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Constitutional Of cers
Brian Sandoval 5
Brian Krolicki 5
Kate Marshall 5
Catherine Cortez Masto 5
Kim Wallin 5
Ross Miller 5
Senate
Shirley Breeden 7
Greg Brower 7
Barbara Cegavske 7
Allison Copening 8
Mo Denis 8
Donald Gustavson 8
Elizabeth Halseth 8
Joe Hardy 8
Steven Horsford 8
Ben Kieckhefer 10
Ruben J. Kihuen 10
John Lee 10
Sheila Leslie 10
Mark Manendo 10
Mike McGinness 10
David Parks 11
Dean Rhoads 11
Michael Roberson 11
Michael Schneider 11
James Settelmeyer 11
Valerie Wiener 11
Assembly
Paul Aizley 19
Elliot Anderson 19
Kelvin Atkinson 19
Teresa Benitez-Thompson 20
David Bobzien 20
Steven Brooks 20
Irene Bustamante Adams 20
Maggie Carlton 20
Richard Carrillo 20
Marcus Conklin 21
Skip Daly 21
Olivia Diaz 21
Marilyn Dondero Loop 21
John Ellison 21
Lucy Flores 21
Jason Frierson 22
Ed Goedhart 22
Pete Goicoechea 22
Tom Grady 22
John Hambrick 22
Scott Hammond 22
Ira Hansen 23
Cresent Hardy 23
Pat Hickey 23
Joseph Hogan 23
William Horne 23
Marilyn Kirkpatrick 23
Randy Kirner 24
Kelly Kite 24
Pete Livermore 24
April Mastroluca 24
Richard McArthur 24
Harvey Munford 24
Dina Neal 25
John Oceguera 25
James Ohrenschall 25
Peggy Pierce 26
Tick Segerblom 26
Mark Sherwood 26
Debbie Smith 26
Lynn Stewart 26
Melissa Woodbury 26
Capitol Bureau
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Managing Editor
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Advertising Director
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Design and Layout
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Cover Photography
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Inside
Introduction to the 2011 Legislature 4
Senate Leadership and Committees 6
Map of Nevada Senatorial Districts 12
Map of State Assembly Districts 14
Map of Las Vegas Area Assembly Districts 16
Assembly Leadership and Committees 18
What’s a Bill? What’s a Resolution? 27
Available Online Information 27
Location, Layout of Legislature Building 28
How a Bill Becomes a Law 29
120 Day Schedule 30
How to Read a Bill 32
How to Read a Fiscal Note 33
Legislative Counsel Bureau 34
How to Lobby at the Nevada State Legislature 36
Tools Available for Lobbyists 37
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budget, redistricting are 2011 legislature’s top issues
The 2011 Legislature will revolve around two issues:
the budget and redistricting.
Lawmakers must either deal with the governor’s
proposed budget that includes massive spending cuts
— or find a way to increase revenues to restore some of
those programs.
Due to rising costs in areas the state can’t control,
the end of stimulus funding and projected shortfalls in
existing state revenue streams, Nevada has about $3
billion less than the amount needed to fund existing
services and programs. The Economic Forum projects
general fund revenues at $5.3 billion. The current
budget spent about $8.3 billion.
Add to that, Gov. Brian Sandoval has promised to
veto any tax increase lawmakers send him and, with a
minimal 11-10 majority, Senate Democrats probably can’t
find the 14 votes needed to override a veto.
Local government is expected to show up in force to
argue against some of the revenue generators included
in the governor’s proposed budget since those pieces
of the puzzle take more than $500 million from their
cofers.
Redistricting is the process of redrawing not only
Nevada’s congressional districts but all state Senate
and Assembly districts. Reapportionment won Nevada
a fourth congressional seat this year and those districts
must be drawn as close to equal in population as
possible.
Lawmakers have more flexibility in drawing their own
district lines but must carefully consider protecting the
rights of racial and ethnic minorities such as Hispanic
communities. They are also strongly encouraged to
protect communities of interest.
They are allowed, however, to consider incumbency
in drawing those lines — which in the past has made
for some strange looking legislative districts to
accommodate the fact that several lawmakers live
relatively close to each other.
Because more than 70 percent of Nevadans live in
the Las Vegas area, the south will dominate three of
remainder of the state.
The process just 20 years ago was mostly manual
with teams of employees painstakingly drawing
maps according to the wishes of legislators. Making
changes was a slow and laborious process. Now it’s
computerized, enabling almost anyone in the Legislature
to draw his or her own district map.
There is even a computer station on the second floor
for the public to use to draw maps.
Local governments also go through a redistricting
process to set the boundaries for their city council and
county commission seats.
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Ofce: Secretary of State
Party: Democrat
Ofce Phone: 775-684-5708
Address: 101 N. Carson St., Suite 3,
Carson City, NV 89701
E-mail: sosexec@sos.nv.gov
Public Service History: Elected Secretary of
State 2007-2010, re-elected 2011-2014
Occupation: Lawyer
DOB: March 1976
Education: B.A. Stanford, J.D. and M.B.A from Loyola Marymount
University
Family: Wife Lesley, daughters Cameron and Geneva
Hobbies/Special Interests: Basketball
Personal and professional achievements: Established Election Integrity
Task Force, now a national model; developing Nevada Business Portal, the
first of its kind in the country; executive board member and 2011 president
of National Association of Secretaries of State; former criminal prosecutor,
former president of Citizen Alert; board member HELP of Southern Nevada
and Legacy Society of Boys & Girls Club.
Ofce: Controller
Party: Democrat
Ofce Phone: 775-684-5750
Address: 101 N. Carson St. #5,
Carson City, NV 89701
E-mail: kwallin@govmail.state.nv.us
Public service history: Elected controller
2007-2010, re-elected 2011-2014.
Occupation: Financial manager, consultant and CPA
DOB: 1956
Education: B.S. Business Administration, major in accounting from UNLV,
CPA, CMA, CFM
Family: Husband Jim Noriega
Hobbies/Special Interests: Wine tasting, golf, skiing, hiking, black belt in
aikido.
Personal and professional achievements: First CPA elected controller in
50 years, member AGA partnership for Intergovernmental Management
and Accountability Steering Committee, 2003 top 100 most influential
people in accounting by Accounting Today, Woman CPA of the Year
2006 by the American Woman’s Society of CPAs, two years on ethics
committee, Nevada Society of CPA’s.
Ofce: Attorney General
Party: Democrat
Ofce Phone: 775-684-1100
Address: 100 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701
E-mail: aginfo@ag.state.nv.us
Public Service History: Elected Attorney General
2007-2010, re-elected 2011-2014
Occupation: Lawyer
DOB: 1964
Education: B.S. Finance, UNR, J.D. Gonzaga University
Family: Husband Paul
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hiking, golfing
Personal and professional achievements: Assistant county manager, Clark
County; former chief of staf to Gov. Bob Miller, former criminal prosecutor
with the U.S. Attorney General’s ofce, Washington, D.C., and former civil
litigator.
Ofce: Treasurer
Party: Democrat
Ofce Phone: 775-684-7109
Address: 101 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701
E-mail: katemarshall@nevadatreasurer.gov
Public Service History: Elected Treasurer
2007-2010, re-elected 2011-2014
Occupation: Lawyer
DOB: July 1959
Education: A.B. UC Berkeley 1982, J.D. UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall, 1990
Family: Children Anna and Molly
Hobbies/Special Interests: Knitting, bicycling
Personal and professional achievements: Created anti-trust divison for
Nevada Attorney General’s ofce with Frankie Sue Del Papa, Outstanding
Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Justice 1997.
Ofce: Lieutenant Governor,
President of the Senate
Party: Republican
Ofce Phone: Capitol: 684-7111, Legislature: 684-1439
Address: 101 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701
E-mail: ltgov@ltgov.nv.gov
Public Service History: State Treasurer 1999-2006,
elected lieutenant governor 2007-2010, re-elected
2011-2014, vice-chairman Douglas County Planning
Commission 1991-1998, chief deputy state treasurer, 1990-1998.
DOB: 1960
Education: B.A. Political Science, Stanford
Family: Wife Kelly, children Katherine, Caroline and Elizabeth.
Personal and professional achievements: Chairman Reno-Tahoe Winter
Games Coalition since 2007; president, National Association of State
Treasurers, 2003; president, Western State Treasurer’s Association,
2000-2001; president, Nevada Government Finance Ofcers Association,
1997-1999; board of directors/secretary, American Cancer Society’s Nevada
Division; board of directors, Nevada Desert Research Institute; Unruh
Award as Outstanding State Treasurer 2004; Lake Tahoe Community
College Foundation 1998-2005; governing board, Davidson Academy.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS
Ofce: Governor
Party: Republican
Ofce Phone: 775-684-5670
Address: 101 S. Carson St., Carson City NV 89701
Public Service: Two terms Nevada Assembly,
member and chairman Nevada Gaming
Commission, at-large member Tahoe Regional
Planning Agency Governing Board, Nevada
Attorney General, U.S. District Court judge
Occupation: Lawyer DOB: Aug. 5, 1963
Education: BA University of Nevada, Reno; law degree Ohio State
University Moritz College of Law
Family: Wife Kathleen, children James, Maddy, Marisa
Hobbies/Special Interests: Basketball, antique collecting, reading, fishing,
running, traveling.
Personal and professional achievements: Hispanics in Politics’ 1996
Broche de Oro Award, Anti-Defamation League’s 2003 Torch of Liberty
Award, Nevada State Bar’s 2004 Access to Justice Public Lawyer Award,
Latino Coalition’s 2004 Most Influential Hispanic in the U.S. Award, 2004
University of Nevada Alumnus of the Year Award, Excellence in Leadership
Award from the Latino Coalition in 2010.
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SENATE LEADERSHIP
Majority leader: Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas
President of the Senate: Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, R-Douglas County
President pro-tempore: Michael Schneider, D-Las Vegas
Assistant majority leader: Valerie Wiener, D-Las Vegas
Majority whip: John Lee, D-North Las Vegas
Assistant majority whips: Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas; Sheila Leslie, D-Reno
Minority floor leader: Mike McGinness, R-Fallon
Assistant minority floor leader: Barbara Cegavske, D-Las Vegas
Minority whip: James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville
SENATE COMMITTEES
FINANCE
Where: Room 2134 When: 8 a.m. Monday-Friday
Chairman: Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman
Sheila Leslie, D-Reno; Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas; David Parks, D-Las Vegas;
Barbara Cegavske, R-Las Vegas; Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno; Dean Rhoads,
R-Tuscarora.
COMMERCE, LABOR AND ENERGY
Where: Room 2135 When: 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Chairman: Michael Schneider, D-Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman
Shirley Breeden, D-Henderson; Allison Copening, D-Las Vegas; David
Parks, D-Las Vegas; Elizabeth Halseth, R-Las Vegas; Michael Roberson,
R-Las Vegas; James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville.
EDUCATION
Where: Room 2149 When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday
Chairman: Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman Ruben
Kihuen, D-Las Vegas; Sheila Leslie, D-Reno; Valerie Wiener, D-Las Vegas;
Greg Brower, R-Reno; Barbara Cegavske, R-Las Vegas; Don Gustavson,
R-Sparks.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Where: Room 2135 When: 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Chairman: John Lee, D-North Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman
Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas; Michael Schneider, D-Las Vegas; Joe Hardy,
R-Boulder City; James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Where: Room 2149 When: 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Chairman: Allison Copening, D-Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman
Valerie Wiener, D-Las Vegas; Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas; Sheila Leslie,
D-Reno; Greg Brower, R-Reno; Don Gustavson, R-Sparks; Ben Kieckhefer,
R-Reno.
JUDICIARY
Where: Room 2149 When: 8 a.m. Monday-Friday
Chairman: Valerie Wiener, D-Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman
Allison Copening, D-Las Vegas; Shirley Breeden, D-Las Vegas;
Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas; Don Gustavson, R-Sparks; Mike McGinness,
R-Fallon; Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas.
LEGISLATIVE OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Where: Room 2144 When: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Chairman: David Parks, D-Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman Mo
Denis, D-Las Vegas; Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas; Barbara Cegavske,
R-Las Vegas; James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville.
NATURAL RESOURCES
Where: Room 2144 When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday
Chairman: Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman
David Parks, D-Las Vegas; John Lee, D-North Las Vegas; Dean Rhoads,
R-Tuscarora; Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas.
REVENUE
Where: Room 2134 When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Chairman: Sheila Leslie, D-Reno Members: Vice Chairman
Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas; Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas; Michael Schneider,
D-Las Vegas; Elizabeth Halseth, R-Las Vegas; Joe Hardy, R-Boulder City;
Mike McGinness, R-Fallon.
TRANSPORTATION
Where: Room 2135 When: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Chairman: Shirley Breeden, D-Henderson Members: Vice Chairman
Michael Schneider, D-Las Vegas; John Lee, D-North Las Vegas;
Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas; Elizabeth Halseth, R-Las Vegas;
Mike McGinness, R-Fallon; Dean Rhoads, R-Tuscarora.
SELECT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT
Where: Room 2134 When: 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Chairman: Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas Members: Vice Chairman
John Lee, D-North Las Vegas; Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas;
Valerie Wiener, D-Las Vegas; Greg Brower, R-Reno; Don Gustavson,
R-Sparks; Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno.
