Template:Nevada budget process

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The state operates on an biennial budget cycle that starts July 1 of each biennium. The sequence of key events in the budget process is as follows:[1][2]

  1. Budget instruction guidelines are sent to state agencies in January.
  2. Agencies submit their requests to the governor in August.
  3. Agency hearings are held in September and December.
  4. The governor submits the budget to the Nevada State Legislature in January.
  5. The legislature passes a budget in May or June. A simply majority is needed to pass a budget.

In Nevada, the governor has no veto authority over the budget.[2]

The governor is required by statute to submit a balanced budget. In turn, the legislature is constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget.[2]