Assemblyman Howard Watts

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2019-2021 (first elected November 2018)—two regular and two special sessions
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Natural Resources (Chair); Growth and Infrastructure (Vice Chair); Ways and Means
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Growth and Infrastructure; Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Committee on High-Level Radioactive Waste (Vice Chair); Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Requirements for Reapportionment and Redistricting in the State of Nevada; Legislative Committee on Public Lands

Honors and Awards

  • Green Awards, Community Volunteer Leadership, 2018
  • Las Vegas Seven Best of the City, Best Activist, 2013
  • Mario Savio Young Activist Award, 2012
  • Las Vegas City Life, Local Hero, 2012

Other Achievements

  • Las Vegas Citizens Academy of Planning, 2013


  • Clark County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife, Member, 2015–current
  • Las Vegas Valley Citizens Advisory Committee, 2016–2017
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, Mentor, 2014–2015
  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Southern Nevada, Board Member, 2010–2012
  • Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Nevada Chapter, Board Member


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Political Science, B.A.


Occupation: Public relations (self-employed)
Recreation: Backpacking, fishing, travel
Born: 1987, Las Vegas, Nevada
Spouse: Leora Olivas

Primary Sponsor

AJR3 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to the environment. (BDR C-156)
AJR6 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to adopt the National Popular Vote Compact. (BDR C-389)
AJR10* Proposes to amend the Ordinance of the Nevada Constitution and the Nevada Constitution to remove language authorizing the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as a criminal punishment. (BDR C-496)
AB80 Makes an appropriation for the relocation of the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. (BDR S-587)
AB102 Prohibits certain competitions in which certain animals are taken. (BDR 45-128)
AB105 Revises provisions related to broadband Internet. (BDR 10-712)
AB109 Establishes provisions relating to soil health. (BDR 49-571)
AB118 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada System of Higher Education. (BDR 34-127)
AB131 Revises provisions governing urban and community forestry. (BDR 47-720)
AB144 Revises provisions governing the sale of certain lighting products. (BDR 58-621)
AB184 Establishes an incentive program for the purchase of certain zero-emission medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles. (BDR 40-588)
SB195 Revises provisions related to cannabis. (BDR 56-452)
AB217 Revises provisions governing higher education. (BDR 34-464)
AB224 Revises provisions governing collective bargaining. (BDR 23-155)
SB239 Establishes provisions governing the prescribing, dispensing and administering of medication designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-677)
SB244 Makes an appropriation to the Other State Education Programs Account for the creation and maintenance of school gardens. (BDR S-557)
AB246 Revises provisions governing elections. (BDR 24-821)
AB262 Revises provisions relating to state-owned vehicles. (BDR 27-124)
AB263 Enacts provisions relating to the transmission of Legionnaires' disease by building water systems in certain health care facilities. (BDR 40-125)
SB266 Revises various provisions relating to gaming. (BDR 41-943)
SB320 Revises provisions related to the Legislature. (BDR 23-194)
AB328 Makes an appropriation to the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (BDR S-1058)
AB332 Revises provisions relating to student education loans. (BDR 55-162)
SB347 Revises provisions relating to higher education. (BDR 34-119)
AB357 Revises provisions governing sexual education in public schools. (BDR 34-163)
AB359 Revises provisions relating to the imposition by certain counties of additional taxes on fuels for motor vehicles. (BDR 32-801)
AB382 Makes an appropriation to the Immigration Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for the purpose of expanding the provision of pro bono legal services relating to immigration law. (BDR S-858)
SB391 Revises provisions relating to governmental entities. (BDR 20-936)
AB524 Revises certain provisions governing electric utilities. (BDR 58-985)


SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
ACR4 Directs the Joint Interim Standing Committee on Government Affairs to conduct a study of the use of polygraphic examinations on certain employees. (BDR R-1008)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to reproductive health. (BDR C-864)
AJR8 Urges the Congress of the United States to deschedule marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance. (BDR R-615)
SB78 Makes various changes relating to property. (BDR 10-623)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
SB132 Revises provisions relating to insurance coverage for living organ donors. (BDR 57-551)
SB133 Revises provisions relating to presidential electors. (BDR 24-539)
AB140 Makes Juneteenth Day a legal holiday in this State. (BDR 19-63)
AB155 Establishes provisions relating to biomarker testing. (BDR 40-305)
AB162 Establishes provisions governing the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. (BDR 51-97)
AB163 Revises provisions governing employment. (BDR 53-834)
AB170 Revises provisions relating to certain offenses involving concentrated cannabis. (BDR 40-110)
SB189 Makes an appropriation to Communities In Schools of Nevada for the purpose of providing integrated student support services. (BDR S-499)
AB203 Revises provisions relating to special license plates. (BDR 43-118)
AB209 Revises provisions relating to certain providers of health care. (BDR 3-833)
SB231 Makes appropriations to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to school districts that budget salary increases for certain employees and to the Department of Education for certain personnel costs. (BDR S-508)
SB243 Revises provisions relating to catalytic converters. (BDR 15-37)
AB245 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-818)
SB262 Revises the qualifications for membership on certain town advisory councils and boards. (BDR 21-857)
SB273 Changes the name of the Nevada State College to the Nevada State University. (BDR 34-968)
AB276 Revises provisions governing telehealth. (BDR 54-831)
AB282 Establishes provisions governing a subsidy for certain substitute teachers. (BDR 34-841)
AB283 Makes changes relating to doula services. (BDR 38-844)
AB286 Makes various changes relating to elections. (BDR 24-530)
AB289 Enacts provisions relating to the natural organic reduction of human remains. (BDR 40-606)
SB296 Revises provisions related to traffic stops. (BDR 43-196)
SB299 Revises provisions related to monorails. (BDR 28-955)
AB317 Revises provisions relating to dual credit courses. (BDR 34-948)
SB321 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 14-550)
AB323 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-114)
AB336 Revises provisions governing driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-837)
AB340 Revises provisions governing certain actions and proceedings relating to real property. (BDR 3-77)
SB348 Revises provisions relating to health facilities. (BDR 40-51)
AB349 Establishes the Nevada Wildlife Conservation Program. (BDR 45-912)
AB356 Enacts provisions relating to mobile tracking devices. (BDR 15-1007)
AB383 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-116)