Jul 162020

Well – it looks like a bunch of “Republicans” in the legislature are in need of loving, the kind of loving that only the Right On Daily Blog can give RINO’s.

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Why Elect Republicans When They Vote Like Democrats?
After you read my explanation of SB3 below and what happened yesterday, my question is this. Why vote for Republicans when they vote like Democrats? Contact the Republican Senators and Assemblymen who voted for SB3 and ask them that question.
Yesterday during the Special Session of the Nevada Legislature, the Senate voted 19-2 for SB3 with only 2 Republicans Senators Hansen and Hardy, voting No. SB3 passed the Assembly 32 to 10 with only 6 of 13 Republicans, Assemblymen Chris Edwards, John Ellison, John Hambrick, Alexis Hansen, Lisa Krasner, and Jim Wheeler, voting No. Democrats Richard Carillo, Skip Daly, Ozzie Fumo, and Greg Smith also voted No.
MESSAGE:Why did you vote with the Democrats on SB3 against mining and the rural counties which are overwhelmingly Republican? We expect you to vote to uphold the two-thirds requirement in the Nevada Constitution for raising taxes even if you lose. Please stand for principle. (or write you own message).
Republican Senators and Assemblyman voting NO on SB3: Thank them for voting NO on SB3 like Republicans should!
You can view the floor statements near the end of the sessions for both the Senate and the Assembly: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Video/
SB3 Requires the mines for the “net proceeds of minerals” tax to pay their taxes a year in advance before they ever make any money. How would other businesses do if they had to pay their taxes a year before they are operating for that year or making any money?   In his opposition on the Senate Floor Senator Ira Hansen said that in his opinion this was unconstitutional because the Nevada Constitution requires a fair and equitable tax system. If all businesses had to pay a year in advance then this would be fair and equitable, but the Legislature is singling out one industry as it is only being imposed on mining. Small mines may have to borrow the money to be able to pay their taxes and it could certainly make it impossible for them to operate putting them out of business. This acceleration of the mining tax will be for 2021, 22 and 23 and then revert to the former method of payment. The Legislative Counsel Bureau sided with the Democrats and against the 2/3rds voting requirement for raising taxes. More below under Settelmeyer.
SB3: Currently, the state highway fund gets 75% of the money from the government services tax when you register you vehicle and the state general fund gets 25%. This bill changes that so that the general fund gets 100% of the tax money and the highway fund nothing for one year. This will have a tremendous impact on construction jobs which will be lost because of the loss of funding for the highway fund. The bill also provides for the Nevada Dept. of Taxation to create an amnesty program for people who owe back taxes so that if they pay their taxes in full, they will not have to pay any interest or fees. They expect to get about 1/3 of people to pay, raising close to $30 million.
Republican minority leader Senator Settelmeyer stated that in 2010 almost the exact legislation was passed and needed a 2/3 votes. Why in 2020 does the bill not require a 2/3 vote? Was the Legislative Counsel Bureau wrong in 2010? Or is this another challenge to the 2/3 vote requirement in the Nevada Constitution to pass a tax or fee? He asked if it was designed to support the court case that was currently in the courts, which the Republicans brought from the last session when a bill came to the Senate Floor with a requirement for 2/3 vote did not pass and then was brought back within an hour without the 2/3rds requirement and passed. Senator Hardy made the same points. Although Senator Settelmeyer still voted for SB3 and Senator Hardy voted No on SB3. Kevin Powers of the Legislative Counsel Bureau sided with the Democrats and against the 2/3rds voting requirement for raising taxes.
On the Assembly Floor the public testimony by Leftist-Socialists paid lobbyists spent their time bashing the mining industry and saying they needed to pay more taxes and that acceleration was not enough. Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen gave a stirring defense of the mining industry. She reminded the body that mining also pays many other taxes and is the major industry in most of the rural counties. That mining creates well paying jobs averaging $90,000 a year. You can hear her at the link above. Assemblywoman Titus also defended mining but voted for SB3.
It is time to sue the legislature for this unconstitutional act. The RINO’s in Carson City just pulled an Arnold Schwarzenegger. They are ripping off future years because they lack the courage to tell public employee unions and welfare recipients no. We expect this kind of dishonesty from Democrats. But Republicans like Kieckhefer and Stettlemeyer that play conservative in their district and then bargain the future of the state away when they think no one is going to know need to be held accountable.
Right On Daily Nevada is building a target list and these guys are on it.
It is time to primary challenge these so-called “Republicans” that are screwing the second largest source of revenue for Nevada. Note, these cowards did not mess with the Casino Industry.
Apr 292020

Thank you Nevadans for your help in flattening the curve in our great state.

COVID19 has disrupted the entire world leaving us struggling to understand and address the spread of the virus.  Incrementally, nations, then states like Nevada, have responded.  The Governor enacted restrictions and Nevadans, in turn, have endeavored to adhere to them. Education was moved online.  Gaming across the state as well as thousands of small businesses that employ over 40 percent of all of Nevada’s private sector employees were closed. Restaurants, other enterprises and open-air recreation were also limited.

Every Nevadan was called upon to follow measures to flatten the curve such as social distancing and the use of masks.  And, Nevadans responded to be part of the solution to keep each other safe.  Our communities have suffered through the loss of life and growing economic instability in an attempt to ensure flattening of the curve across Nevada.

