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New Nevada Laws Include Workplace Safety, E-Prescriptions

Now that Nevada has rung in the new year, residents of the state will pay less for electricity, have more judges in their courts and have their doctors file certain prescriptions electronically.

Unlike most states, Nevada's state Legislature only meets every other year and most of the bills passed when they last met for a regular session in 2019 have already come into effect. Only a handful of other measures take effect Friday.

The state will now require doctors to file prescriptions for controlled substances like opioids electronically. The state will also add eight new judges to help manage a growing number of court cases.