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Assembly Panel Hears Bills Revising Nevada Gambling Laws

7 May 2003

NEVADA – As reported by the Associated Press: ``Casino employees would no longer need county and city-issued work cards, under a bill approved Tuesday by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

``SB432 would require workers in gambling-related positions to register through their jobs once every five years. The state Gaming Control Board would run criminal background checks through federal and state law enforcement.

``The Assembly panel approved the bill after making minor changes to ensure it's clear, according to Judiciary Chairman Bernie Anderson, D-Sparks.

``The statewide registration proposal comes several months after the Nevada Gaming Commission implemented a statewide work card system approved by the 2001 Legislature.

``…The panel also heard testimony on a bill requiring state licensing of psychologists who treat problem gamblers…"

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