18 Aprile 2021 :
Assembly repeals death penalty, sends to Senate
Nevada's Assembly voted Thursday to abolish the death penalty, a bill that, if signed into law, would make the state the 24th to outlaw the punishment. The legislative body voted 26-16 in favor of AB395, which, in addition to repealing the death penalty, would commute the sentences of those on death row to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The bill now goes before the Democratic-controlled state Senate for a vote. The Senate is already considering a similar bill, SB288, which would not be retroactively applied to current death row inmates.
70 people currently sit on the state's death row.
If a death penalty repeal bill makes it to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak's desk, it's unclear if he'd sign the legislation into law.