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Ofce: Senate District 5, Las Vegas and
Henderson. District shared with
Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Chair of
Transportation, vice chair of Commerce, Labor
and Energy, member of Judiciary committees
Ofce: 2126 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1457
Home Phone: 702-456-6192
Address: 291 Kershner Court, Henderson, NV 89074-4946
E-mail: sbreeden@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected Senate 2009-2012
Occupation: Retired DOB: 1955
Education: B.A. business administration, UNLV; Clark County School
District Professional Development Education Program, Leadership 2000
Family: Children Erik, Bryan and Jennifer, four grandchildren
Hobbies/Special Interests: Country dancing, volunteerism
Personal and professional achievements: Court Appointed Special
Advocate of the Year 2006, soccer team mother of the year 1987-1990,
Retired Public Employees of Nevada, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary,
National Organization of Women
shirley breeden
Ofce: Washoe Senate District 3
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Health and Human Services and
the Select Committee on Economic Growth
and Employment
Ofce: 2101 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1419
Address: 200 S. Virginia St., 8th Floor,
Reno, NV 89501
E-mail: gbrower@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected Assembly 1999-2002, appointed Senate 2011-2012
Occupation: Lawyer
DOB: February 1964
Education: A.B. UC Berkeley, J.D. George Washington University
Family: Wife Loren, children Hayley and Kaitlin
Personal and professional achievements: U.S. Attorney for Nevada 2007-
2009, inspector general for U.S. Government Printing Ofce 2004-2006,
General Counsel 2006-2007, lieutenant U.S. Navy
greg brower
Ofce: Senate District 8, Las Vegas
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Minority Whip, member
Health and Education, Legislative Operations
and Elections and Energy, Infastructure and
Transportation committees
Ofce: 2158 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1445
Home/Ofce Phone: 702-873-0711
Address: 6465 Laredo St., Las Vegas, NV 89146-5272
E-mail: bcegavske@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 1997-2002, member Interim Finance
Committee 1997-2006, elected Senate 2004-2014
Occupation: Consultant Horizon Center for Children and Families
DOB: August 1951 Education: Clark County Community College
Family: Husband Tim, children Adam and Bret
Hobbies/Special Interests: Family travel, skiing, needlework, art, photography, baking
Personal and professional achievements: State Planning Commission for
the Construction, Design, Maintenance and Repair of School Facilities 1997-98,
Council of State Governments 1996-present, vice chair Education Commission
of the States 2000-01, Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public
Schools, American Legislative Exchange Council Education Task Force
barbara K. cegavske
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Ofce: Senate District 6, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Chair of Health and
Human Services, Vice Chair of Judiciary and
member of Commerce and Labor committees
Ofce: 2129 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1475
Home Phone: 702-869-9543
Address: 1821 Montvale Court,
Las Vegas, NV 89134-6683
E-mail: acopening@sen.stte.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2008-2012
Occupation: Marketing and Public Relations
DOB: 1964
Education: BA Communication Studies, UNLV
Hobbies/Special Interests: Volunteerism, racquetball, biking, reading
Personal and professional achievements: Top 40 Under 40 1998,
Distinguished Women in Southern Nevada three years, trustee Desert
Research Institute Research Foundation, past president and member Child
Focus Nevada, Seniors Unlimited, President’s Award Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Committee, Outstanding Volunteer Juvenile Diabetes Foundation,
governor’s Workforce Investment Board, Nevada Commission on Aging
allison copening
Ofce: Washoe Senate District 2, north Washoe
and portions of Lyon and Storey counties.
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Member of Education,
Judiciary and the Select Committee on
Economic Growth and Employment.
Ofce: 2104 Legislative Phone: 684-1480
Home Phone: 775-722-1278
Address: P.O. Box 51601, Sparks, NV 89435-1601
E-mail: dgustavson@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: elected Assembly 1997-2004, 2009-2010,
Senate 2011-2014
Occupation: Retired truck driver
Born: July 1943
Education: Santa Monica Junior College in Law Enforcement, Western
Nevada College in Computer Science
Family: Wife Cathy, children Donald G. II, Kerry Saulnier, Donna Stoller
Hobbies/Special Interests: Model railroading, ballroom dancing
Personal and professional achievements: Board member My Journey
Home; founding chair Northern Nevada Teen Challenge; Nevada
Republican Central Committee; National Rifle Association; past vice
chairman of Nevada Conservative Assembly.
donald gary gustavson
Ofce: Senate District 12, Clark County
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Member of
Government Afairs, Revenue and Health and
Human Services committees
Ofce: 2100 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1462
Home Phone: 702-293-7506
Address: P.O. Box 60306,
Boulder City, NV 89006-0306
E-mail: jhardy@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2003-2010, Senate 2011-2014
Occupation: Family physician Born: May 1949
Education: UNR School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis,
Mo. School of Medicine, M.D.
Family: Wife Jill Sweningsen Hardy, children Joseph Paul Jr., Nicole, Emily,
Leah, Spencer, Dane, Jack, Ryan and 16 grandchildren
Military: Major, U.S. Air Force
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, church activities, patron of the arts
Personal and professional achievements: Sparks High Student Body President, French
Mission Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, chief of staf Boulder City Hospital, president
Nevada Academy of Family Practice, Nevada Family Physician of the Year 1998, Boulder City councilman
and mayor pro tempore, vice president of Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, Board of
directors LDS Family Services (adoption agency), Clark County Debt Management Commission
joe P. hardy
Ofce: Senate District 2, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Assistant majority
whip, chair of Education, member of Finance and
Legislative Operations and Elections
Ofce: 2128 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1431
Home Phone: 702-743-3571
Address: 3204 Osage Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101-1838
E-mail: mdenis@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2005-2010, Senate 2011-2014
Occupation: Computer network technician
Born: 1961 Education: B.A. in music from BYU
Family: Wife Susan Cook, children Diana Marie, Dustin Lee, Daniel Carlos,
Denae Virgilia, Dallin Moises
Hobbies/Special Interests: Music, theater, camping, reading, basketball,
volunteer work
Personal and professional achievements: Eagle Scout, Clark County
School District Parent Hall of Fame, past treasurer Nevada PTA, president
Nevada PTA 2009, past chair Las Vegas/Clark County Library District, past
chair City of Las Vegas Community Development Block Grant Committee,
Community Service Award Latin Chamber of Commerce, Council of State
Governments 2005 Western Legislative Academy
moises “mo” denis
Ofce: Senate District 9, Clark County
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Commerce
and Labor, Revenue and Transportation
committees
Ofce: 2102
Legislative Phone: 775-684-1421
Home Phone: 702-885-7675
Address: 8022 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 140,
Las Vegas, NV 89139-6477
E-mail: ehalseth@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2014
Occupation: Business owner
DOB: 1983
Education: Corban University, Salem Oregon
Family: Husband Daniel, children Dana, Jordan and Sierra
Hobbies/Special Interests: Family, hiking, sports, cooking, baking,
volunteering
Personal and professional achievements: None listed
elizabeth halseth
Ofce: Senate District 4, North Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Majority leader, Chair
of Finance, vice chair of Revenue, member of
Legislative Operations and Elections
Ofce: 1219 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1429
Ofce Phone: 702-985-7535
Address: 3450 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 100,
Las Vegas, NV 89032-8223
E-mail: shorsford@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Senate 2005-2012.
Occupation: Chief Executive Ofcer, Culinary Training Academy
DOB: 1973 Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Family: Wife Sonya, children Benjamin, Bryson and Ella
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, traveling and spending time with
family
Personal and professional achievements: Top 40 under 40 In Business,
Services to Youth Award, the Links; Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce;
Portrait of Pride Distinguished Men of Southern Nevada by KLAS-TV,
Community Leader Award, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, Friend
of Working Families Award from the AFL-CIO, Vernon Jordan Community
Champion Award from the Clark County Urban League, Non Profit
Professional of the Year by the Latin Chamber of Commerce.
steven horsford
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Ofce: Washoe Senate District 4, Washoe County,
north Lake Tahoe and parts of Carson City
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of
Finance, Health and Human Services and the
Select committee on Economic Growth and
Employment
Ofce: 2145 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1450
Cell Phone: 775-223-9618
Address: 10045 Goler Wash Court, Reno, NV 89521-3029
E-mail: bkieckhefer@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2014
Occupation: Communications
DOB: 1977
Education: M.A. Public Afairs Reporting, University of Illinois
Family: Wife April, children Aspen, Austin, Lincoln, Lucerne
Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, hunting, reading, family
Personal and professional achievements: None listed
ben kieckhefer
john j. lee
Ofce: Senate District 7, southeast quadrant of
the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chairman Natural
Resources, Vice Chair of Government Afairs
and member of Select Committee on Economic
Development and Growth.
Ofce: 2127 Legislative Phone: 775-684-6503
Home Phone: 702-451-8654
Address: 4629 Butterfly Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89122-6149
E-mail: mmanendo@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 1995-2010, Senate 2011-2014
Occupation: Assistant director of client services, Collision Authority
Born: October 1966
Education: A.S. Resort Occupation and A.A. Hotel, Restaurant and Casino
Management College of Southern Nevada, Darden Executive Business
Administration Course for Emerging Political Leaders, University of Virginia
Hobbies/Special Interests: Basketball, volunteer activities, music, theater
Personal and professional achievements: Mobile Home Owners League of the
Silver State, Veterans in Politics, Outstanding Grass Roots Democrat of the Year from the Paradise
Democratic Club 1994, past board member Seniors United, Clark County Public Education
Foundation board, board of directors Opportunity Village, 2004 National Commission Against Drunk
Driving Legislative Leadership Award, Caring to Make a Diference Award from Stop DUI 1997-2009
mark A. manendo
Ofce: Clark Senate District 10, east central Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chairman Select
Committee on Economic Growth and
Employment, member Education, Health and
Human Services committees.
Ofce: 2124 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1427
Home Phone: 702-274-1707
Address: P.O. Box 427, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0427
E-mail: rkihuen@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2007-2010, Senate 2011-2014
Occupation: Diversity Programs Manager, College of Southern Nevada
Born: 1980
Education: B.S. Education, UNLV, completing MPA University of Oklahoma
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, traveling, motivating youth, soccer,
weightlifting and exercising, movies
Personal and professional achievements: Former regional representative
to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.; National Association of Latino Elected
and Appointed Ofcials; Latin Chamber of Commerce, National Council of
Hispanic State Legislators; board member Volunteer Center of Southern
Nevada.
ruben j. kihuen
sheila leslie
Ofce: Central Nevada Senatorial District,
Churchill, Esmeralda, Mineral and parts of Nye,
Douglas, Lyon and Clark counties
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Minority Leader
2011, member of Judiciary, Revenue and
Transportation committees
Ofce: 2160 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1442
Home Phone: 775-423-5889
Address: 770 Wildes Road, Fallon, NV 89406-7843
E-mail: mmcginness@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 1989-91, Senate 1993-2012
Occupation: Manager, radio station KVLV-AM DOB: April 1947
Education: B.A. University of Nevada, Reno
Family: Wife Deanna “Dee,” children Ryan, Brett and Shannon, three
grandchildren
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hunting, fishing, camping
Personal and professional achievements: Member and past president
of Fallon Kiwanis Club, Churchill County Ducks Unlimited, past president
of Nevada State Fair Board of Directors, past chairman Churchill County
Parks and Recreation Commission, past chairman of Churchill County
School Board, 1986 Citizen of the Year by Fallon Board of Realtors and
Nevada Association of Realtors in 1987, Churchill Arts Advisory Committee,
past chairman Churchill County Republican Central Committee
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Ofce: Clark County Senate District 1, North Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chairman of
Government Afairs, Vice Chair of Select
Committee on Economic Growth and
Employment and member of Natural Resources.
Ofce: 2132 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1424
Home Phone: 702-258-5447
Ofce Phone: 702-647-3550
Address: 3216 Villa Pisani Court, North Las Vegas, NV 89031-7267
E-mail: jlee@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Assembly 1997-2002. Elected Nevada Senate 2005-2012.
Occupation: Businessman DOB: August 1955
Education: Rancho High School
Family: Wife Marilyn Ruesch Lee, children Crystal Lueck, John Jason
(Buck), Summer Alger, Blake, Casey, Lacey, Alana
Hobbies/Special Interests: Mountain and road biking, hiking, swimming,
traveling, reading, cooking
Personal and professional achievements: Kennedy School at Harvard, graduate program
for senior executives in state and local government, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
University of Virginia 2005, member Clark County Comprehensive Planning Steering Committee, Las Vegas
Parks and Recreation Board; Las Vegas Parking and Trafc Commission; citizens advisory commission of Clark
County Water District; advisor Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, founding director First Nevada Bank
Ofce: Washoe Senate District 1, central Reno
and Sparks.
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chairman of Revenue,
vice chair of Finance, member of Health and
Human Services.
Ofce: 2121 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1433
Home Phone: 775-333-6564
Address: 825 Humboldt St., Reno, NV 89509-2009
E-mail: sleslie@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 1999-2010, Senate 2011-2014,
Assembly Majority Whip 2007-2009.
