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)
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)
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)
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)


AJR7 Urges the Congress of the United States to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. (BDR R-765)
AB371 Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race. (BDR 34-697)
AB387 Revises provisions relating to midwives. (BDR 54-225)