Nevada state legislative districts

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There are a total of 63 seats in the Nevada State Legislature. 53 seats, including all 42 seats in the Nevada State Assembly and roughly half of the 21 seats in the Nevada State Senate are up for election every two years, with 52 total seats up for election every other two years.

Chambers

Senate

The Nevada Senate is the upper house of the Nevada State Legislature. It consists of 19 members with each senator representing an average of 128,598 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 94,679 residents.[2]The Nevada legislature is biennial, convening only in odd-numbered years. Senators are elected for four-year terms, and are limited to serving no more than three terms.[3] The Senate meets at the State Capitol in Carson City, Nevada.

House

The Nevada State Assembly is the lower house of the Nevada State Legislature. Members of the Nevada State Assembly serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] Each member represents an average of 64,299 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[5] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 47,339 residents.[6] The Assembly meets in odd numbered years and the sessions are mandated to last only 120 days unless the Governor calls for a Special Session.[7]

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Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nevada State Senate, a candidate must be:[8]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A one-year resident of Nevada preceding the election
  • A resident for 30 days of the senate district from which elected at the filing deadline time
  • A qualified election. A qualified voter is someone who is:
* A U.S. citizen
* A resident of Nevada for at least 6 months prior to the next election, and 30 days in the district or county
* At least 18 years old by the next election

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, then the Board of County Commissioners in the county representing the seat must decide on a replacement. The Board of County Commissioners must select a person from the same political party that last held the seat. No replacement is named if the vacancy happens before the next legislative session and a election for county officers is scheduled.[9]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Nevada legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Nevada Term Limits Act in 1996. That initiative said that Nevada senators are subject to term limits of no more than three four-year terms, or a total of twelve years.[3]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1996 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office is in 2010.

Districts

These are links to every district in the Nevada State Senate.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nevada State Assembly, a candidate must be:[10]

  • 21 years old at the time of the election
  • A citizen resident of the State of Nevada for one year preceding this election
  • A resident of the district for a period of 30 days next preceding closing date for filing as a candidate

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the assembly, then the Board of County Commissioners in the county representing the seat must decide on a replacement. The Board of County Commissioners must select a person from the same political party that last held the seat when making its decision. If the vacancy happens before the next legislative session and an election for county officers is scheduled, no replacement is named.[11]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Nevada legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Nevada Term Limits Act in 1996. That initiative said that Nevada senators are subject to term limits of no more than three four-year terms, or a total of twelve years.[3]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1996 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office is in 2010.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the legislature are paid $146.29/day for a maximum of 60 days. Legislators inside the 50-mile Capitol area receive the federal rate for per diem while those outside the area receive the HUD single-room rate for each month of session for housing.[12]

The Nevada Constitution specifies that the 63 members of the state Legislature are to be paid for the first 60 days of each regular session, held every other year in odd-numbered years. The pay for the 21 Senators and 42 members of the Assembly is tied to pay increases provided to state employees.

Districts

These are links to every district in the Nevada State Assembly.

See also

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References