A controversial bill that would have enabled Nevada counties to charge each other impact fees for development was gutted Friday and will be replaced with legislation to create a legislative study group.
"We'll keep the bill number, the sponsors, but probably the rest of it we'll not keep," Assemblyman Skip Daly, D-Sparks, told the Assembly Government Affairs Committee discussing Assembly Bill 153.
Daly said he met Thursday with a group of 25 stakeholders who were overwhelmingly opposed to the bill and then spoke with the Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB) on how to proceed. He said LCB suggested a bipartisan, technical advisory committee appointed by Assembly and Senate leadership, presumably to study the matter during the next interim, if the revised bill moves forward.
Daly sponsored AB 153 in response to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), the Storey County industrial park that's home to 100 companies including Tesla and Switch, which he said negatively affects traffic, schools and services in Washoe County.