Assemblyman Jason Frierson

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Speaker, 79th, 80th, and 81st Sessions, 2016-2021
  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2014 and 2017-2021 (first elected November 2010; after lapse in service, subsequently elected November 2016)—five regular and four special sessions
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Legislative Operations and Elections; Ways and Means
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor (Vice Chair); Ways and Means
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Taxation; Ways and Means (Vice Chair)
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Judiciary (Chair); Commerce and Labor; Taxation; Select Committee on the Assembly
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Transportation (Vice Chair); Judiciary; Health and Human Services
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Requirements for Reapportionment and Redistricting in the State of Nevada (Vice Chair); Committee to Consult with the Director; Interim Finance Committee; Legislative Commission; Legislative Commission's Subcommittee to Review Regulations
  • 2017-2018 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission (Chair); Committee to Consult with the Director (Chair); Interim Finance Committee
  • 2013-2014 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission (Vice Chair); Legislative Committee on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice (Chair); Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice
  • 2011-2012 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice; Committee to Study the Structure and Operations of the Nevada Legislature; Committee to Study Trademark and Copyright Law

Other Public Service

  • State Legislative Leaders Foundation
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators

Honors and Awards

  • Battleborn Progress Progressive Leader of the Year, 2019
  • Nevada Press Association First Amendment Champion, 2019
  • Advocate of the Year, Nevada Justice Association, 2018
  • UNLV Distinguished Service Alumni Award, 2017
  • Attorney of the Year Award, Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association, 2016
  • Outstanding Freshman Legislator, 2011
  • Barbara Buckley Community Service Award, 2001
  • Roosevelt Fitzgerald Outstanding Student Award, 2001
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Leadership League and Jason Frierson Day award for leadership and community service, City of Las Vegas, 1994

Other Achievements

  • Henry Toll Fellowship Program, CSG, 2012
  • Western Leadership Academy, CSG-WEST, Graduate
  • Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2008
  • Las Vegas Chapter, National Bar Association, President, 2005
  • Nevada Law Journal, Special Projects Editor, 2001
  • Student Bar Association, Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), President,1999-2000
  • Associated Students of the University of Nevada, President, 1994-1995
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Running Back, 1988-1992
  • AmeriCorps program, 1995-1996


  • Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • University of Nevada Alumni Association
  • Alumni Association, Boyd School of Law, UNLV
  • Nevada Black Elected Officials Caucus
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Southern Nevada Officials Association, Football Official


  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.S., Health Science
  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), J.D.


Occupation: Attorney
Recreation: Family, fishing, traveling, bass guitar
Born: 1970, Los Angeles, California
Spouse: Abbie
Children: Two

Primary Sponsor

SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
AR6 Adds former Nevada Assembly Sergeant at Arms Robin Bates to the Assembly Wall of Distinction. (BDR R-1156)
AR7 Adds former Deputy Research Director of the Research Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau Marsheilah D. Lyons to the Assembly Wall of Distinction. (BDR R-1157)
AR10 Expresses appreciation for assistance provided to the Nevada Legislature with its response to the global COVID-19 pandemic during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1186)
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)
AR11 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for their service during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1188)
AR12 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Assembly for their service during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1183)
SCR13 Creates an interim committee to conduct an investigation into matters relating to reapportionment and redistricting in the State of Nevada. (BDR R-1166)
AB110 Revises the Nevada Lobbying Disclosure and Regulation Act. (BDR 17-900)
AB111 Revises provisions relating to the Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission. (BDR 23-106)
AB116 Revises provisions relating to traffic offenses. (BDR 43-491)
AB126 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-99)
SB163 Provides for the issuance of special license plates to support the Divine Nine. (BDR 43-1018)
AB184 Temporarily creates the Office of Small Business Advocacy within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. (BDR 18-213)
AB187 Designates the month of September of each year as “Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month” in Nevada. (BDR 19-917)
AB220 Establishes provisions relating to the use of mobile devices by peace officers. (BDR 23-924)
AB236 Revises provisions governing the qualifications for the Office of Attorney General. (BDR 18-921)
AB254 Revises provisions governing collegiate athletics. (BDR 34-879)
AB255 Revises provisions governing boards of trustees of school districts. (BDR 34-920)
AB271 Establishes certain requirements for law enforcement agencies. (BDR 23-923)
AB282 Makes various changes relating to training for judges and certain court staff. (BDR 1-878)
AB304 Revises provisions governing peace officers. (BDR 23-918)
AB308 Revises provisions relating to landlords and tenants. (BDR 10-880)
AB321 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-927)
AB357 Revises provisions relating to consumer protection. (BDR 18-887)
AB358 Enacts provisions to improve access to Medicaid for persons released from incarceration. (BDR 38-919)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to health insurance. (BDR 57-251)
AB441 Revises provisions governing legislators. (BDR 17-922)
SB448 Revises provisions governing public utilities. (BDR 58-46)
SB450 Revises provisions relating to the financing of school facilities. (BDR 30-1153)
AB484 Requires the disbursement of certain federal money in certain circumstances to the Employment Security Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation for the upgrade of its unemployment compensation information system. (BDR S-1162)


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)
AB121 Revises certain provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-774)
AB371 Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race. (BDR 34-697)
AB387 Revises provisions relating to midwives. (BDR 54-225)