Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
First, a little mood music:
The Left in Nevada do not believe that the law should apply equally without preference or discrimination based on immutable characteristics like race or sex; they believe in equality of results, with a firm basis on “equity” on those and other categories including “gender identity”. SJR8* adds Sec. 24 to Article I of the Nevada Constitution to read as follows:
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this State or any of its political subdivisions on account of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry or national origin.”
It superficially sounds nice, but it ignores physical and actual physiological differences between the sexes, including in regards to sports and even locker rooms for minors, while also enshrining “gender identity” as a protected class. This measure will be on the 2022 General Election ballot and become part of the Nevada Constitution if Passed.
Due to Corona-chan, the Nevada Democrats held a special session of the legislature in 2020 to allow for ballot harvesting, absentee ballots being shot-gunned out, ballots accepted after the election, &c. The vague explanation as written in the official title for AB231:
“AN ACT relating to elections; establishing procedures for the use of mail ballots in every election; establishing various requirements relating to mail ballots; revising the requirements for signature verification of mail ballots; revising the deadline to submit a request for the establishment of a polling place within an Indian reservation or Indian colony for an election; revising the personal data that may be requested if a voter’s signature is challenged at the polls; requiring the Secretary of State to enter into a cooperative agreement with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics to obtain certain information relating to the statewide voter registration list; authorizing a county clerk, city clerk or registrar of voters and deputies thereof charged with powers and duties relating to elections to request certain personal information be maintained in a confidential manner; repealing provisions related to absent ballots, mailing ballots and affected elections; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.”
Nevada, thankfully, has no personal income tax. Nevada also has limitations on real property taxes; Nevada Democrats want to hike those taxes on property owners by removing the increase in property taxes to the lower of inflation or 3% by eliminating the inflation limitation. SB10 would, according to the bill’s digest:
“Existing law provides for a partial abatement of property taxes, which has the effect of establishing an annual cap on increases of property taxes. The formula for calculating the partial abatement provides that the property taxes on properties other than certain single-family residences or certain residential rental dwellings may not increase by more than a percentage that is the lesser of: (1) the average percentage of change in the assessed valuation of property in the county over the last 10 years, twice the average percentage of increase in the Consumer Price Index for the previous year or zero, whichever is greater; or (2) 8 percent. If the application of this formula results in a cap on increases of property taxes for a fiscal year that is less than 3 percent, the property taxes imposed on certain single-family residences and certain residential rental dwellings may not increase by more than the percentage cap calculated under that formula. However, if the application of the formula results in a cap on increases of property taxes for a fiscal year that is 3 percent or more, the property taxes on those single-family residences and residential rental properties may not increase by more than 3 percent. (NRS 361.4722-361.4724) This bill revises the formula for calculating the partial abatement so that the annual cap on increases of the property taxes on certain single-family residences and residential rental property is 3 percent. Under this bill, the annual cap on increases of property taxes on any other property cannot be less than 3 percent or more than 8 percent.”
Gideon Tucker was right: “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”