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 Urges various actions relating to the protection and conservation of land and water. (BDR R-775)
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)
AB88 Makes various changes relating to governmental entities. (BDR 34-147)
AB89 Revises provisions relating to wildlife. (BDR 45-588)
AB97 Revises provisions governing toxic chemicals. (BDR 40-141)
AB114 Revises provisions related to manufacturers of electric motor vehicles. (BDR 43-539)
AB122 Revises provisions governing prekindergarten programs. (BDR 34-738)
AB124 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-169)
AB125 Revises provisions relating to credits against sentences of offenders. (BDR 16-233)
AB141 Revises provisions relating to the sealing of records for summary evictions. (BDR 3-569)
AB148 Revises provisions governing mining. (BDR 46-134)
AB154 Revises provisions governing certain notice provided by public utilities. (BDR 58-510)
AB160 Revises provisions governing credit awarded to reduce a sentence of imprisonment. (BDR 14-173)
AB169 Revises provisions governing higher education. (BDR 34-745)
AB186 Establishes provisions relating to the issuance of citations and arrests by peace officers. (BDR 23-634)
AB195 Revises provisions relating to pupils who are English learners. (BDR 34-174)
AB197 Revises provisions relating to persons experiencing homelessness. (BDR 11-682)
AB207 Provides that certain businesses which offer goods or services through an Internet website, mobile application or other electronic medium are places of public accommodation. (BDR 54-567)
AB221 Enacts provisions relating to the diagnosis, maintenance and repair of certain digital electronic equipment. (BDR 52-735)
AB240 Revises provisions governing mining. (BDR 46-936)
AB254 Revises provisions governing collegiate athletics. (BDR 34-879)
AB262 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-946)
AB275 Establishes provisions relating to the use of pesticides containing certain chemicals. (BDR 51-131)
AB317 Revises provisions relating to housing. (BDR 10-778)
AB331 Makes various changes to provisions relating to affordable housing. (BDR 22-807)
AB349 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 43-58)
AB376 Enacts the Keep Nevada Working Act and makes various other changes relating to immigration. (BDR 18-737)
AB382 Revises provisions relating to student education loans. (BDR 55-116)
AB383 Establishes provisions governing the energy efficiency of certain appliances. (BDR 58-490)
SB448 Revises provisions governing public utilities. (BDR 58-46)


ACR3 Requires the Legislative Commission to appoint an interim committee to conduct a study concerning environmental justice. (BDR R-568)
SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
AJR7 Urges the Congress of the United States to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. (BDR R-765)
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)
AB115 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-118)
AB116 Revises provisions relating to traffic offenses. (BDR 43-491)
AB121 Revises certain provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-774)
AB151 Revises provisions relating to offenses. (BDR 14-776)
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)
SB164 Revises provisions relating to prostitution. (BDR 15-57)
AB187 Designates the month of September of each year as “Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month” in Nevada. (BDR 19-917)
AB201 Revises provisions relating to informants. (BDR 14-777)
SB209 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-953)
AB212 Makes various changes relating to court interpreters. (BDR 1-758)
AB220 Establishes provisions relating to the use of mobile devices by peace officers. (BDR 23-924)
AB224 Provides for access to menstrual products in certain public schools. (BDR 34-767)
AB230 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-791)
AB301 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 58-696)
AB302 Authorizes the Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs to request the drafting of not more than 2 legislative measures for each regular session of the Legislature. (BDR 17-990)
AB303 Removes certain exceptions relating to certain requirements for paid leave. (BDR 53-851)
AB327 Requires certain mental health professionals to complete continuing education relating to cultural competency. (BDR 54-175)
AB364 Revises provisions related to education. (BDR 34-53)
AB365 Revises provisions relating to governmental administration. (BDR 23-133)
AB371 Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race. (BDR 34-697)
SB387 Provides for the regulation of certain suppliers that provide an inmate calling service. (BDR 58-1015)