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74th Legislative Session

June 2007

 
Photo of Assembly staff
Sine Die 2007

Legislature Working Hard to
Finish By June 4th

The Assembly Sergeant at Arms staff gathers amendments to pass out to the Legislators. The Legislature will be working through the weekend in order to finish all business and adjourn Sine Die on Monday, June 4th.

Sine Die

The 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned Sine Die at 2:40 AM on Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Adjournment sine die literally means "adjournment without a day"; it marks the end of the legislative session, since it does not set a time for reconvening.


May 2007

 
Law Enforcement Memorial 1
Law Enforcement Memorial 2
Law Enforcement Memorial 3


Nevada Law Enforcement Officers
Memorial Ceremony

"We will never forget their sacrifice"

As part of 2007 National Police Week, a ceremony was held at the Memorial, which is the official state memorial honoring all Nevada Law Enforcement Officers who have given their lives in service to their communities.


Photo of Mouryne Dini
Photo of Legislative Meeting
Cowboy Hall of Fame

Mouryne Landing Dini Honored on
Assembly Wall of Distinction

Mouryne Landing Dini was honored by being added to the Assembly Wall of Distinction by Speaker of the Assembly Barbara Buckley. Mrs. Dini served as Chief Clerk of the Nevada Assembly for an all-time Nevada record of 23 years, from 1973 through 1995. Among her many accomplishments was being a member of the Revision Commission for the Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure and being the President of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries.

Legislature Works on Saturday to Finish Business

Legislators and staff worked on Saturday closing budgets as the end of the 74th Legislative Session nears. Session will end on or before Monday, June 4, 2007.

Legislative Cowboy Hall of Fame

Assemblyman John "The Boss" Carpenter created the Legislative Cowboy Hall of Fame during the 70th Legislative Session. Inductions, including the bestowal of a cowboy moniker befitting the inductee, have been a biennial Session tradition ever since.

Senator Raggio
Former Governor Guinn's Portrait

Legislature Putting In Long Hours

Legislators worked late on Friday night to meet the deadline for second House passage of bills.  The Legislature has now met all six of the major deadlines contained in the rules (two for introduction of measures and four for passage of measures).

Former Governor Guinn's
Official Portrait Unveiled

The official portrait of former Governor Kenny C. Guinn, the 27th Governor of Nevada, was unveiled Tuesday at the Capitol where it will be displayed along side all previous Nevada Governor's portraits. It took the artist, Michele Rushworth, six weeks to paint the entire portrait.


April 2007

 
Photo of Dean Heller
Photo of Congressman Porter
Judiciary Committee Photo

U.S. Congressman Dean Heller

United States Congressman Dean Heller delivered an address to a joint session of Nevada's Senate and Assembly in the Assembly Chamber on Tuesday, April 3, 2007.

U.S. Congressman Jon Porter

United States Congressman Jon Porter delivered an address to a joint session of Nevada's Senate and Assembly in the Assembly Chamber on Thursday, April 5, 2007.

Legislature Works to Meet Deadline

Legislative committees are working long hours, holding hearings and work sessions in an effort to move bills out of committees by the April 13th deadline for first House committee passage.

Assembly Sergeant at Arms Staff
Senate Chambers
Assembly Chambers

Chief Clerk of the Assembly and the Assembly Sergeant at Arms Staff

Being responsible to the Speaker of the Assembly and the Chief Clerk, the primary duty of the Sergeant at Arms and his staff is to maintain decorum within the Chamber of the Assembly. The staff has by statute the authority to take disruptive persons into temporary custody. Other duties include escorting dignitaries and making formal announcements.

Legislature Works Toward Deadline

Legislators are holding long floor sessions in an effort to vote on bills by the Tuesday, April 24th deadline for first House passage.

Senator Raggio
Senate Sergeant at Arms
Former Assemblyman Hettrick

Classic Car Day

Senate Majority Leader William J. Raggio stands by his 1957 Ford Thunderbird on Classic Car Day at the Legislature. Senator Raggio purchased the car in Reno in 1958.

