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Nevada Legislature Enters 5th Week

School reforms, prisons, concealed weapons, water rights, gender identity and more budget reviews are scheduled to be discussed as the Nevada Legislature enters the fifth week of a 120-day session Monday.

On Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee will take up SB180, a bill that would allow enhanced penalties for crimes committed because of a victim’s actual or perceived gender identity or expression.

Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Douglas delivers a speech to lawmakers Monday night on the state of the judiciary.

Another bill to outlaw texting and driving will be considered Tuesday. On Wednesday, legislative committees will continue work on K-12 budgets and school reforms, including a bill that would increase probationary periods for teachers and administrators.

Joint Senate and Assembly committees on Thursday will receive presentations on redistricting.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.



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