Foil Balloons, Catalytic Converters, Dogs: Nevada Has New Laws
If you were hoping to resell some catalytic converters with your leash-wearing dog who is carrying a foil balloon, you’re having a bad day. Nevada has new laws on the books that are affective October 1st.
There are a slew of laws on the books, but one of the most obvious ones involve catalytic converters. Second to maybe the easily stolen Kia & Hyundai vehicles, stolen catalytic converter thieves cause major headaches. Heck, our station vehicle had ours stolen! These devices have a lot of precious metals that make it appealing to anyone with a Sawzall and a dream. Thankfully Senate Bill 243 puts the kibosh on used catalytic converters being sold by unlicensed. You’ll have to be properly licensed and be able to prove you own it. You can be charged with unlawful possession if you have more than one without being qualified to do so. It sounds so obvious… glad it is on the books.
There are so many other new laws. Here are a few of our favorite and most quirky.
Take the leash off after a while
If you have your dog tethered up for more than half the day, you might not be a great dog owner. Senate Bill 269 makes it so it is now illegal to have your dog connected to tethers or chains for more than 10 hours a day. The laws on the books before October 1st had the limit at 14 hours. You also can’t put those “pinch” choke collars on your dogs for more than that. You also can’t have your dog in an enclosure that isn’t big enough for the dog’s size and stature. Again, it should be common sense. But here we are.
Stop harassing election workers
Ever walked into your local polling place and seen all of those partying youngsters? Oh, they were all old volunteers? Yeah. Well certain things that have been happening lately have had election workers in the figurative (and at times literal) crosshairs. Senate Bill 406 clearly defines what is not legal.
Now it is a crime to use force against an election official, or even threaten to do so. No trying to slow down their job of, you know, democracy. Also, no doxxing (releasing the personal information) of election workers if it could cause them harm.
Tow the nerds
Ever seen dopes take over an intersection in the valley to do donuts? Well, Metro has seen enough of it and now they’ll be able to ruin some days the next time they see it. Assembly Bill 408 gives power to the police to tow the vehicles of people charged for reckless driving. It also makes it illegal to do those tricks in public areas which is another one of those “why wasn’t that a law already” sort of laws.
Birthday balloons a bit flat
Sure, there’s a shortage of helium in the world and it is super important to keep MRI machines operating among other things. But your kid loves those shiny balloons. Well… we’ve got news.
Assembly Bill 321 pops the balloons of the foil balloon lovers of the world. It is now illegal in Nevada to sell a foil balloon with helium (or anything that’d make it float upwards). Why? Have you ever seen a foil balloon meet power lines? No? Check this out.
Boom. It’s immediate. They take out the power to entire neighborhoods. That is a stupid way to do so. If you still want helium filled foil balloons, they’ll need to be sold with a weight connected. Or you can just stick to the latex .