- Nevada Senate
Nevada State Senate Nevada State Legislature Type Type Upper house Term limits 3 terms (12 years) New session started February 7, 2011 Leadership President of the Senate Brian Krolicki, (R)
since January 20, 2007
President Pro Tempore of the Senate Michael A. Schneider, (D)
since February 6, 2009
Majority Leader Steven Horsford, (D)
since February 6, 2009
Minority Leader Mike McGinness, (R)
since February 7, 2011
Structure Members 21 Political groups Democratic Party (11)
Republican Party (10)
Length of term 4 years Authority Article 4, Nevada Constitution Salary $146.90/day + per diem Elections Last election November 2, 2010
Next election November 6, 2012
Redistricting Legislative Control Meeting place State Senate Chamber
Nevada State Capitol
Carson City, Nevada
Website Nevada State Senate
The Nevada Senate is the upper house of the Nevada Legislature, the state legislature of U.S. state of Nevada. The Senate consists of 21 members from 19 districts, two of which are multimember. Each senator represented approximately 94,700 people as of the 2000 census, although 2006 Census Bureau estimates suggest an average population of 118,800 per senator. Senators serve four-year terms. Term limits, limiting senators to three 4-year terms (12 years), took effect in 2010. Seven senators were termed out in 2010 and four will be termed out in 2012.
The Senate met at the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City until 1971, when a separate Legislative Building was constructed south of the Capitol. The Legislative Building was expanded in 1997 to its current appearance to accommodate the growing Legislature.
- 76th Legislature (2011-2012)
Following the 2008 election, Democrats took control of the Nevada Senate for the first time since 1993.
Affiliation Party(Shading indicates majority caucus) Total Democratic Republican Vacant End of previous legislature 11 10 21 0 Begin 11 10 21 0 January 15, 2011 9 20 1 January 18, 2011 10 21 0 Latest voting share 52.4% 47.6%
Leadership of the Senate
The President of the Senate is the body's highest officer, although they only vote in the case of a tie, and only on procedural matters. The Lieutenant Governor of Nevada serves as Senate President. In their absence, the President Pro Tempore presides and has the power to make commission and committee appointments. The President Pro Tempore is elected to the position by the majority party. The other partisan Senate leadership positions, such as the Majority and Minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses to head their parties in the chamber.
The Secretary of the Senate is David Byerman. The Secretary of the Senate serves as the Parliamentarian and Chief Administrative Officer of the Nevada Senate. The Secretary of the Senate is a non-member officer of the body, elected by the members.
Position Name Party District President of the Senate/Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki Republican President pro tempore Michael A. Schneider Democratic Clark 11 Majority Leader Steven Horsford Democratic Clark 4 Assistant Majority Leader Valerie Wiener Democratic Clark 3 Majority Whip John J. Lee Democratic Clark 1 Minority Leader Mike McGinness Republican Central Nevada Assistant Minority Leader Barbara Cegavske Republican Clark 8 Minority Whip James Settelmeyer Republican Capital
Members of the 76th Senate
Name Party Residence District First Elected Seat up James Settelmeyer Rep Minden Capital 2010 2014 Mike McGinness Rep Fallon Central Nevada 1992 2012 John Jay Lee Dem North Las Vegas Clark 1 2004 2012 Mo Denis Dem Las Vegas Clark 2 2010 2014 Valerie Wiener Dem Las Vegas Clark 3 1996 2012 Steven Horsford Dem North Las Vegas Clark 4 2004 2012 Shirley Breeden Dem Henderson Clark 5 (A) 2008 2014 Michael Roberson Rep Las Vegas Clark 5 (B) 2010 2014 Allison Copening Dem Las Vegas Clark 6 2008 2012 David Parks Dem Las Vegas Clark 7 (A) 2008 2012 Mark Manendo Dem Las Vegas Clark 7 (B) 2010 2014 Barbara Cegavske Rep Las Vegas Clark 8 2002 2014 Elizabeth Halseth Rep Las Vegas Clark 9 2010 2014 Ruben Kihuen Dem Las Vegas Clark 10 2010 2014 Michael Schneider Dem Las Vegas Clark 11 1996 2012 Joe Hardy Rep Boulder City Clark 12 2010 2014 Dean Rhoads Rep Tuscarora Rural Nevada 1984 2012 Sheila Leslie Dem Reno Washoe 1 2010 2014 Don Gustavson Rep Sparks Washoe 2 2010 2014 Greg Brower Rep Reno Washoe 3 2011 2012 Ben Kieckhefer Rep Reno Washoe 4 2010 2014
- ^ Republican William Raggio (Washoe 3) resigned.
- ^ Republican Greg Brower (Washoe 3) replaces Raggio.
- ^  http://www.nevadanewsbureau.com/2010/08/18/nevada-senate-majority-leader-picks-census-bureau-liaison-to-serve-in-top-administrative-post/
- ^ Was appointed to fill the remainder of the term of Bill Raggio
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