2024 Nevada State Assembly Bill 163 announced

 Nevada State Assembly Bill 163

Written by Loretta Gledhill, LSW, Humboldt AVA volunteer and advocate

Greetings and well wishes for the new year of 2024 from myself, Loretta Gledhill, LSW and Humboldt AVA.  Humboldt AVA is excited to share that Nevada Assembly Bill No. 163 has become effective as of January 1, 2024.  The passing of this assembly bill shows what can be achieved when people come together to advocate for victims of sexual and domestic violence.   

Thursday, January 4, 2024 - The 82nd Session adjourned Sine Die on June 6, 2023

Assembly Bill No. 163 reads as follows:

AN ACT relating to employment; providing for hours of leave, under certain circumstances, if an employee is a victim of an act which constitutes sexual assault; prohibiting the Administrator of the Employment Security Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation from denying certain persons unemployment benefits under certain circumstances; requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations under certain circumstances; prohibiting an employer from taking certain actions against an employee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 1 Section 1. NRS 608.0198 is hereby amended to read as follows: 608.0198 1. An employee who has been employed by an employer for at least 90 days and who is a victim of an act which constitutes domestic violence [,] or sexual assault, or whose family or household member is a victim of an act which constitutes domestic violence [,] or sexual assault, and the employee is not the – alleged perpetrator, is entitled to not more than 160 hours of leave in 2 one 12-month period.

Hours of leave provided pursuant to this 3 subsection:

(a) May be paid or unpaid by the employer;

(b) Must be used within the 12 months immediately following the date on which the act which constitutes domestic violence or sexual assault occurred;

(c) May be used consecutively or intermittently;


For further information regarding Nevada Assembly Bill No. 163 please visit the following web page:




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