Education Committee, Nevada State Assembly

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The Education Committee is a standing committee of the Nevada State Assembly. Per Assembly Rule 40, the committee is made up of 14 members.[1]

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Per Assembly Rule 41, standing committees of the Nevada State Assembly are appointed biennially by the Assembly Speaker.[2] The Speaker makes the appointments following the organization of the Assembly and the adoption of standing rules, which informs the Senate and Governor of Nevada that the chamber is ready to conduct business. Generally, minority membership is meant to be proportionate to that in the Assembly at-large, and is determined by minority caucuses and agreed to by the Speaker.[3] The Speaker may appoint alternate members for an appropriate length in the event of incapacitation.[4]

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The Assembly Committee on Education has jurisdiction over measures affecting the system of public instruction, K-12 education, and higher education, except measures affecting state and local revenue.[5][6]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Education Members, 2015
Democratic members (6)Republican members (8)
Elliot AndersonMelissa Woodbury, Chair
Olivia DiazLynn Stewart, Vice-Chair
Edgar FloresDerek Armstrong
Amber JoinerVicki Dooling
Harvey MunfordChris Edwards (Nevada)
Heidi SwankDavid M. Gardner
Pat Hickey
Shelly Shelton




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