Assemblyman Nelson Araujo

Assistant Majority Floor Leader
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2015-2017 (first elected in November 2014)—two regular and two special sessions
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 2017
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Legislative Operations and Elections (Vice Chair); Commerce and Labor; Ways and Means
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Health and Human Services; Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Transportation


  • Financial Guidance Center, Member, Board of Directors
  • Nevada Gives, Member, Board of Directors
  • Human Rights Campaign, Las Vegas Chapter, Former Political Co-Chair
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Member


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A. Communications
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.P.A.


Occupation: Senior Director of Collective Impact and Diversity, United Way of Southern Nevada
Recreation: CrossFit training
Born: 1987, Las Vegas, Nevada

Primary Sponsor

SJR9 Expresses support for continued enforcement action against voting discrimination. (BDR R-7)
AB151 Revises provisions relating to the adoption of children. (BDR 11-757)
AB152 Enacts certain requirements governing child care facilities. (BDR 38-623)
AB153 Revises various provisions related to sexually exploited children. (BDR 5-622)
AB205 Requires the Legislative Committee on Education to consider matters relating to certain mentorship programs. (BDR S-116)
AB243 Revises provisions relating to testing for the human immunodeficiency virus. (BDR 40-117)
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)
AB311 Makes various changes to the regulation of residential mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, mortgage loan originators and mortgage servicers and enacts the Nevada Private Money Real Estate Loan Act. (BDR 54-668)
SB343 Revises provisions relating to vital statistics. (BDR 40-141)
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)
AB399 Directs the Office of Economic Development to create a pilot program to encourage the growth of existing businesses in this State. (BDR S-46)


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)
AB119 Revises provisions governing the practice of veterinary medicine. (BDR 54-247)
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)
AB155 Revises provisions governing the issuance of special license plates for retired professional firefighters. (BDR 43-619)
AB164 Revises provisions relating to access by patients to certain investigational drugs, biological products and devices. (BDR 40-125)
SB164 Revises provisions prohibiting certain discriminatory acts. (BDR 18-59)
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)
AB194 Revises provisions governing historic preservation. (BDR 33-246)
AB201 Revises provisions governing eminent domain. (BDR 3-960)
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)
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)
AB267 Revises provisions concerning the sentencing and parole of persons convicted as an adult for a crime committed when the person was less than 18 years of age. (BDR 14-641)
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)
AB276 Provides certain protections and services for victims of human trafficking. (BDR 16-1005)
AB278 Revises provisions governing class-size reduction. (BDR 34-749)
AB279 Revises provisions concerning controlled substances. (BDR 40-775)
AB281 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. (BDR 14-243)
SB284 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to provide for certain nonmedical transportation. (BDR 38-974)
SB288 Revises provisions relating to prescribing controlled substances. (BDR 40-889)
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)
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)
SB319 Revises provisions governing the restoration of certain civil rights for ex-felons. (BDR 14-968)
AB329 Requires members of the executive board of a unit-owners' association to complete certain courses of instruction. (BDR 10-744)
SB331 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-969)
SB338 Revises provisions relating to safety in or at a public school. (BDR 34-870)
SB339 Authorizes the Nevada System of Higher Education to impose additional restrictions relating to the use of tobacco. (BDR 15-873)
SB340 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-255)
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)
AB348 Revises provisions governing the consideration of the criminal history of an applicant for employment by the State or a county or city. (BDR 23-1053)
AB354 Revises provisions relating to human trafficking. (BDR 15-73)
SB354 Authorizes the use of motorized wheelchairs and the movement of other pedestrians in bicycle lanes under certain circumstances. (BDR 43-894)
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)
AB374 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-1064)
AB377 Establishes provisions for the preservation, development and use of the Nevada State Prison as a historical, cultural, educational and scientific resource. (BDR 26-625)