Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered free of charge in the mobile units operated by TourHealth across from the Legislative Building in the parking lot next to the Sedway Office Building located on the corner of 7th and Plaza Streets. You may schedule an appointment here: https://telegov.egov.com/nvleg-vaccine.  

Walk-in appointments are also accepted. Appointments will be available each week so check back if no appointments are currently available. New appointments are added each Friday for the next week.


Entering the Legislative Building

There are two ways a member of the public may receive permission to enter the Legislative Building. First, the person may make an appointment with a Legislator by contacting the office of the Legislator. Second, a person may register to attend a committee meeting.

A person may register to attend a committee meeting any time before the meeting has adjourned. There is no time by which a request to register to attend a meeting must be submitted. To register to participate in a committee meeting in person, the steps listed below must be followed.

Step 1: Find the Meeting You Would Like to Attend. You can find meetings listed in several places in NELIS: the home page, the Meetings & Floor Sessions page, or by opening the Committees menu item, selecting a committee, then selecting Meetings. 

Step 2: Complete the Registration Information. You will be taken to a form to fill in your information (much like the paper sign-in sheets we used for in-person meetings). On the form you may select agenda items you are interested in, note your position on agenda items, indicate whether or not you want to speak and who you represent. If you are simply attending but do not wish to speak, you are not required to indicate a desire to speak and you also are not required to select a specific agenda item or position.

If you are registering for another person, please make sure you are signed out of your NVLeg Account so the registration will be linked to the correct person. To sign out, go to the top right menu click on "Welcome, username", open the dropdown and choose "Sign out."

If you are a registered lobbyist, please sign into your NVLeg Account so you will be identified as a registered lobbyist for the committee.

Step 3: Submit the Registration. Once you have completed the information, you must submit the registration. You will then be taken to a confirmation screen. You will also receive an email confirming the registration and will inform you of further steps to take before entering the Legislative Building.


Instructions for Entering the Legislative Building (after Registration or Scheduling an Appointment)

Printable Instructions (PDF)

Please complete the steps listed below to receive the stick-on badge that you must wear to enter the building.

Step One: Entrance Badge Required

Before entering the Legislative Building, you must receive a stick-on badge from an LCB staff person who will be located at the mobile site across Fifth Street from the Legislative Building. To receive the stick-on badge you must:

            1. If you are not fully vaccinated, make an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 test for the day you wish to enter the building. Making an appointment for a COVID test is quick and easy:

            (a) Create an account using NIC’s Gov2Go platform.

                        https://web.getgov2go.com/signin/create-account

            (b) Set your primary location to Nevada.

            (c) Select the “Enroll” button and enter the access code of “NVLegTesting.”

            (d) Complete the registration form and schedule your appointment.

Once you have entered the information, you may make an appointment for the test. Please note that you can only make one appointment at a time. You can make another appointment once the first appointment is completed. If you have any difficulty making an appointment, you can arrive without an appointment and they will work you in for testing. Generally, there is not a long wait. Another alternative if you do not want to exit your vehicle is to drive up to the testing site. There are signs directing you where to place your vehicle. If no one is outside, please honk and someone will come out to test you in your vehicle.

Testing is available from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Testing must occur on the date you wish to enter the building. Please wait for your test results, which takes about 15 minutes, but sometimes can take longer. There is a tent where you can be seated while you wait with restrooms available outside the tents. You will receive notification of the test result by email. If you do not have a cellular phone or other device by which to receive the email, please let the person conducting the test know and they will inform the LCB staff person when your test result is available. When received, take the test results to the LCB staff person who will provide the badge required to enter the building. If your test result is positive, however, the Chief HR Counsel for the Legislative Counsel Bureau will be notified and will contact you with the next steps, will assist with any issues relating to presenting or testifying on that day and will help with arrangements for entering the Legislative Building on another day.

            2. If you are fully vaccinated, instead of testing, you may submit your vaccination information to be verified. To do this, you may email your first name, last name, date of birth and phone number to be verified by the Department of Health and Human Services at dcrowell@health.nv.gov Information must be received by not later than 4:00 p.m. the day before you wish to enter the Legislative Building. Alternatively, there will be someone from the Department of Health and Human Services at the mobile site from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. each weekday who can verify your vaccination status on site. If the information is verified via email, you may pick up a stick-on badge at the mobile testing area by providing your name to the person distributing badges. If your information is verified on-site, you will receive the badge after the information is verified. Once verified, your name will be provided to Risa Lang, Chief HR Counsel for LCB so that if you receive permission to enter the building on other dates, you will not need to have the information verified another time. If for any reason your vaccine information cannot be verified, you will be required to go to the testing location to be tested for COVID-19. In that case, you may be tested without an appointment and will be required to demonstrate a negative test result before entering the Legislative Building.

