CARSON CITY, NV - Nearly two-hundred laws go into effect in the Silver State Monday, July 1. These laws represent more than a third of the 558 bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Sandoval from the 2013 legislature.
Just a few of the laws that will most affect Nevadans include underage tanning, a boost in the Millennium scholarship, drivers' authorization cards and “Brianna’s Law”.
Lawmakers outlawed anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning beds. They also created a civil liability for salons that allow children to use the equipment. Salon owners will also be responsible for increasing the information on the signage that details the health risks of tanning.
The Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholarship received major support from lawmakers. There are bills going into effect that allocate $7 million for the fund. There will also be an additional $8 million that comes from a settlement between large tobacco companies and the states. With $15 million coming in 2013, the scholarship is financially secure through the 2017-2018 school year.
Nevada has become the fifth state to allow immigrants to have a way to legally drive and obtain insurance when Gov. Sandoval signed SB303 into the law. The cards are not available until January. However, $740,000 will be collected for the program July 1. Applicants for the card will need to verify their identity and residence in Nevada to obtain a card. The cards must be renewed annually.
For a complete list of the laws taking effect July 1, click on the link below.