Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury

Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2008-2014 (first elected November 2008)—two special and three regular sessions
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education, Government Affairs, Taxation, Transportation
  • 2009 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education, Government Affairs, Transportation

Other Achievements

  • 17-year teacher for Clark County School District, primarily working with children with special needs
  • Nevada state licenses in Special Education and General Education
  • Bilingual Education Endorsement
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Autism Endorsement candidate
  • Full-time church volunteer in Argentina for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Fluent in French and Spanish


  • Teacher, Clark County School District


  • Boulder City High School
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., Special Education
  • Southern Utah University, M.Ed
  • Studied abroad in Africa, France, and Israel


Occupation: Elementary Teacher
Recreation: Baseball, outdoor recreation, traveling, musical theater, piano
Born: Palo Alto, California

Primary Sponsor

SJR10 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow voucher schools. (BDR C-35)
AB269 Requires the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations relating to certain disposal sites for solid waste. (BDR 40-773)
AB317 Makes various changes relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-1012)
AB369 Revises provisions relating to coverage for autism spectrum disorders in certain policies of health insurance and health care plans. (BDR 57-819)
AB375 Revises provisions relating to services for persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 40-999)
AB386 Establishes a pilot program for the administration of mental health screenings to pupils enrolled in selected secondary schools in the Clark County School District and the Washoe County School District. (BDR S-1022)
SB520 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-1234)


SCR2 Commemorates the 20th anniversary of the donation of precious art from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the people of the State of Nevada, reaffirms the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the donation of additional artwork to the Nevada Legislature under the Nevada Senate's SENarts initiative. (BDR R-695)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
AJR6 Recognizes Nevada's partnership and friendship with, and expresses support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-458)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
AR11 Expresses appreciation to the Chief Clerk and staff of the Assembly. (BDR R-1217)
SB115 Revises provisions relating to safety equipment for certain skateboarders. (BDR 40-474)
AB143 Makes various changes relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 20-615)
AB157 Revises provisions relating to water furnished by a municipal water system for domestic use in certain counties. (BDR 48-565)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
AB179 Revises provisions governing audits of certain regulatory boards of this State. (BDR 17-770)
AB183 Allows a person who is 16 years of age to donate blood with the consent of his or her parent or guardian. (BDR 40-1015)
AB184 Revises provisions governing construction defects. (BDR 3-649)
SB192 Enacts the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act to prohibit governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. (BDR 3-477)
AB193 Revises provisions governing compensation, wages and hours. (BDR 53-1019)
AB194 Clarifies that a person who holds a leasehold interest in the real property of another person may be criminally liable for the destruction or injury of that real property. (BDR 15-654)
AB195 Revises provisions governing applications for the renewal of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-446)
AB196 Requires the Attorney General to bring an action to protect and secure certain constitutional rights of residents of this State under certain circumstances. (BDR 18-945)
AB198 Revises provisions governing taxicabs in certain counties. (BDR 58-86)
AB203 Revises provisions governing the granting of the right to visit a child to grandparents and great-grandparents of the child. (BDR 11-750)
SB223 Revises provisions governing the carrying of concealed firearms on school property. (BDR 15-1062)
AB227 Creates the Nevada Land Management Task Force to conduct a study addressing the transfer of certain public lands in this State. (BDR S-594)
AB228 Authorizes certain providers of health care to provide voluntary health care service in this State in association with certain organizations. (BDR 54-245)
SB241 Establishes a tax credit for donations to a school tuition organization. (BDR 34-87)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
AB255 Provides for an audit concerning the use by the Department of Health and Human Services of certain assessments paid by counties to the Department. (BDR S-191)
AB258 Revises provisions relating to prevailing wage requirements for public works. (BDR 28-908)
AB265 Revises provisions relating to the offense of sexual conduct between certain employees of a school or volunteers at a school and a pupil. (BDR 14-29)
AB266 Revises provisions relating to veterans. (BDR 37-527)
AB268 Authorizes certain counties to enter into a cooperative agreement to create a tax increment area under certain circumstances. (BDR 22-957)
AB275 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-738)
AB276 Consolidates the Manufactured Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry within the Housing Division of the Department. (BDR 18-1029)
AB280 Revises provisions governing certain sexual crimes involving minors. (BDR 15-9)
AB299 Makes various changes relating to the provision of medical and dental services within the Department of Corrections. (BDR 16-749)
AB321 Revises provisions governing the Merit Award Program for state employees. (BDR 23-760)
AB355 Revises provisions concerning the verification of motor vehicle liability insurance. (BDR 43-53)
AB356 Encourages the development of recommendations to preserve the Nevada State Prison for historic and certain other purposes. (BDR S-493)
AB371 Provides for the designation and operation of charter agencies. (BDR 18-718)
AB380 Revises provisions governing contracts for services entered into by certain public employees. (BDR 23-85)
AB392 Revises provisions governing the truancy of pupils. (BDR 5-617)
AB393 Expands the rights of children placed in foster care. (BDR 38-919)
AB395 Revises provisions regarding common-interest communities. (BDR 10-1013)
AB412 Makes various changes relating to the Legislature. (BDR 17-528)