“Now is the time we must act.  Planning today as we look toward reopening our economy will allow us to recover faster.”
We all agree that we want safe and healthy communities, but we must also develop a concrete framework for what we are going to do to open our economy moving forward and how we are going to do it. While Nevada will be joining the Western States Pact, whose goal is a regional approach to opening our economy, no specific details important to Nevada’s families, businesses, and communities have been provided.  Now is the time we must act.  Planning today as we look toward reopening our economy will allow us to recover faster.
Here are measures we should consider as we work to reopen our state:
  • A phased reopening based on White House Guidelines including a downward trajectory of COVID-like illnesses and cases reported within a 14 day period and the ability to treat patients without crises care.
  • Testing and monitoring of infections to identify and quell the spread
  • Regional accountability for tracking infection and responses
  • Testing for immunity to identify those who can reinforce our healthcare workforce and those who can work in other industries
  • Establishment of safety protocols based on industry with industry input
  • Creation of contingency plans for setbacks or another wave
  • Ongoing community engagement and education to reflect the current and anticipated state of the spread
  • Continued support for businesses, most likely through the federal government, to help businesses bridge the economic gap created by the shutdown
The communications I have received from my constituents and stakeholders across the state have made it clear that the lack of information and guidance from the state is growing increasingly discouraging every day. Every Nevadan needs to be part of the solution for our recovery. We’ve stayed home, stayed safe and stayed together during this incredibly disruptive time. We must now work together to support each other as we move toward recovery and reopening our great state.
“We’ve stayed home, stayed safe and stayed together during this incredibly disruptive time. We must now work together to support each other as we move toward recovery and reopening our great state.”
Please reach out to me with any of your concerns and ideas related to COVID-19 and potential planning framework for helping our state return to normal. You may reach me at heidi@gansert4nevada.com.


Mar 312019

I believe that the Nevada Democrats are on to something. It appears they have data that is showing the extreme lerch left is killing them with ordinary people. Stuff like this does not happen in a vacuum.

Miracles in the Making

All these bills are in process. Nothing is final. Most are just barely out of the first committee. These are the bills covered in this report: AB281 Sanctuary State, AB420 Property Forfeiture, AB186 National Popular Vote, AB244 Increases 5 Taxes, SB354Board of Regents, and AB123 Vaccines.

AB281 Sanctuary State:I was overjoyed tosee the incredible turnout opposing this bill. The Sponsor Assemblyman Flores objected to it being called a Sanctuary State bill and was upset with the email that went out that was calling it one. That was a great endorsement of our Alert emails! AB281 is a prelude to a full-blown Sanctuary Bill and just like Flores has done with the driver’s authorization cards for illegals, he moves forward one significant step at a time. When Chair Yeager asked everyone to stand who was opposed to the bill…90% of the full room in Carson stood and it appeared the same in Las Vegas. There was also an overflow room in Carson. Those who spoke against the bill did an excellent job…well prepared, articulate and passionate. The presentation by Flores and the Las Vegas Metro Police and all the testimony in favor took 32 minutes. The Chair gave 54 minutes to the opposition at 2 minutes each alternating between Carson and Las Vegas. 28 people spoke against it, and 13 in favor.     Metro said that what AB281 mandated was currently their policy….Flores wants to mandate that pro-illegal alien policy in all counties. All the sheriffs from other counties were in a meeting in Tonopah so none were represented. I just wanted to shout hallelujah that so many people came. I especially want to thank the Douglas County Republicans for turning out so many people! I have no idea what will happen with the bill, but this turnout should cause them deep concern. You can view the hearing…it’s the last bill at.http://nvleg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=11444

AB420 Property Forfeiture: This bill was heard in the same hearing as AB281. Former Republican Senator Don Gustavson worked for at least 3 sessions trying to improve our civil property forfeiture laws. These are laws which allow police to confiscate your property without due process if you are charged with a crime or someone who perhaps was driving your car, living in your home or rental, etc. was charged with a crime. This bill moves civil forfeiture into the criminal law which is much better. It puts restraints on law enforcement….sorely needed (there has been tremendous abuse because the police have kept what they confiscate)…and it provides for due process for both the innocent and those charged…they can’t keep it unless they are convicted. We supported this bill and after so many years it appears to have an excellent opportunity to move forward.

AB186 National Popular Vote passed out of the Assembly Committee with all Democrats voting for it on March 14th. It should have been voted on by the entire Assembly more than a week ago. So far…no vote. I think the reason there’s been no vote is because the Reno-Gazette Journal reported that the Assembly Majority Floor Leader Teresa Benitez-Thompson, D-Reno, said “she was wary of Assembly Bill 186, which would see Nevada join a nationwide push to elect the president purely by popular vote.” Benitez-Thompson is second in leadership only to Speaker Jason Frierson.     The article went on to say, “Benitez-Thompson worries a shift away from the institution would shrink the Silver State’s hard-won place on the national political stage.     “I have a small-state perspective,” Benitez-Thompson told an audience at the Reno Gazette Journal’s monthly Pints and Politics event. “I always want to feel like our vote matters.     “We in Nevada have worked so hard to make sure our voice is bigger than we are in the presidential caucus. … I just don’t want Nevada to lose a very unique position. We have a pretty big influence and I want to protect that.”

AB244 Increases 5 Taxes including: Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Car Registration Taxes, andother Taxes for ALL counties but Clark. This bill was a disastrous shift away from Representative Government and gave power to an Unelected Biased Committee to recommend that any or all of these 5 taxes be raised for capital improvements for schools and then submitted it to the voters. This bill was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Al Kramer. He submitted amendments to the bill which: made it only apply to Carson City, did away with the Committee and required the elected County Commission (Board of Supervisors) to determine whether or not to submit any tax increase recommendations to the voters. Because the Sponsor requested the amendments I anticipate the Committee will adopt them. WOW! 95% better!

