Nevada Legislature: Republican bill would repeal business license fee

A Nevada assemblyman is proposing a bill that would exempt most state businesses from paying an annual license fee.

Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is sponsoring AB323, which was introduced in the Assembly on Monday. The bill removes the current $100 fee that businesses annually pay when registering with the state.

Wheeler’s bill comes two days before Gov. Brian Sandoval is scheduled to address the Legislature on a substantial increase of business license fees that would raise $437 million primarily to help pay for added K-12 funding.

Sandoval’s plan would have businesses pay a fee based on their industry and gross receipts.

Wheeler said he wanted to start a conversation about the fee and said counties should implement fees, not the state.


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