Occupation: Specialty Courts Coordinator Born: November 1955
Education: M.A. UNR Spanish Language and Literature
Family: Daughter Emma Fulkerson
Hobbies/Special Interests: Traveling, hiking, skiing
Personal and professional achievements: Consumer Advocate of the year
2008 from Nevada Justice Association, former Executive Director Children’s Cabinet,
Nevada Association of Social Workers Citizen of the Year 1994, National Commission
on Children and Disasters, Peace Corps Volunteer Dominican Republic 1979-80, Shining
Star Mohave Mental Health 2010, Veterans Hero Nevada Veterans Service Commission
2003, board of directors CASA Foundation, board of directors Court Appointed
Special Advocates, Community Vision Award National Alliance on Mental Illness
Ofce: Senate District 7, Las Vegas.
District shared with Terry Care, D-Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chair of Legislative
Operations and Elections, vice chair of Natural
Resources and member of Finance committees
Ofce: 2143 Legislative Phone: 775-684-6504
Home Phone: 702-736-6929
Address: P.O. Box 71887, Las Vegas, NV 89170-1887
E-mail: dparks@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 1997-2008, Senate 2009-2012
Occupation: Consultant
Born: December 1943
Education: MBA, UNLV
Personal and professional achievements: U.S. Air Force, chairman
Paradise Town Advisory Board 1992-1996; Community District 89109
Leadership Council; board of trustees for AIDS of Nevada, Inc., National
Conference for Community and Justice Southern Nevada Regional
board, Education Technology Commission 2001-2003, Nevada Military
Advocacy Commission 2004-present, director Las Vegas Ofce of Budget
and Management 1979-1984, assistant director Regional Transportation
Commission 1990-1999
david R. parks
Ofce: Senate District 5, Las Vegas and part of
Henderson. District shared with Shirley Breeden,
D-Henderson
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Commerce
and Labor, Judiciary and Natural Resources
Ofce: 2103
Legislative Phone: 775-684-1481
Home Phone: 702-612-6929
Address: P.O. Box 97251, Las Vegas, NV 89193-7251
E-mail: mroberson@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2014
Occupation: Lawyer
DOB: 1970
Education: B.A. Political Science University of Kansas, J.D. University of
Kansas School of Law
Family: Wife Liberty Leavitt
Personal and professional achievements: None listed
michael roberson
Ofce: Capital Senate District, portions of
Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Member of Commerce
and Labor, Government Afairs, Legislative
Operations and Elections committees
Ofce: 2101
Legislative Phone: 775-684-1470
Home Phone: 775-265-7739
Address: 770 Highway 395 N., Gardnerville, NV 89410
E-mail: jsettelmeyer@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2007-2010, Senate 2011-2014
Occupation: Agriculturist
Born: 1971
Education: Cal Poly SLO, Agriculture Science
Family: Wife Sherese, two daughters
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading
Personal and professional achievements: Past chairman U.S. Small
Business Administration Region IX Regulatory Fairness Board, chair
Nevada State Conservation Commission, Nevada Tax Commission Blue
Ribbon Property Tax Committee, Outstanding Young Farmer for Nevada,
Western Leadership Academy, Douglas County Republican Central
Committee
james settelmeyer
Ofce: Northern Nevada Senate District, Elko,
Humboldt, Lander, Eureka, Pershing, White Pine
and Lincoln counties, part of Nye
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Member Finance,
Natural Resources and Transportation committees
Ofce: 2156 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1447
Home Phone: 775-756-6582
Address: P.O. Box 8, Tuscarora, NV 89834-0008
E-mail: drhoads@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 1977-82, Senate 1985-2012,
Interim Finance member 1979-82, 1987-90, 1992-96, 2003-8, Legislative
Commission 1993-94, 1999-2000, chairman Legislative Committee on
Public Lands 1985-2004
Occupation: Rancher DOB: October 1935
Education: B.S. Agriculture Business Management from Cal-Poly SLO
Family: Wife Sharon Packer, children Shammy and Chandra
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hunting, fishing, skiing, golf
Personal and professional achievements: Director American Legislative Exchange
Council, member and director of Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and National Cattlemen’s
Association, member and director of Nevada Taxpayers Association, past president of Elko County
Fair board, member Nevada State Grazing Board, BLM District Grazing Board, past member of
President Reagan’s Federalism Advisory Committee and past president Public Lands Council
dean A. rhoads
Ofce: Senate District 11, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chair of Commerce
and Labor and member of Revenue and
Government Afairs committees
Ofce: 2125 Legislative Phone: 775-684-6502
Home Phone: 702-876-5121
Address: 6381 Sandpiper Way,
Las Vegas, NV 89103-2110
E-mail: mschneider@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 1993-95, Senate 1997-2012,
President Pro Tempore 2011
Occupation: Real estate consultant, development and sales
DOB: April 1950
Education: UNLV in Hotel Administration, Southern Nevada School of Real Estate
Family: Wife Candice H. and son Andrew
Hobbies/Special Interests: Basketball, traveling, cooking, gardening
Personal and professional achievements: Board of Directors Opportunity
Village, Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, Southern Nevada
Homebuilders Association, finalist in Best of American Living housing
award, selected as Builder of the Show Homes, National Association of
Homebuilders Convention in 1992-94
michael schneider
Ofce: Clark County Senate District 3, south
central and west metropolitan Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Assistant majority floor
leader, chair of judiciary, member of Education,
and the Select Committee on Economic Growth
and Employment
Ofce: 1219 Legislative Phone: 775-684-1422
Ofce Phone: 702-871-6536
Address: 3540 W. Sahara #352, Las Vegas, NV 89102-5816
E-mail: vwiener@sen.state.nv.us DOB: October 1948
Legislative service: Elected Senate 1997-2008, majority whip 2009,
minority whip 2001-2006
Occupation: Positioning strategist, author, publisher, consultant, speaker
Education: M.A. Journalism from the University of Missouri, M.A. University
of Illinois, M.A. Contemporary Literature from UOP, McGeorge School of Law
Hobbies/Special Interests: Community service, writing, reading, physical
training and competition, hiking
Personal and professional achievements: President and CEO Wiener Communications
Group, President and CEO PowerMark Publishing. Author of five books including Power Communications:
Positioning Yourself for High Visibility and Gang Free, Outstanding Achievement Award from the National
Federation of Press Women in 1991, Nevada Senior Olympics Gold Medalist in fitness and weightlifting
1998-2002, gold medalist swimming in 2002, Distinguished Senior Athlete Nevada Senior Olympics 2000
valerie wiener
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Churchill
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Don Gustavson (R)
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Elizabeth Halseth (R)
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Mike McGinness (R) Senator
William J. Raggio (R)
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Michael A. Schneider (D)
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Valerie Wiener (D)
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Clark 8 Cegavske, Barbara K.
Clark 6 Copening, Allison
Clark 2 Denis, Mo
Washoe 2 Gustavson, Don
Clark 9 Halseth, Elizabeth
Clark 12 Hardy, M.D., Joseph P. (Joe)
Clark 4 Horsford, Steven A.
Washoe 4 Kieckhefer, Ben
Clark 10 Kihuen, Ruben
Clark 1 Lee, John J.
Washoe 1 Leslie, Sheila
Clark 7 * Manendo, Mark
Central Nevada McGinness, Mike
Clark 7 * Parks, David R.
Washoe 3 Raggio, William J.
Rural Nevada Rhoads, Dean A.
Clark 5 * Roberson, Michael
Clark 11 Schneider, Michael A.
Capital Settelmeyer, James A.
Clark 3 Wiener, Valerie
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Randy Kirner (R)
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Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
Assemblyman
Richard "Skip" Daly (D)
Assemblyman
David Bobzien (D)
Assemblywoman
Debbie Smith (D)
Assemblyman
Ira Hansen (R)
Assemblyman
Kelly Kite (R)
Assemblyman
Tom Grady (R)
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John Ellison (R)
Assemblyman
Pete Goicoechea (R)
Assemblyman
Ed Goedhart (R)
Assemblyman
Scott Hammond (R)
Assemblyman
Kelvin Atkinson (D)
Assemblyman
Lynn D. Stewart (R)
Assemblyman
Cresent Hardy (R)
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Anderson, Elliot T.
Atkinson, Kelvin
Benitez-Thompson, Teresa
Bobzien, David
Brooks, Steven
Bustamante Adams, Irene
Carlton, Maggie
Carrillo, Richard
Conklin, Marcus
Daly, Richard "Skip"
Diaz, Olivia
Dondero Loop, Marilyn
Ellison, John
Flores, Lucy
Frierson, Jason
Goedhart, Ed
Goicoechea, Pete
Grady, Tom
Hambrick, John
Hammond, Scott
Hansen, Ira
Hickey, Pat
Horne, William C.
Kirkpatrick, Marilyn
Kirner, Randy
Kite, Kelly
Livermore, Pete
Mastroluca, April
McArthur, Richard
Munford, Harvey J.
Neal, Dina
Oceguera, John
Ohrenschall, James
Pierce, Peggy
Segerblom, Tick
Sherwood, Mark
Smith, Debbie
Stewart, Lynn D.
Woodbury, Melissa
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Jason Frierson (D)
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Marilyn Dondero Loop (D)
Assemblyman
Richard McArthur (R)
Assemblyman
Marcus Conklin (D)
Assemblywoman
Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D)
Assemblywoman
Dina Neal (D)
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William C. Horne (D)
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semblyman
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Assemblyman
Richard Carrillo (D)
Assemblywoman
April Mastroluca (D)
Assemblywoman
Melissa Woodbury (R)
Assemblyman
Mark Sherwood (R)
Assemblywoman
Olivia Diaz (D)
Assemblywoman
Lucy Flores (D)
Assemblywoman
Maggie Carlton (D)
Assemblyman
Steven Brooks (D)
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Atkinson, Kelvin
Benitez-Thompson, Teresa
Bobzien, David
Brooks, Steven
Bustamante Adams, Irene
Carlton, Maggie
Carrillo, Richard
Conklin, Marcus
Daly, Richard "Skip"
Ellison, John
Flores, Lucy
Frierson, Jason
Goedhart, Ed
Goicoechea, Pete
Grady, Tom
Hambrick, John
Hammond, Scott
Hansen, Ira
Hardy, Cresent
Hickey, Pat
Hogan, Joseph M.
Horne, William C.
Kirkpatrick, Marilyn
Kirner, Randy
Kite, Kelly
Livermore, Pete
Mastroluca, April
McArthur, Richard
Munford, Harvey J.
Neal, Dina
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Ohrenschall, James
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assembly leadership & committees
Speaker: John Oceguera
Speaker pro tempore: Debbie Smith
Majority floor leader: Marcus L. Conklin
Assistant majority floor leader: Marilyn Kirkpatrick
Majority whip: William C. Horne
Senior chief deputy whip: Kelvin Atkinson
Chief deputy whip: Peggy Pierce
Chief deputy whip: David Bobzien
Minority floor leader: Peter J. Goicoechea
Assistant minority floor leader: Lynn Stewart
Minority whip: Tom Grady
Minority whip: Mark Sherwood
COMMITTEES:
COMMERCE AND LABOR
Where: Room 4100 When: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Chairman: Kelvin Atkinson, D-Las Vegas
Members: Vice Chairman Marcus Conklin, D-Las Vegas; Irene Bustamante
Adams, D-Las Vegas; Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas; Skip Daly, D-Reno;
William Horne, D-Las Vegas; Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-Las Vegas;
John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas; James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas;
Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas; John Ellison, R-Elko; Ed Goedhart,
R-Amargosa Valley; Tom Grady, R-Yerington; Cresent Hardy, R-Mesquite;
Pat Hickey, R-Reno; Kelly Kite, R-Minden.
EDUCATION
Where: Room 3142 When: 3:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday
Chairman: David Bobzien
Members: Vice Chairman Marilyn Dondero Loop, D-Las Vegas; Paul Aizley,
D-Las Vegas; Elliot Anderson, D-Las Vegas; Olivia Diaz, D-Las Vegas;
Lucy Flores, D-North Las Vegas; April Mastroluca, D-Henderson;
Harvey Munford, D-North Las Vegas; Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas;
Ira Hansen, R-Sparks; Randall Kirner, R-Reno; Richard McArthur,
R-Las Vegas; Lynn Stewart, R-Henderson; Melissa Woodbury,
R-Henderson.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Where: Room 3143 When: 9 a.m. Monday, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Friday
Chairman: Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas
Members: Vice Chairman Irene Bustamante Adams, D-Las Vegas;
Elliot Anderson, D-Las Vegas; Teresa Benitez-Thompson, D-Reno;
Lucy Flores, D-North Las Vegas; Harvey Munford, D-North Las Vegas;
Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas; Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas; John Ellison,
R-Elko; Ed Goedhart, R-Amargosa Valley; Pete Livermore, R-Carson City;
Lynn Stewart, R-Henderson; Melissa Woodbury, R-Henderson.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Where: Room 3138 When: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Chairman: April Mastroluca, D-Henderson
Members: Vice Chairman Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas; Elliot Anderson,
D-Las Vegas; Teresa Benitez-Thompson, D-Reno; Steven Brooks,
D-Las Vegas; Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas; Lucy Flores,
D-North Las Vegas; Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas; Debbie Smith,
D-Sparks; Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka; John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas;
Scott Hammond, R-Las Vegas; Pete Livermore, R-Carson City;
Mark Sherwood, R-Henderson.
