Clark County Commissioner McCurdy, Judge Harris Host Traffic Ticket Workshops Dec. 13, 14
Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II and Judge Belinda T. Harris will host traffic ticket workshops on Dec. 13 and 14 to inform the community about changes to Nevada’s traffic laws as a result of Assembly Bill 116, which decriminalizes minor traffic violations.
“Starting January 1, 2023, minor traffic offenses in Nevada will no longer be criminalized,” McCurdy said. “Those with outstanding bench warrants for minor traffic offenses – which have disproportionally affected hard-working communities — will no longer have to worry that they will be arrested on their way to work or to drop off their kids at school.”
AB 116, introduced by Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen and signed into law in June 2021, also eliminates the practice of issuing warrants for failure to pay traffic fines or for failure to appear in court.
In 2021, Nevada joined 37 other states that decriminalized minor traffic violations into civil infractions. Serious traffic infractions will still be criminalized in Nevada and fines for minor traffic violations must still be resolved.
The first workshop will be held at the Pearson Community Center on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6-7 p.m., with the final workshop being held at the Walnut Recreation Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6-7 p.m. Pre-registration is not required and the workshops are free and open to the public.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.