Assemblyman James Ohrenschall

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2007-2014 (first elected November 2006)—four special and four regular sessions
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Judiciary (Vice Chair); Commerce and Labor; Legislative Operations and Elections
  • 2009-2010 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Legislative Commission (Alternate Member)

Other Public Service

  • Member, Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, 2009-2010
  • Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 2009-2010
  • Nevada Statewide AIDS Advisory Task Force, 2009-2010
  • Nevada Autism Task Force, 2007-2008
  • Appointee, Law and Criminal Justice Standing Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures

Honors and Awards

  • Autism Advocate Award, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation
  • Ralph J. Roske Award for Outstanding Work in Introductory History, UNLV Department of History
  • Semifinalist, Clark County Bar Association Client Counseling Competition, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
  • Dean’s Honor List, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
  • Academic Merit Scholarship, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
  • Meritorious Public Service Award, American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  • Outstanding Grass-Roots Democrat of the Year Award, Paradise Democratic Club of Clark County

Other Achievements

  • Delegate representing Nevada, Young Democrats of America National Convention
  • Graduate, Western Legislative Academy, The Council of State Governments–WEST


  • Nevada State Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • UNLV Alumni Association
  • Founding Member, Pi Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society, UNLV Chapter
  • Former Member, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local Union No. 631, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Paradise Democratic Club of Clark County
  • Delegate representing Nevada and the United States, World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association Bi-Annual Meeting


  • Chaparral High School, Sunset High School, Las Vegas
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), B.A., Economics
  • William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, J.D


Occupation: Attorney at Law
Recreation: Hiking, climbing, skiing
Born: 1972, Las Vegas, Nevada

Primary Sponsor

SJR4 Urges the Federal Government to use Yucca Mountain for the development and storage of renewable energy. (BDR R-888)
SCR4 Celebrates the life and accomplishments of beloved educator and Legislative Assistant Patricia “Pat” Jo Hutson. (BDR R-1213)
AJR6 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to adopt the National Popular Vote Compact. (BDR C-389)
SB92 Revises provisions relating to sidewalk vendors. (BDR 20-53)
SB142 Enacts the Homeless Persons' Bill of Rights. (BDR 38-195)
SB155 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 14-244)
SB156 Revises the Open Meeting Law. (BDR 19-884)
AB188 Revises provisions governing investigational treatments. (BDR 40-567)
AB193 Revises provisions relating to custodial interrogations of children. (BDR 5-229)
SB194 Revises provisions relating to step therapy protocols. (BDR 57-885)
SB219 Makes an appropriation to Special Olympics of Nevada to establish the organization as an independent nonprofit entity and expand its programs in this State. (BDR S-547)
SB234 Revises provisions governing communications with offenders. (BDR S-810)
SB250 Revises provisions relating to catalytic converters. (BDR 43-31)
SB258 Revises provisions relating to water. (BDR 48-889)
SB268 Requires the Secretary of State to submit an advisory question to voters concerning the regulation of the sale and use of fireworks in all counties of the State of Nevada. (BDR S-247)
SB269 Revises provisions related to animal cruelty. (BDR 50-246)
SB296 Revises provisions related to traffic stops. (BDR 43-196)
SB302 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 54-55)
SB321 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 14-550)
SB327 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-892)
SB335 Revises provisions regarding real property. (BDR 3-883)
SB336 Revises provisions relating to the regulation of certain healing arts. (BDR 54-886)
SB348 Revises provisions relating to health facilities. (BDR 40-51)
SB359 Revises provisions governing juvenile justice. (BDR 5-56)
SB360 Provides for the licensure and regulation of persons engaged in digital financial asset business activity. (BDR 59-887)
AB371 Makes various changes relating to parentage. (BDR 11-140)
SB407 Revises provisions relating to personal financial administration. (BDR 12-959)
SB408 Revises provisions regarding juvenile justice. (BDR 5-1014)
SB409 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-1015)
SB410 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-1026)
SB411 Makes various changes related to services provided to persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 5-248)
SB421 Revises provisions relating to energy. (BDR 58-891)
SB438 Revises provisions relating to the recruitment, preparation and retention of teachers. (BDR 34-1061)