SB354 Board of Regents: This bill takes effect if AJR5* from the 2017 session passes, which changes the governance of the Board of Regents. The original version of AJR5* eliminated the right of the people to vote for the Board of Regents. We strenuously objected. That portion was removed from the resolution in 2017. Now in violation of our concerns, SB354 takes away our right to vote for the Board of Regents…thinking that the Powers that Be who appoint are smarter than the people who vote….We will then have special interests determining the Board of Regents. I believe your email made the miracle! When the sponsor, Senate Woodhouse, presented the bill she said there was so much push back because it took away the people’s right to vote, that she was taking that part out of the bill!!!

AB123 Vaccines was to change the procedures for maintaining information, reporting and contacting parents of children who have medical or religious exemptions from vaccines. This battle was valiantly pursued by many young mothers from Medical Choice….The concern is about persecution by the Health Department if the information on exempted children went beyond the school .     These are the “conceptual” amendments which were adopted by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday. This was truly a miracle because they included all the things we asked for. (I have condensed the amendments).

  • Require information concerning exemption statements to be maintained in Infinite Campus or in the school’s record system. Copies will not be given to any outside entities. (Parent’s were very concerned that they would go to the Health Dept.)
  • Removed all provisions requiring consent to disclose (they were forcing parents to sign away privacy rights) so the information could be given to the Health Dept.
  • The Health Division will be provided with the number of students with medical or religious exemptions on file for each school but will not have access to individual student information.
  • In the event of an outbreak, and if directed to do so by local health authority, schools will contact all parents.
  • Provide that exemptions for medical conditions that are permanent do not need to be submitted more than one time.
  • Authorize physician assistants to sign a written statement for exemption for medical conditions.
  • Provide that exemptions for religious beliefs do not need to be submitted more than one time. They will be on file in Infinite Campus or other student data systems.
  • Clarify that if a child moves to another school that does not utilize Infinite Campus or other student data system, a statement of exemption will have to be filed when enrolling in the new school.
  • Remove provisions deeming a child to be neglected if he was not immunized according to the provisions of the bill.

Miracles! The hearing for this was overflowing with parents with personal experiences of vaccine injured children….including deaths. The Medical Choice people were very active on this issue as was Nevada Families’ own Communications Director Nancy Jones. However, we must remain vigilant because the Health Department is still talking about a “form” for exemptions and Immunize Nevada is working in conjunction with them.


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Mar 272019


Increases 5 Taxes including:Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Car Registration Taxes, and other Taxes

This was WC1 in 2016 in Washoe County.  The Republican Caucus told me that this new bill applies to Washoe County and all 15 rural counties.  

This is a disastrous shift away from Representative Government from the elected Legislature, County Commissions and School Boards and gives power to an Unelected Biased Committee (see list of appointed members below) to recommend increases in possibly 5 taxes including: PROPERTY TAXES, GOVERNMENT “SERVICE TAX” FOR DRIVING A VEHICLE (registration), SALES TAXES, REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX, and Room taxes for hotels and motels.

After the Committee recommends the tax increases the County Commission puts it on the ballot. The Pro-Tax-Increase special interests then spend Millions of dollars to get it passed.

These new taxes are supposed to be used to build and fix school buildings. In Washoe County this has resulted in people leaving that county to purchase a vehicle in another county to avoid increased sales taxes, so it has hurt business and revenues for the county. (See additional information below) HEARING: Thursday, March 28, 4pm, Assembly Taxation Carson City Room 4100Video conferenced to Las Vegas: Room 4406 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Elko, Room 121 of the High Tech Center, Great Basin College, 1500 College Parkway. 

Vote No on AB244. This is a sneaky way to raise 5 taxes by appointing a biased pro-tax- increase committee to determine if the schools are overcrowded and in need of repair. Then these pro-tax groups spend lots of money to impose new taxes when it goes on the ballot. We cannot afford new property taxes, vehicle registration taxes, sales taxes, and property transfer taxes. Why are un-elected and unaccountable people determining whether or not taxes need to be raised? This violates our Constitutional right to a republican form of government.

 Contact the Republican Sponsor: Assemblyman Al Kramer, representing Carson and Washoe Al.Kramer@asm.state.nv.us, 775-684-8825, Ask him to withdraw the bill.

Contact the Republican Assembly Minority Leader and ask why a Republican is bringing this Sneaky Tax: Assemblyman Jim WheelerJim.Wheeler@asm.state.nv.us, 775-684-8843

Contact all Members of the Assembly Taxation Committee: Chair: Dina.Neal@asm.state.nv.usLesley.Cohen@asm.state.nv.usShea.Backus@asm.state.nv.usTeresa.BenitezThompson@asm.state.nv.usEdgar.Flores@asm.state.nv.usSusan.Martinez@asm.state.nv.usEllen.Spiegel@asm.state.nv.usHeidi.Swank@asm.state.nv.us,

Republicans: Chris.Edwards@asm.state.nv.usGreg.Hafen@asm.state.nv.usAl.Kramer@asm.state.nv.us (Sponsor) Share your opinion on Legislative Bills: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

Text AB244: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/AB/AB244.pdf Background: AB244 authorizes the Board of Trustees of a School District to establish the Public Schools Overcrowding and Repair Needs Committee. This un-elected Committee then recommends the possible imposition of 5 tax increases on property taxes, government service tax for vehicles, sales tax, property transfer tax, and taxes on the gross receipts from the transient lodging (hotels/motels) to fund capital projects of the school districts.

