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August 30, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Don’t let feds tread on Nevada

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Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, recently submitted Senate Joint Resolution 3, which is before the Legislative Operations and Elections Committee. SJR3 asserts Nevada’s state sovereignty and would put elected U.S. officials on notice that Nevada will not enact federal mandates unsupported by the Constitution.

The 10th Amendment limits the federal government’s powers to those specified in the Constitution and reserves all other powers to the state.

Settelmeyer cited recent examples of the federal government issuing expensive, scientifically unsupported regulations regarding arsenic levels in drinking water and rezoning land that has never been flooded into a flood plain.

The Senate should pass SJR3.

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