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July 22, 2017

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Proposed laws would allow dogs in bars, raise speed limit

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Legislature doesn’t convene until February, but proposed bills are already piling up — from raising the speed limit to letting dogs in bars to repealing term limits for elected officials.

As of Tuesday, there were 138 requests for bills to be drafted. Many are measures that failed in the 2013 Legislature, during which 1,152 bills were introduced.

Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, plans to reintroduce a bill to allow raising the speed limit on rural interstates from 75 mph to 85 mph. Last year, the bill made it through the Senate but died in the Assembly.

Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, is planning to introduce a death-with-dignity bill that would allow patients near death to be prescribed lethal pills that they would take themselves.

Assemblyman James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas, is proposing a “Nevada Right to Try Law” to allow terminally ill patients access to experimental therapies and medication.

Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, wants a bill to repeal term limits for state and local elected officials.

Under a bill requested by Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, bar owners would be given the option of allowing dogs on the premises.

Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, is asking for a bill to exempt home-based businesses with an annual gross income of $60,000 or less from having to obtaining a state business license.

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