Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams

Speaker Pro Tempore
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2017 (first elected November 2010)—four regular and four special sessions
  • Speaker Pro Tempore, 2017
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor (Chair); Taxation (Vice Chair); Ways and Means
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Taxation; Ways and Means
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Taxation (Chair); Commerce and Labor; Government Affairs
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Government Affairs; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Taxation

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Publishing, Distinguished Women in Nevada, 2014
  • Nevada's Women Legacy Honoree, 150 Years of Excellence, 2014
  • Southern Nevada Girl Scouts, Inside Government Badge Award, 2013
  • Emerge Nevada, Women of the Year Honoree, 2012
  • Nevada Minority Business Council, Minority Advocate of the Year, 2009
  • Emerge America, National Trailblazer Award, 2011
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, Young Corporate Achiever, 2007
  • Seńoras of Excellence Honoree, 2006
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Rising Star Award, 2004
  • InBusiness Las Vegas magazine, Top 40 Under 40, 2005
  • The Women Who Shaped Las Vegas, Wall of Women, 100 Years of Influence, 2005
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce, Community Service Award, 2004


  • Asian Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce, Member and Past Chair
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, Past Co-Chair
  • Urban Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • UNLV Alumni Association
  • Governor's Commission on Service, Commissioner
  • National Conference of State Legislatures, Executive Committee Member; Task Force on State and Local Taxation, Member; Past Co-Chair of Legislative Effectiveness Committee
  • Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus, Past Chair
  • Council of State Governments Executive Committee, Past Member


  • Kerman High School, Kerman, California
  • California State University, Fresno, B.S.
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), E.M.B.A.


Occupation: Business Consultant
Recreation: Reading, sports, community service
Born: 1968, Hanford, California
Spouse: Brad
Children: Olivia and Alaina

Primary Sponsor

ACR3 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-202)
AB115 Revises provisions governing audiologists, speech-language pathologists and hearing aid specialists. (BDR 54-165)
AB116 Revises provisions governing the Regional Business Development Advisory Council for Clark County. (BDR S-263)
AB141 Revises provisions relating to the foreclosure of liens by a homeowners' association. (BDR 10-751)
AB161 Authorizes certain businesses to apply to the Office of Economic Development for a partial abatement from certain taxes. (BDR 32-699)
AB166 Provides for the establishment of the State Seal of Biliteracy Program. (BDR 34-526)
AB181 Revises provisions governing motor carriers. (BDR 58-268)
AB212 Increases the statute of limitations for sexual assault. (BDR 14-1062)
AB235 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-1059)
AB246 Revises provisions governing cosmetology. (BDR 54-267)
AB258 Prohibits certain acts relating to the obstruction of property and roadways. (BDR 3-700)
AB291 Makes an appropriation for school districts to provide early childhood education programs. (BDR S-273)
AB304 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-1067)
AB364 Revises provisions relating to the state business portal. (BDR 7-696)
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)
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)
AB124 Revises provisions governing punishment for crimes. (BDR 4-182)
AB143 Authorizes electronic verification of motor vehicle insurance. (BDR 43-28)
SB146 Revises provisions relating to the payment of wages to certain employees. (BDR 53-629)
AB150* Creates the Legislative Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability. (BDR 17-739)
AB151 Revises provisions relating to the adoption of children. (BDR 11-757)
AB179 Revises provisions governing personal information. (BDR 52-756)
AB180 Revises provisions governing the biennial audit requirements for the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-569)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-785)
AB194 Revises provisions governing historic preservation. (BDR 33-246)
AB197 Establishes certain requirements for the operation of seasonal or temporary recreation programs. (BDR 38-506)
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)
AB225 Revises provisions governing programs for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community. (BDR 16-45)
AB226 Revises provisions for the payment of certain undergraduate fees and expenses of certain dependent children. (BDR 34-1010)
AB232 Revises provisions governing health districts. (BDR 40-694)
AB234 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-102)
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)
SB261 Makes various changes relating to certain research facilities. (BDR 50-56)
AB278 Revises provisions governing class-size reduction. (BDR 34-749)
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)
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)
AB294 Enacts provisions relating to suicide prevention for veterans. (BDR 37-692)
SB295 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-789)
AB306 Requires an employer to make certain accommodations for a nursing mother. (BDR 40-249)
AB307 Revises provisions relating to services for children with intellectual disabilities and children with related conditions. (BDR S-803)
SB316 Revises provisions relating to voter registration. (BDR 24-652)
AB318 Revises provisions governing financial services. (BDR 52-245)
AB342 Revises provisions relating to employment and economic development. (BDR 18-16)
AB343 Makes an appropriation to the Office of Minority Health of the Office for Consumer Health Assistance of the Department of Health and Human Services. (BDR S-395)
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)
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)
SB381 Creates the Nevada Task Force on Financial Security. (BDR S-1037)
SB397 Revises provisions relating to the funding formula for K-12 public education. (BDR 34-563)
SB398 Prohibits the sale or transfer of ivory under certain circumstances. (BDR 52-1022)
SB400 Creates the Nevada Advisory Commission on Immigration and Migration. (BDR 18-888)
SB401 Revises provisions relating to notaries public and document preparation services. (BDR 19-895)
SB402 Makes various changes concerning the prevention and treatment of obesity. (BDR 40-891)
SB405 Expands the program of Zoom schools and the provision of programs and services to children who are limited English proficient in certain other schools. (BDR S-887)