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Ofce: Assembly District 41,
southern part of Las Vegas Metropolitan Area
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining and
Ways and Means committees
Ofce: Room 4118 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8821
Home Phone: 702-361-8262
Address: 237 E. Eldorado Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89123-1159
E-mail: paizley@asm.state.nv.us Legislative Service: Elected 2009-2012
Occupation: Professor of mathematics Born: 1936
Education: Ph.D. Arizona State
Family: Wife Sari, children Adrianne Poch, Jody Strasser, Sophia Rasile,
David Phillips, Matthew Dillingham, Stephanie Cain and Jonathan
Dillingham (deceased), eight grandchildren
Personal and professional achievements: President UNLV Faculty
Alliance, Mathematics Association of America, Dean of Continuing
Education and Summer Term, president Western Association of Summer
Session Administrators, founding chairman of Nevada Fair Housing,
chairman of UNLV Faculty Senate.
paul aizley
Ofce: Assembly District 15, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Government Afairs Health and Human Services
and the Taxation committees
Ofce: 3160 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8835
Home Phone: 702-733-4073
Address: 3135 S. Mojave Road,
Las Vegas, NV 89121-8315
E-mail: eanderson@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Security ofcer
DOB: 1982
Education: B.A. Political Science, UNLV
Personal and professional achievements: Iraq-Afghanistan Veterans
of America, Marine Corps League, Nevada Democratic Party Central
Committee, Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
elliot T. anderson
Ofce: Clark County Assembly District 17, northeast
corner of Clark County and part of North Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Senior chief deputy
whip, chair of Commerce and Labor and member
of Transportation and Ways and Means committees.
Ofce: 4108 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8577
Home Phone: 702-457-9995
Address: 5631 Indian Springs St., North Las Vegas, NV 89031-5078
E-mail: katkinson@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Nevada Assembly 2003-2012
Occupation: Government management analyst Born: April 1969
Education: B.A. Political Science, Howard University Family: Daughter Haley
Personal and professional achievements: Chairman Water and Public
Lands Committee, Council of State Governments West, Clark County
Mediator, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Recruitment Council, National
Black Caucus of State Legislators, Black Public Administrators, NAACP,
Clark County Leadership Forum Graduate, college Class President and
letterman in three sports, 2005 graduate of Henry Toll Fellowship Program
kelvin D. atkinson
JUDICIARY
Where: Room 3138 When: 8 a.m. Monday-Friday
Chairman: William Horne, D-Las Vegas
Members: Vice Chairman James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas; Steven
Brooks, D-Las Vegas; Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas; Skip Daly, D-Reno;
Olivia Diaz, D-North Las Vegas; Marilyn Dondero Loop, D-Las Vegas;
Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas; Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas; Scott
Hammond, R-Las Vegas; Ira Hansen, R-Sparks; Kelly Kite, R-Minden;
Richard McArthur, R-Las Vegas; Mark Sherwood, R-Henderson.
LEGISLATIVE OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Where: Room 3142 When: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Chairman: Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas
Members: Vice Chairman Lucy Flores, D-North Las Vegas;
Marcus Conklin, D-Las Vegas; Skip Daly, R-Reno; William Horne,
D-Las Vegas; Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas; John Oceguera,
D-Las Vegas; James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas; Debbie Smith, D-Sparks;
Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka; Tom Grady, R-Yerington; Cresent Hardy,
R-Mesquite; Pat Hickey, R-Reno; Richard McArthur, R-Las Vegas;
Lynn Stewart, R-Henderson.
NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE AND MINING
Where: Room 3161 When: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Chairman: Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas
Members: Vice Chairman Joseph Hogan, D- Las Vegas; Paul Aizley,
D-Las Vegas; Elliot Anderson, D-Las Vegas; David Bobzien, D-Reno;
Irene Bustamante Adams, D-Las Vegas; Harvey Munford,
D-North Las Vegas; Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas; John Ellison, R-Elko;
Ed Goedhart, R-Amargosa Valley; Ira Hansen, R-Sparks; Kelly Kite,
R-Minden; Pete Livermore, R-Carson City.
TAXATION
Where: Room 4100 When: 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Chairman: Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas
Members: Vice Chairman Harvey Munford, D-North Las Vegas;
Elliot Anderson, D-Las Vegas; Teresa Benitez-Thompson, D-Reno;
Irene Bustamante Adams, D-Las Vegas; Lucy Flores, D-North Las Vegas;
Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas; Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas; John Ellison,
R-Elko; Ed Goedhart, R-Amargosa Valley; Pete Livermore, R-Carson City;
Lynn Stewart, R-Henderson; Melissa Woodbury, R-Henderson.
TRANSPORTATION
Where: Room 3143 When: 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Chairman: Marilyn Dondero Loop, D-Las Vegas
Members: Vice Chairman Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas; Steven Brooks,
D-Las Vegas; Kelvin Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas;
Teresa Benitez-Thompson, R-Reno; Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas;
Olivia Diaz, D-North Las Vegas; Joseph Hogan, D-Las Vegas; Dina Neal,
D-North Las Vegas; John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas; Scott Hammond,
R-Las Vegas; Randall Kirner, R-Reno; Mark Sherwood, R-Henderson;
Melissa Woodbury, R-Henderson
WAYS AND MEANS
Where: Room 3137 When: 8 a.m. Monday-Friday
Chairman: Debbie Smith, D-Sparks
Members: Vice Chairman Marcus Conklin, D-Las Vegas; Paul Aizley,
D-Las Vegas; Kelvin Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas; David Bobzien,
D-Reno; Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas; Joseph Hogan, D-Las Vegas;
April Mastroluca, D-Henderson; John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas;
Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka; Tom Grady, R-Yerington; John Hambrick,
R-Las Vegas; Cresent Hardy, R-Mesquite; Pat Hickey, R-Reno;
Randall Kirner, R-Reno.
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Ofce: Assembly District 27, Reno
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of
Government Afairs, Health and Human Services,
Transportation and the Taxation committees
Ofce: 4107 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8845
Cell Phone: 775-247-7665
Address: 1201 Joshua Drive,
Reno, NV 89509-2217
E-mail: tbenitezthompson@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Licensed social worker
DOB: 1978
Education: B.A. University of Michigan
Family: Husband Jef Thompson, children Lillian and Eli
Hobbies/Special Interests: Family, volunteer activities
Personal and professional achievements: Adelante Award Nevada
Hispanic Services, National Center for Law and Economic Justice honors,
Miss Nevada and third runner-up Miss America 2002
teresa benitez-thompson
Ofce: Assembly District 19, northeast
metropolitan Las Vegas to Nellis Air Force Base
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member Health and
Human Services, Judiciary, and Transportation
committees
Ofce: 3159
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8569
Home Phone: 702-987-1820
Address: 6007 Turtle River Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89156-4791
E-mail: sbrooks@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Las Vegas Community Land Trust
DOB: 1972
Education: B.S. in Biology from U.C. Riverside, California
Family: Four children
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, football, baseball, jogging, horseback
riding
Personal and professional achievements: Executive Board Las Vegas
Urban League, founding member Southern Nevada Enterprise Community
Board, Victory Baptist Church, developer of various math and science
programs
steven j. brooks
Ofce: Assembly District 14, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chair of Natural
Resources, Agriculture and Mining, member
of Commerce and Labor and Ways and Means
committees
Ofce: 3158 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8597
Ofce Phone: 702-452-3619
Address: 5540 E. Cartwright Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV 89110-3802
E-mail: mcarlton@sen.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Nevada Senate 1999-2010, Assembly 2011-2012
Occupation: Community and Workforce Development, Great Basin Primary
Care Association
DOB: July 1957 Hobbies/Special Interests: Gardening
Family: Husband Merritt Carlton, Children M. Grace Gelzer and Lucy
Personal and professional achievements: National Labor Caucus of State
Legislators, Girl Scouts, Las Vegas Interfaith Council, Culinary Local #226 Shop
Steward, Southern Nevada Water Authority Citizens Advisory Committee,
Nevada Women’s Lobby Outstanding First Term Legislator, Governor’s
Fundamental Review Committee, Nevada Psychological Association Legislator
of the Year for 2003, Nevada Women’s Lobby Outstanding First Term
Legislator, Women Legislators Lobby state director 2006
maggie carlton
Ofce: Assembly District 24 including northwest
Reno and north valleys.
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chief deputy whip,
chairman of Education, member Ways and Means
and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining.
Ofce: 4114 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8559
Home Phone: 775-393-9709
Address: 1605 Wesley Dr., Reno, NV 89503-2332
E-mail: dbobzien@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2007-2012
Occupation: Web designer Born: 1972
Education: BA Government and Politics George Mason University; MPA
Boise State with emphasis on natural resources and public lands policy
Family: Wife Lisa Kornze, children Luca Carson, Finnegan Walker
Hobbies/Special Interests: Running, snowboarding, backpacking,
photography, fly fishing
Personal and professional achievements: Chairman 2002-03 Reno Parks
and Recreation Commission, Nevada Commission on Aging, Washoe
School District Information Technology Advisory Group, Eagle Scout,
Alpha National Honor Society for Public Administration, studied abroad in
Chile in 2003, Washoe County Council on Career and Technical Education
david P. bobzien
Ofce: Assembly District 42, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of
Commerce and Labor, Government Afairs,
Natural Resources and Mining and the Taxation
committees
Ofce: 4117
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8803
Home Phone: 702-542-3900
Address: 3800 Reflection Way, Las Vegas, NV 89147-4442
E-mail: ibustamanteadams@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Consultant and business executive
DOB: 1968
Education: E.M.B.A., UNLV
Family: Husband Brad, children Olivia and Alaina
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, sports, community service
Personal and professional achievements: Minority Advocate of the Year by
the Nevada Minority Business Council 2009, Top 40 under 40 in Business
Las Vegas magazine, Women Who Shaped Las Vegas, Wall of Women in
2005
irene bustamante adams
Ofce: Assembly District 18, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of Health
and Human Services, Judiciary and the
Transportation committees
Ofce: 3125
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8801
Home Phone: 702-273-8786
Address: 4819 Diza Court,
Las Vegas, NV 89122-7574
E-mail: rcarrillo@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Business representative
DOB: 1967
Education: Belen High School, Belen, New Mexico
Family: Wife Annette Gunter, daughter Heather
Personal and professional achievements: Whitney Town Advisory Board
2009, licensed contractor
richard carRillo
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Ofce: Assembly District 37, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Majority leader, vice
chair Ways and Means, vice chair of Commerce
and Labor and member of Legislative Operations
and Elections committees
Ofce: 1102
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8505
Home/Ofce Phone: 702-363-3885
Address: 2251 N. Rampart Blvd. No. 305, Las Vegas, NV 89128-7640
E-mail: mconklin@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2003-2010
Occupation: Economic Analyst/Consultant
Born: November 1969
Education: B.A. Economics and Political Science, University of Redlands;
M.A. Political Science, Midwestern State University
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, fly-fishing, swimming/water polo
Personal and professional achievements: Founding board member and
former chairman of Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, NCAA post-
graduate scholarship winner, University of Redlands Athletic Hall of Fame,
University of Redlands
marcus conklin
Ofce: Assembly District 11, North Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Judiciary and Transportation committees
Ofce: 4122
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8553
Home Phone: 702-501-8994
Address: P.O. Box 365072,
North Las Vegas, NV 89036
E-mail: odiaz@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Elementary school teacher, English language learner specialist
DOB: 1978
Education: MS bilingual education
Family: Husband Frank Alejandre, children Danny and Frankie
Hobbies/Special Interests: Jogging, hiking, travel, movies
Personal and professional achievements: School improvement planning
committee, Distinguished Educator of the Year, C.C. Ronnow Elementary
School
olivia diaz
Ofce: Assembly District 33, Elko and Humboldt
counties
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of
Commerce and Labor, Government Afairs,
Natural Resources and Mining and the Taxation
committees
Ofce: 4113
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8831
Home Phone: 775-738-6284
Address: P.O. Box 683, Elko, NV 89803-0683
E-mail: jellison@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Electrical contractor
DOB: 1953
Education: Elko High School
Family: wife Cindy, children Billy, Michelle and Nicole
Hobbies/Special Interests: Flying, shooting, spending time with family and
friends
Personal and professional achievements: President Elko County
Commission, Elko Planning Commission, Elko City Council
john C. ellison
Ofce: Assembly District 31, east Reno and Sparks
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of Commerce
and Labor, Judiciary and Legislative Operations
and Elections committees
Ofce: 4105
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8563
Home Phone: 775-359-0731
Address: 2180 4th St., Sparks, NV 894431-2201
E-mail: rdaly@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Business manager, Laborers Union 169, Reno
DOB: 1959
Education: Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno
Family: Wife Lisa, children Sara and Brian
Hobbies/Special Interests: Travel, golf, hunting, sports
Personal and professional achievements: Chair Board of Trustees
Northern Nevada Laborers pension, health and welfare, vacation plan
and training trust funds, Washoe Schools Construction and Revitalization
Advisory Committee 2007-2008, Sparks Charter Committee 2002-2010,
Sparks Citizens Advisory Committee 2002-2010, board member United
Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
richard “skip” daly
Ofce: Assembly District 5, southwest Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Chair of
Transportation, vice chair of Education,
member of Judiciary
Ofce: 3119 Legislative Phone: 684-8833
Cell Phone: 702-556-0224
Address: 3724 Emerald Bay Circle,
Las Vegas, NV 89147-6816
E-mail: mdonderoloop@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2009-2012
Occupation: Education consultant
Born: 1951
Education: Masters in education curriculum and instruction
Family: Children Lindsey, Heather, Amy, grandchildren Rylie and Noah
Hobbies/Special Interests: Cooking, reading, family
Personal and professional achievements: National Education Association
Spread the Word Nevada, Southwest Region Distinguished Educator,
Leapfrog Schoolhouse Award for Project Coordinator of the Year,
Southwest Region Distinguished Educator, Focus on Nevada’s Children
Project, retired teacher, mentor New Teacher Program
marilyn dondero loop
Ofce: Assembly District 28, northeast
metropolitan Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Government Afairs and Health and Human
Services
Ofce: 4110
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8583
Ofce Phone: 702-437-0587
Address: 420 N. Nellis Blvd. Suite A3-87, Las Vegas, NV 89110-5365
E-mail: lflores@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Public relations/media consultant
DOB: 1979
Education: B.A. from USC, J.D. Boyd School of Law UNLV
Personal and professional achievements: Excellence in Legal Clinics
Award; Dean’s Award Boyd School of Law; Hubbard Award Mexican
American Alumni Association; Scholar, Unruh Institute of Politics, USC
lucy flores
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Ofce: Assembly District 8, central southwest
Las Vegas west of Valley View
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Vice Chairman of
Transportation, member of Health and Human
Services and Judiciary.