Page 4 Section 2 of AB244: the Committee “shall, on or before April 2, 2022: (a) Prepared recommendations for the imposition of one or more of the taxes …to provide funding for the school district….” Then the Count Commissioners SHALL at the next general election, submit the question to the voters. What happened in Washoe County on WC1 in 2016 is that a Million Dollars were spent to pass the question. It passed. (see info from Jeff Church below)     

Makeup of the Biased Pro-Tax Committee: Superintendent of the School District. One State Senator whose District encompasses part or all of the School District. One Assemblyman whose District encompasses part or all of the School District.

One member each representing: the Nevada Association of Realtors, Retailers Association of Nevada, Board of County Commissioners, Mayor of each city in the district, Oversight Panel for School Facilities, Labor organization appointed by the AFL-CIO, licensed Educator appointed by Teachers Union NSNEA, one member of the general public appointed by the PTA, member appointed by Regional Economic Development Authority, Gaming appointed by gaming association, business and commercial interestes appointed by chamber of commerce, homebuilders appointed by homebuilders association.

The U.S. Constitution Art. IV Section 4: “shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…” That means that we are not governed by un-elected unaccountable “Committees”. It does mean that we are governed by duly elected Representatives. This is a good way for elected Legislators, County Commissioners and School Board members to avoid accountability for raising taxes.

AB244 Tax for School Building Information from Jeffrey Church: www.RenoTaxRevolt.comRenoTaxRevolt@sbcglobal.net Summary: AB244 is likely illegal and (WC1) has proven to be a disaster for Washoe County. WC1 hurt Reno-Sparks-Washoe tax revenue and the school district lacked any funding for teachers in buildings once completed. There are alternatives (listed at end). 

AB244 is based 100% on two prior measures from 2016 and 2018 in Washoe County. 2018 failed but WC1 in 2016 has proven to be a disaster for many reasons. Neither has been tested in court but there are many legal issues to be addressed. The lawsuit on 2018 was well researched drafted but as the measure failed the point became moot.  Because the research is done and before we go thru any costly elections, we need an LCB opinion or recognize the prior LCB opinion (Sept 7, 2015 on SB119) and kill this. Tax increases are the responsibility of the legislature by a 2/3 majority. LCB has opined that the legislature may pass that authority to an elected local government. “…a bill which only authorizes or enables but does not require, a local government to take action…” “… the discretionary decision… is left to the ultimate determination of the local government…” AB244 violates that opinion. Legally, it has never been resolved if the legislature may so delegate to local government however this delegates the authority to a obviously biased unelected committee. Research nationwide shows this in unprecedented. Under AB244 the unelected committee determines the type, length and amount of tax and the elected County Commission is “required” to place it on the ballot. Please see Writ that has been drafted. And NV Constitution Art 4 -18(3):  Only the legislature “may refer any measure … to the people…” not to a biased committee. A majority of all of the members elected to each House may refer any measure which creates, generates, or increases any revenue in any form to the people of the State at the next general election, and shall become effective and enforced only if it has been approved by a majority of the votes cast on the measure at such election. 

From a previous related matter: I’ve gotten an opinion from LCB (Legislative Counsel Bureau) Legal that says the Legislature, by majority vote, can approve or authorize the Clark County Commission to impose a sales tax,” Segerblom said. “And then the Clark County Commission, by a majority vote, can enact a sales tax. “The (LCB) advised the Legislature that it was the opinion of this office that the two-thirds majority requirement does not apply to a bill delegating discretionary power to a local government which authorizes or enables, but does not require, the local government  to carry out taxation.” Legislative opinions entitled to deference (Nev. Mining Ass’n 117 Nev. At 540) (Howell, 26 Nev. At 114)

Outside of the legal issues WC1 2016 in Washoe had the following result:

Passage of WC1 (2016) resulted in DECREASED tax revenue for Reno and Washoe and related governments.Estimated that over a million dollars was spent by special interests for WC1 and the opposition had no such funds. It was simply unfair. 

Once passed as a sales tax making Reno-Washoe the highest sales tax in Nevada, car buyers fled in droves to Carson, Fernley and Lyon. A new Jeep and Dodge dealer opened in Fernley (an off shoot of Reno Dodge) and a Chevrolet Dealer (Wild West) in Yerington. Car dealers outside Washoe saw sustained double digest increase in sales. Washoe “big ticket” car sales saw a drop in April and only a single digest rebound thereafter as the economy boomed and Reno’s population increased 7% annually. With the added Washoe RTC gas tax many residents report they travel outside Reno to buy gas and shop. That decrease in revenue hurt other local government that depend on sales tax. In other words Reno and Washoe lost millions in revenue every time a buyer went outside of Washoe. On a $40,000 truck, that’s at $3,000 sales tax loss. I have the stats! They are monthly from the Nevada Department of Taxation. Take a look! The next failure of WC1 is that Washoe thus far built 3 new schools but due to budget issues had not a single new teacher! Not one! Classroom overcrowding increased not decreased! And finally, anytime a bidder sees dedicated money open to public record they know they can bid high. WCSD estimated the cost of a high school at an outrageously high price of $110 million. Damonte Ranch cost $36 million. Upon the passage of WC1 the cost of schools doubled and the new Wildcreek HS is estimated at $220 million! Yes $36 million vs $110 million vs $210 million. That’s taxpayer money! Those that don’t remember the lessons of the past are condemned to relive them. Again AB244 is legally flawed and needs LCB review. Of course even then if passed, the case will likely be decided by the Nevada Supreme Court.

