constitutional amendment for annual legislative sessions in Nevada.

Senate Joint Resolution 8 calls for 90-day sessions in odd numbered years. In even numbered years, lawmakers would convene for 30 days with an option to meet in Las Vegas.

The measure was amended to remove a provision that called for lawmakers to be paid at least $2,000 per month during their terms. Under existing law, they only receive a salary for the first 60 days of the 120-day sessions held every two years.

Another provision that would have required Senate confirmation of gubernatorial appointments was removed.

The bill now goes to the Senate floor.

If approved this year, it would have to be approved by the 2015 Legislature and voters in 2016.