Assemblywoman Lesley E. Cohen

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2013-2014 and 2017-2021 (first appointed December 2012; after lapse in service, subsequently elected November 2016)—four regular and four special sessions
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Revenue (Chair); Natural Resources (Vice Chair); Judiciary
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Health and Human Services (Chair); Judiciary (Vice Chair); Taxation
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining (Vice Chair); Corrections, Parole, and Probation; Judiciary; Taxation
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Working Conditions at Licensed Brothels (Chair); Legislative Committee on Health Care (Chair); National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
  • 2017-2018 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Senior Citizens, Veterans and Adults with Special Needs (Chair); National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease


  • State Bar of Nevada, Member, 1998 to current
  • U.S. District Court of Nevada, Member, 1998 to current
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, Member, 1998 to current
  • State Bar of Utah, Member, 1998 to current (inactive)
  • Clark County Legal Services, Volunteer
  • Greyhound Pet Adoption of Las Vegas, Vice President


  • Valley High School, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.A.
  • Depaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D.


Occupation: Attorney
Recreation: Yoga
Born: 1970, New York City, New York

Primary Sponsor

SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to reproductive health. (BDR C-864)
AB131 Revises provisions governing urban and community forestry. (BDR 47-720)
AB132 Requires the establishment of a Regional Opioid Task Force in Clark County. (BDR S-721)
AB227 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-660)
AB252 Revises provisions relating to governmental administration. (BDR 33-150)
AB255 Revises provisions governing adoption. (BDR 11-658)
AB364 Revises provisions governing the Board of Medical Examiners. (BDR 54-148)
AB371 Makes various changes relating to parentage. (BDR 11-140)
AB446 Revises provisions governing guardianship of minors. (BDR 13-661)


SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
AJR6 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to adopt the National Popular Vote Compact. (BDR C-389)
AJR8 Urges the Congress of the United States to deschedule marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance. (BDR R-615)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
SB133 Revises provisions relating to presidential electors. (BDR 24-539)
AB140 Makes Juneteenth Day a legal holiday in this State. (BDR 19-63)
AB150 Revises provisions governing the waiver of certain fees by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada. (BDR 34-88)
AB151 Provides for the issuance for a limited duration of special license plates commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of Nevada, Reno. (BDR 43-89)
AB154 Provides for the regulation of the living donation of birth tissue. (BDR 40-455)
AB170 Revises provisions relating to certain offenses involving concentrated cannabis. (BDR 40-110)
AB171 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-179)
AB179 Establishes the Perinatal Quality Collaborative. (BDR 40-98)
AB217 Revises provisions governing higher education. (BDR 34-464)
AB224 Revises provisions governing collective bargaining. (BDR 23-155)
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)
SB239 Establishes provisions governing the prescribing, dispensing and administering of medication designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-677)
AB246 Revises provisions governing elections. (BDR 24-821)
AB269 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-123)
AB274 Revises provisions governing required instruction in financial literacy. (BDR 34-759)
AB281 Revises provisions governing senior living facilities. (BDR 40-457)
AB286 Makes various changes relating to elections. (BDR 24-530)
AB318 Revises provisions governing certain providers of health care. (BDR 54-761)
AB339 Revises provisions governing accountability reports of public schools. (BDR 34-786)
SB360 Provides for the licensure and regulation of persons engaged in digital financial asset business activity. (BDR 59-887)
AB360 Revises provisions governing the grading of pupils. (BDR 34-91)