Ways and Means Committee, Nevada State Assembly

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The Ways and Means Committee is a standing committee of the Nevada State Assembly. Per Assembly Rule 40, the committee is made up of 16 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 Ways and Means examines all department budgets, appropriation requests, and appropriation bills. Measures with fiscal notes may also be referred to the Committee for review.[5][6]


2015 legislative session

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

Ways and Means Members, 2015
Democratic members (6)Republican members (9)
Teresa Benitez-ThompsonPaul Anderson (Nevada), Chair
Irene Bustamante AdamsJohn Hambrick, Vice-Chair
Maggie CarltonDerek Armstrong
Marilyn KirkpatrickJill Dickman
Michael SprinkleChris Edwards (Nevada)
Heidi SwankPat Hickey
Randy Kirner
James Oscarson
Robin Titus




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