Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It has been my honor to serve you as the Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly and I thank you for your support and faith in me to lead Nevada forward!
As a freshman in 2011, I was able to pass legislation helping our most vulnerable, like the Nevada’s Foster Child Bill of Rights. In 2013, I continued to fight for our most vulnerable children by ensuring that victims of abuse and neglect are protected in the courtroom as just one example.
At a time when heated rhetoric and hyper-partisanship have defined politics in Washington D.C., Nevada has shown the country what a citizen’s legislature is capable of accomplishing. By setting aside our differences, we saw bipartisan efforts to improve the lives of hardworking Nevadans. This past session, I led the charge for the Assembly in a bipartisan way to advance policies to make it easier for Nevadans to vote, protecting public education and expanding the use of renewable energy.
By working together, 93% of all bills voted out of the Nevada Assembly were passed with bipartisan support and over half of the bills received unanimous support. We’re proving that when we work together to improve the lives of hard-working families – not only the wealthy and well-connected – we can get things done!
Thank you for your support!
Your Nevada State Assembly worked tirelessly this session to create a Nevada that works for everyone. Some key legislation passed this session included:
- Restarted our rooftop solar market, by restoring and stabilizing net metering rates for rooftop solar customers – helping to revive an industry that was nearly killed by overly burdensome regulations adopted after the 2015 session.
- Enacted legislation to give local, Nevada businesses “first crack” at state contracts – making sure our tax dollars are spent boosting Nevada businesses, jobs, and workers first.
- Secured $2.5 million for incentives for the hiring of new and experienced teachers in low-income and underperforming schools.
- Established the “Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act” to provide protections to female employees relating to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
- Designated “Public Lands Day” that would allow for free admission to Nevada’s State Parks – helping boost our state’s eco-tourism industry and protecting our natural heritage.
- Passed legislation that allows survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and harassment to break a lease without having to worry about a financial penalty and remove one obstacle in their road to recovery.