Who Are Las Vegas’ Busiest Legislators?


More than 200 bills recently passed by the state legislature go into effect July 1—including authorization for medical marijuana dispensaries, a ban on underage tanning, a crackdown on sex trafficking and a program that will allow immigrants to drive legally and obtain insurance.

With the legislature only meeting every two years, there was plenty to accomplish in the four-month session. So, how busy were our city’s legislators? The interactive graphic below shows each of the state legislators who represent Las Vegas-area districts and the number of bills for which they were the primary sponsor during the 77th legislative session, plus how many passed and how many were vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

In the State Senate, Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas), and Joe Hardy (R-Las Vegas), were the primary sponsors for over 70 bills, with Segerblom seeing more of his bills pass. Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D-Las Vegas) sponsored the most bills in that house, with 75 percent of them passing. The only legislator to fail to sponsor any bills was Tyrone Thompson (D-North Las Vegas), who was sworn in on April 24 to replace Steven Brooks after the latter was voted out of the legislature.

Not all bills are created equal. The graph below includes all legislation, from the vetoed gun bill that would have expanded background checks to a resolution establishing a day in honor of mid-20th century architecture. For more information on certain bills, visitthe legislature’s website.

Note to readers: If there are fewer than five days remaining in session, or if the bill is delivered after the adjournment sine die, the Governor has 10 days after adjournment to act. The Governor may sign the bill into law, allow it to become law without a signature, or veto it

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