“Unprecedented times call for extraordinary measures. This bill isn’t about economic expansion – it's about our State’s economic survival,” Gov Sisolak said. “It’s about acknowledging that Nevada relies heavily on a single industry – the hospitality industry – and in order to make it through this historic storm, we must ensure it survives. But it’s not just about protecting the businesses – it's also about protecting the workers that keep this industry and our economy running. “
Governor Sisolak was joined, virtually, at the signing by Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President MGM Resorts, and Irma Fernandez, daughter of Adolfo Fernandez, a utility porter and namesake of the bill, who passed after contracting COVID-19.
This bill was driven by the need to protect the lifeblood of Nevada’s economy, both small businesses and hospitality workers. The measure balances the protection of workers and the needs of the business community to stay afloat during the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis.