Assemblyman David Orentlicher

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2021 and 2023 (first elected November 2020)—two regular session and one special 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)
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)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to reproductive health. (BDR C-864)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
AB132 Creates the Committee to Review Overdose Fatalities. (BDR 40-721)
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 14-229)
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 an appropriation to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to school districts that budget salary increases for certain employees. (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)
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)