Alternative: Authorize the lawfully elected County Commission to draft and place a measure on the ballot. Of course other viable alternatives exist. A more “think outside the box” alternative is listed next:

Alternative #2: A State funded rural boarding School. Why do only the rich get to go to boarding schools? Unfortunately one of the highest costs is at risk children, many living with parents, single working parents, drug abuse in the home and actual homeless. A voluntary live-in boarding school rurally located with sports, horse back riding, tech training, and a quality education takes a major burden off local school districts and a win-win for all. Jeffrey Church www.RenoTaxRevolt.comRenoTaxRevolt@sbcglobal.net

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Mar 262019

AB281: Makes Nevada a Sanctuary State for Illegals We need lots of people to come to the hearing in Carson & Las Vegas. HEARING: Friday, March 29, 8am, Assembly Judiciary Carson City Room 3138Video conferenced to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas MESSAGE: Vote NO on AB281 which makes Nevada a sanctuary state. You should be concerned about the safety of Nevada citizens rather than illegal aliens who have broken the law. The recent murders by an illegal alien in Northern Nevada accentuate the importance of cooperating with Federal Immigration Authorities.

Contact all Members of the Assembly:Assembly Judiciary Committee, 

Chair: Steve.Yeager@asm.state.nv.us, Lesley.Cohen@asm.state.nv.usShea.Backus@asm.state.nv.us,Skip.Daly@asm.state.nv.usEdgar.Flores@asm.state.nv.usBrittany.Miller@asm.state.nv.usRochelle.Nguyen@asm.state.nv.usSarah.Peters@asm.state.nv.usSelena.Torres@asm.state.nv.usHoward.Watts@asm.state.nv.us,

Republicans: Chris.Edwards@asm.state.nv.usAlexis.Hansen@asm.state.nv.usLisa.Krasner@asm.state.nv.usTom.Roberts@asm.state.nv.usJill.Tolles@asm.state.nv.us

Share your opinion on Legislative Bills: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

Democrat members of Committee: Chair Steve Yeager: 775-684-8549 Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen: 775-684-8855 Assemblywoman Shea Backus: 775-684-8505 Assemblyman Skip Daly: 775-684-8563 Assemblyman Edgar Flores: 775-684-8583 Assemblyman Brittany Miller: 775-684-8833 Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen: 775-684-8541 Assemblywoman Sarah Peters: 775-684-8559 Assemblywoman Selena Torres: 775-684-8599 Assemblyman Howard Watts: 775-684-8835 Text AB281: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/AB/AB281.pdf

Background: “No state or local law enforcement agency, school police unit or campus police department shall detain a person on the basis of a hold request, except where there is an independent finding of probable cause.”     This means state and local law enforcement will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities and clearly would make Nevada a Sanctuary State! It prohibits a state or local law enforcement agency, school police unit or campus police department from detaining a person on the basis of a “hold request” from the U.S. Immigration Enforcement and the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, except where there is an independent finding of probable cause. A “hold request” means a request by a federal immigration authority that a state or local law enforcement agency, school police unit or campus police department maintain custody of a person who is in the custody of that agency beyond the time the person would otherwise be eligible for release, to facilitate the transfer of custody of the person to the federal immigration authority. An “Independent finding of probable cause” means “a warrant which is based upon probable cause which is issued by a federal judge, etc”. A determination which is based upon clear and convincing evidence that authorizes a federal immigration authority to take into custody that person.

Illegal Immigrants Crime: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ice-nabs-illegal-immigrants-with-convictions-including-child-sex-crimes-in-ny-raid-slams-politicians-for-protecting-them

Cost of Illegal Immigrations to Nevadans In a special report by Federation for American Immigration Reform published in 2009, “The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Nevadans,” the author Jack Martin gives some startling numbers. But remember…the numbers are 8 years old and things are much worse now. “In 2008, the foreign born population in Nevada represented nearly one in every 5 residents (19.6%), and illegal aliens constitute nearly one in every twelve residents (8.1%). The share of children of immigrants is even higher. More than one-in-three (36.2%) Nevada residents under 18 had an immigrant parent.”

http://www.fairus.org/site/docserver/nv_costs.pdf “Nevadans spend nearly $70 million annually to educate the children of illegal immigrants in K-12 schooling. (2008 figures) An additional $45 million is being spent annually on programs for limited English students who are likely children of illegal aliens. Nearly one in six (15.8% in 2008) K-12 school students in Nevada is the child of an illegal alien, and this share has grown as the illegal resident population has grown.”

According to the Center for Immigration Studies 62% of households headed by illegal immigrants used one or more welfare programs…and there is a child present in 86% of illegal immigrant households using welfare, and this is the primary way that these household access programs.” 

http://cis.org/Welfare-Use-Legal-Illegal-Immigrant-Households “FAIR estimates that the annual fiscal burden on Nevada taxpayers associated with illegal immigration to be about $630 million (in 2008). This equates to an annual average cost of about $763 per native-born headed household in the state. In addition, there is a cost to the state’s economy resulting from remittances sent abroad that amounted to $618 million in 2006. From 2004 to 2006 remittance flow increased 38%. Estimated taxes collected from the illegal alien population are about $216 million.” 

