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

AJR2 Urges Congress to reject any expansion in the use of land or exercise of jurisdiction by the United States Air Force in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. (BDR R-697)
ACR6 Directs the Legislative Commission to create an interim committee to study the working conditions at licensed brothels. (BDR R-696)
AB118 Revises provisions relating to certain financial transactions and short-term loans. (BDR 52-621)
AB127 Revises provisions governing testimony before governmental bodies. (BDR 19-272)
AB128 Revises provisions governing vocational rehabilitation. (BDR 53-829)
AB160 Revises provisions governing the Commission on Tourism. (BDR 18-24)
AB242 Makes various changes relating to regional commercial air service in this State. (BDR 18-1024)
SB248 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-38)
SB251 Requires an interim study concerning the development of certain golf courses. (BDR S-60)
SB257 Provides that certain evidence is inadmissible in an action or proceeding involving domestic relations. (BDR 4-37)
SB260 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-40)
SB277 Revises provisions relating to the support of children. (BDR 11-630)
AB302 Creates the Emergency Response Employees Mental Health Commission. (BDR 40-274)
SB309 Revises provisions relating to family courts. (BDR 1-629)
AB333 Provides for the issuance of “Vegas Strong” specialty license plates. (BDR 43-273)
AB365 Revises provisions governing certain motor vehicle rentals. (BDR 43-695)
AB374* Requires the Department of Health and Human Services, if authorized by federal law, to establish a health care plan within Medicaid for purchase by persons who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid. (BDR 38-881)


AJR1 Expresses objection to the transfer of radioactive plutonium to this State. (BDR R-977)
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)
AB134 Revises provisions governing privileges. (BDR 4-694)
AB136 Makes various changes relating to public construction. (BDR 28-145)
AB138 Revises provisions governing workers' compensation. (BDR 53-708)
AB142 Eliminates the statute of limitations for the prosecution of sexual assault in certain circumstances. (BDR 14-175)
SB143 Repeals, revises and reenacts provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-755)
AB152 Revises provisions relating to cultural resources and certain grave sites. (BDR 33-868)
AB153 Revises provisions governing the storage of firearms. (BDR 15-119)
AB155 Revises provisions governing the eligibility requirements for grants awarded under the Silver State Opportunity Grant Program. (BDR 34-674)
AB159 Establishes the Governor's Advisory Council on Food Security within the Department of Health and Human Services. (BDR 18-830)
AB161 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-705)
AB163 Revises provisions governing water conservation. (BDR 48-798)
SB165 Makes various changes to provisions governing prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-292)
AB169 Establishes the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. (BDR 40-712)
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)
AB181 Revises provisions governing employment attendance practices. (BDR 53-833)
AB182 Designates neon as the official state element of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-670)
AB183 Prohibits certain correctional services from being provided by private entities. (BDR 16-290)
AB185 Providing for a study concerning certain health benefits. (BDR S-277)
AB190 Revises provisions relating to certain construction. (BDR 28-637)
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)
AB229 Requires the establishment of a technical advisory program for the protection and preservation of certain buildings and structures. (BDR 33-299)
AB246 Revises provisions relating to business entities. (BDR 18-996)
SB247 Requires informed consent of a parent or guardian before certain services related to mental health are provided to a child. (BDR 39-626)
AB257 Provides for the establishment of the Nevada State Holocaust Museum. (BDR 33-1039)
AB267 Provides compensation to certain persons who were wrongfully convicted. (BDR 3-657)
AB282 Revises the Charter of the City of Henderson. (BDR 24-939)
AB303* Requires that core correctional services be provided only by the State or a local government with certain exceptions. (BDR 16-1103)
AB308 Revises provisions relating to the modified business tax. (BDR 32-867)
AB322 Makes an appropriation to the Eighth Judicial District to support the operation of juvenile assessment centers. (BDR S-713)
SB336 Requires the Governor to annually proclaim July 28 as Buffalo Soldiers Day in the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-791)
AB338 Revises requirements for the operation of a motor vehicle by a young driver. (BDR 43-600)
AB363 Revises certain provisions relating to homeless youth. (BDR 43-1033)
AB408* Revises provisions relating to Medicaid and health insurance. (BDR 38-957)
AB499 Provides for a special license plate of limited duration commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. (BDR 43-1265)