Assemblyman Tom Roberts

Co-Deputy Minority Leader - South
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2019-2021 (first elected November 2018)—two regular and two special sessions
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Growth and Infrastructure; Revenue; Ways and Means
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Growth and Infrastructure; Judiciary; Legislative Operations and Elections
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of Issues Relating to Pretrial Release of Defendants in Criminal Cases; Nevada Commission on Homeland Security

Other Public Service

  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Police Officer, August 1993 - January 2018
  • United States Air Force, Law Enforcement Specialist, April 1984 - August 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Unit Exemplary Service Award, Las Vegas Policing Alliance for Safe Schools Project, 2015
  • Unit Medal of Valor, Gold Butte Bureau of Land Management Incident, 2014
  • Unit Exemplary Service Award, Community Oriented Policing Services and CNA Corporation, Collaborative Reform Model, 2014
  • Unit Community Service Award, Shield of HOPE, Faith-Based Policing Initiative, 2013
  • Unit Exemplary Service Award, Budget Reduction Task Force, 2010
  • Unit Medal of Valor, SWAT, Hostage Negotiator, 2004 and 2005


  • Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Foundation, Board Member, 2016–current
  • Police Executive Research Forum, Member, 2014–current
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation, Board Member and President, 2013–current
  • Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy Advisory Board, Member, 2010–current
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police, Member, 2007–current


  • Community College of the Air Force, Associate of Applied Science, Criminal Justice, 1993
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Education, B.S. , 1999
  • University of Oklahoma, Master of Human Relations, 2016
  • Major City Chief's Police Executive Leadership Institute III, 2016
  • Harvard Kennedy School Executive Leaders in State and Local Government, 2017


Occupation: Retired Assistant Sheriff, Law Enforcement and Leadership Consultant
Recreation: Running, weight training, biking, hiking
Born: 1964, Memphis, Tennessee
Spouse: Maria
Children: Ryan, Brendan

Primary Sponsor

SB139 Creates the Program to Develop Leadership Skills for Public School Pupils. (BDR 34-283)
AB141 Prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager from imposing certain limitations on the conduct of a pharmacist or pharmacy. (BDR 57-947)
AB154 Revises certain requirements relating to secondhand dealers. (BDR 54-625)
AB194 Revises provisions governing the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council. (BDR 38-862)
AB198 Revises provisions governing the sale or lease of certain real property owned by the Department of Transportation. (BDR 35-953)
AB199 Revises provisions relating to career and technical education. (BDR 34-954)
AB201 Revises provisions governing certain traffic laws. (BDR 43-604)
AB217 Revises provisions relating to firearms. (BDR 15-860)
SB230 Revises provisions relating to certain real estate professions. (BDR 54-311)
AB245 Requires the waiver of certain fees for certain veteran-owned businesses. (BDR 7-124)
AB246 Revises provisions relating to business entities. (BDR 18-996)
SB260 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-40)
AB260 Revises provisions governing mental health. (BDR 4-1031)
AB272 Requires law enforcement agencies in certain counties to participate in the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network. (BDR 15-603)
SB285 Makes certain changes relating to school safety. (BDR S-282)
SB297 Revises provisions relating to driving or operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or a prohibited substance. (BDR 43-1013)
AB316 Revises provisions relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or a prohibited substance. (BDR 43-312)
AB318 Revises provisions relating to workforce development. (BDR 34-315)
AB319 Revises provisions governing professional licensing. (BDR 54-314)
AB326 Provides for tax credits for certain business entities that invest in certain fresh food retailers located in underserved communities and similar areas. (BDR 18-318)
AB342 Revises provisions governing pupils who are children of military personnel. (BDR 34-624)
SB351 Makes certain changes relating to education. (BDR 34-247)
AB357 Revises provisions governing occupational licensing. (BDR 54-761)
SB360 Enacts the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act. (BDR 15-11)
AB390 Revises provisions relating to equipment on motor vehicles. (BDR 43-1059)
AB403 Revises provisions relating to certain traffic offenses. (BDR 43-42)
SB404 Provides for the issuance of scholarships for certain career and technical education or early childhood education programs by scholarship organizations. (BDR 34-778)
AB407 Revises provisions governing the administration of laws relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 43-1032)
AB492 Revises provisions governing industrial insurance benefits. (BDR 53-709)


