WHERE I STAND ON THE ISSUES

Dear Fellow Nevadan, we face many unique issues, but none are more important than the challenges that the next legislative season is going to bring forth. We have many needs ranging from Business Development, Diversity to Education.

EDUCATIONYouthe Justice

The children in the district are struggling to make it through. We have to come together as a State to give our children hope for their education.
Our children are giving up, and we need to do something about it. I am already on the front line of projects to stem the tide of our children leaving schools and I want you on the front line with me. As a single mother of two children, I reared my children while I earned my law degree, and had it not been for great teachers, sharing the role of educating my kids, my job would have been a lot tougher. So I understand education and my role as a public servant, which is to directly serve our children.
Read Nevada Report Card on how our schools are performing:
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

I am constantly promoting laws that create common sense economic solutions: Nevada-based exports, product development, support for our small businesses and industrial development to build revenue statewide.  One of the programs that reflect this is the Nevada Grow program that I got successfully passed in 2015.  It is pilot program that programs support and technical assistance to businesses- through collaboration.  For more information on Nevada Grow click these links:

Nevada Grow Project Webpage

Read the Bill AB 399

JOB DEVELOPMENT

In State Assembly District 7, we not only need to have great schools, but we need to make sure we have jobs for the citizens of this state. I am campaigning for the State Assembly to ensure that the parents of these children have jobs that build confidence, security, and provide good and decent wages for our citizens to take care of their families.
Assembly District 7, has a large number of low to moderate income residents. I am fighting for jobs for our constituents to increase our earning power and ability to take care of our families. I have voted on several great bills that did just that.
The cuts in state and local budgets have also impacted the constituents of this district at the time when they are in desperate need of help. Young families must be able to do more than survive financially; they must be allowed to prosper.
Thus, it is critical that there be an effective advocate in Carson City for their interests of Assembly District 7 and the State.
I am campaigning to serve the people of Assembly District 7, because the economic challenges facing the state of Nevada have affected the 7th Assembly District severely. My background as a Professor in Business Law and participation in local economic boards, have provided me the knowledge and background I need to effectively develop solutions for this State.

 

MILESTONES

2011
AB191 Allowed partial abatement of certain taxes if a small business invested in Higher Education – for training or job development. (did not pass)
AB236 Prohibited HOA’s from assessing fees – to government entities or nonprofits who are trying to fix homes in foreclosure – also mandating timelines to landscape the backyard. (did not pass)
AB290 Mandates the school provide tutoring/re-teaching to make sure students pass proficiency exams. (passed)
AB361 Create bidding preferences for public contracts under $100,000 – tried to shorten contract times – so more small businesses can compete for contracts. (did not pass)
AB414 Required a contribution to higher education for technology commercialization by big corporations in exchange for certain tax abatements. (did not pass)
2013
AB96 Car Registration – setup payment plans, to pre-pay registration, if experiencing financial hardship. DMV set up an early renewal program through regulation. (DMV created this program – can access now)
AB408 Business Impact Statements – City, County & State agencies must take the time to find out if the regulation will negatively impact a business financially (passed)
AB222 Required school district to adopt a pilot program for reading skill development centers up to 3rd grade. (passed)
AB169 Revises provisions relating to contracts with a governmental – wanted to reduce debit card fees – associated with Unemployment debit cards, food cards for SNAP, shorten contract periods made by agencies, to promote competition (did not pass)
AB263 Revises provisions governing bidding on certain highway projects – allowed for comparable experience – instead of exact experience. Constituents couldn’t get a contract – because they could never get experience, the bill tried to remedy this – so small contractors could build capacity and compete. (passed)
AB270 Revises provisions governing minority affairs – the bill added an investigator to a board that had reported to the Governor for over 20 years – never had an enforcement provision.
AB298 Makes an appropriation to the City of Las Vegas to encourage the creation of small businesses. (did not pass)
2015
AB399 Created a Nevada Grow Business Mentoring and helps businesses learn and to track market data to help them make better business decisions using a GIS specialist for free. The pilot program is at CY (North Las Vegas Campus. (passed)
AB225 Aligns service delivery of providers who offer programs for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community. The Bill made sure that the service a nonprofit provides to help re-entry persons are actual services that will help persons become effective and productive citizens and they get skills they need. (passed)
AB235 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (did not pass)
AB236 Enacts provisions related to the promotion of public engagement by state agencies. The Bill asked that state agencies build friendlier websites, social media accounts and creates ways to help citizens know what is going on. (passed)
AB291 Makes an appropriation for school districts to provide early childhood education programs. (did not pass)
AB237 Revises provisions governing motor vehicle registration for vintage cars to make it easier. The current process makes vintage car owners dismantle the car to get the VIN number. (did not pass)