Health and Human Services Committee, Nevada State Assembly

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

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]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Assembly Standing Rules


The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services has jurisdiction over measures related primarily to public welfare, health care, and safety.[5][6]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Health and Human Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (9)Republican members (5)
Marilyn Dondero Loop, ChairWesley Duncan
Ellen Spiegel, Vice ChairMichele Fiore
Teresa Benitez-ThompsonJohn Hambrick
Steven BrooksPat Hickey
Andy EisenJames Oscarson
Joe Hogan
Andrew Martin
Peggy Pierce
Michael Sprinkle


Health and Human Services Members, 2011
Democratic members (9)Republican members (5)
April Mastroluca, ChairPeter Goicoechea
Peggy Pierce, Vice ChairJohn Hambrick
Elliot AndersonScott Hammond
Teresa Benitez-ThompsonPete Livermore
Steven BrooksMark Sherwood
Richard Carrillo
Lucy Flores
Jason Frierson
Debbie Smith


Health and Human Service Members, 2009
Democratic members (7)Republican members (4)
Debbie Smith, ChairTy Cobb
Peggy Pierce, Vice ChairJohn Hambrick
Moises DenisJoseph Hardy
Sheila LeslieLynn Stewart
April Mastroluca
Bonnie Parnell
Ellen Spiegel

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