Ofce: 3134
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8537
Cell Phone: 702-280-2981
Address: P.O. Box 31623, Las Vegas, NV 89173-1623
E-mail: jfrierson@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Lawyer
DOB: 1970
Education: B.S. Health Science UNLV, J.D. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas
Hobbies/Special Interests: Family, traveling, weightlifting, youth sports
Personal and professional achievements: President Las Vegas Chapter
National Bar Association 2005, Roosevelt Fitzgerald Outstanding Student
Award 2001, president Associated Students of the University of Nevada
1994-1995, running back UNR 1988-1992
jason m. frierson
Ofce: Assembly District 35, White Pine, Eureka
and Pershing counties and parts of Washoe,
Humboldt, Churchill and Lander counties
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Minority floor leader,
member of Health and Human Services,
Legislative Operations and Elections and Ways
and Means committees
Ofce: 3105 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8573
Home Phone: 775-237-5300 Ofce Phone: 775-237-7383
Address: P.O. Box 97, Eureka, NV 89316-0097
E-mail: pgoicoechea@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2003-2012
Occupation: Rancher
Born: September 1949
Education: Graduated Eureka County High, attended Utah State University
Family: Wife Gladys Tognoni, children J.J. and Jolene
Personal and professional achievements: Eureka Volunteer Fire
Department, Eureka High School Rodeo Club, Nevada Cattlemen’s
Association, State Land Use Planning Council, director of Nevada Water
Resource Association, 16 year Eureka County Commissioner, Humboldt
River Basin Authority, Central Committee of Nevada State Grazing Boards
pete goicoechea
Ofce: Assembly District 2, western
metropolitan Las Vegas
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Health and
Human Services, Transportation and Ways and
Means committees
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8827
Home Phone: 702-242-8580
Address: 1930 Village Center Circle, Suite 3-419,
Las Vegas, NV 89134-6245
E-mail: jhambrick@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2009-2012
Occupation: Retired Secret Service investigator Born: 1945
Education: Certified fraud examiner from University of Minnesota, Federal
Law Enforcement Training Center, Border Patrol Academy, Advanced
Treasury School.
Family: Wife Nancy, children Laura Sullivan, John
Hobbies/Special Interests: Baseball, shooting, volunteering
Personal and professional achievements: Youth Services Board, Prince
William County Virginia; chairman Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission;
Advisory Council, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court; National Rifle
Association; Clark County Citizen Review Board; Workers Compensation
Fraud Task Force Award.
john hambrick
Ofce: Assembly District 36, Esmeralda, Lincoln,
Mineral and Nye counties and portions of Churchill
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Member of Commerce
and Labor, Government Afairs and Taxation
committees
Ofce: 3116 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8805
Home Phone: 702-682-3339
Address: P.O. Box 70, Amargosa Valley, NV 89020
E-mail: egoedhart@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2007-2012
Occupation: Commodities Procurement and Alternative Energy Programs
Manager
Born: 1962
Education: MS Accounting and Business, Calvin College, Michigan
Family: Wife Renae, children Rachelle and Brandon
Hobbies/Special Interests: Traveling, fishing, 4x4 of roading, current
events
Personal and professional achievements: Three terms, Amargosa Valley
Town Advisory Board, Science and Technology Development Corporation
Board Member 2002-2005, Southern Nye County Conservation District
Board Member 1998-2002, National Merit Finalist 1980
ed goedhart
Ofce: Assembly District 38 including Lyon and
Storey counties and portions of Carson City and
Churchill County
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Member of Commerce
and Labor, Legislative Operations and Elections
and Ways and Means committees
Ofce: 3105 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8507
Home Phone: 775-463-2612
Address: 43 Fairway Drive, Yerington, 89447-2170
E-mail: tgrady@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected Assembly 2003-2012
Occupation: Retired banker, retired Executive Director Nevada League of Cities
Born: October 1939
Education: Washington State Bankers School, Washington State University
Family: Wife Patricia and children Tina Cordes, Tim Grady, Tami Harmon,
seven grandchildren
Hobbies/Special Interests: Travel, golf and grandchildren
Personal and professional achievements: Mayor of Yerington 1981-1993,
Yerington City Council 1979-1981. Executive Director Nevada League of
Cities 1993-2001, Nevada League of Cities Board of Directors, 30 years of
agriculture banking.
tom grady
Ofce: Assembly District 13, Clark County
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Health and
Human Services, Judiciary and Transportation
committees
Ofce: 4111
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8853
Home Phone: 702-523-9055
Address: 8408 Gracious Pine Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV 89143-4608
E-mail: shammond@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Teacher
DOB: 1966
Education: M.A. Political Science, UNLV
Family: Wife Tonya, children Thomas Olivia, Sofia
Personal and professional achievements: Educator of the Year, Indian
Springs High School 2001-2002
scott hammond
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Ofce: Assembly District 32, Humboldt,
Lander and Washoe counties
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Judiciary and the Natural, Agriculture and Mining
committees
Ofce: 3156
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8851
Cell Phone: 775-221-2502
Address: 68 Amigo Court, Sparks, NV 89441-6213
E-mail: ihansen@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Business owner
DOB: 1960
Education: Sparks High School
Family: Wife Alexis (Lloyd) and children Daniel, Rachel, Jacob, Sarah, Ian,
Forrest, Mallory, Larissa and four grandchildren
Hobbies/Special Interests: Nevada history, reading, hunting/fishing, nature
study, camping
Personal and professional achievements: Owner Ira Hansen and Sons
Plumbing and Heating, licensed master plumber, licensed mechanical
contractor, licensed general contractor, Eagle Scout
ira hansen
Ofce: Assembly District 25, west and southwest Reno
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Commerce
and Labor, Legislative Operations and Elections
and Ways and Means committees
Ofce: 4112
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8837
Cell Phone: 775-762-8006
Address: 1180 Forest St., Reno, NV 89509-2707
E-mail: phickey@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 1997-1998, 2011-2012
Occupation: Painting contractor, journalist, college instructor
DOB: 1950
Education: B.S. Regents College of New York; M.S. Journalism UNR
Family: Wife Shin, children Johnmin, Shinae, Daemin, Hannah
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, writing, skiing, family holidays
Personal and professional achievements: Owner Pat Hickey Painting,
journalism instructor Western Nevada College, radio and newspaper
reporter, patent coordinator Family Support Council, Citizen’s Police
Academy; National Federation of Independent Business; volunteer Boys
and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
pat hickey
Ofce: Assembly District 34, Las Vegas
Legislative assignments: Majority Whip,
chairman of Judiciary, member of Commerce
and Labor and Legislative Operations and
Elections
Ofce: 3127 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8847
Home Phone: 702-457-6963
Address: 2251 N. Rampart #357,
Las Vegas, NV 89128-7640
E-mail: whorne@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2003-2012
Occupation: Lawyer Born: February 1962
Education: J.D. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
Family: Wife Brenda, children Kayla, Chelsey, Henry, Chloe
Hobbies/Special Interests: Golf, weight lifting/exercise
Personal and professional achievements: Board member Bridge
Counseling Associates, Women’s Democratic Club, Hispanics in Politics,
Western Legislative Academy Graduate 2003, National Conference of
State Legislatures Leadership Institute Graduate 2003, 2003 Outstanding
Freshman Legislator, past president Phi Alpha Delta, adjunct professor
UNLV, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Nevada Council for
Interstate Adult Ofender Supervision, Nevada Council for Interstate
Juvenile Supervision
william c. horne
Ofce: Assemblyman District 20, northeastern
and southeastern Clark County
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Commerce
and Labor, Legislative Operations and Elections
and Ways and Means committees
Ofce: 3131 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8857
Cell Phone: 702-378-8310
Address: P.O.Box 601, Mesquite, NV 89024-0601
E-mail: chardy@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: General engineering contractor DOB: 1957
Education: Dixie State College, St. George, Utah
Family: Wife Peri Jean and children Kagen, Archer, Stacha and Vonae
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hunting and fishing
Personal and professional achievements: Co-founder Mesquite Builders
and Contractors Association, Mesquite Golf Fore Kids founder and director,
public works director for City of Mesquite 1986-1993, vice chair Clark
County Regional Flood Control District 1997-2002, board of directors
Virgin Valley Water District 1990-1996, businessman of the year by
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce 2003, Distinguished Citizen of the Year,
city of Mesquite 2002.
cresent hardy
Ofce: Assembly District 10,
south-central Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Vice chairman of
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining,
member of Transportation and Ways and Means
committees
Ofce: 3153 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8541
Home Phone: 702-365-0505
Address: 2208 Plaza Del La Candela, Las Vegas, NV 89102-4043
E-mail: jhogan@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2005-2012
Occupation: Retired federal ofcial Born: 1937
Education: B.S. Business Administration, Notre Dame; J.D. Georgetown
University Law Center
Family: Wife Sandy, children Kathleen, J. Michael, David, Alan Wilt
Hobbies/Special Interests: International travel, rockhounding, snorkeling,
hiking
Personal and professional achievements: State chair of Common Sense
Maryland, National Urban League, Common Cause, Nature Conservancy,
League of Women Voters, ACLU, board member Las Vegas-Clark County
Urban League
joseph M. hogan
Ofce: Assembly District 1, northeast quadrant
of Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chair of Taxation and
of Government Afairs, member of Commerce
and Labor and Legislative Operations and
Elections committees
Ofce: 4115 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8509
Home Phone: 702-655-0332
Address: 4747 Showdown Dr., North Las Vegas, NV 89031-2133
E-mail: mkirkpatrick@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2005-2012
Occupation: Food sales executive
Born: 1967
Education: Western High School, Krolak Business School
Family: Husband Mike, children Jessica, Tamara, Destiny, Dalton, Sarah,
Tara, five grandchildren
Personal and professional achievements: Girl Scout Spirit Award 2008,
Dinosaur Award Cultural Visionary 2008, past president Girl Scouts of America,
Parent Hall of Fame, North Las Vegas Planning Commission 2001-2004
marilyn kirkpatrick
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Ofce: Assembly District 26, western Washoe
County from Bordertown to Incline Village
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Transportation and Ways and Means committees
Ofce: 3130 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8848
Home Phone: 775-852-3857
Address: P.O. Box 17388, Reno, NV 89511-7388
E-mail: rkirner@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Retired business executive
DOB: 1946
Education: M.B.A. Georgia State University in Atlanta, M.S. in information
systems management from West Coast University in Los Angeles, Ed.D. La
Verne University, California
Family: Wife Peggy, children Jim and Karen, three grandchildren
Hobbies/Special Interests: Travel
Personal and professional achievements: Member and chairman
Public Employees Benefits Program board 2008-2010, State and Local
Government Benefits Association 2005-2010, certification program board
of directors U.C.L.A, U.S. Army paratrooper and ranger 1969-1972, awarded
Bronze Star 1970, Combat Infantryman’s Badge 1970.
