Assemblyman Tom Roberts

Co-Deputy Minority Floor 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

SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to remove the constitutional provisions governing the election and duties of the Board of Regents of the State University and to authorize the Legislature to provide by statute for the governance of the State University and for the auditing of public institutions of higher education in this State. (BDR C-944)
AB87 Makes various changes to provisions governing the vacation or abandonment of certain easements. (BDR 22-460)
AB105 Revises provisions governing interscholastic activities. (BDR 34-517)
AB127 Revises provisions relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of peace officers and retired peace officers. (BDR 20-662)
AB128 Authorizes certain additional methods of payment to be used for certain purchases of scrap metal. (BDR 54-611)
AB129 Revises provisions governing campaign finance. (BDR 24-508)
SB136 Revises provisions relating to offenders. (BDR 16-625)
AB154 Revises provisions governing certain notice provided by public utilities. (BDR 58-510)
AB156 Revises provisions governing the waiver by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada of certain fees for active members of the Nevada National Guard. (BDR 34-23)
AB165 Revises provisions governing tuition for veterans. (BDR 34-681)
AB179 Revises provisions relating to special license plates. (BDR 43-144)
AB182 Revises the elements of the crime of advancing prostitution. (BDR 15-744)
AB186 Establishes provisions relating to the issuance of citations and arrests by peace officers. (BDR 23-634)
SB226 Expands career and technical education opportunities for pupils. (BDR 34-75)
AB226 Revises provisions relating to peace officers. (BDR 23-148)
SB234 Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to the Collaboration Center Foundation for the expansion and improvement of its campus at Las Vegas Ranch to provide services to certain persons. (BDR S-906)
AB238 Revises provisions relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 15-149)
AB268 Establishes provisions relating to peace officers. (BDR 23-234)
AB297 Requires the election of a registrar of voters. (BDR 24-908)
AB314 Revises provisions governing civil liability for injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-448)
AB315 Revises provisions relating to certain public employees. (BDR 23-647)
AB319 Establishes a pilot program relating to dual credit courses. (BDR S-925)
AB326 Revises provisions governing cannabis. (BDR 56-641)
AB333 Makes changes to provisions relating to land use planning. (BDR 22-357)
AB336 Requires an annual behavioral wellness visit for peace officers. (BDR 23-226)
AB363 Revises provisions governing transient lodging. (BDR 20-636)
AB483 Requires certain operators of Internet websites or online services which are owned or operated for the purposes of a public awareness campaign conducted by or on behalf of a governmental entity to comply with certain requirements and restrictions concerning the collection and sale of certain personally identifiable information. (BDR 52-1152)


SJR2 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise the membership of the Commission on Judicial Selection. (BDR C-83)
SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
SCR12 Celebrates the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan, which continues to enhance trade, educational and cultural relations. (BDR R-1151)
SCR14 Memorializes former District Court Judge Don P. Chairez. (BDR R-1140)
AB93 Revises provisions relating to states of emergency or declarations of disaster proclaimed by the Governor. (BDR 36-41)
AB98 Revises provisions governing legislative measures that may be requested for a regular legislative session. (BDR 17-67)
AB99 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-686)
AB102 Revises requirements for the issuance of certain annual permits for entering, camping and boating in state parks and recreational areas. (BDR 35-877)
AB111 Revises provisions relating to the Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission. (BDR 23-106)
AB113 Increases the limitation of time within which a criminal prosecution for sex trafficking must be commenced. (BDR 14-610)
SB117 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-600)
SB118 Establishes provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-155)
AB122 Revises provisions governing prekindergarten programs. (BDR 34-738)
AB134 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-801)
SB137 Establishes provisions relating to certain information and records concerning public safety. (BDR 14-7)
AB157 Authorizes a person who is the victim of certain discriminatory conduct relating to an incident involving a peace officer to bring a civil action under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-227)
AB158 Revises the penalties for certain offenses involving alcohol or cannabis. (BDR 15-360)
AB159 Limits the civil liability of certain public schools for personal injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-230)
AB176 Revises provisions relating to abortions. (BDR 40-655)
AB183 Revises provisions governing collective bargaining. (BDR 23-803)
AB185 Eliminates certain scheduled increases in the minimum wage. (BDR 53-688)
AB203 Revises provisions relating to certain proceedings concerning evictions. (BDR S-612)
AB206 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-746)
AB224 Provides for access to menstrual products in certain public schools. (BDR 34-767)
AB225 Revises provisions governing examinations for the licensure of teachers and other educational personnel. (BDR 34-139)
AB251 Makes various changes relating to records concerning children. (BDR 5-986)
SB262 Establishes provisions requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-640)
AB263 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-537)
AB264 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-637)
AB269 Revises provisions relating to providers of dental care. (BDR 54-645)
AB270 Revises provisions governing the preservation of the Nevada State Prison and the Stewart Indian School. (BDR 18-646)
AB272 Exempts employers from paying the tax for wages which are paid to certain employees. (BDR 32-650)
AB316 Revises provisions relating to veterans' benefits. (BDR 37-949)
AB325 Revises provisions relating to the recording of documents. (BDR 20-642)
AB327 Requires certain mental health professionals to complete continuing education relating to cultural competency. (BDR 54-175)
AB328 Expands the circumstances in which a county clerk is required to cancel a preregistration or registration to vote. (BDR 24-609)
AB374 Establishes the Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group. (BDR 40-991)