If you have difficulty making an appointment or have questions relating to this process, you may contact Risa Lang, Chief Human Resources Counsel, at (775) 684-6834.

Step Two: Enter through one of the Metal Detectors

After you receive the stick-on badge, you may proceed directly to the front (West side) of the Legislative Building or to the garage area (immediately across from the East entrance to the Legislative Building) to pass through a metal detector. If you pass through the metal detector located in the garage area, you will receive a ticket to enter the building after you pass through the metal detector.


If you are authorized to enter the building and wish to enter the building after hours, you may do so if you have your vaccine verified in advance or have been issued a badge earlier that day. After hours, you may enter through the East entrance to the building and if you have not yet received a badge, you may receive a badge from the Legislative Police if your vaccine status has been verified. You will also be wanded by the Legislative Police if the metal detectors are no longer in service that day.

Your stick-on badge is valid for entry into the Legislative Building for the entire legislative day on which it is issued. You may re-enter the building if you leave, but you must pass through the metal detector each time you enter the building.


How to View Meetings and Floor Sessions

Look for the View button anywhere meetings and floor sessions are listed. This will allow you to view either the livestream of the meeting or the video of a meeting that has already occurred. If you'd prefer to watch the meetings and floor sessions via YouTube, you may do so from our YouTube channel.

You do not need to register or sign in to view meetings.


Participating in Committee Meetings Remotely

Members of the public may opt to participate in meetings remotely. To do so, a person must register to participate in a manner similar to registering to attend a meeting in person. To register follow these steps:

Step 1: Find the Meeting You Would Like to Attend. You can find meetings listed in several places in NELIS: the home page, the Meetings & Floor Sessions page, or by opening the Committees menu item, selecting a committee, then selecting Meetings. 

Step 2: Complete the Registration Information. You will be taken to a form to fill in your information (much like the paper sign-in sheets we used for in-person meetings). On the form you may select agenda items you are interested in, note your position on agenda items, indicate whether or not you want to speak and who you represent. If you are simply attending but do not wish to speak, you are not required to indicate a desire to speak and you also are not required to select a specific agenda item or position.

If you are registering for another person, please make sure you are signed out of your NVLeg Account so the registration will be linked to the correct person. To sign out, go to the top right menu click on "Welcome, username", open the dropdown and choose "Sign out."

If you are a registered lobbyist, please sign into your NVLeg Account so you will be identified as a registered lobbyist for the committee.

Step 3: Call in to join the meeting or join the video. After you have registered, staff will contact you if have been approved by the Chair to participate as part of the video call. If not, you may call in to participate by phone using the number and meeting ID provided in the registration confirmation to join the audio-only call.

If you will participate in the video call, use the connection information provided by staff to connect at least 45 minutes in advance of the meeting. This will allow the LCB staff to ensure you are able to connect and help you check your audio and video.

If you will participate by audio only, use the phone number and meeting ID provided to dial in and enter the waiting room. You may dial in before or during the meeting.

Step 4: When to speak. Listen for the verbal prompts given by the Chair and LCB staff regarding how to participate during the meeting. The Chair will announce when an agenda item is going to be discussed, as well as when testimony will be taken. For the audio-only call, LCB staff will let you know the keys to press to raise your hand or to unmute yourself. During the call, LCB staff will state the last three digits of your phone number to let you know when it is your turn to speak. If you experience any issues connecting during the meeting, you may call (775) 684-6990 for assistance.


How to Submit Written Testimony to Committees

Please note that there may be slight variations between houses and/or committees about how or when the committee prefers to receive comments. Refer to the meeting agenda for details specific to the committee.

You may otherwise generally send your written comments to the committee email. Use the Committees menu item, then select the committee to which you'd like to send comments. The committee email is found on the overview tab in a section called Contact Information. 


How to Share Your Opinion on a Bill or Resolution Without Registering

There are two ways to navigate to the Opinions application. Open the Legislation menu item and select 'Share Your Opinion on Bills and Resolutions.' There is also a 'Submit Opinion' button located next to each meeting in most places meetings are listed.

You will be taken to a form where you can select a bill or resolution, note whether you are in favor or or against the measure, add your comments, and provide your information. We use your address only to determine your legislative district, but do not store it. By looking up your district, we allow legislators to see comments by the constituents in their districts.

Comments submitted through this site are not made part of the public record, but are accessible to all legislators. 


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