randy kirner
Ofce: Assembly District 40,
Carson City and south Washoe County
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of
Government Afairs, Health and Human Services,
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining and
Taxation committees
Ofce: 3124 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8825
Home Phone: 775-882-5056
Address: 4 Raglan Circle, Carson City, NV 89701-6507
E-mail: plivermore@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Retired restaurant owner
DOB: 1941
Education: Reybourn High School, New Orleans
Family: Wife Laurie, children Richard, Sheri, Jackie and four grandchildren
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hunting, fishing, exploring the outdoors,
camping
Personal and professional achievements: Carson City Board of
Supervisors 1999-2010, trustee Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center,
State Lands Division Land Use Planning Advisory Council, Carson Water
Subconservancy District, veteran U.S. Marine Corps
pete livermore
Ofce: Assembly District 4, northeast Las Vegas
metropolitan area
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Judiciary and the Legislative Operations and
Elections committees
Ofce: 4123
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8829
Home Phone: 702-396-1065
Address: 4640 Panoramic Court, Las Vegas, NV 89129-1617
E-mail: rmcarthur@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2009-2012
Occupation: Retired FBI special agent
Born: 1943
Education: BA economics, UC Davis
Family: Wife Trish, children Kimberly and Michele, three grandchildren
Hobbies/Special Interests: Dirt biking
Personal and professional achievements: Western Legislative Academy,
Council of State Governments West
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Ofce: Assembly District 39, Douglas County
and portions of Carson City and Washoe County
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: member of Commerce
and Labor, Judiciary and Natural Resources,
Agriculture and Mining committees
Ofce: 4121
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8843
Cell Phone: 775-450-6962
Address: P.O. Box 2251, Minden, NV 89423-2251
E-mail: kkite@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Retired
DOB: 1947
Education: Rocky Comfort High School, Missouri
Family: Wife Cathie, children Denise and Dianna
Hobbies/Special Interests: Golf and hunting
Personal and professional achievements: Licensed insurance agent,
Nevada Association of Counties, Carson Water Subconservancy District,
Douglas County Commissioner
kelly kite
Ofce: Assembly District 29,
southeast Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Chair of Health and
Human Services, member of Education and Ways
and Means committees
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8855
Cell Phone: 702-286-8568
E-mail: amastroluca@asm.state.nv.us
Address: 265 Copper Glow Court, Henderson, NV 89074-8744
Legislative Service: Elected 2009-2012
Occupation: Supervisor and aervice representative, National PTA
DOB: 1968
Education: Student, Lincoln Christian College, Las Vegas
Family: Husband Dan, children Kelsey and Nicholas
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, crochet
Personal and professional achievements: Vice president Community
Council, Nevada PTA Board, president Safe Haven Task Force, Girl Scout
leader
april mastroluca
Ofce: Assembly District 6, North Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Member of Education,
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining and
Government Afairs committees
Ofce: 3140 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8545
Home Phone: 702-646-4265
Address: 809 Sunny Place,
Las Vegas, NV 89106-3637
E-mail: hmunford@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2005-2012
Occupation: Retired school teacher
Born: 1940
Education: BA Biology, MA Guidance and Counseling and Political Science
from Montana State University
Family: Wife Viviana, children Vivian, Helen, Donna, Jamila, Steve
Hobbies/Special Interests: Horseback riding, watching old Western
movies, dancing, playing the organ
Personal and professional achievements: NAIA basketball All American
two years, Montana State Hall of Fame with record for shooting
percentage and blocked shots, drafted as free agent by both the Los
Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Rams, first black man to attend and
graduate from Montana State University at Billings
harvey munford
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Ofce: Assembly District 7,
North Las Vegas and Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Government Afairs and Taxation committees
Ofce: 4102 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8587
Home Phone: 702-738-5870
Address: 3217 Brautigan Court,
North Las Vegas, NV 89032-6030
E-mail: dneal@asm.stte.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Contract administrator and adjunct professor
DOB: 1972
Education: B.A. Political science A&M College, Baton Rouge, La., J.D.
Southern University Law Center
Family: Children Alexandra, Tuwaski
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, swimming, education
Personal and professional achievements: Grant writer Project Save,
voluntary adult literacy programs, extern Ninth Circuit Court 2001
dina neal
Ofce: Assembly District 16, North Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Assembly Speaker,
member of Commerce and Labor, Legislative Operations
and Elections and Ways and Means committees
Ofce: 1104 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8595
Home Phone: 702-452-4800
Address: 7655 Chaumont, Las Vegas, NV 89123-1491
E-mail: joceguera@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2000-2012
Occupation: Assistant chief, North Las Vegas Fire Department
Education: B.S. Fire Administration Cogswell College, M.P.A. from UNLV
and J.D. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
Born: June 1968 Family: Wife Janie, son Jackson
Hobbies/Special Interests: Volunteer activities, outdoor activities, firefighter competitions
Personal and professional achievements: Author of several articles on fire service
and public service, Ambassador for Autism Award 2010, Leadership Las Vegas 2008, Top
40 Under 40, Consumer Advocate of the Year from Nevada Trial Lawyer’s Association,
International Association of Firefighters, Alpha Tau Omega, Firefighter Combat Challenge
World Championships 1995-2000, World Firefighter Games 1992,1994, 1997; American
Heart Association Elected Ofcial of the Year 2004, Nevada Association of Social Workers
Elected Ofcial of the Year 2003, Friend of the Latin Chamber Award 2006
john oceguera
Ofce: Assembly District 12, Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Vice chair of Judiciary,
member of Commerce and Labor and Legislative
Operations and Elections committees
Ofce: 3128
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8819
Home/Ofce Phone: 702-432-6999
Address: P.O. Box 97741, Las Vegas, NV 891193
E-mail: johrenschall@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2007-2010
Occupation: Attorney
Born: 1972
Education: B.A. Economics from UNLV, J.D. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
Personal and professional achievements: Dean’s honor list College of
Business and College of Engineering at UNLV, William S. Boyd School
of Law Dean’s Honor List, former member International Brotherhood
of Teamsters Local 631 in Las Vegas, former state vice president Young
Democrats of Nevada, delegate to National Young Democrats Convention,
Grass Roots Democrat of the Year Award, Paradise Democratic Club of
Clark County
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Ofce: Assembly District 3, west Las Vegas
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chief deputy whip, vice
chair of Health and Human Services, member of
Government Afairs and Taxation committees
Ofce: 3123 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8599
Home Phone: 702-631-8036
Address: 5304 Gypsy Avenue,
Las Vegas, NV 89107-3847
E-mail: ppierce@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2003-2012
Occupation: Resources coordinator, United Labor Agency of Nevada
Born: August 1954
Education: Course work at San Francisco Community College
Personal and professional achievements: Sierra Club, ACLU, former
member of Clark County Air Quality Forum and of Clark County Air
Pollution Hearing Board, Amnesty International, coordinated charity golf
tournament which raised $100,000 for Nevada Cancer Institute, Culinary
Union Local 226.
peggy pierce
Ofce: Assembly District 21, Las Vegas
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Health and
Human Services, Judiciary and Transportation
committees
Ofce: 4104
Legislative Phone: 774-684-8839
Home Phone: 702-624-6600
Address: 2397 Brockton Way,
Henderson, NV 89074-5462
E-mail: Sherwood@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2011-2012
Occupation: Magazine publisher
DOB: 1970
Education: B.A. Broadcast Communications University of Missouri
Family: Wife Audrey, four children
Personal and professional achievements: Las Vegas Rotary Club,
Henderson Chamber of Commerce, youth basketball coach, Ronald
McDonald House charities
mark sherwood
Ofce: Assembly District 22, Boulder City and
southeast Clark County
Party: Republican
Legislative assignments: Assistant Minority
Floor Leader and member of Education,
Government Afairs and the Legislative
Operations and Elections committees
Ofce: 3105 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8823
Home Phone: 702-370-2185
Address: 2720 Cool Lilac Ave., Henderson, NV 89052
E-mail: lstewart@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Nevada Assembly 2007-2012
Occupation: Retired high school teacher, University Student Teaching
Supervisor at BYU
Born: 1941 Education: UNLV and BYU, B.S. and M.A.
Family: Wife Dianne and children Layne, Suzanne Conger
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading history and politics, taking
grandchildren on adventures
Personal and professional achievements: Kids Voting: Ready for Life,
Citizens for Responsible Government, Nevada Concerned Citizens, 30 years
with Boy Scouts of America, history and government teacher for 34 years
lynn D. stewart
Ofce: Assembly District 9, Las Vegas
metropolitan area
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Chairman Legislative
Operations and Elections, member of Judiciary
and Commerce and Labor committees
Ofce: 4109 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8549
Ofce Phone: 702-388-9600
Address: 700 S. Third St., Las Vegas, NV 89101-6703
E-mail: tsegerblom@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2007-2012
Occupation: Lawyer Born: 1948
Education: B.A. Pomona College, J.D. University of Denver
Family: Wife Sharon, children Mary Clare, Eva, Carl
Personal and professional achievements: Democratic National Committee
1978-79, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
2008, Most Valuable Athlete Nevada AA football 1965, Vista Volunteer
1968, Western Regional Director Democratic National Committee 1978-
1979, Member Colorado River Commission 1988-1990, State Chair Nevada
Democratic Party 1990-1994, ACLU Civil Libertarian of the Year 1992,
Las Vegas Planning Commission 1991-1995, Chair Las Vegas Historical
Preservation Commission 1996-2000
tick segerblom
Ofce: Assembly District 30, Sparks
Party: Democrat
Legislative assignments: Speaker pro tempore,
chair of Ways and Means, member of Legislative
Operations and Elections and Health and Human
Services committees
Ofce: 3313 Legislative Phone: 775-684-8841
Cell Phone: 775-233-2905
Address: 3270 Wilma Drive, Sparks, NV 89431-1173
E-mail: dsmith@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative service: Elected Assembly 2001-2002, 2005-2012
Occupation: Benefits representative
Born: January 1956
Education: Battle Mountain High School
Family: Husband Greg and children Olivia and David Bouch, Ian and Erin
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, walking, scrapbooking
Personal and professional achievements: Board of directors National
PTA, past president Nevada PTA, chairman of state Council to Establish
Academic Standards, former member of Lander County School Board
and Sparks Charter Commission, Council of State Governments Western
Legislative Academy 2002, PORAN Freshman Lawmaker of the Year 2001,
former chair Council to Establish Academic Standards
debbie smith
Ofce: District 23, Henderson
Party: Republican
Legislative Assignments: Member of Education,
Government Afairs and Transportation
committees
Ofce: 4103
Legislative Phone: 775-684-8503
Home Phone: 702-762-3110
Address: 9500 West Flamingo Road, Suite 203,
Las Vegas, NV 89147-5721
E-mail: mwoodbury@asm.state.nv.us
Legislative Service: Elected 2009-2012
Occupation: Special needs elementary school teacher
Born: 1969
Education: BS Special Education, BYU, M-Ed, Southern Utah University
Hobbies/Special Interests: Baseball, outdoor recreation, traveling, musical
theater, piano
Personal and professional achievements: Studied abroad in Africa, France
and Israel, fluent in French and Spanish, 14 years teaching with bilingual
and English as second language endorsements
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Every of cial action the Nevada Legislature takes is
in the form of either a bill or a resolution.
Bills are legislation that add to, delete or amend state
law dealing with anything and everything from criminal
penalties to business licensing.
Senate bills are labeled “SB,” Assembly bills “AB”
according to house of origin. They are numbered in
order of their introduction.
To become law, a bill must be approved by both
houses of the Legislature and signed by the governor. In
Nevada, the governor can allow legislation to become
law by not signing it for 10 days — the opposite to the
U.S. Constitution, which interprets the president’s failure
to sign legislation within 10 days as a veto.
If the governor actually vetoes a bill, it requires a
two-thirds vote of each house to override that veto.
Nearly all other business is handled by resolutions,
which do everything from commemorating an
individual’s contributions to society and setting
Senate and Assembly operating rules to proposing
constitutional amendments for voters to consider.
The three types of resolutions are: simple, concurrent
and joint.
• Simple resolutions, labeled AR or SR followed by
their number, are used by each house to set its own
rules, set its own committee membership and leadership
or take another action that is completely within the
jurisdiction of that house. Simple resolutions require
approval by only the house where they originate.
• Concurrent resolutions are designated ACR or SCR
followed by their number. They are used for purposes
such as urging other governmental entities to take
action or make change in an area where the Legislature
may not have specific power.
They are also often used to memorialize a deceased
public figure or civic leader in Nevada. And they are
used to amend joint rules of the Legislature.
Concurrent resolutions must be approved by both
the Assembly and Senate.
• Joint resolutions are labeled AJR or SJR and are
most often used for more weighty matters. They are the
vehicle for proposing changes to the state constitution
or calling for action by the U.S. Congress.
Like concurrent resolutions and bills, joint resolutions
must be approved by both the Senate and Assembly.
Unlike bills, resolutions don’t require the governor’s
approval.
what’s a bill? what’s a resolution?
up-to-the-minute information available online
Probably the most valuable tool available to
those who want to follow the Legislature is the
Web site which can be accessed either through
nevadalegislature.com or directly at leg.state.nv.us.
The site is one of the most comprehensive in
the nation and, in fact, won a national award for the
information it provides from the Center for Digital
Government. Even better, everything except for fancy
personalized bill and issue tracking is free.
The list of features on the right side of the page
gives access to a continuously updated calendar of all
legislative meetings and, below that, a link to listen or
watch and listen to ongoing meetings live. If you don’t
have a high-speed connection, better stick with just
listening. Another link allows people to find out who
represents them in the Senate and Assembly.
