Special legislative session called in Carson City
Lawmakers in Carson City are waiting for special session to beginPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Lawmakers in Carson City were back at work bright and early Tuesday morning.
A special session was called to finish the work started 120 days ago after the regular session ended in chaos at midnight on Monday night.
Gov. Brian Sandoval's office made the announcement shortly after that a special session would be called to finish the work that lawmakers had started.
There are several measures still up in the air including the one that would provide more funding for local law enforcement here in Clark County. It would also raise taxes.
Other bills center around class size reductions, charter school accounts and economic development tax abatements.
Still, lawmakers were able to get a lot of things done in the final hours of the legislature Monday night.
For instance, they passed Senate Bill 221, which is the very controversial bill that requires universal background checks on all gun sales in Nevada.
State Senator Justin Jones introduced the bill which he says was inspired by the Newtown shootings.
But those who didn't vote for it say they felt that they were being pushed.
However, the governor has said in the past that he would veto it.
Another bill headed to the governor's desk is Senate Bill 374, which will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to be established in the Silver State.
It has been 13 years since the state started allowing patients to use medical marijuana here. However, those patients had to go to other states to buy it.
The special session was originally supposed to start at 3 a.m. this morning. But, that didn't happen.
Action News has a crew in Carson City and will update this story throughout the morning.