Nevada bill would repeal anti-TRPA legislation |

Nevada bill would repeal anti-TRPA legislation

by Adam Jensen

Nevada legislators introduced a bill Monday to repeal an effort to pull the state out of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs introduced Senate Bill 229 on Monday. The bill would completely repeal 2011’s Senate Bill 271, which threatens to pull Nevada out of the bi-state planning agency in October 2015 if certain changes to the agency aren’t made.

One of the biggest changes sought by SB 271 was the passage of an updated regional plan, guiding development and land use throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. The TRPA’s Governing Board passed its Regional Plan Update in December, but the Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore sued to block its implementation last month.

SB 271 authorizes the governor to postpone the withdrawal to October 2017 under certain circumstances.