From my own letters to all 7 of the committee members, here is a response from Bill Raggio:
April 24, 2009
Stephanie Moore Myers
Via e-mail: [email protected]
Dear Ms. Myers:
Thank you for contacting me to ask for my support of Assembly Bill 352. This bill would prohibit local governments from making certain changes relating to zoning and development in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA). I appreciate the useful information you provided and the points you outlined. I agree that the SMNRA is a unique and beautiful region of Nevada.
As you may know, the Assembly Committee on Government Affairs amended and passed A.B. 352 on April 8, 2009. The full Assembly then passed the amended version on April 20th and sent it to the Senate where it awaits further action by the Senate Committee on Government Affairs.
As a member of the Government Affairs Committee, I will give the bill my full attention and consideration, while keeping your comments in mind. Discussion and testimony during the legislative process are intended to reveal advantages and disadvantages of proposed legislation. I encourage you to testify or submit a written statement about your concerns to the Committee. Visit http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/committees/S_Committees/GA.cfm to obtain information about Committee members, agendas, and minutes. In addition, you can locate contact information for legislators and legislative staff online at http://www.leg.state.nv.us/General/Feedback.cfm.
You can track the progress of the bill online through the Nevada Legislature’s website at http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Reports/history.cfm?ID=685. Many legislative hearings are videoconferenced to the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas. You also can view hearings online at www.leg.state.nv.us by clicking on “Live Meetings, Listen, or View.”
Thank you again for writing me about your concerns. Public input is important and helps legislators as they examine the issues that come before them.
William J. Raggio
Nevada State Senator