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Sandoval Vetoes Apprenticeship Bill, Signs A Dozen Other Bills

Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed an apprenticeship bill but signed a dozen other bills into law Tuesday in Carson City.

Sandoval vetoed Senate Bill 357, which would have prohibited public agencies from awarding construction projects to contractors unless they meet the requirements for apprentices.

Sandoval said apprenticeship programs in Nevada’s economy are crucial and said the bill would have provided an advantage for some while penalizing other contractors. Among the bills he signed was Assembly Bill 288, which institutes tougher penalties for perpetrators who abuse, exploit or neglect elderly or vulnerable people under their care