Date set for final ESA regulations hearing
Save the date, friends!
One last time for the Treasurer to get your input, so make your voice heard at the upcoming hearing for the Adoption of Regulations for Nevada’s Education Savings Account program. The hearing will be on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 10:00 A.M.
You can find a draft of the final proposed regulations here.
Just like the other two ESA hearings, this meeting will be held at the Legislative Building in Carson City with video conference to the Grant Sawyer building in Las Vegas:
Legislative Building Grant Sawyer State Office Building
Suite 4100 Suite 4401
401 S. Carson Street 555 E. Washington Avenue
Carson City, NV Las Vegas, NV
The Treasurer's office again encourages anyone who has concerns about the regulations to provide their testimony in writing prior to the meeting by emailing it to: NevadaSchoolChoice@NevadaTreasurer.gov
As always, I encourage everyone to participate in the process, whether you simply go to the hearing and watch, submit your comments in writing or speak at the hearing. Community turn-out and participation at previous hearings is to be applauded! Keep up the momentum.
If you saw the two previous meetings, you know it's reasonable to expect tremendous public participation — YAY! — this time around. Therefore, I would recommend submitting lengthy written comments in advance and summarizing orally in 2-3 minutes the key points during the hearing on October 20.
Remember, be sure you sign-in at the hearing — your attendance will be counted in the record. Typically, there should be copies of the proposed regulations by the sign-in sheet. If not, don't be fearful about asking a staff person for a copy if you need one. Staff was wonderful in getting copies for us Las Vegas folks at the last hearing!
Once the Treasurer adopts the regulations, they will be forwarded to the Legislative Commission for final approval. I'll be sure to let you know when that meeting is posted — hopefully in November. My fingers are crossed that this will all be final and other aspects of ESAs can move forward.
Speaking of moving forward, be sure to turn in your early application by November 30. You've probably heard about the two lawsuits filed to try and stop the ESA program. Well, they haven't stop anything so far and the treasurer's office wants parents to know early applications are still ongoing. You can find the application here. For an application in Spanish, click here.
As always, feel free to send me an email or call with any questions!