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Nevada to collect casino, pot licensee harassment policies

January 9, 2019
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak listens to a reporter's question in his office in Carson City, Nev., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, after signing an executive order creating a task force to combat sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, as Attorney General Aaron Ford looks on. Sisolak, the first Democratic governor in Nevada in 20 years, signed the order within 90 minutes of taking the oath of office on Monday. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s new Democratic governor is ordering state-licensed casino companies and pot dispensaries to provide to regulators their written sexual harassment and discrimination policies.

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an order Wednesday giving gambling and marijuana license holders until May 1 to turn over copies of policies to the state Gaming Control Board and the Department of Taxation.

The policies will go to a sexual harassment and discrimination task force that Sisolak created with his first executive action after being sworn in on Monday. It’s headed by the governor and state Attorney General Aaron (AE’-ron) Ford.

Sisolak spokeswoman Christina Amestoy says a summary of the policies will be made public.

Sisolak says Nevada regulation of casino and pot industries depends on public trust, and he intends to ensure employees are comfortable and safe at work.

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