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01. Petition for Declaratory Relief

01. Petition for Declaratory Relief

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Neva mor

Brian Sandoval

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

SANDO VAL REACHES BUDG ET AG REEMENT WITH
LEG ISLATIVE LEADERS

REPRESENTS HISTORIC REFORMS

C ARSONC ITY, NV - Governor Brian Sandoval joined Legislative leadership today to announce a budget and
reform agreement for the upcoming biennium.

"This afternoon, I am proud of Nevada," Governor Sandoval said. "We have reached a groundbreaking
agreement to bring the 2011 Legislative Session to a successful close by June 6th."

The agreement represents historic reforms in education, collective bargaining, public employee benefits, and
construction defects. Italso balances the state budget, includes no new taxes, and partially extends "sunset"
taxes by only two years.

The agreement completely eliminates the modified business tax on 70 percent of Nevada businesses,
meaning 115,281 Nevada businesses will no longer pay the MBT. Total state spending will decrease
biennium-over-biennium by $500 million.

The agreement:

• E nds teacher tenure. Poor-performing teachers are placed back on probation for ease of dismissal if
necessary.

• E nds the seniority system in school district lay-offs. other factors, induding performance and effectiveness,
must now be induded.

• D ramatically changes collective bargaining for local government employees. Agreements will be re-opened
during times of fiscal emergency and supervisory employees will not be allowed to collectively bargain.

• Allows the governor to appoint the state superintendent of public instruction. A new State Board will also
have members appointed by the governor and legislative leaders, as well as four members elected by the
people of Nevada.

• Saves an estimated $275 rnilllon over the next 30 years by removing eligibility of newly hired state
employees for health insurance benefits during retirement under the Public E mployee Benefit Plan, effective
January I, 2012.

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• Allows passage of construction defect legislation this session. AS 401 wilt set new definitions and revise the
statutes of limitation and repose.

• C onducts a complete analysis of PE RSin order to give the 2013 Legislature and the Governor information
they need to address unfunded liability. The study must include recommendations with actuarlallv-sound
alternatives.

"As a result of unprecedented direction by the Supreme C ourt, we have done this work in five days, often
working around the dock with our staff," Sandoval added. 'Tm proud of the hard work of all our legislators,
from both parties and both houses, in finishing the people's business on time. Nevadans deserve leadership,
stability, and consensus, and I believe this budget and reform package provide all three."

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Mary-Sarah Kinner, Press Secretary - (775) 684-5667 Cell (775) 443-7530
Email: mskinner@gov.nv.gov
Office of the Governor - 101 North Carson Street - Carson City, NV89701 Fax (775) 684-7198
Grant Sawyer State Office Building. 555 East Washington, Suite 5100 . Las Vegas, NV89101 . Fax
(702) 486-2505

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