Nevada News

Nevada Bill Would Limit Payouts for Uninsured Drivers in Crashes

Uninsured drivers could see potential payouts from car-crash lawsuits limited under a proposed Nevada law. Republican Assemblyman Pat Hickey of Reno is sponsoring AB7 and presented the measure this week to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure would allow uninsured …

Parts of Nevada, Utah, Idaho Declared Drought Disaster

The U.S. Agriculture Department has declared two northeast Nevada counties natural disaster areas due to the lingering drought with an emergency order that also makes emergency low-interest loans available to farmers, ranchers and businesses in parts of neighboring Idaho and …

Nevada Senate Passes Bill Allowing 80 Mph Speed Limits

A bill allowing Nevada to increase speed limits up to 80 mph has passed out of the state Senate. Senators voted to approve SB 2 on Thursday in a 16-4 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly. The bill …

Uber, Cab Companies Face Off Over Nevada Ridesharing Bill

Passions ran high this week over a bill that would create Nevada regulations specific to ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, a prospect that cab and limo services criticize as a double standard that would put customers at risk and …

Privacy Restrictions on Nevada Drones Would be Imposed by Bill

A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people’s privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in investigations and …

Hallmark Insurance Group Ratings Affirmed, Outlook Still Negative

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of the members of Fort Worth, Texas-based Hallmark Insurance Group (Hallmark Group). Additionally, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb-” for the …

Nevada Speed Limit Could Hit 85MPH Under Bill

Nevada lawmakers are scheduled to review a bill that would allow the state to raise highway speed limits to 85 miles per hour. Republican Sen. Don Gustavson is sponsoring SB 2 and expects to testify on the bill on Tuesday …

Nevada’s Captive Domicile Growth Rises by $3.8B in Premium

The captive insurance program in Nevada outperformed growth and speed expectations by approving 26 captives in 2014, which resulted in a captive premium increase of $3.8 billion, Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper announced on Thursday. He said 2014 was once …

Lawsuit in 2011 Nevada Gold Mine Death Settled

A lawyer for the Utah family of a contract worker at a Nevada gold mine that paid more than $100,000 in U.S. safety fines after he was killed there in 2011 says they’ve settled a wrongful death suit with Newmont …

Nearly 200 Distracted Drivers Ticketed in Nevada

Nearly 200 people in the Reno-Sparks, Nev. area were cited for distracted driving during a special enforcement effort earlier this month. The Nevada Highway Patrol and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office joined Reno and Sparks police in the distracted driving awareness …