June 13, 2019
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford commended Governor Steve Sisolak for signing two bills into law that help keep Nevada families safe. Senate Bill (SB) 7 increases penalties for those convicted of soliciting children for sex. SB8 adds conditions of lifetime supervision for those convicted of the most heinous sex offenses, such as child molestation. Both bills passed through the Legislature with strong, bipartisan support.
“When I took office, I promised to keep Nevada families safe, and that is exactly why I worked to pass these bills,” said Attorney General Aaron Ford. “Every child in Nevada deserves to be safe from harm. As Attorney General, I am proud to stand with law enforcement to protect our children.”
The Office of the Attorney General sponsored both SB7 and SB8. SB7 increases penalties against those who solicit children for sex. It also expands statutory authority for law enforcement to conduct undercover operations against those seeking to solicit children.
SB8 adds conditions of lifetime supervision for certain sex offenders. As a result of this bill, the Board of Parole now has statutory authority to require sex offenders to complete counseling and comply with other conditions to ensure that the person does not reoffend and can safely rejoin society after their period of incarceration ends.
For more information on SB7 and SB8, visit leg.state.nv.us.