Whether the Nevada Legislature is going to the dogs is a matter of opinion. But Friday at least some dogs went to the Legislature.
Nevada lawmakers in 1989 established something called the Account for Low-Income Housing, which is a trust fund to help finance “the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of housing for eligible families by public or private nonprofit charitable organizations, housing authorities or local governments through loans, grants or subsidies.”
Senate Bill 367 amends the law to assure that tenants who end up living in such housing can have pets “in accordance with applicable laws and ordinances” — pick up their messes, no excessive barking, etc. The program is funded by a small share of the real estate property transfer tax, and has been budgeted to disburse $5.7 million a year since fiscal 2017.
The bill is sailing through the Legislature, having already passed the Senate unanimously, and got it’s first hearing in the Assembly Friday. So there were dogs.
Ed. note: The Current has an informal policy of publishing pictures of dogs whenever available or appropriate — HJ