Most of the links are self-explanatory but those
interested in one or more specific issues should take a
look at personalized bill tracking. There are five options
ranging from an account that allows unlimited tracking
and notification services to free accounts for people
who just need to track a few bills.
For those of you who want to make your voice
heard on an issue, there’s “Share your opinion.”
Comments will be forwarded to the appropriate
lawmakers and, without your name attached, posted
on the site for others to read.
In the center of the page below the photo is a
link for the public to make suggestions on proposed
budget reductions. Serious suggestions will be
forwarded to the appropriate committees.
On the left side are links to session information,
the law library — including a searchable copy of
Nevada Revised Statutes — Nevada agency regulations
and even Supreme Court opinions as well as general
information. LCB is expanding the information available
and now provides bills, their histories and committee
minutes all the way back to 1985 under session
information. Plans are to post records back to the 1965
session in the near future.
Search functions allow users to find bills past and
present dealing with certain subjects, bills changing
specific sections of law and bills containing a specific
phrase among others.
If you have Internet, especially high speed, the
site is well worth spending some time exploring. It is
updated continuously — often within minutes after an
action occurs.
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Bills begin with a problem, which leads to an idea designed
to cure that problem. They may come from an interim study,
a state agency, school district or local government. Many
come from individual lawmakers in response to requests from
special interest groups, businesses or citizens. Some are from
needs or problems perceived by the individual lawmaker.
A bill draft is the idea put into legal form by the Legislative
Counsel’s staf of lawyers. Then it goes back to the lawmaker,
committee or other requester for review.
Very often, the proposed bill will undergo its first
“amendments” at this stage. The lawmaker or agency talks it
over with potential supporters and opponents to make sure
it will do what was intended and to spot potential problems.
If it’s a committee bill, everyone gets to participate in the
debate during a public hearing.
In many cases, the resulting amendments eliminate most
opposition even before the bill is introduced.
Introduction
Bills can start in either the Senate or Assembly. Unlike
Congress, there is no requirement that budget bills start in the
lower house.
At introduction, the bill summary describing what
the proposal does is read and the bill is referred to the
appropriate committee and copies made available to the
public. Some copies are put in racks outside the Senate and
Assembly chambers. But bills now appear on the Internet just
minutes after introduction.
Individual lawmakers must introduce their bills by March
16, committees by March 23. Budget bills are exempt from
those deadlines. Leadership can also exempt other major
legislation from deadlines.
The Committee Process
The committee, with staf help, studies the bill, hears from
supporters and opponents, considers possible amendments
and recommends what to do to the full house.
Which committee a bill goes to was once the source of
heated debate as supporters sought a friendly panel while
opponents tried to put the proposal in hostile hands.
Now, both houses have rules that assign bills to committee
according to the section of law or subject matter they deal
with. But there are still debates each session over which
committee should handle a controversial proposal.
The money committees — Senate Finance and Assembly
Ways and Means — are often the burial ground for
controversial measures since those committees can claim
jurisdiction over everything with a fiscal impact.
Normally, hearings are scheduled and notice given so
supporters and opponents can testify. But the Legislature
is not bound by the open meeting law’s three-day notice
requirement and, especially late in the session, bills can come
up for a committee vote with little or no warning.
This session, leadership revamped the names and
jurisdiction of several committees in the Senate to more
closely mirror the Assembly’s committee structure and further
reduce debate over which committee to refer measures to.
Committee Options
The committee can recommend to pass the bill, or
to amend the bill and pass it. The committee can refer
the measure to another committee with or without a
recommendation. An example would be Commerce sending a
measure to Ways and Means because hearings reveal it could
have budgetary impact.
Finally, the committee can vote to indefinitely postpone,
or take no action at all. Either of those options kill the bill.
The committee in the house where the bill started must act on
it by April 10 or get an exemption or else it dies. In the second
house, the deadline for committee action is May 15.
Second Reading
Bills passed out of committee return to the floor of the
Senate or Assembly where they receive a second reading.
Those with no amendments then move to the General File. If
there are amendments, those must be voted on by the body,
and the final version of the bill reprinted before it moves to
General File for final action. This process serves notice to
opponents and supporters that the bill may be diferent than
the original version.
General File
This is where the bill is voted on in each house. Supporters
address its merits, opponents its negatives. Most votes are
unanimous with little debate. If there’s a problem or question,
a lawmaker can have the bill put on the Assembly chief clerk’s
or Senate secretary’s desk until the next day.
That request is normally granted as a courtesy to the
lawmaker but is occasionally protested when supporters think
the move is political. In that case a vote is taken on the delay.
At the end of session, the desk is where many proposals are
held for bargaining purposes or go to die.
Passage
Passage normally requires a simple majority — 22 in the
Assembly and 11 in the Senate.
However, votes to override the governor’s veto and
measures that create or increase taxes and fees must be
approved by two-thirds of each house — 28 in the Assembly
and 14 in the Senate.
Any member voting with the prevailing side can ask
for reconsideration the next legislative day. Sometimes, a
lawmaker seeing his bill headed for defeat or one he opposes
on the way to narrow approval will vote against his desires so
he can seek reconsideration. That gives him and others on his
side a day to convince a few more lawmakers and change the
outcome.
This session, all bills must clear the house of origin by April
21 or they automatically die. The deadline to clear the second
house is May 22. These deadlines don’t apply to budget bills
and legislation given an exemption by leadership.
Action in the Second House
After winning approval from the house of origin, the bill
is transmitted to the other house where it must go through
the same process. In most cases, the committee process is
more compressed since each house relies somewhat on the
work done by the other. And many bills are worked out in joint
hearings so not much debate is needed in the second house.
On non-controversial bills, there may not even be a committee
hearing.
If the measure passed by the second house is identical to
that approved by the house of origin, it goes to the governor.
If the Assembly and Senate versions are diferent because of
amendments, the diferences must be resolved.
Resolving Diferences
First, the house where the bill originated votes whether
to accept the changes. They usually do what the bill sponsor
wants. If they do, the bill goes to the governor. If the
amendments are rejected, the second house votes on whether
to withdraw its amendments.
If the second house refuses to “recede,” the bill goes to a
conference committee, usually made up of supporters of the
original measure and authors of the contested amendments
— three from each house.
Their job is to find common ground. If the first conference
committee can’t agree, sometimes a second committee is
appointed. If they find common ground, normally both houses
accept the compromise and the bill goes to the governor.
If two conference committees fail to agree, the bill dies.
The Governor
The governor must act on a bill within five days of
receiving it if the Legislature is still in session — 10 days if the
session has ended. If he doesn’t sign it, the bill becomes law
without his signature. That is opposite the federal system
where a bill dies if the president doesn’t sign it in 10 days
— called a “pocket veto.”
If the governor wants the bill but with a few changes, he
can send it back to lawmakers and ask for those changes.
That’s an informal process.
If the governor vetoes the bill, it goes back to the
Legislature, which can override the veto by a two-thirds
vote in each house. If the veto comes after the Legislature
adjourns, the bill is taken up the first day or two of the next
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Feb. 14 — Deadline for bill draft requests
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Feb. 15 — Joint subcommittees of Ways and
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Feb. 25 — Deadline for bill draft requests
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March 21 — Deadline for introduction of bills
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March 28 — Deadline for introduction of
committee bills.
April 5 — Money committees begin closing budgets.
April 15 — Deadline for committee action on
bills in the house of origin.
April 26 — Deadline for passage of
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May 2 — Economic Forum sets final revenue
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May 6 — Money committees begin work
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May 20 — Deadline for committee action on
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May 26 — Finish budget diferences.
May 27 — Deadline for passage of legislation
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MARCH 24, 2004
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Referred to Committee on Judiciary

SUMMARY—Limits liability of certain persons, corporations and
associations that contract to provide medical services
for Division of Mental Health and Developmental
Services of Department of Human Resources.
(BDR 3-000)

FISCAL NOTE: Effect on Local Government: No.
Effect on the State: No.

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EXPLANATION – Matter in bolded italics is new; matter between brackets [omitted material] is material to be omitted.


AN ACT relating to tort actions; limiting the liability of certain
persons, corporations and associations that contract to
provide medical services for the Division of Mental
Health and Developmental Services of the Department of
Human Resources; and providing other matters properly
relating thereto.

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Existing law limits the civil liability of employees, public officers and certain 1
independent contractors of the State of Nevada and provides certain protections 2
against civil liability for such persons (NRS 41.0305-41.039). The only 3
independent contractors to whom this limitation and protection currently applies are 4
those who contract to provide medical services for the Department of Corrections, 5
which are defined in existing law as “immune contractors” (NRS 41.0307). 6
Existing law provides total immunity from liability for certain acts or omissions of 7
immune contractors, meaning that no damages may be recovered for those acts or 8
omissions of immune contractors (NRS 41.032, 41.0321, 41.03365). In addition, 9
existing law provides a maximum of $50,000 that may be recovered as damages 10
against an immune contractor in a civil action based on other acts or omissions of 11
the immune contractor (NRS 41.035). Existing law further requires the State to 12
provide representation to and, in certain circumstances, indemnification of an 13

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immune contractor by the State if a civil action is brought against the immune 14
contractor (NRS 41.0338-41.0349, 41.745). 15
This bill amends the definition of “immune contractor” to include independent 16
contractors who contract to provide medical services for the Division of Mental 17
Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Human Resources. 18
Therefore, this bill provides these independent contractors with the same limitations 19
on civil liability and protections afforded to independent contractors who provide 20
medical services for the Department of Corrections. 21


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN
SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. NRS 41.0307 is hereby amended to read as follows: 1
41.0307 As used in NRS 41.0305 to 41.039, inclusive: 2
1. “Employee” includes an employee of a: 3
(a) Part-time or full-time board, commission or similar body of 4
the State or a political subdivision of the State which is created by 5
law. 6
(b) Charter school. 7
2. “Employment” includes any services performed by an 8
immune contractor. 9
3. “Immune contractor” means any natural person, professional 10
corporation or professional association [which:] that: 11
(a) Is an independent contractor with the State pursuant to NRS 12
284.173; and 13
(b) Contracts to provide medical services for the Department of 14
Corrections [.] or the Division of Mental Health and 15
Developmental Services of the Department of Human Resources. 16
As used in this subsection, “professional corporation” and 17
“professional association” have the meanings ascribed to them in 18
NRS 89.020. 19
4. “Public officer” or “officer” includes: 20
(a) A member of a part-time or full-time board, commission or 21
similar body of the State or a political subdivision of the State which 22
is created by law. 23
(b) A public defender and any deputy or assistant attorney of a 24
public defender or an attorney appointed to defend a person for a 25
limited duration with limited jurisdiction. 26
(c) A district attorney and any deputy or assistant district 27
attorney or an attorney appointed to prosecute a person for a limited 28
duration with limited jurisdiction. 29
Sec. 2. This act becomes effective upon passage and approval. 30

Bill Number
Each bill is designated either SB for Senate Bill
or AB for Assembly Bill, followed by a number.
The first bill introduced in the Senate each session
is SB1, the first in the Assembly is AB1 and so on.
In a normal session, there will be 550 to 600 bills
introduced in each house.
Sponsor
After the bill number is the name of the
lawmaker or the legislative committee that
introduced the proposal. Usually, the first legislator
listed is the author and prime supporter of the
bill, although some are requested on behalf of a
group of constituents. In that case, the bill says “by
request.”
Lawmakers often send their bills around the
room asking other lawmakers if they wish to join
in sponsoring the proposal. In legislation involving
popular issues, most if not all will sign on to the
bill.
The rules also permit joint sponsorship of bills
by members of both the Assembly and Senate.
That might be used, for example, by Carson City
Senate and Assembly members to jointly sponsor
a popular measure on behalf of the Capital. The
chief benefit is that, politically, they share the
credit.
Committee introductions can be the product of
an interim study, requested by the governor or a
state agency, or the product of discussion during
a hearing that revealed the need for legislation.
Limited numbers of bills also come directly
from sources such as the Nevada Association of
Counties, League of Cities, attorney general, Board
of Regents and other groups.
Incumbent senators can request 26 bills. New
senators — because the first deadline is before the
election — are limited to 14. Incumbent and new
Assembly members each get half that number.
Members of leadership can request and introduce
more pieces of legislation, as can committee
chairs. Occasionally, a lawmaker will ask a
committee to introduce a bill to keep his or her
name of the measure for political reasons.
The executive branch, agencies and all outside
organizations also are limited in the number of bills
they can request.
Introduction and Referral
Below the sponsor is the date the measure
was introduced, followed by the committee it was
referred to for study. The date allows you to look in
the journal for that day and see whether there was
any discussion about the measure on the floor.
Summary
The summary gives a synopsis of what the bill
is intended to do and, in parentheses, which bill
draft request it came from. That allows you to
compare with the original proposal and see if it
was changed before introduction. The summary
doesn’t include every detail of what the bill would
do.
Fiscal note
Fiscal notes analyze the efect of the measure
on state and local government budgets. They don’t
analyze the impact on business or the public. See
page 33.
Body of the Bill
The body of the bill begins with a statement of
what the bill would do, beginning with AN ACT
relating to...
