New Nevada laws have been issued for the 2023 year and you should know about them.

As many of us were partying on the Las Vegas Strip, updated Nevada laws and regulations were going into effect. This may affect you or it may not but it’s wise to know what is happening to your fellow neighbors.

The following is an interpretation of each law for the actual legal definition please click the hyperlinks.

6. SB448: Revises provisions governing public utilities.

  • The bill is to help build better energy in Nevada. The bill will focus on rooftop energy, clean electricity, renewable energy and more to help minimize toxic emissions.
  • This bill should in theory help Nevadans save money on their electricity bills.

5. SB186: Revises provisions relating to property.

  • Home associations must communicate with their unit owners via a communication portal or internet website.
  • The goal is to improve relationships with email communication being the default.

4. AB360: Revises provisions relating to tobacco products.

  • ID checks will be required for anyone who is attempting to purchase any tobacco products. Especially for anyone under 40 years of age.  The business selling the products must take proper protocols.
  • Tobacco products include: cigarettes, cigarette paper or other tobacco products.

3. AB349: Revises provisions governing motor vehicles.

  • If you’re an owner of a classic car or hotrod then you will have more exception from the law. Classic car owners must still be mindful of the smog release from their vehicles.
  • Classic cars must not be driven as “everyday” cars as they want to help clear the roads of toxic fumes.
  • The goal is to reduce transportation emissions. The bill will also help those that can’t pass a smog check by creating set programs.

2. AB336: Requires an annual behavior wellness visit for peace officers.

  • Officers and public official must get an annual behavioral wellness visit.
  • This bill will help maintain officer’s mental and emotional health.
  • Making sure their work conditions are stable and up-to-date for them to fulfill their job duties.

1. AB116: Revises provisions relating to traffic offenses.

  • This bill will help stop minor traffic violations making them civil infractions instead of jail time.
  • You won’t go to jail if you can’t pay for the ticket that you received. You will still have to pay the fine and attend court.
  • Minor violations tend to deal with expired licenses or speeding.

Find out more details about each of the Nevada laws HERE.

What Nevada's Minimum Wage Will Be In 2023

Inflation has been really hurting people this year. Especially those working for minimum wage. When the cost of living increases but your paycheck stays the same. It can be extremely difficult. And for many Americans who are living paycheck to paycheck, it has been nearly impossible.

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. If you’re working 40 hours a week at that rate, you’d only make $15K a year. That’s well below the federal poverty line. And working that much doesn’t leave a lot of time for a side hustle or, heaven for bid, family time.

Now some relief is on its way, at least for the residents of 27 states in the United States. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) recently released a reporting saying a record-breaking number of states will increase their minimum wage in 2023. Even up to as much as $15.00 an hour in some states.

This is a hot topic for some people in the political world. Some think an increase in the federal rate will lead to more unemployment. The argument there is that businesses won’t be able to keep up with the cost of employees. But, as mentioned before, the annual income for the federal minimum wage doesn’t even pay most of the bills. So workers earning this rate can forget about building a savings account or even a retirement fund.

Then there is the cost of living issue, which very much varies from state to state. So having a blanket minimum wage across all states doesn’t work. Fortunately, most of these states have a much higher rate than the federal $7.25. And employees are protected from the wage being dropped lower than that number.

Nevada is on the list of those 27 states raising their minimum wage. We will see a rate of $11.25 in July of 2023. That’s for companies that don’t offer health insurance. The rate for companies that do will be $10.25/hour. Here are the 10 states with the highest minimum wage come 2023.- Wendy Rush

  • Maryland

    Baltimore, Maryland, USA Skyline over the Inner Harbor at dusk.

    Minimum Wage will rise to $13.25/hour on January 1st. That is for large employers. The rate will be lower for smaller companies.

  • Colorado

    City skyline of Denver Colorado downtown with snowy Rocky Mountains and the City Park Lake.

    Minimum Wage will rise to $13.65/hour on January 1st.

  • Maine

    Augusta, Maine, USA downtown skyline on the Kennebec River.

    Minimum Wage will rise to $13.80/hour on January 1st.

  • Arizona

    Aerial View of a large Public University in the Phoenix Suburb of Tempe, Arizona

    Minimum Wage will rise to $13.85/hour on January 1st.

  • New Jersey

    Benjamin Franklin Bridge Spanning the Delaware RIver from Philadelphia to Camden, New Jersey.

    Many employees (depending on vocation) will start earning $14.00/hour by 2023.

  • New York

    Panoramic aerial view Statue of Liberty and Jersey City and Manhattan cityscape in New York City, NY, USA

    Minimum Wage will rise to $14.20/hour by January 1st. It’s already at $15.00 in other parts of the state.

  • Connecticut

    Hartford, Connecticut, USA downtown cityscape.
    Minimum wage will rise to $15.00/hour by January 7th.

  • Massachusetts

    Aerial view of the Thompson Memorial Chapel and the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, MA during fall.

    Minimum wage will rise to $15.00/hour by January 1st.

  • California

    Sunset view of Ventura 134 freeway at the Glendale 2 freeway in Los Angeles, California.

    Minimum Wage will rise to $15.50/hour by January 1st.

  • Washington State

    Seattle downtown and Space Needle view, Washington, USA

    Minimum Wage will rise to $15.74/hour by January 1st.