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Mar 182019

HEARING CANCELLED Oppose SJR5 Annual Sessions

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Mark Twain

See details of this Constitutional Amendment under Background.

We need people to come to the hearing and testify!! HEARING: Mon. March 18, 2:30pm (or upon call of the Chair), Senate Legislative Operations & Elections Committee, Rm 2144, Videoconferenced to Rm 4412E of the Grant Sawyer Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV. MESSAGE: Vote No on SJR5 annual sessions for the Legislature. Increasing the time the Legislature meets will make it more difficult for citizen legislators and citizens to participate. We want less government not more. Reduce the numbers of bills allowed to be introduced so you don’t need as much time. (Or write your own message)

Subject line on email: No on SJR5 Annual Sessions
CONTACT: James.Ohrenschall@sen.state.nv.usNicole.Cannizzaro@sen.state.nv.usYvanna.Cancela@sen.state.nv.usKeith.Pickard@sen.state.nv.usHeidi.Gansert@sen.state.nv.us

Share your opinion on Legislative Bills: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

Send Testimony to:  SenLOE@sen.state.nv.us 24 hours in advance Toll Free Numbers to contact members of the committee: 800-995-9080, From Las Vegas 702-486-2626,Reno Carson 775-684-6800 or 775- 684-6789

Background: Currently the Nevada Constitution provides that the Legislature meets for 120 consecutive days in every odd numbered year. This bill provides that the Legislature meet every odd numbered year for 90 “Legislative Days” which means that weekends and any day that the Senate or Assembly or a Legislative Committee does not meet does not count towards the 90 day number. Just adding weekends, extends the 90 days by 34 more days equaling at least 124 days, exceeding the current Constitutional limit of 120 days they meet now. In addition, upon agreement of the Senate Majority Leader and the Assembly Speaker they may call a “recess” which does not add days towards the 90 day total.     

The big addition is that under this proposed Constitutional Amendment in the even numbered years the Legislature would meet for 60 “Legislative Days” that means weekends and “recesses” excluded. That would extend the 60 day session at least 22 additional days just excluding weekends equaling 82 days not including any recesses. 124 days in odd numbered years added to 82 days in even number years equals 206 Legislatives Days. This increases the Legislatures days in session by 84 days or more if there is a recess called, greatly exceeding the 120 days the Constitution now provides.  

  Mark Twain said it best, “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.”    

The Legislature is not limited to budget issues during the even numbered Legislative session but may consider, introduce and pass any measure during either session. It is often argued that we need annual sessions to deal with the budget. Of course all this government will cost more.     

1250 Bill Draft Requests have been submitted this session. There is absolutely no reason and no need for so many bills.     SJR5 also provides that Legislators be paid at regular intervals instead of for only 60 days that they serve. I think this is reasonable and helps to maintain a “Citizen Legislature” with not just people who can afford to serve without pay.      Text of SJR5:  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/SJR/SJR5.pdf

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Mar 122019

Christians will be subjected to Government Sanctioned Discrimination & Persecution

Oppose *AJR2 which overturns Nevada’s Constitutional Amendment for Marriage  between and man and a woman.

Although, the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned marriage between a man and a woman, if this Constitutional Amendment passes in Nevada, Christians will be subjected to government sanctioned discrimination & persecution. 

When I asked the question during the Assembly hearing in 2017, which Constitutional Amendment will take precedence, AJR2 the gender marriage Constitutional Amendment or the Nevada Constitutional Declaration of Rights Art. 1 Section 4 protecting Religious liberty…the Legislative Counsel Bureau (attorney for Legislature) said in Committee that the newest Constitutional Amendment, gender marriage, would take precedent over religious Liberty.  Goodbye religious liberty!!!

Please oppose *AJR2. There is no need to change Nevada’s marriage amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court has already rendered it inoperative. However, changing Nevada’s marriage amendment will subject Christians to government sanctioned discrimination and persecution. Although clergy are minimally protected, church volunteers, employees, members and other religious organizations are unprotected. Individuals exercising their deeply held religious beliefs in their businesses will be subjected to religious targeting, discrimination and persecution. Please protect religious liberty. (Or write your own message) More information below.


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Background: This Constitutional Amendment will replace marriage between a man and a woman which was passed by 70% of the people in two consecutive elections in 2000 and 2002. *AJR2 already passed the Legislature in 2017 and when it passes the Legislature this session it will go on the ballot. It will mean that schools will teach LGBTQ marriage (and everything that goes with it) on an equal basis with God ordained marriage between a man and a woman. It will mean that people in business will be forced by law to participate in supporting gender marriage or go out of business. Day by Day…bill by bill…we are losing our Religious Liberties.

Text of *AJR2: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/AJR/AJR2_79.pdfText of *AJR2: Deleted in Red, Added in Blue, Current state law black,
RESOLVED BY THE ASSEMBLY AND SENATE OF THE STATE OF 2 NEVADA, JOINTLY, That Section 21 of Article 1 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows: [Sec:] Sec. 21. [Limitation on recognition] Recognition of marriage. [Only a marriage between a male and female 6 person shall be recognized and given effect in this state.] 1. The State of Nevada and its political subdivisions shall recognize marriages and issue marriage licenses to couples regardless of gender. 2. Religious organizations and members of the clergy have the right to refuse to solemnize a marriage, and no person has the right to make any claim against a religious organization or member of the clergy for such a refusal. 3. All legally valid marriages must be treated equally under the law.

