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Gov. Sandoval inks bill to fund Las Vegas NFL stadium

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval holds up a bill he signed into law during a signing ceremony Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval holds up a bill he signed into law during a signing ceremony Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Renderings were presented of a stadium built for the NFL's Raiders on August 25, 2016. (Source: SNTIC.org) Renderings were presented of a stadium built for the NFL's Raiders on August 25, 2016. (Source: SNTIC.org)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

After a week-long special session that resulted in lawmakers approving a hotel tax hike for an NFL stadium in Las Vegas, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Monday bills that would funnel $750 million in public funds into the project.

Appointed Nevada senate and assembly members approved plans to put public funds toward a Southern Nevada stadium that could house the Raiders, UNLV football and multiple high-capacity events.

The governor signed Senate Bill 1 and Assembly Bill 1, which the Nevada Legislature passed to enhance Southern Nevada's tourism infrastructure and public safety.

Sandoval signed the bills at the Richard TAM Alumni Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, in front of fellow state legislators, prospective construction workers, UNLV dignitaries and Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis.

With one obstacle cleared, the Raiders' move to Las Vegas next faces approval with the NFL. Davis is slated to attend a league meeting of owners this week to pitch relocation of the seminal California franchise to Nevada. No action is expected at this meeting in Houston.

Davis is expected to apply for relocation in January. The franchise plans to play the 2017 and 2018 seasons in Oakland before a prospective move to the Las Vegas stadium in 2019.

Stay with FOX5 for continued coverage of this event.

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