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, 2011-2017 (first elected November 2010)—four regular and four special sessions
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 2015
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Corrections, Parole, and Probation; Judiciary; Legislative Operations and Elections
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Judiciary (Chair); Commerce and Labor; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2015-2016 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission; Legislative Committee on Public Lands
  • 2013-2014 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission; Legislative Commission's Subcommittee to Review Regulations; Legislative Committee on Public Lands
  • 2011-2012 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission, Public Lands, Committee to Study a New Method for Funding Public Schools

Honors and Awards

  • Nevada Chapter, Associated General Contractors; Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility (SIR) Award, 2015
  • Pro-Life League of Nevada, Champion of Life Award, 2016

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


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, and Larissa
Grand Children: Lily, London, Finnan, Ellie, Forrest, Emerson, Sawyer, Redd, Oliver, Wyatt, Winter, River, and Evelyn

Primary Sponsor

AB1 Revises provisions relating to constructional defects. (BDR 3-584)
SJR1 Urges Congress to enact legislation transferring title to certain public lands to the State of Nevada in accordance with the report prepared by the Nevada Land Management Task Force. (BDR R-451)
SJR2 Urges Congress to require the sharing of federal receipts from commercial activity on certain public lands with the State of Nevada and its counties. (BDR R-452)
AB94 Authorizes election officials to establish systems for registered voters to elect to receive sample ballots by electronic means. (BDR 24-518)
AB95 Exempts certain persons and entities who operate home-based businesses from the requirement to obtain a state business license. (BDR 7-34)
AB96 Revises provisions governing the payment of property taxes. (BDR 32-401)
AB133 Prohibits a licensed contractor from knowingly employing an unauthorized alien. (BDR 54-517)
AB137 Revises provisions governing contractors. (BDR 54-513)
AB142 Revises provisions governing the administration and enforcement of wildlife laws. (BDR 45-402)
SB142 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 43-718)
SB143 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-221)
AB163 Provides for the creation of rangeland fire protection associations. (BDR 42-43)
AB167 Authorizes the storage and carrying of firearms and ammunition on the premises of a family foster home or by certain persons who reside in a family foster home under certain circumstances. (BDR 38-234)
AB202 Makes various changes relating to the acquisition of land by a county. (BDR 20-570)
AB217 Revises provisions governing off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-994)
SB229 Provides for the issuance of special license plates indicating support for Second Amendment rights. (BDR 43-713)
AB239 Regulates operators of unmanned aerial vehicles in this State. (BDR 44-8)
AB255 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 53-1027)
AB266 Requires proof of identity for voting. (BDR 24-919)
AB283 Revises provisions relating to law enforcement. (BDR 14-397)
AB338 Revises provisions governing wildlife. (BDR 45-26)
AB368 Repeals provisions creating and providing for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. (BDR 57-1066)
AB405 Revises provisions regulating certain abortions. (BDR 40-755)
AB411 Provides for funding for repair and improvement of school facilities. (BDR 20-25)


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)
AB148 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR5-242)
AB177 Revises provisions governing elections. (BDR 24-627)
AB190 Revises provisions governing public employees' retirement. (BDR 23-184)
AB201 Revises provisions governing eminent domain. (BDR 3-960)
AB226 Revises provisions for the payment of certain undergraduate fees and expenses of certain dependent children. (BDR 34-1010)
AB351 Revises provisions relating to projects to benefit charter schools. (BDR 34-1012)
AB408 Enacts provisions relating to certain uses of land and the exercise of law enforcement authority in this State. (BDR 26-1060)