Assemblyman Paul Aizley

Speaker Pro Tempore
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2008-2014 (first elected November 2008)—two special and three regular sessions
  • Speaker pro Tempore, 2013-2014
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Ways and Means
  • 2009 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Government Affairs
  • 2011-2012 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Interim Finance Committee; Legislative Committee on Public Lands; Legislative Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education; Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education's Performance Pool, Economic and Workforce Development, and Research Subcommittee (Chair)
  • 2009-2010 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission's Committee to Study the Governance and Oversight of the System of K-12 Public Education; Legislative Committee on Public Lands; Legislative Commission's Budget Subcommittee
  • Education Commission of the States, 2009-2010

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, Western Association of Summer Session Administrators

Other Achievements

  • Dean, Continuing Education and Summer Term, 1989-2002
  • President and Treasurer of the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators
  • Founding Chair, Nevada Fair Housing
  • Chair, UNLV Faculty Senate (two terms)
  • President, Nevada Faculty Alliance (statewide office)
  • Board Member, University Continuing Education Association
  • President, American Civil Liberties Union, Nevada Affiliate
  • National Delegate, American Civil Liberties Union


  • UNLV Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN)
  • Nevada Association of Retired Americans (NARA)
  • Sierra Club
  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum
  • Springs Preserve
  • Board Member, Las Vegas Ice Age Park Foundation
  • Cofounder, Former President, Member, CLASS! Publications, Inc.
  • Las Vegas (UNLV) Chapter of the Nevada Faculty Alliance, President 2007-2008
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution


  • English High School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Harvard University, B.A.
  • University of Arizona, M.S.
  • University of Washington
  • Arizona State University, Ph.D.
  • Paralegal Certificate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Occupation: Professor of Mathematics
Recreation: Travel, hiking
Born: 1936, Boston, Massachusetts
Spouse: Sari
Children: Stepchildren Adrienne Poch, Jody Strasser, Sophia Rasile, David Phillips, Matthew Dillingham, Stephanie Cain, Jonathan Dillingham (deceased)
Grand Children: Eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren

Primary Sponsor

AJR1 Expresses the support of the Nevada Legislature for the designation of the Upper Las Vegas Wash as a national monument. (BDR R-487)
AB75 Revises provisions governing the publication of property tax rolls. (BDR 32-486)
AB97 Revises provisions governing habitual criminals, habitual felons and habitually fraudulent felons. (BDR 15-680)
AB98 Revises various provisions relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-488)
AB120 Revises provisions governing information provided to insurance policyholders. (BDR 57-802)
SB142 Makes various changes to provisions governing local government contracting. (BDR 27-676)
SB164 Revises provisions governing safe and respectful learning environments in public schools. (BDR 34-454)
SB165 Provides for transferable tax credits to attract film and other productions to Nevada. (BDR 32-781)
SB180 Requires a court to award certain relief to an employee injured by certain unlawful employment practices under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-561)
AB209 Revises provisions governing the distribution and sale of raw milk. (BDR 51-1011)
AB282 Revises provisions governing certain sales of motor vehicles. (BDR 43-640)
AB303 Revises provisions relating to the subsidy for coverage of certain retired persons under the Public Employees' Benefits Program. (BDR 23-681)
AB326 Revises provisions relating to arbitration. (BDR 52-803)
AB330 Requires labeling of certain genetically engineered foods. (BDR 51-955)
SB374 Provides for the registration of medical marijuana establishments authorized to cultivate or dispense marijuana or manufacture edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products for sale to persons authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana. (BDR 15-89)


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)
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)
AJR6 Recognizes Nevada's partnership and friendship with, and expresses support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-458)
AJR7 Urges recognition of the importance of mid-20th century architecture in Nevada. (BDR R-609)
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)
SJR11 Urges Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to restore the authority of the governments of the United States and individual states to regulate and restrict independent political expenditures. (BDR R-1047)
SJR13 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
AB95 Revises provisions governing prescription labels. (BDR 54-648)
AB126 Requires the disclosure of certain nutritional information in certain chain restaurants. (BDR 51-81)
SB132 Revises the period of validity of hunting and fishing licenses. (BDR 45-783)
AB137 Revises provisions relating to landscaping within common-interest communities. (BDR 10-215)
AB147 Requires the notification of patients regarding breast density. (BDR 40-172)
SB147 Revises provisions governing the frequency of required inspections of the emissions of certain motor vehicles. (BDR 40-427)
SB156 Requires certain policies of health insurance and health care plans to provide coverage for acupuncture treatments in certain circumstances. (BDR 57-602)
AB159 Establishes a diversion program for certain defendants. (BDR 14-669)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
AB181 Makes various changes to provisions governing employment practices. (BDR 53-48)
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)
AB197 Makes various changes to provisions governing sex offenders. (BDR 5-583)
AB203 Revises provisions governing the granting of the right to visit a child to grandparents and great-grandparents of the child. (BDR 11-750)
AB228 Authorizes certain providers of health care to provide voluntary health care service in this State in association with certain organizations. (BDR 54-245)
AB230 Revises provisions governing courses of instruction in sex education. (BDR 34-1034)
SB230 Provides for the design, construction or installation and maintenance of a memorial dedicated to Nevada's fallen soldiers. (BDR S-553)
SB236 Revises provisions governing state agencies. (BDR 19-769)
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)
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)
AB262 Revises provisions governing the award of attorney's fees in certain domestic relations actions. (BDR 11-951)
AB263 Revises provisions governing bidding on certain highway projects. (BDR 35-792)
SB266 Revises provisions governing coverage for chemotherapy in a policy of health insurance or health care plan. (BDR 57-879)
AB281 Revises provisions relating to recordkeeping on public works projects. (BDR 28-1070)
SB303 Provides for the issuance of driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-596)
AB307 Revises provisions governing victims of crime. (BDR 16-743)
AB327 Revises provisions governing state accountability. (BDR 31-554)
AB329 Revises provisions governing taxicabs in certain counties. (BDR 58-555)
AB374 Revises provisions relating to counties. (BDR 20-520)
AB375 Revises provisions relating to services for persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 40-999)
AB376 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-774)
AB377 Revises provisions governing the crime of sexual conduct between certain school employees or volunteers at a school and pupils. (BDR 15-514)
SB378 Enacts the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act. (BDR 15-728)
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)
SB396 Makes various changes relating to firearms. (BDR 15-931)
SB410 Revises provisions governing hypodermic devices. (BDR 40-451)
AB412 Makes various changes relating to the Legislature. (BDR 17-528)