August 31, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers would meet annually and could convene outside the state capital under a measure approved by the state Senate.
SJR8 is a proposed constitutional amendment authorizing limited annual legislative sessions.
It was approved Tuesday by the Senate on an 11-10 party-line vote, with Republicans opposed.
The Nevada Legislature currently meets for 120 days every two years. SJR8 calls for lawmakers to meet 90 days within a 120-day time period in odd numbered years; and for 30 days within a 45-day timeframe in even numbered years.
It also would allow lawmakers to meet outside Carson City such as in Las Vegas, where two-thirds of the population lives.
The measure now goes to the Assembly.
If approved this year and in 2015, it would go to voters in 2016.
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