Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Nevada Assembly Bill 486 into law on June 7, adding Nevada to the growing list of states across the nation that have established an Office of Outdoor Recreation responsible for helping to grow the outdoor recreation economy.

RVIA News & Insights reported that the newly created Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation will reside in the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and will be led by two administrators appointed by the director of DCNR. The bill also creates an advisory board on outdoor recreation that will advise the administrators of the division on any matter concerning outdoor recreation in this State; which includes a seat for a member of the outdoor recreation industry.

The RV Industry Association (RVIA), along with other members of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), have called for governors in all 50 states to establish an office of outdoor recreation. As of June 2019, there are four states across the U.S. (California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Massachusetts) actively pursuing the creation of OREC offices through their state legislatures in their current sessions.

RVIA continues to be supportive of these efforts to coordinate outdoor recreation policy and promote economic development among stakeholders in the outdoor recreation industry at the state level.