The Nevada Constitution in Article 1 Section 4 states: Liberty of conscience. The Free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship without discrimination or preference shall forever be allowed in this State…but the liberty of (conscience) hereby secured…” 

The Nevada Constitution Ordinance provides “That perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and no inhabitant of said state shall ever be molested, in person or property, on account of his or her mode of religious worship.”    

The Preamble of the Nevada Constitution states: “We the people of the State of Nevada Grateful to Almighty God for our freedom in order to secure its blessings, insure domestic tranquility, and form a more perfect Government, do establish this Constitution.

The Christian Right has a New Strategy on Gay Marriagehttps://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-christian-right-has-a-new-strategy-on-gay-marriage/

Here’s what the Supreme Court Says about Religious Libertyhttps://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/august/same-sex-wedding-cakes-christian-service-refusals-prri.html

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Mar 062019

Nevada Dems have a problem, they are getting caught.

Reno Gazette Journal USA TODAY NETWORK State Sen. Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas, resigned Tuesday after saying he intends to plead guilty to federal campaign finance law violations.

Atkinson, who was serving his first year in the top legislative post, announced his departure in an emotional speech from the Senate floor.He offered few details on an apparently ongoing investigation into his personal use of campaign funds.His attorney did not immediately return requests for comment.

I’ll bet they won’t have much to say over pleading to a felony.

Tuesday’s resignation marks the first time a lawmaker has left mid-session since 2013, when Assemblyman Steven Brooks was expelled from the statehouse amid ongoing mental health issues

That’s right, the top dem in the Nevada State Senate is going to Prison for a felony.

Mar 032019

State Affiliate National Eagle Forum 186 Ryndon Unit 12, Elko, Nevada 89801, 775-397-6859, Sparks 775-356-0105 Janine Hansen director@nevadafamilies.orgwww.nevadafamilies.org 

March 3. 2019, In the Year of Our Lord                                                     

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Please pray for the Governor and Legislators. Oppose AB95 Which takes 75% of a domestic well owners allotment! HEARING: Monday, March 4, 4:00pm, Assembly Natural Resources, Room 3148, Videoconferenced to Room 4401 Grant Sawyer Bldg, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas.  Videoconferenced to Room 129, Leonard Center for Student Life, Great Basin College, 1500 College Parkway, Elko, NV 

AB 95: This bill attempts to retroactively take 75% of a domestic well owner’s water allotment which will devastate any chance of a rural lifestyle. Domestic use of water was purposely exempted from Nevada law. The language in this bill is to confuse legislators to think that domestic wells have a priority date tied to the appropriation date of water rights. This bill is attempting an unconstitutional taking without compensation. 

\MESSAGE: Please Vote NO on AB95 which attempts to take 75% of a domestic well owner’s water. This will devastate our rural lifestyle. Domestic water use was purposely exempted from Nevada law. This bill is an unconstitutional taking without compensation.  (Or write your own message) 

CONTACT: Heidi.Swank@asm.state.nv.usShannon.BilbrayAxelrod@asm.state.nv.usAlex.Assefa@asm.state.nv.usMaggie.Carlton@asm.state.nv.usOzzie.Fumo@asm.state.nv.usSarah.Peters@asm.state.nv.usHoward.Watts@asm.state.nv.usJohn.Ellison@asm.state.nv.usAlexis.Hansen@asm.state.nv.usRobin.Titus@asm.state.nv.usJim.Wheeler@asm.state.nv.us 

Share your opinion on Legislative Bills: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/ Text of AB95:  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/AB/AB95.pdf Send in Testimony to: AsmNRAM@asm.state.nv.us
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Feb 282019

Oppose AB186 National Popular Vote Colorado has just passed NPV putting us only 89 electoral votes away from implementation of the National Popular Vote Compact

We must get 3 Democrats on the Committee to Oppose AB186

Article Below on how NPV Hurts Democrats 

In order to defeat this in committee we must get 3 Democrats to vote against. We anticipate that the 2 Republicans will vote No. You can check to see if you live in their district at http://mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoRU/ If you do be sure to mention it and get your neighbors to call Please contact them even if you are not in their district. CALLS are IMPORTANT! We are targeting: 

Assemblyman Fumo (Democrat Clark Dist 21) who has said he is against but is listed as a co-sponsor of SB186 NPV: 775-684-8839, Ozzie.Fumo@asm.state.nv.us

Assemblyman Skip Daly (Democrat in a swing district Washoe 31 so he cares especially about calls from his district) who said he hasn’t made up his mind. 775-684-8563, Skip.Daly@asm.state.nv.us

Assemblyman William McCurdy II, (Democrat Clark Dist 6) whose position is unknown but friendly.775-684-8545, William.McCurdy@asm.state.nv.us

Assemblywoman Selena Torres (just elected Democrat Clark Dist 3) appears to be leaning in favor.775-684-8599, Selena.Torres@asm.state.nv.us

MESSAGE: Please Vote NO on AB186 National Popular Vote. It could hurt the chances of a Democrat winning the Presidency, especially if there is an Independent Candidate. It will make small states like Nevada meaningless fly over states in the Presidential Election( Or write your own message) More information below. 

