Government Affairs Committee, Nevada State Assembly

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The Government Affairs 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 Government Affairs has jurisdiction over measures related to government, public affairs, and veterans issues.[5][6]



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

Government Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (9)Republican members (5)
Teresa Benitez-Thompson, ChairJohn Ellison
Dina Neal, Vice ChairPete Livermore
Elliot AndersonJames Oscarson
Irene Bustamante AdamsLynn Stewart
Skip DalyMelissa Woodbury
James Healey
Harvey Munford
Peggy Pierce
Heidi Swank


Government Affairs Members, 2011
Democratic members (8)Republican members (5)
Marilyn Kirkpatrick, ChairJohn Ellison
Irene Bustamante, Vice ChairEdwin Goedhart
Elliot AndersonPete Livermore
Teresa Benitez-ThompsonLynn Stewart
Lucy FloresMelissa Woodbury
Harvey Munford
Dina Neal
Peggy Pierce


Government Affairs Members, 2009
Democratic members (9)Republican members (5)
Marilyn Kirkpatrick, ChairChad Christensen
David Bobzien, Vice ChairEd Goedhart
Paul AizleyJames Settelmeyer
Kelvin AtkinsonLynn Stewart
Jerry ClabornMelissa Woodbury
April Mastroluca
Harvey Munford
Peggy Pierce
Ellen Spiegel

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