Judicial Branch Legislation

Overview

The Legislation and Rules Committee is a standing committee of the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada.  The Committee is responsible for developing a coordinated strategy before and during legislative sessions; propose and review legislation affecting the judiciary as well as review and analyze proposed legislation submitted by the judiciary, executive branch, and local governments and other entities.

The committee consists of 14 members seven (7) members who are members of the JCSN, included in those seven (7) members shall be the chief justice, two district court judges, two limited jurisdiction judges, and two court administrators.  The Presidents of the Nevada District Judges Association and the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction Association or their designees and the State Court Administrator shall be ex-officio members.  The remaining members of the Committee shall be selected from the courts at-large insuring appropriate representation from rural and urban courts and limited and general jurisdiction courts.

Per Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 218D the Supreme Court may request the drafting of not more than 10 legislative measures including measures from the Commission on Judicial Discipline.  Before submitting the measures they must be approved by the Supreme Court on behalf of the Judicial Department.

The measures submitted by the Supreme Court for the 2021 Legislative Session are:

  • AB11 - Revises provisions relating to actions for small claims.
  • AB32 - Revises provisions relating to the filing of a civil action regarding a motor vehicle.
  • AB43 - Revises provisions governing judicial discipline.
  • SB3 - Revises provisions relating to judicial compensation and retirement.
  • SB6 - Revises provisions governing orders for protection against high-risk behavior.
  • SB7 - Provides that the juvenile court has exclusive jurisdiction over certain orders for protection where the adverse party is a child under 18 years of age.
  • SB8 - Revises provisions governing guardianship of minors.
  • SB42 - Revises provisions relating to certain court rules and decisions.