Assemblyman Ira Hansen

Party: Republican

District: 32

County: Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lander, Mineral, Nye (Part), Pershing, Washoe (Part)

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Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2014 (first elected November 2010)—two regular sessions
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2011-2012 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission, Public Lands, Committee to Study a New Method for Funding Public Schools

Other Achievements

  • Columnist, Sparks Tribune, 1994-2010
  • Radio talk show host, KKFT, 2007-2008, and KOH, 1995-2001
  • Columnist, Elko Daily Free Press, 1994-2001
  • Business owner: Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
  • Eagle Scout
  • Licensed Master Plumber
  • Licensed Mechanical Contractor
  • Licensed General Contractor


  • National Rifle Association
  • Lifetime member, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited
  • Active Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Coach, Sparks Little League
  • Coach, Sparks Pop Warner
  • Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America


Occupation: Plumbing Contractor
Recreation: Nevada history, reading, hunting/fishing, nature study, camping
Born: 1960, Reno, Nevada
Spouse: Alexis (Lloyd)
Children: Daniel, Rachel, Jacob, Sarah, Ian, Forrest, Mallory, Larissa
Grand Children: Lily, London, Finnan, Ellie, Forrest, Emerson, Sawyer

Primary Sponsor

AB104 Revises provisions governing aliens unlawfully present in the United States. (BDR 14-94)
AB106 Provides for the award of certain costs, fees and expenses to prevailing parties in actions before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-156)
AB107 Revises provisions governing an award of attorney's fees in causes of action for constructional defects. (BDR 3-551)
AB143 Makes various changes relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 20-615)
SB150 Revises provisions governing the equipment and training required to operate a motorcycle. (BDR 43-54)
AB184 Revises provisions governing construction defects. (BDR 3-649)
SB188 Designates English as the official language of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-431)
AB211 Revises provisions governing prevailing wages on certain public works projects. (BDR 28-1033)
AB212 Prohibits the possession of portable telecommunications devices by certain prisoners. (BDR 16-639)
AB216 Revises certain provisions governing voter identification. (BDR 24-125)
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)
AB251 Requires a public body to make available to the public certain contact information for its members. (BDR 19-159)
AB252 Makes various changes to the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act. (BDR 18-539)
AB253 Requires reports of federal revenues received by state agencies, institutions of higher education, school districts and charter schools. (BDR 31-165)
AB254 Enacts provisions relating to school choice. (BDR 34-158)
SB282 Proposes to exempt from sales and use taxes precious metal coins and numismatic coins. (BDR 32-691)
AB293 Revises provisions relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-619)
AB319 Requires photographic identification for voting. (BDR 24-162)
SB331 Exempts certain home-based businesses from the requirement to obtain a state business license. (BDR 7-479)
AB364 Revises provisions governing public officers and employees. (BDR 23-1014)


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)
SJR3 Claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. (BDR R-692)
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)
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)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to preserve the right to hunt, fish and trap in this State. (BDR C-586)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SJR9 Urges the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to expedite the process for approving special recreation permits for certain uses of federal public lands in Nevada. (BDR R-1008)
SJR10 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow voucher schools. (BDR C-35)
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)
AB85 Revises provisions governing certain purchasing contracts and consolidation agreements. (BDR 27-277)
AB86 Requires the State Contractors' Board to suspend or revoke the license of a contractor for failure to satisfy certain judgments concerning unemployment compensation or to comply with certain provisions governing industrial insurance and insurance for occupational diseases. (BDR 54-276)
AB87 Revises provisions relating to consistency in zoning ordinances with respect to certain standards and specifications for the construction or alteration of public schools in certain counties. (BDR 22-274)
AB124 Revises provisions governing eligibility for a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship. (BDR 34-60)
AB129 Provides for the issuance of special license plates honoring peace officers who have received certain medals or the equivalent thereof. (BDR 43-154)
SB132 Revises the period of validity of hunting and fishing licenses. (BDR 45-783)
SB137 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-426)
AB142 Revises provisions relating to the sealing and removal of certain records. (BDR 14-490)
SB147 Revises provisions governing the frequency of required inspections of the emissions of certain motor vehicles. (BDR 40-427)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
AB176 Revises provisions relating to the emissions testing of certain consigned vehicles. (BDR 40-964)
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)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to motor carriers. (BDR 58-585)
SB191 Increases the maximum speed at which a person may drive or operate a vehicle. (BDR 43-729)
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)
SB226 Makes various changes concerning firearms. (BDR 15-38)
AB228 Authorizes certain providers of health care to provide voluntary health care service in this State in association with certain organizations. (BDR 54-245)
SB239 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-996)
SB241 Establishes a tax credit for donations to a school tuition organization. (BDR 34-87)
AB245 Limits the recovery of damages arising from a motor vehicle accident under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-657)
AB247 Enacts the Nevada Buy American Act. (BDR 28-190)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
AB250 Provides immunity from civil liability to certain persons for injuries or death resulting from certain equine activities. (BDR 3-243)
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)
AB256 Makes various changes relating to motorcycles. (BDR 43-661)
AB257 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-962)
AB258 Revises provisions relating to prevailing wage requirements for public works. (BDR 28-908)
SB273 Revises provisions relating to deputy sheriffs. (BDR 20-470)
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)
AB302 Provides for the merger of certain fire protection districts in certain counties. (BDR 42-270)
AB310 Revises provisions governing irrigation districts. (BDR 48-941)
AB318 Revises provisions relating to the payment of overtime compensation and prevailing wages. (BDR 28-720)
AB322 Revises provisions concerning casualty insurance. (BDR 57-1038)
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)
SB367 Makes various changes concerning foreign nationals. (BDR 15-432)
AB371 Provides for the designation and operation of charter agencies. (BDR 18-718)
AB379 Revises provisions governing the disposal of abandoned recreational vehicles. (BDR 43-593)
AB384 Revises provisions governing historic preservation. (BDR 33-605)
AB392 Revises provisions governing the truancy of pupils. (BDR 5-617)
AB393 Expands the rights of children placed in foster care. (BDR 38-919)
AB412 Makes various changes relating to the Legislature. (BDR 17-528)
SB520 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-1234)