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

AJR3 Urges various actions relating to the protection and conservation of land and water. (BDR R-775)
AB96 Revises provisions relating to emergency response employees. (BDR 40-96)
AB121 Revises certain provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-774)
AB136 Adopts changes to the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act (2015). (BDR 34-766)
AB145 Adopts the Uniform Registration of Canadian Money Judgments Act. (BDR 2-772)
AB205 Makes various changes concerning the acquisition, possession, provision or administration of auto-injectable epinephrine and opioid antagonists by schools. (BDR 40-98)
AB229 Makes various changes relating to parentage. (BDR 11-15)
AB231 Revises provisions governing education on the Holocaust and other genocides. (BDR 34-97)
AB236 Revises provisions governing the qualifications for the Office of Attorney General. (BDR 18-921)
AB380 Revises provisions relating to utilities. (BDR 58-773)


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)
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)
AB119 Revises provisions relating to the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. (BDR 40-740)
AB148 Revises provisions governing mining. (BDR 46-134)
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)
AB187 Designates the month of September of each year as “Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month” in Nevada. (BDR 19-917)
AB189 Expands Medicaid coverage for certain pregnant women. (BDR 38-130)
AB201 Revises provisions relating to informants. (BDR 14-777)
AB212 Makes various changes relating to court interpreters. (BDR 1-758)
AB219 Revises provisions governing the sealing of criminal records. (BDR 14-137)
AB220 Establishes provisions relating to the use of mobile devices by peace officers. (BDR 23-924)
AB230 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-791)
AB240 Revises provisions governing mining. (BDR 46-936)
AB262 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-946)
AB275 Establishes provisions relating to the use of pesticides containing certain chemicals. (BDR 51-131)
AB371 Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race. (BDR 34-697)