The following States plus the District of Columbia have already signed onto the NPV State Compact. Notice that every one of these states voted for Hillary Clinton in the most recent election. The states are listed with their number of electoral votes: California 55, Connecticut 7, District of Columbia 3, Hawaii 4, Illinois 20, Maryland 10, Massachusetts 11, New Jersey 14, New York 29, Rhode Island 4, Vermont 3, Washington 12, and Colorado 9 equaling 181 electoral votes. This means that according to NPV Compact they are more than 67% of the way to their goal or just 89 electoral votes short from putting the Compact into effect! If only a portion of the additional states not listed above voting for Hillary passed the NPV Compact, it would go into effect. This article explains how NPV could harm Democrats…Remember we are trying to get 3 Democrats to vote against NPV.The DANGERS of National Popular Vote

By Janine Hansen, National Constitutional Issues Chairman Eagle Forum The First Danger of NPV: The National Popular Vote Compact has no minimum percentage for a candidate to be declared the National Popular Vote Winner. What this means is in a 3 way race a candidate could win with 35% of the popular vote or even less. If we look at recent Presidential Election history from 1992, we will see that Ross Perot, an Independent millionaire and self financed Candidate, received 19% of the vote most likely causing George H. W. Bush to lose his second term. Before Ross Perot withdrew and then reentered the race, he was polling at 39%. Although Ross Perot received no Electoral College Votes, in a National Popular Vote Election that does not matter. If he or some other Independent Candidate received 39% of the popular vote, they would probably have obtained enough votes to be named the National Popular Vote winner. Before the 1992 election Republican Bush was polling at 31% and the Democrat Clinton had 25%. This could happen again in the 2020 Presidential Election. Starbucks mogul Howard Schultz has announced he is running for the Presidency as a “centrist independent”. If National Popular Vote is in force Schultz as an Independent Candidate, could win the presidency with only 39% or less of the popular vote.

His candidacy could devastate the Democrat Presidential Candidate. Like Ross Perot he is a millionaire and could be self financed. Up to 42% of Americans identify as “Independents”. People are increasingly becoming disenchanted with both political parties. There are other third parties, which would also deprive the major parties of some of the national popular votes including the Libertarian Party, Independent American /Constitution Party, Green Party and others.

Because the National Popular Vote Compact has NO minimum percentage required for the NPV Winner we could elect a candidate with no national mandate. United States has had more than one 3 way race for the presidency. In 1912 Teddy Roosevelt bolted the Republican Party and organized the Bull Moose Party. His success was to split the Republican vote so that William Howard Taft lost, electing Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Teddy Roosevelt, as a former President and as a third Party candidate actually garnered more popular votes than the Republican candidate. Wilson received 41% of the popular vote with Roosevelt receiving 27% and Taft 23%. In 1860 when Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected there were actually four candidates in the race. Lincoln received 39% of the popular vote, Stephen A. Douglas (Northern Democrat Party) received 29.5%, John Breckenridge (Southern Democrat Party) received 18%, and John Bell (Constitutional Union Party) received 12% of the popular vote. We know what happened with the election of Lincoln. He had no national mandate winning with only 39% of the Popular Vote. The stark divisions in the nation at that time resulted in the Civil War and the bloodshed and death of 620,000 Americans. 

The Second Danger of NPV: There is No National Authority for determining the accuracy of the National Popular Vote for President. The Nevada legislative proposal AB186 is exactly the same as proposals in other states. AB186 requires on page 2 line 26: …the chief election official of each member state shall determine the number of votes for each presidential slate IN EACH STATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA in which votes have been cast in a statewide popular election and SHALL ADD SUCH VOTES TOGETHER TO PRODUCE A “NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE TOTAL” for each presidential slate. Wow! So our Secretary of State is responsible for determining the validity of the presidential election vote in 50 states and the District of Columbia. And that is also true for each “chief election officer in each state. Who is the arbitrator if states don’t agree? There is no answer in the NPV Compact.

Currently, the Director of the Federal Register has been designated by the Archivist of the United States and is responsible for obtaining from the states the certificated results of the election. There is a careful process for determining the correct election results. There is nothing comparable to that well defined and safeguarded process in the National Popular Vote Compact. How will the public be able to trust the election results by 51 chief election officers when there is no national process to certify the votes? In the past some states have even failed to send their results to the Archivist of the United States.

What happens if, as a part of the Compact, Nevada’s Secretary of State designates a different National Popular Vote Winner than the one of the other states in the Compact designate? What if a Chief Election Officer of a state wherein the Popular Vote differs from the National Popular Vote “Winner” REFUSES to betray the voters of his state and does not certify the electors for the National Popular Vote “Winner”? Will the other States take that State to Court? Will it throw the election into the hands of the Supreme Court? What happens, as just happened in North Carolina, if Voter Fraud is discovered and the election is overturned? Does that nullify the National Popular Vote Total and nullify the Presidential election? Does it delay the election of the President throwing the nation into a Constitutional Crisis and political chaos? Will it result in endless recounts and lawsuits? 

The Third Danger of NPV National Popular Vote sets up a system of betrayal of the Voters. Under NPV if Nevada votes for the Democrat Presidential Candidate, but the National Popular Vote winner is determined to be the Republican or the Independent, the Secretary of State in Nevada will be forced to betray the Voters of Nevada certifying presidential electors for the candidate who did not receive the popular vote in Nevada. This kind of betrayal will infuriate the voters of Nevada and subject those who supported such a vote stealing scheme to their wrath of the voters! National Popular Vote creates instability jeopardizing what the Electoral College has provided for over 200 years—the peaceful transfer of power. 

Share your opinion on Legislative Bills: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

Text of AB186: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/AB/AB186.pdf

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