On Tuesday, May 22, 2001, Governor Kenny Guinn signed Assembly Bill 61, thereby incorporating the wording of the limited Federal preemption known as PRB-1 into the Nevada Revised Statutes.
As bill author Nevada State Assemblyman Bob Beers, WB7EHN, commented when he heard the news:
I would like to commend everyone who assisted on this effort. The grass roots support for this bill was key to its passage and enactment, and the subject of awed comments in both houses.
The effective date of the bill was October 1, 2001.
Thanks to everyone for your support throughout this entire process. We achieved passage of AB61 through YOUR efforts!
Assembly Bill 61 was introduced into the Nevada State Legislature February 1, 2001, by Assemblyman Bob Beers WB7EHN (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Bill originally had two parts:
The complete text of the
amended Bill can be found on the Nevada State web site at
It is also available in
PDF format from
and in text format from
The original Bill before it
was amended can be found at:
An explanation of the Bill
and the legislative process by the author, Assemblyman Bob Beers, is
available as a MS Word document from
and in text format from
On Wednesday, March 14, the Assembly Government Affairs Committee accepted public comment on the Bill. Comments were universally favorable except for objections by the real estate and homeowners groups to Section 3 regarding CC&Rs. The committee referred the Bill to a sub-committee for further discussion.
On Wednesday, March 28, a sub-committee of the Assembly Government Affairs Committee voted to recommend that Sections 3 & 5 (the Sections dealing with CC&Rs) be removed from the Bill and that the Government Affairs Committee then refer the amended bill to the full Assembly with a recommendation for approval.
On Thursday, April 12, the Assembly Government Affairs committee voted to amend the bill as recommended by the subcommittee and then referred the Bill to the full Assembly with a recommendation that it be approved as amended.
On Thursday, April 19, the Nevada Assembly voted 40-0 to move the amended bill to the State Senate and the next day it was referred to the Senate Government Affairs Committee.
On Monday, April 30, the Senate Government Affairs Committee heard public testimony on the bill. No vote was taken nor was one expected.
On Wednesday, May 9, the Senate Government Affairs Committee moved to refer the bill to the full Senate with a recommendation that it be approved.
On Monday, May 14th, the full Senate voted unanoumously to approved AB61. They sent it back to the Assembly to be rewritten in a form suitable for both House leaders and the Governor to sign.
On Wednesday, May 16th, the bill was delivered to the Governor.
On Tuesday, May 22nd, the bill was signed by the Governor.
The current status (and detailed history) of the bill can be found at http://www.leg.state.nv.us/71st/reports/history.cfm?ID=3508
If you have any questions or comments regarding AB 61, please send them to:
Bob Beers, Assemblyman
401 South Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Dick Flanagan, K7VC
Nevada Section Manager
2851 Esaw Street
Minden, NV 89423
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