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Varying Criminal Justice Reforms Considered In Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers are considering a series of criminal reform bills that could dramatically change how Nevada handles minor traffic infractions, how the state addresses an expanding prison population and how people are able to seal low-level marijuana convictions.


More than a dozen different bills dealing with crime and punishment are under consideration in the final weeks of the legislative session. But how far the state goes in revising some laws will depend on a state Senate committee headed by a Clark County prosecutor who has a history of

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supporting tough on crime measures.


The Assembly has passed bills that would streamline the sealing of low-level marijuana conviction, allow a court to give time credit to those on house arrest and outline the process to expunge criminal records in a wrongful arrest.