The Assembly Transportation Committee is fine-tuning a bill to require non-residents who work in Nevada to pay $10 to the Department of Motor Vehicles for permission to park in the state.
AB418 also would classify construction workers from other states as Nevada residents, and require them to get Nevada drivers' licenses and pay full automobile registration fees if they work in Nevada for more than 45 days.The $10 permit fee will have the most impact on residents of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., who work in the casinos in Stateline, Nev.; Bullhead City, Ariz., residents who work in Laughlin, Nev.; Wendover, Utah, residents working in Wendover, Nev., and areas of Idaho north of Jackpot, Nev..
The full-resident fees for auto registration will impact construction workers who take long-term jobs in Nevada mines or projects such as the construction of the new maximum-security prison at Ely. Workers from other states formerly were exempt from such fees.
The bill by Assemblywoman Jan Evans, D-Sparks, wouldn't go into effect until Jan. 1, 1990, to give the DMV enough time to notify motorists of the change.
Nevada DMV registration chief Dave Lawson told the panel that day workers who commute to Nevada would be given registration cards and parking permits in exchange for the $10 fee.