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

SB95 Revises provisions relating to business entities. (BDR 7-493)
AB243 Revises provisions relating to the administration of justice. (BDR 14-785)
AB338 Revises provisions governing the investment of certain public money in foreign bonds, notes or other obligations. (BDR 31-787)
AB345 Revises provisions relating to drug paraphernalia. (BDR 40-978)
AB346 Establishes procedures to fix rates for certain health care goods and services. (BDR 40-786)
AB347 Requires the Legislative Committee on Health Care to study certain issues related to the economics of health care. (BDR S-541)


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 former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
ACR5 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint an interim committee to study the behavioral health workforce in this State. (BDR R-105)
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)
AB113 Increases the limitation of time within which a criminal prosecution for sex trafficking must be commenced. (BDR 14-610)
AB116 Revises provisions relating to traffic offenses. (BDR 43-491)
AB118 Revises provisions relating to the transportation of children in motor vehicles. (BDR 43-209)
AB121 Revises certain provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-774)
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)
AB172 Requires the Nevada Veterans Services Commission to conduct a study relating to the Department of Veterans Services. (BDR S-712)
SB177 Revises provisions relating to the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence. (BDR 16-926)
AB187 Designates the month of September of each year as “Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month” in Nevada. (BDR 19-917)
AB197 Revises provisions relating to persons experiencing homelessness. (BDR 11-682)
AB201 Revises provisions relating to informants. (BDR 14-777)
AB206 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-746)
SB209 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-953)
AB212 Makes various changes relating to court interpreters. (BDR 1-758)
AB219 Revises provisions governing the sealing of criminal records. (BDR 14-137)
AB224 Provides for access to menstrual products in certain public schools. (BDR 34-767)
AB230 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-791)
AB236 Revises provisions governing the qualifications for the Office of Attorney General. (BDR 18-921)
AB251 Makes various changes relating to records concerning children. (BDR 5-986)
AB254 Revises provisions governing collegiate athletics. (BDR 34-879)
AB255 Revises provisions governing boards of trustees of school districts. (BDR 34-920)
AB256 Provides for Medicaid coverage of doula services. (BDR 38-849)
AB262 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-946)
AB327 Requires certain mental health professionals to complete continuing education relating to cultural competency. (BDR 54-175)
AB331 Makes various changes to provisions relating to affordable housing. (BDR 22-807)
AB371 Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race. (BDR 34-697)
AB374 Establishes the Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group. (BDR 40-991)
SB448 Revises provisions governing public utilities. (BDR 58-46)