LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of panel discussions to determine whether municipal fines and fees disparately impact federally protected communities in the state, and, if so, what steps can be taken to remedy the impact.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, simultaneously at two locations. The primary meeting will be in Las Vegas, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, at the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, 2800 E. St. Louis Av., Las Vegas, NV 89104. The second location will be in Reno, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, at the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, 1325 Corporate Blvd., Reno, NV 89502. Parking will be available and free of charge at both locations. The meeting agenda can be viewed at:
The Committee will hear testimony from government officials, law enforcement, policy experts, advocates and community members. The public will also be invited to speak during the open forum session: 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm. The Committee will accept written testimony submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14, 2017. The Committee will issue its findings and recommendations in a memorandum to the Commission.
Wendell Blaylock, Chair of the Committee, stated: "In today's political climate and glaring national divide, it is important that we stay vigilant on issues that affect our communities. The state of Nevada is unique. We intend to learn more about this topic and how it may affect members of the community. I encourage full participation from the public to let their voices be heard."
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with studying and advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing an annual federal civil rights enforcement report. For information about the reports and meetings of the Commission and its Advisory Committees, please visit http://www.usccr.gov and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/usccrgov
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SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights