Today, Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law Assembly Bill 106 which provided an additional $50 million for the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) program created to support Nevada’s small businesses. The additional aid is estimated to help more than 9,000 small businesses.
Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the below statement following the bill signing:
“The PETS program has been critical in getting small businesses the aid they need to weather the economic impact of this virus. Providing 50 million additional dollars to businesses is a key component of putting Nevada’s small businesses first during this recovery. I want to thank Treasurer Zach Conine and his staff for their work on this program over the last year and Governor Steve Sisolak, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, Speaker Jason Frierson, Chairman Chris Brooks and Chairwoman Maggie Carlton for making this legislation a priority. It has been an incredibly challenging time for our state and legislation like AB106 is how we will be able to ensure every Nevadan gets the help they need.
“Throughout this pandemic, our Democratic leaders have consistently put everyday Nevadans first. Within the first two weeks of the 81st legislative session, more than $680 million has gone to lifting up families and businesses. While the country struggled unnecessarily as the Trump administration bungled the country’s COVID-19 response, Nevada families have benefited from steady state and local leadership. Now, with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House, we will have the federal support we need to recover.”