Senate Sergeant at Arms Staff

Being responsible to the Senate's Majority Leader, the primary duty of the Sergeant at Arms and his staff is to maintain decorum within the Chamber of the Senate. The staff has by statute the authority to take disruptive persons into temporary custody. Other duties include escorting dignitaries and making formal announcements.

Legislature Honors Former Assemblyman
Lynn C. Hettrick

The Legislature honored former Assembly Co-Speaker and
Minority Floor Leader Lynn C. Hettrick for his 14 years of service which included seven regular sessions and six special sessions.

March 2007

 
Photo of Chief Justice William Maupin
Photo: Girl Scouts
Photo: Senator Nolan

State of the Judiciary Address

Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice William Maupin delivered the State of the Judiciary Address to a joint session of Nevada's Senate and Assembly in the Assembly Chamber on Wednesday, March 7, 2007.

Girl Scouts Visit the Legislature

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada recently visited the Legislative Building for Girl Scout Government Day. In an effort to learn about the legislative process, the Scouts sat in on Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions and committee meetings, and toured the Legislative Building.

Erin Go Bragh

Senator Dennis Nolan plays the bagpipes Friday at a St. Patrick's Day luncheon for legislators and staff.

Old Assembly Chambers
Legislative Gold Medallion Winner Photo
Seeliger Singers Photo

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Tuesday, March 20th, the Assembly held their Floor Session in the Old Assembly Chamber in the Capitol Building. Speaker Buckley opened the Session followed by a story delivered by State Archivist Guy Rocha recalling earlier days of the State Legislature.

2007 Commemorative Gold Legislative Medallion

John Pappageorge was the lucky winner of the gold medallion minted for a charity fund-raising raffle to benefit the Carson City Senior Center. The raffle raised a total of $1170. A silent auction was also held for a second gold medallion of which the successful bidder, Marsha Hayes, named Easter Seals as the charity to receive her $2000 bid.

Seeliger Singers

On March 28, 2007, the Seeliger Singers from Seeliger Elementary School in Carson City performed for the Assembly as part of "Kick Butts Day in Nevada" which encourages youth to abstain from the use of tobacco.

February 2007

Speaker Buckley photo
Photo of Senator Raggio
Photo of hallway

Speaker Buckley Accepts Gavel

Secretary of State Ross Miller presents a commemorative gavel to the newly elected Speaker of the Assembly Barbara Buckley on the first day of the 74th Regular Legislative Session.

74th Regular Session - Opening Day

Senator William J. Raggio opened the 74th Session of the Senate Floor Session. Senator Raggio has served 9 terms as a Senator in the Nevada Legislature. He is the longest serving
Senate Majority Floor Leader (10 sessions) and also has the longest Senate service in Nevada history (34 years). Senator Raggio has served during 18 regular and 9 special sessions.

The Legislature Gets Down to Business

The Legislative Building bustles with activity now that the Legislature has begun its work for the 74th Regular Session.

Photo of Senator Harry Reid
Photo of Senator Ensign
Photo of Legislative Medallion minting

Address by Nevada Senator Harry Reid

United States Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Senator Harry Reid delivered an address to a joint session of Nevada's Senate and Assembly in the Assembly Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2007.

Address by United States Senator John Ensign

United States Senator John Ensign delivered an address to a joint session of Nevada's Senate and Assembly in the Assembly Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

Commemorative Legislative Medallion

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Senate Majority Leader William Raggio and Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley each hold a 2007 Commemorative Legislative Medallion that had recently been minted on the Carson City Mint's historic Coin Press No. 1.

Photo of Boy Scouts
Photo of Representative Berkley

Boy Scouts Visit the Legislature

Monday, February 26, 2007, was Boy Scout Government Day. Nearly 120 Boy Scouts from all corners of Nevada were in attendance at the Legislative Building to learn about the legislative process. The Scouts sat in on Assembly and Senate Floor Sessions and committee meetings, and toured the Legislative Building.

U. S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

United States Congresswoman Shelley Berkley delivered an address to a joint session of Nevada's Senate and Assembly in the Assembly Chamber on Monday, February 26, 2007.

 




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