Judiciary Committee, Nevada State Assembly

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The Judiciary Committee is a standing committee of the Nevada State Assembly. Per Assembly Rule 40, the committee is made up of 12 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

Function

The Assembly Committee on Judiciary has jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily the State Judicial Department, justice courts, civil practice and procedure, remedies and special actions and proceedings, business associations, securities and commodities, certain commercial instruments and transactions, certain property rights and transactions, domestic relations, wills and estates, guardianships, conservatorships and trusts, criminal procedure, crimes and punishments, gaming, and measures affecting correctional institutions and the ongoing supervision of offenders.[5][6]

Members

2015 legislative session

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

Judiciary Members, 2015
Democratic members (5)Republican members (8)
Elliot AndersonIra Hansen, Chair
Nelson AraujoErv Nelson, Vice-Chair
Olivia DiazMichele Fiore
James OhrenschallDavid M. Gardner
Tyrone ThompsonBrent Jones
Philip O'Neill
Victoria Seaman
Glenn Trowbridge

2013-2014

2011-2012

2009-2010

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