Assemblyman David Orentlicher

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2021 (first elected November 2020)—one regular session
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Health and Human Services; Judiciary; Revenue
  • Indiana House of Representatives, 2002-2008

Honors and Awards

  • Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Distinguished Legislative Service Award

Other Achievements

  • Harvard Law Review, Editor
  • Princeton University, Visiting DeCamp Professor of Bioethics
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Health Law Program, Director


  • American Bar Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Member and Past Board Member (Nevada and Indiana affiliate)
  • American Law Institute
  • American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Member and Past President
  • Nevada State Medical Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • United States Supreme Court Bar


  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Economics


Occupation: Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law
Recreation: Reading, writing, Cajun dancing
Born: Washington, D.C.
Spouse: Judy
Children: Cy, Shay

Primary Sponsor

AB85 Establishes procedures to fix rates for certain health care goods and services. (BDR 40-169)
AB95 Makes various changes relating to public office. (BDR 24-445)
AB109 Establishes provisions relating to soil health. (BDR 49-571)
AB115 Revises provisions relating to substance use disorders. (BDR 40-726)
AB154 Provides for the regulation of the living donation of birth tissue. (BDR 40-455)
AB197 Authorizes an assessment on certain health care providers for an account to fund Medicaid. (BDR 38-167)
AB198 Revises provisions governing health care. (BDR 54-446)
AB255 Revises provisions governing adoption. (BDR 11-658)
AB278 Requires the Public Employees' Retirement Board to consider certain Nevada-based investments. (BDR 23-731)
AB293 Revises provisions governing Medicaid. (BDR 38-972)
AB294 Revises provisions governing tobacco. (BDR 40-171)
AB369 Revises provisions governing the administration of justice. (BDR 14-67)
AB418 Revises provisions governing health care. (BDR 40-448)


AJR1* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to add and revise terms relating to persons with certain conditions for whose benefit certain public entities are supported by the State. (BDR C-477)
SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
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)
AB116 Requires the provision of information and referrals concerning Down syndrome under certain circumstances. (BDR 40-569)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
AB132 Requires the establishment of a Regional Opioid Task Force in Clark County. (BDR S-721)
SB133 Revises provisions relating to presidential electors. (BDR 24-539)
AB140 Makes Juneteenth Day a legal holiday in this State. (BDR 19-63)
AB144 Revises provisions governing the sale of certain lighting products. (BDR 58-621)
AB155 Establishes provisions relating to biomarker testing. (BDR 40-305)
AB163 Revises provisions governing employment. (BDR 53-834)
AB170 Revises provisions relating to certain offenses involving concentrated cannabis. (BDR 40-110)
AB176 Revises provisions relating to housing. (BDR 10-226)
SB189 Makes an appropriation to Communities In Schools of Nevada for the purpose of providing integrated student support services. (BDR S-499)
AB193 Revises provisions relating to custodial interrogations of children. (BDR 5-229)
SB204 Provides for the limited practice of medicine by certain medical school graduates. (BDR 54-49)
AB215 Revises the residency requirements for appointment as a member on the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum. (BDR 38-456)
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)
AB276 Revises provisions governing telehealth. (BDR 54-831)
AB277 Establishes provisions governing rural emergency hospitals. (BDR 40-637)
SB321 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 14-550)
AB323 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-114)
AB335 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-927)
AB340 Revises provisions governing certain actions and proceedings relating to real property. (BDR 3-77)
SB428 Proposes to exempt sales of diapers from sales and use taxes and analogous taxes upon approval by the voters. (BDR 32-1033)