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NV Legislature Faces Deadline Day

Friday is committee deadline day for state lawmakers.

That means if any of the roughly 1,000 bills the legislature is considering has not advanced out of its original committee by midnight tonight, the bill dies.

Amending bills to buy time has already happened to some Democratic legislation.

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A measure to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour has been changes so it now doesn’t raise the minimum wage at all.

And some Republican bills, like an attempt to strip government funding for so-called sanctuary cities, may not survive in any form.

But, if legislative leaders still want to keep their bills alive, they can exempt them from deadlines.

That’s what happened to a bill to put price controls on certain pharmaceuticals, and what’s expected for a senate measure to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour.