Freshman Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva’s Education Bill Becomes a Law
Governor Joe Lombardo signs freshman Indian-American Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva’s Assembly Bill 226 to become a law. Assemblyman Silva’s bill revises provisions governing tuition for certain students in the State of Nevada’s higher educational institutions governed by the Board of Regents. The new law will make higher education more affordable by allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition.
The bill is unanimously approved by the elected public officials in the Assembly (42-0) and Senate (20-0-1) and signed by the Republican Governor Joe Lombardo.
“With the new law, many Nevada undocumented students who didn’t graduate from NV high schools and who are considered non-resident as they moved from other states will be allowed to pay in-state tuition at the Nevada institutions of higher learning,” said Assemblyman D’Silva.
The bill had broad support from numerous professional and immigrant organizations and supporters of higher education.