Saturday, 10 April 2021 16:15

Updates on AB 286 Amendments - Better But Still Bad

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After reading the new Amendments to the bill it is our understanding that Section 2 of the bill pretty much ONLY pertains to Casino's now but there is still a bit of gray area there. It also expands the coverage to the premises property line, which includes outdoor areas including parking lots.
 
AB 286 was pressed through the Nevada House Judiciary Committee last minute on Friday April 9th, 2021. It passed along party lines 9-6. It now goes to the House floor for introduction and a possible vote sometime soon after.

First, How Subsection 7 of Section 2 Now Reads:
 
7. As used in this section:
 
(c) “Covered premises” means any real property owned or operated by a person that holds, or is an affiliate of a person who holds, a non-restricted gaming license under NRS Chapter 463, including all tenants and business establishments located therein.
 
The bill specifically states that Section 2 only applies to "Covered Premises".
 
Most Non-Restricted Gaming Licenses are only held by Casino's. Most stores that have slot machines in them have a Restricted Gaming Licenses if they have 15 or fewer machines so you should be safe but if the business has gaming machines I would check to make sure, especially if the business has a No Firearms Sign posted that is outlined in the bill.
 
The initial version of Section 2 Subsection 7 of the Bill was more broader:
 
7. As used in this section:
 
(d) “Covered premises” means:
 
(1)Any real property that serves as:
(I) A club venue;
(II) A golf course;
(III) A licensed gaming establishment;
(IV) A motion picture theater;
(V) A place of religious worship;
(VI) A public accommodation facility;
(VII) A shopping mall; or
(VIII) A stadium, arena, concert hall, theater, 16showroom or any other facility used for live entertainment or a sporting event;

 
2nd, The Gray Area of the Change:
 
7. As used in this section: 
 
 (c) “Covered premises” means any real property owned or operated by a person that holds, or is an affiliate of a person who holds, a non restricted gaming license under NRS Chapter 463, including all tenants and business establishments located therein.
 
 
The confusion here-in lays within the "Real Property owned or operated by a person that HOLDS a non restricted gaming license". Is this to be construed that the law is applicable to other businesses that a company owns even if that other business does not have a non restricted gaming license?
 
Say that the owner of Casino A, that has a non restricted gaming license, also owns a series of strip malls (or any other business) throughout the state and none of them have any non restricted gaming licenses. 
 
Does this mean that since the owner owns a business that does have a non restricted gaming license that the law is applicable at those other businesses as well?
 
If this holds true, than how is the general public supposed to know that the owner of that business owns another business that does have the non restricted gaming license and therefor the that law ALSO pertains to their other non gaming related businesses?
 
We have emailed all legislators this exact same question... We'll see what happens but more people need to make a big deal out of this...

 
3rd, Extending It Out to the Property Line
 
Any one whoever has been to the strip and has walked it knows that you can easily step on to a strip resorts property without even knowing it... doing so unknowingly could land you in jail the way this bill is written.
 
 
 
PLEASE OPPOSE THIS BILL NOW, BEFORE IT MAKES IT TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR VOTE ANY DAY NOW!
 
 
 
Also, in addition to that, go here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/81st2021/ and select AB 286 from the dropdown menu and the select Oppose and Leave a Comment.
 
 


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