ACLU of Nevada Legal Director, Amy Rose, will testify as a panelist during a public meeting relating to municipal fines and fees hosted by the Nevada Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights on March 15, 2017.


The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and hear testimony from experts in a variety of fields and the public on how to remedy and lessen the disparate impact municipal fees and fines have on federally protected communities in Nevada.


“Overly harsh fines and administrative fees can lead to the creation of modern day debtors’ prisons and can contribute to a cycle of poverty. I look forward to sharing with the committee our observations of the impact of municipal fines and fees on the citizens of Nevada as well as best practices for municipalities seeking to collect fines and fees in compliance with constitutionalrights,” said Amy Rose.