SCR1 Directs the Joint Interim Standing Committee on the Judiciary to conduct an interim study concerning certain policies and procedures applicable to victims of human trafficking. (BDR R-1021)
AJR1 Urges the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to study the effectiveness and use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans. (BDR R-838)
SCR2 Declares April 2023 as Financial Literacy Month. (BDR R-1096)
SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
SR4 Inducts Richard Bryan into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1196)
SR5 Inducts Joseph Paul Hardy into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1195)
SJR5 Urges Congress to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children to cover the purchase of menstrual products. (BDR R-980)
SR6 Inducts Claire Jesse Clift as an honorary member into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1197)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to reproductive health. (BDR C-864)
AJR8 Urges the Congress of the United States to deschedule marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance. (BDR R-615)
SB129 Revises provisions relating to certain civil actions involving sexual assault. (BDR 2-573)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
SB132 Revises provisions relating to insurance coverage for living organ donors. (BDR 57-551)
SB145 Revises provisions related to employee misclassification. (BDR 53-159)
SB161 Makes revisions relating to personal health and wellness. (BDR 38-811)
AB163 Revises provisions governing employment. (BDR 53-834)
SB167 Prohibits the imposition of step therapy under certain circumstances. (BDR 57-81)
SB171 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR 15-649)
SB172 Revises provisions governing the ability of a minor to consent to certain health care services. (BDR 11-654)
SB174 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-610)
SB177 Imposes requirements governing Medicaid coverage of certain antipsychotic or anticonvulsant drugs. (BDR 38-82)
SB183 Establishes provisions relating to the collection and destruction of unused drugs. (BDR 54-576)
SB189 Makes an appropriation to Communities In Schools of Nevada for the purpose of providing integrated student support services. (BDR S-499)
SB208 Requires counties and cities to enact certain ordinances relating to battery-charged fences. (BDR 20-853)
SB211 Revises provisions relating to marriage. (BDR 11-656)
AB215 Revises the residency requirements for appointment as a member on the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum. (BDR 38-456)
SB222 Revises provisions relating to juries. (BDR 1-192)
SB231 Makes appropriations to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to school districts that budget salary increases for certain employees and to the Department of Education for certain personnel costs. (BDR S-508)
SB232 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to include coverage for postpartum care services. (BDR 38-45)
SB236 Makes an appropriation for educational programs relating to history, law and civics. (BDR S-939)
SB242 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Psychedelic Medicines Working Group. (BDR S-39)
SB243 Revises provisions relating to catalytic converters. (BDR 15-37)
SB244 Makes an appropriation to the Other State Education Programs Account for the creation and maintenance of school gardens. (BDR S-557)
SB249 Revises provisions relating to cosmetology. (BDR 54-829)
SB253 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-919)
SB262 Revises the qualifications for membership on certain town advisory councils and boards. (BDR 21-857)
SB273 Changes the name of the Nevada State College to the Nevada State University. (BDR 34-968)
SB275 Revises provisions relating to manufactured home parks. (BDR 10-958)
SB283 Revises certain provisions relating to health care . (BDR 54-555)
SB286 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-84)
SB291 Makes various changes relating to education. (BDR 34-503)
SB299 Revises provisions related to monorails. (BDR 28-955)
SB300 Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for a grant program for certain interns. (BDR S-100)
SB301 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-967)
SB303 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 43-673)
SB304 Revises provisions related to public safety. (BDR 20-188)
SB305 Provides for the establishment of a retirement savings program for private sector employees. (BDR 31-933)
SB309 Makes various changes relating to health care. (BDR 15-498)
SB313 Revises provisions relating to mental health education. (BDR 34-58)
SB316 Makes various changes relating to criminal law. (BDR 14-132)
SB317 Establishes provisions relating to resources for persons experiencing homelessness. (BDR 38-981)
SB319 Revises provisions relating to public employees. (BDR 23-953)
SB320 Revises provisions related to the Legislature. (BDR 23-194)
SB339 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education for the provision of grants to organizations to provide certain supplies and materials to teachers and specialized instructional support personnel. (BDR S-85)
SB340 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-10)
SB341 Revises provisions relating to governmental financial administration. (BDR S-502)
SB350 Revises provisions relating to graduate medical education. (BDR 18-553)
SB363 Revises provisions relating to affordable housing. (BDR 25-1029)
SB381 Prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant to pay certain charges. (BDR 10-650)
SB390 Enacts provisions relating to neurodegenerative diseases. (BDR 40-135)
SB403 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide discounts on the governmental services tax. (BDR S-997)
SB425 Establishes the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education to develop a statewide vision and implementation plan to improve the public education system in this State. (BDR 34-1060)
SB428 Proposes to exempt sales of diapers from sales and use taxes and analogous taxes upon approval by the voters. (BDR 32-1033)