Nevada State Senate Experience

Years in Senate: 12 years

  • November 2002 – November 2014

Leadership:

  • Senate Minority Whip, 2009
  • Senate Assistant Minority Floor Leader, 2011

Legislative Commission: 2009

Interim Finance Committee (IFC)
  • (2003; 2005; 2007; 2011)

Senate Committees:

  • Education (2011; 2013)
  • Energy, Infrastructure, and Transportation (2009)
  • Finance (2003; 2005; 2007; 2011)
  • Health and Education (2009)
  • Human Resources and Education (2005; 2007)
  • Human Resources and Facilities (2003)
  • Legislative Affairs and Operations (2003)
  • Legislative Operations and Elections
  • (Chair 2005 and 2007; Committee member 2009; 2011; 2013)

Interim Committees

  • Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning Community Colleges, S.B. 391
    (2013 – 2014)
  • Committee to Evaluate Higher Education Programs (A.B. 203) (2003–2004)
  • Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools
    (2003–2004; 2005–2006; 2007–2008; 2009–2010)
  • Governance and Oversight of the System of K–12 Public Education (A.C.R. 2) (2009–2010)
  • Governor’s Council on Rehabilitation and Employment of People with Disabilities
    (2002–2005, Governor’s Appointment)
  • IFC’s Subcommittee to Review Public Works Board Matters (2007–2008)
  • Implementation of Courts of Chancery in Nevada (A.C.R. 35) (2007–2008)
  • Legislative Commission’s National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
  • Legislative Committee on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice (2009–2010)
  • Legislative Committee on Education (2005–2006; 2007–2008)
  • Legislative Committee on Education Subcommittee on the Effectiveness of Career and Technical High Schools (A.B. 388) (2005–2006, Vice Chair)
  • Legislative Committee on Health Care (2003–2004)
  • Legislative Committee on Health Care Subcommittee to Study Current Challenges of Ensuring Adequate Health Care is Available to All Nevadans (S.B. 289) (2003–2004)
  • Legislative Committee on Health Care Subcommittee to Study Medical and Societal Costs and Impacts of Obesity (S.C.R. 13) (2003–2004)
  • Legislative Committee on Persons with Disabilities (2003–2004; 2005–2006, Chair)
  • P–16 Advisory Council (2007–2008, 2009–2010, 2011 to 2012, Chair) P–20W Advisory Council (2013 to Current, Chair)
  • Placement of Children in Foster Care (S.B. 356) (2007–2008)

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