Nevada Legislature: Senate approves raising speed limit

I Can't Drive 55The Senate on Thursday passed Sen. Don Gustavson’s bill raising the maximum allowable speed limit in Nevada from 75 to 80 mph.

Gustavson has tried repeatedly in several previous sessions to get a bill raising the maximum speed limit without success.

This year, the Senate approved SB2 by a margin of 15-4 with two members absent.

Gustavson said the bill doesn’t actually raise the speed limit on any road of highway but, instead, leaves it to the Nevada Department of Transportation to decide where the higher speed limit would be appropriate.

In response to a question from Sen. Pat Spearman, D-Las Vegas, he also said there’s no danger the change will jeopardize federal highway funding to the state. He said several other states including Idaho, Wyoming and Texas already have higher speed limits on selected highways.

Gustavson, a retired truck driver, has long argued modern motor vehicles are safe at higher speeds than currently allowed.

SB2 goes to the Assembly for consideration.

 

Hagar: Gustavson drops no-helmet crusade at Legislature

helmet lawsState Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, has been a fixture at the Nevada Legislature since 1997, except for a few years where he was not an elected official.

And each session, he has sponsored or promoted a bill that would do away with Nevada’s law that mandates motorcycle riders must wear helmets.

Gustavson’s bill would seem to have a great shot in the 2015 Legislature if the Republicans take the majority of the state senate.

If that happens, Gustavson would probably be appointed chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. As the chair, he could nurture his no-helmet bill along and it would probably get out of the committee.

Yet Gustavson vows not to sponsor the bill in 2015. He’s vague about the reason. But it has something to do with a supporter of the no-helmet bill who sent nasty emails to some senators last session.

“I don’t want to mention any names,” Gustavson said. “But that person knows who they are and it was something they did via email that was sent to some key members in the senate that were not very nice.”

Despite cajoling, Gustavson would not elaborate.

“I know it would make a great story but I’m not going there,” he said.

If the “unmentionable” person keeps his nose out of issue, Gustavson said he would probably again sponsor the no-helmet bill. Gustavson says he supports constituent involvement in politics, just not this particular guy.

“But it is a free country, people can say what they want,” Gustavson said. “They can do what they want and they can get involved.”

Nevada helmet law has been on the books for more than 40 years.

Nevadagate by Guy Felton – Ombudsman for Nevada

Nevadagate a youtube series exposing Nevada government corruption  by GuyFelton – Ombudsman for Nevada.  These youtube videos dig into an array of Nevada government corruption, conspiracies and cover-ups. Guy Felton has helped the Nevada ANTI-Corruption movement in his protesting efforts and his unique abilities to convey corruption in our youtube videos and his new series called Nevadagate. Please see Guy’s work below and visit his website Booksampler.net

Guy Felton is WAS running for U. S. Congress in 2011. Hooray! In this video, Guy discusses the controversy and conspiracy  surrounding the former University of Nevada Reno (“UNR”) President Milton Glick who allegedly died of stroke at 73 – but was it really a suicide or murder?

Uploaded on May 28, 2011

Guy’s background includes: Marine Corps Reservist, Intelligence Operative, Police Officer, Classroom Teacher, Head of Negotiations for Nevada State Education Association (now having 27,000 members), Newspaper Columnist, Newspaper Photographer, Executive Jobsearch Consultant (Listed in “Who’s Who in America”), Volunteer Ombudsman for the People of Nevada (the latter resulting in being wrongfully arrested and jailed three times for legally challenging corrupt public officials in Washoe County including Commissioners Humke, Weber, and Larkin ~ as well as Washoe Manager Katy Simon, and Deputy D.A. Melanie Foster.)

Guy Felton’s youtube “Nevadagate” series on Nevada Corruption

NEVADAGATE: SUGGESTIONS FOR THE 2013 LEGISLATURE

Nevada government is permeated with a culture of corruption. Members of the state legislature meet for only 4 months every other year. This does not permit anything close to proper administration of the public affairs of Nevada’s 2.7-million residents.  Members of the upcoming 2013 legislative session are asked to answer tough-but-fair questions which might force changes for the better.
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