Legislative Counsel’s digest:
The digest is designed to highlight the
important changes to existing law contained in
a bill and help readers understand the impact of
proposed legislation.
The digest first explains existing law directly
related to the legislation and then explains how
that law is changed by the bill as proposed. It
is designed to help the average person easily
understand legislation.
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Text of the bill:
The text of the bill itself begins:
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA,
REPRESENTED IN THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY,
DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
In the body of the bill, the words [in brackets] are
those the legislation would delete from existing
law. The words in italics would be added to the
law. To understand the changes, read through
a section as it is now — reading the bracketed
language but not what is italicized. Then read the
section again as it would be if the measure passes
— reading the italicized language but not the parts
in brackets.
If the bill is designed to repeal an entire
section of law, the measure normally includes the
complete text of the section to be repealed.
Skeleton Bills
In some cases when a proposal is expected
to be controversial or require extensive research
and hearings, it will be drafted as a “skeleton
bill.” Skeleton bills are used in situations where
sweeping changes to a number of NRS sections
would be involved, such as a complete rewrite of
criminal sentencing laws or the restructuring of an
agency.
That allows the basic idea to be referred to
committee for hearings and development. The
committee works it out in detail with all the
parties involved before ordering the bill drafted for
committee review.
The rules prohibit using an amendment to
completely replace any bill with legislation on a
diferent subject, but that rule is often ignored or
skirted, especially late in the session.
Efective Date
The last section of the bill is normally the
date it would take efect if passed. Sometimes a
specific date is given. Sometimes the bill becomes
“efective upon passage and approval” — meaning
when the governor signs it.
Common efective dates are July 1 and Jan. 1.
If no date is specified, the bill takes efect Oct.
1 following the end of the legislative session in
which it passed.
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Fiscal notes are attached to all bills that
will have a financial impact on state or local
governments.
The system was created to prevent legislation
from becoming law without knowing what it would
cost.
But they do not attempt to estimate the
financial impact a bill will have on businesses or
individuals.
The fiscal note was intended to give state and
local agencies a chance to tell lawmakers what
the cost of a bill would be before enacting it. But
in many cases, fiscal notes are educated guesses
and, occasionally, have been dramatically wrong.
Sometimes fiscal notes are ofset by savings
the bill will generate. Those savings are sometimes
pointed out in the explanations agencies or
legislative analysts attach to the fiscal note.
The note is divided into sections, each
containing a diferent entity’s estimate.
Normally, the first estimate contains the
projection of direct costs resulting from the bill to
state agencies. The costs are listed by fiscal year.
The column labeled “Continuing” lists the ongoing
annual costs that will never go away if the measure
is passed.
Sometimes explanation sheets are attached by
the agency.
Other sections of the fiscal note may be
authored by the Department of Administration
(Budget Of ce) or Legislative Counsel Bureau
analysts themselves who often talk to local of cials
— including school districts — to see what cost a
bill would have to those entities. Those sections,
too, can have explanation sheets attached.
And entities such as the Public Employees
Retirement System and Public Employee Benefits
Program occasionally are consulted for potential
impacts of legislation.
Legislative fiscal analysts Russell
Guindon, left, and Mark Stevens,
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Brenda Erdoes answer questions
from lawmakers in 2009.
Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley,
D-Las Vegas, is at rear.
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getting the information necessary to understand
and act on the requests by the governor and state
agencies. But for most of its history, it had only a few
employees.
“It was in the 1970s when legislative stafs around
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rely on the attorney general, the governor’s ofce or
executive branch for information.”
Now there are 300 permanent employees in LCB.
But unlike some states where not only each house
but each party has its own staf, LCB is non-partisan
and provides research, assistance and analysis to all
members of the Legislature.
“We are the non-partisan, central staf for the
Legislature. We have absolutely no paid political
staf,” said Malkiewich.
LCB is divided into five divisions: Administration,
Audit, Legal, Research and Fiscal Analysis. The state
printing ofce is tied to the Legal Division, which is
historically its biggest customer.
Only in Fiscal Analysis is any division made
between the two houses, with Rick Combs
designated as Assembly Fiscal Analyst and Mark
Krmpotic as Senate Fiscal Analyst. But below them,
the analysts assigned to diferent agencies and
functions of government report to both parties and
houses.
The director of LCB, the heads of the diferent
divisions and the employees are required to maintain
neutrality and do not participate in partisan activities
or groups.
“The rules of the counsel bureau seriously restrict
political activities and we cannot urge or oppose
legislation,” said Malkiewich. “We can’t have bumper
stickers. We can’t have yard signs. And that applies to
all employees.”
“It’s not that you can’t have opinions, you just
check them at the door,” he said.
The design of LCB is intended to discourage
interference and limit political pressure on employees.
Malkiewich is appointed by the Legislative
Commission, which consists of legislative leadership.
Malkiewich appoints the division heads, and the
commission reviews those appointments. After that,
however, involvement by lawmakers in operations of
the divisions or hiring is almost non-existent.
“Those are the only levels the Legislature gets
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getting unbiased advice and information from staf
no matter what the issue.
“I think they understand a non-partisan staf is to
their benefit,” Malkiewich said.
The largest divisions are Administration, headed by
Malkiewich, and Legal, headed by Legislative Counsel
Brenda Erdoes. Each has about 100 employees.
Legal drafts all bills, resolutions and amendments
to them, does legal research for lawmakers, issues
opinions on legal questions and defends the
Legislative branch in court when necessary.
Administration includes accounting, broadcast
services, building maintenance, information
technology and includes the Legislative Police among
other functions.
Fiscal analysis does just that — analyzes the
governor’s proposed budget and other proposals
that would cost state money.
Audit conducts audits of state agencies looking
for waste, errors and poor accounting. Auditors also
do performance audits to help agencies improve
business practices.
And research provides a research and reports on
a wide variety of topics at the request of legislators
and manages interim studies on diferent topics.
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When registration is complete, there will be nearly a dozen
lobbyists for each member of the 2011 Nevada Legislature — one
of the highest ratios in the nation.
Legislative staf expect more than 700 of them working to
convince lawmakers to support their clients’ needs and wishes.
Some even prepare draft statutory language.
Professional lobbyists wear blue badges with yellow lettering.
They are paid to represent a corporation, group or other special
interest, tracking issues, interpreting legislation, doing research
and testifying.
Those wearing blue badges with white lettering do the same
only they aren’t paid a salary to do it. Most of them represent
one specific organization or cause.
The diference is whether the lobbyist is being paid, not the
type of company, group or cause they represent.
Both types of lobbyists are required to file monthly reports
detailing what they spent and who they spent it on. Those
reports are public, free and list spending both by lobbyist and by
organization.
Gray badges identify representatives of state agencies
assigned to lobby for their department or division at the
Legislature. Unlike the corporate and nonprofit lobbyists, they
aren’t required to wear a badge. Most do.
Finally, there are the members of the press who, in what has
become the Legislative Counsel Bureau’s little joke, wear yellow
badges.
Individual citizens don’t have to register or file periodic
spending reports to push for their particular cause. They just
show up and make their case. But those who represent a group
should check with the Legislative Counsel Bureau to make sure
they’re exempt.
Lobbyists are hired because they know how the Legislature
works and how to get things done. They have established
relationships with lawmakers, which gives them access and
produces results. That knowledge and access means they can
charge for their services — usually a lot more than individuals,
small businessmen and nonprofit groups can aford.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t get results lobbying on your
own. Many lawmakers would really rather hear from individuals,
who they often refer to as “real people.”
Success depends a great deal on how persuasive you are.
A few basic rules
Almost all legislation has people lobbying both for and
against. It’s usually pretty obvious who that would be. Look them
up in the list of lobbyists published by the Legislature.
The Lobbyist Report is alphabetized in two diferent ways:
By the name of the lobbyist and by the name of the company or
political group. Find and call the lobbyist representing those on
your side. If you aren’t sure you understand what the proposed
legislation would do, they can help. Most often they’re glad to
do so because you’ll add another voice to their cause — one of
those “real people” voices.
Making your point
Every Nevadan is represented by an assemblyman and a
senator. Your representative is one of the best places to start
making your point of view known. You can search for yours by
zip code on the legislative website.
Call your senator and/or assembly member. In a state where
many races are decided by just a handful of votes, they pay
attention to those phone calls.
The committee hearing
Lawmakers welcome citizen testimony in committee hearings.
They complain that they don’t hear enough from regular folks.
When testifying, give your name and the city where you live
or what group you’re with. Keep to the subject and try to add
to the testimony instead of repeating what everyone else said. If
your testimony is the same as a previous speaker, say that and let
the next witness speak.
Lawmakers want real-life examples of why you support or
oppose a bill — what will it do for or to you. If you bring written
materials, try to have at least one copy for each committee
member and one for the committee secretary. If possible, bring a
few extras for press and others.
Be polite. Those who are loud, rude or threatening at best
hurt their cause and, at worst, wind up talking to the Legislative
Police.
Complaining about how they never listen and how big money
runs the show won’t help your case either.
The hearing was yesterday
If you miss the committee hearing, find out what happened
from those on your side. If you need detail, the committee staf
prepares minutes of every hearing but they may not be done for
a month. All hearings are video and audio taped, and the tapes
are a matter of public record. You can’t listen to them when the
secretary is using them, but you can buy a copy on tape or disc.
Your lobbying eforts failed
Remember that even if all eforts fail at one end of the
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other house. You might find more sympathetic ears there.
Also remember the press. Politicians are very sensitive to
publicity. When dealing with the press, many of the same rules
apply. We’re looking for stories that impact people. Tell us your
story and stick to the facts. It may bring more attention and
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If you’re going to be your own lobbyist, here are some of the
tools available to you:
Internet
Practically everything you need is available on the legislative
website: leg.state.nv.us or nevadalegislature.com.
Learn to use the legislative website and you’ll save a lot of
legwork and frustration.
You can search for legislation and track issues, check what’s
already happened to specific bills, see when a specific subject or
bill is scheduled a committee hearing and who is sponsoring it
all.
You can even look back at what happened to similar
proposals in previous legislative sessions.
Bill drafts
The list of bill drafts requested is printed weekly as well as
posted on the net. They are listed in chronological order by the
date they were requested.
If the bill draft request (BDR) begins with a number, that is
the Title or Chapter of Nevada Revised Statutes the measure
would change. NRS is available on the net as well.
BDRs beginning with “C” are proposed constitutional
amendments. “R” stands for resolution and “S” for a special act.
The number after the dash is the number of the request and has
nothing to do with the bill number, which is assigned sequentially
when the legislation is introduced.
The bill draft entry usually names the legislator, committee,
state agency or local government which requested it. But
legislators can ask that their name not be listed, leaving you with
“Requested by Legislator.” Or it may say “By Request,” which
means the lawmaker asked for the bill on behalf of someone. It
could also mean the lawmaker doesn’t necessarily support it.
The entry then gives a very brief description of the bill’s
purpose.
Ask the sponsor for more specifics. If the requester isn’t
named, you have to wait until it’s introduced. Bills are now
posted on the Internet within minutes after they are introduced.
The index
Throughout the session, the Legislature publishes a 6-by-9-
inch booklet called Index and Tables of Bills and Resolutions.
It’s just that — an index of bills by subject. Like most legislative
materials, it’s free.
Look up a subject and you’ll find a one-line description of
what the bill or resolution is about and its number. Then you can
look up the bill itself for details.
The back of the index includes everything the bill amends,
arranged by the section of law it would amend. There you can
find every bill that would change the law you’re worried about.
Copies of bills
Get copies of your bills from the Legislative Bill Room
(ground floor, central hallway) or print them of the Internet.
Then find your bill in the Daily History.
The Daily History
The Assembly Daily History and Senate Daily History track
the progress of every bill and resolution. They also give the
daily agenda for each committee as well as which bills are up
for amendment, debate or a final vote in each house. They’re
updated daily.
The history includes the sponsor’s name, the same summary
that appears on the bill itself and a synopsis of the fiscal note
— how much it would cost the state or local governments.
The history lists each step each bill or resolution has taken in its
progress through the Legislature, ending with its current status.

Finding more information
Weekly schedules are posted outside each legislative
committee room, on the ground floor outside the Senate and
Assembly chambers, on the Internet and in the Daily History.
Staf tries to post at least three days in advance, but the
Legislature is exempt from that requirement. In the final days,
there may be only an hour or two notice of a hearing. At that
point in the session, the Internet is the most up-to-date source of
information.
If no hearing is set for your bill, ask the committee chairman
or someone else involved for its status.
The Daily Journal
If you miss something on the floor of the Assembly or Senate,
you can find a synopsis in the Daily Journal — a sampling of all
business on that day, from the prayer and miscellaneous remarks
to amendments and votes taken.
Journals include who said what during floor debates and are
printed by the following morning. A caution, however: Senators
and assemblymen are allowed to edit their remarks after each
day’s session, so what appears in the journal may be more
refined and logical than what they actually said. It’s designed
to let the lawmaker cure unintentional slips, bad grammar and
clumsy sentences. Leadership is supposed to — but doesn’t
always — prevent substantive changes.
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