SJR2 Proposes an amendment to the Nevada Constitution that revises the provisions governing appointments of judicial officers to fill vacancies. (BDR C-766)
ACR3 Memorializes former Assemblyman Bob Price. (BDR R-971)
AJR4 Urges the President and the Congress of the United States to pass acts to combat illegal harvesting and trafficking of human organs. (BDR R-92)
SCR7 Celebrates the sister state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1266)
SCR8 Memorializes former Nevada Attorney General and Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Springer. (BDR R-1259)
ACR9 Celebrates the Life of Assemblyman Odis “Tyrone” Thompson. (BDR R-1291)
SB142 Makes various changes relating to school safety. (BDR 34-167)
AB147 Authorizes a physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse to perform certain services. (BDR 40-85)
AB157 Establishes provisions relating to certain services for and resources concerning victims of human trafficking. (BDR 18-141)
SB160 Requires the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to adopt certain regulations concerning natural gas infrastructure. (BDR 58-909)
AB161 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-705)
AB166 Revises provisions relating to prostitution. (BDR 15-861)
AB167 Authorizes the possession of a handgun in a motor vehicle that is on the property of certain educational entities or child care facilities in certain circumstances. (BDR 15-97)
AB174 Establishes the Nevada Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness to Housing. (BDR 18-94)
AB178 Provides for transferable tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic buildings. (BDR 32-297)
SB178 Creates the Council on Food Security and the Food for People, Not Landfills Program. (BDR 18-57)
AB179 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-622)
AB182 Designates neon as the official state element of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-670)
SB187 Revises provisions governing prescriptions for controlled substances by a dentist, optometrist or physician for the treatment of pain. (BDR 54-39)
SB188 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-632)
AB191 Makes an appropriation to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to provide Mobile Outreach Safety Team services in certain counties. (BDR S-667)
AB214 Makes an appropriation for a feasibility study of the development of the historic structures, buildings and other property and any artifact resources of the Nevada State Prison. (BDR S-535)
AB215 Revises provisions relating to document preparation services. (BDR 19-666)
AB218 Revises provisions relating to education savings accounts. (BDR 31-850)
AB241 Revises the commerce tax as it applies to certain motor vehicle dealers. (BDR 32-15)
AB255 Revises provisions relating to permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-84)
SB257 Provides that certain evidence is inadmissible in an action or proceeding involving domestic relations. (BDR 4-37)
AB261 Revises provisions relating to the safety of children in public schools. (BDR S-590)
AB283 Authorizes the board of county commissioners of certain counties to provide for reimbursements to be made to retailers of motor vehicle fuel and special fuel for certain fuel taxes imposed in those counties. (BDR 32-955)
AB302 Creates the Emergency Response Employees Mental Health Commission. (BDR 40-274)
AB323 Revises provisions governing state administration. (BDR 17-49)
SB325 Establishes the Nevada Child Adoption Grant Program to provide grants to assist certain prospective adoptive parents with certain costs of adoption. (BDR 11-163)
AB327 Revises provisions relating to abortion. (BDR 40-1058)
AB333 Provides for the issuance of “Vegas Strong” specialty license plates. (BDR 43-273)
AB338 Revises requirements for the operation of a motor vehicle by a young driver. (BDR 43-600)
AB343 Establishes provisions relating to mental health. (BDR 34-866)
AB351 Revises provisions relating to shampoo technologists. (BDR 54-174)
AB352 Revises provisions governing certain mortgages. (BDR 52-698)
SB359 Provides for continued coverage for health care for certain chronic health conditions. (BDR 57-627)
AB363 Revises certain provisions relating to homeless youth. (BDR 43-1033)
AB380 Revises provisions governing safety in K-12 public schools. (BDR 31-41)
SB389 Prohibits a person from owning or possessing an apiary within certain areas of this State. (BDR 49-1018)