Assemblywoman Amber Joiner

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2015-2017 (first appointed in December 2014)—two regular and two special sessions
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education (Vice Chair); Health and Human Services (Vice Chair); Government Affairs
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Government Affairs; Health and Human Services
  • Advisory Council on the State Program for Wellness and the Prevention of Chronic Disease
  • Board of Directors for the Corporation for Public Benefit for Nevada Youth Legislature
  • Advisory Task Force on Educator Professional Development

Other Public Service

  • Washoe County School District Safe and Healthy Schools Commission, Member
  • Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Consumer Assistance Advisory Committee, Member

Other Achievements

  • Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno, Student Body President, 1998
  • Rotary International Cultural Ambassador, Costa Rica, July-December 1997
  • Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno, Arts & Science Senator, 1995-1997


  • Nevada Public Health Association, Member
  • American Political Science Association, Member
  • Emerge Nevada Governance Committee, Secretary
  • National Conference of State Legislatures Education Committee, Member
  • Council of State Governments West Agriculture and Water Environment Committee, Member
  • Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Service Unit Delegate & Troop Leader
  • Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Lifetime Member


  • Robert McQueen High School, Reno
  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. magna cum laude
  • Atitlan Language Academy, Advanced Spanish Program, Costa Rica
  • Sichuan University (USAC), Chengdu, China
  • University of Maryland, College Park, M.A.
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Ph.D. Candidate, Public Policy and Public Administration


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work
  • Former Deputy Director, Nevada's Department of Health and Human Services
  • Former Director of Government Relations, Nevada State Medical Association
  • Former Senior Research Analyst and Committee Policy Analyst, Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau


Occupation: University Adjunct Professor
Recreation: Camping, hiking, gardening, singing, piano
Born: 1976, Reno, Nevada
Spouse: Kyle
Children: Eleanor and Stewart

Primary Sponsor

SB163 Creates the Advisory Council on Nevada Wildlife Conservation and Education within the Department of Wildlife. (BDR 45-616)
SB187 Revises provisions concerning the ownership, possession and control of firearms by certain persons. (BDR 3-871)
SB204 Providing for protections from bullying in public schools. (BDR 34-51)
SB211 Revises provisions governing public schools. (BDR 34-426)
SB268 Temporarily provides certain services for veterans. (BDR 37-1042)
SB269 Establishes an interim study committee to research issues regarding the behavioral health and cognitive care of older persons. (BDR S-1035)
AB289 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study concerning issues related to the provision of mental health services. (BDR S-693)
AB306 Requires an employer to make certain accommodations for a nursing mother. (BDR 40-249)
SB339 Authorizes the Nevada System of Higher Education to impose additional restrictions relating to the use of tobacco. (BDR 15-873)
AB340 Establishes a health professional workforce liaison program. (BDR 40-1058)
SB343 Revises provisions relating to vital statistics. (BDR 40-141)
AB384 Establishes the Nevada Legislature Oral History Program. (BDR 17-1011)


AJR1 Recognizes the strategic partnership and bond of friendship with, and expresses the Nevada Legislature's support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-525)
ACR3 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-202)
ACR4 Memorializes former Assemblyman Joseph “Joe” Michael Hogan, Sr. (BDR R-1260)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman Peter L. “Pete” Livermore. (BDR R-1259)
SCR8 Commemorates the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1265)
AB93 Revises provisions relating to the continuing education required to renew certain licenses and certificates. (BDR 54-27)
AB122 Establishes “Nevada Mid-Century Architecture Day” as a day of observance. (BDR 19-538)
AB124 Revises provisions governing punishment for crimes. (BDR 4-182)
AB143 Authorizes electronic verification of motor vehicle insurance. (BDR 43-28)
AB152 Enacts certain requirements governing child care facilities. (BDR 38-623)
AB155 Revises provisions governing the issuance of special license plates for retired professional firefighters. (BDR 43-619)
SB156 Makes various changes concerning motor vehicles. (BDR 43-11)
AB166 Provides for the establishment of the State Seal of Biliteracy Program. (BDR 34-526)
AB178 Revises provisions governing the discipline of pupils. (BDR 34-248)
AB179 Revises provisions governing personal information. (BDR 52-756)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-785)
AB205 Requires the Legislative Committee on Education to consider matters relating to certain mentorship programs. (BDR S-116)
AB206 Revises provisions relating to certain notices provided to the parent or guardian of a pupil who attends a public school. (BDR 34-740)
SB215 Makes various changes relating to student loans. (BDR 18-933)
AB218 Revises provisions relating to emergencies in schools. (BDR 34-666)
AB226 Revises provisions for the payment of certain undergraduate fees and expenses of certain dependent children. (BDR 34-1010)
AB234 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-102)
AB235 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-1059)
AB236 Enacts provisions related to the promotion of public engagement by state agencies. (BDR 18-697)
SB236 Revises provisions relating to the Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. (BDR 34-655)
AB239 Regulates operators of unmanned aerial vehicles in this State. (BDR 44-8)
SB259 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-973)
SB267 Revises provisions relating to the safe transportation of children. (BDR 43-686)
AB278 Revises provisions governing class-size reduction. (BDR 34-749)
AB279 Revises provisions concerning controlled substances. (BDR 40-775)
SB284 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to provide for certain nonmedical transportation. (BDR 38-974)
AB287 Prohibits a person from making or causing to be made certain nonemergency telephone calls under certain circumstances. (BDR 15-922)
AB291 Makes an appropriation for school districts to provide early childhood education programs. (BDR S-273)
AB294 Enacts provisions relating to suicide prevention for veterans. (BDR 37-692)
AB304 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-1067)
AB307 Revises provisions relating to services for children with intellectual disabilities and children with related conditions. (BDR S-803)
AB309 Provides for the confidentiality of certain communications between parties during a peer support counseling session. (BDR 23-277)
SB316 Revises provisions relating to voter registration. (BDR 24-652)
AB318 Revises provisions governing financial services. (BDR 52-245)
AB329 Requires members of the executive board of a unit-owners' association to complete certain courses of instruction. (BDR 10-744)
SB338 Revises provisions relating to safety in or at a public school. (BDR 34-870)
SB340 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-255)
SB341 Revises provisions relating to dentists. (BDR 57-261)
AB341 Revises provisions relating to pupils with disabilities. (BDR 34-832)
SB344 Establishes an entrepreneur-in-residence program. (BDR 18-142)
SB345 Expands full-day kindergarten in public schools. (BDR 34-868)
AB350 Provides for certain credits against the modified business tax for taxpayers who donate money to an early childhood education scholarship organization. (BDR 38-1057)
SB356 Revises provisions governing the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-1092)
SB358 Revises provisions governing the process for a change of name. (BDR 3-146)
AB363 Provides an additional benefit option for the surviving spouse or survivor beneficiary of certain deceased members of the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-1056)
AB364 Revises provisions relating to the state business portal. (BDR 7-696)
AB386 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 3-921)
AB391 Revises provisions governing the exemption from property taxes of certain property used for religious worship. (BDR 32-825)
SB398 Prohibits the sale or transfer of ivory under certain circumstances. (BDR 52-1022)
SB411 Allows the imposition of certain taxes in a county to fund capital projects of the school district based on the recommendations of a Public Schools Overcrowding and Repair Needs Committee and voter approval. (BDR S-140)