The Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections voted unanimously to to Amend and Due Pass Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 2 at the their Wednesday April 12 meeting. The bill is a proposed constitution amended to remove the definition of marriage presently enjoined in the Nevada State Constitution. It would require that all marriages in the state of Nevada and its political subdivisions be recognized regardless of gender and that marriage licenses be issued.
Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D-Clarks Co.) moved to amend and due pass, seconded by Senator Tick Segerbloom (D-Clark Co.). The committee voted unanimously to approve the proposed constitutional amendment. The committee has two Republican members James Settlemeyer (R-Douglas, Lyon, Storey and Churchill Co) and Gansert (R-Washoe Co.).
The bill now heads to the Senate floor where it will have its second reading and then third reading at which point a vote will be taken to Amend and due pass as recommended by Committee or to not approve it.
Should AJR2 be approved in the Senate, it would be reintroduced in the 2019 Nevada legislative session having to go through the same public hearing process and floor votes. Should it pass out of that session it would go to a vote of the people in 2020’s general election.