Assemblywoman Clara (Claire) Thomas

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2021 (first elected November 2020)—one regular session
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Health and Human Services; Legislative Operations and Elections

Other Public Service

  • Honorably Retired, United States Air Force, 1978-1996

Other Achievements

  • Emerge Nevada, Graduate, 2020
  • Rape Crisis Center Volunteer Advocate, 2008
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Alumna

Affiliations

  • Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus, 2019
  • Clark County Central Committee, 2008
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2019
  • National Federation of Democratic Women, 2019
  • Nevada State Democratic Party, 2008
  • North Las Vegas Democratic Club, 2018
  • SEIU Local 1107, Steward, 2001

Education

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.A., Public Administration
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A., Psychology
  • College of Southern Nevada, A.A., Social Science
  • Hillcrest High School, Jamaica, Queens, New York, Graduate

Personal

Occupation: District Attorney’s Office, Team Clerk
Recreation: Sports enthusiast, watching classic movies, reading
Born: 1954, Tifton, Georgia
Children: Edina, Eric

Primary Sponsor

AB119 Revises provisions relating to the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. (BDR 40-740)
AB174 Authorizes certain persons to consent to health care on behalf of an incapacitated patient. (BDR 40-741)
AB179 Revises provisions relating to special license plates. (BDR 43-144)
AB259 Revises provisions relating to psychiatric residential treatment facilities. (BDR 40-509)
AB343 Revises provisions governing certain regional transportation commissions. (BDR 17-742)
AB344 Authorizes the establishment of a program to facilitate transition of the care of older persons and persons with disabilities. (BDR 38-743)

Co-Sponsor

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)
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)
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)
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)
AB124 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-169)
AB130 Revises provisions governing insurance. (BDR 57-780)
AB131 Revises provisions relating to the use of portable event recording devices by peace officers. (BDR 23-241)
AB132 Establishes provisions relating to custodial interrogations of children. (BDR 5-783)
AB133 Revises provisions relating to peace officers. (BDR 23-240)
AB143 Establishes provisions concerning victims of human trafficking. (BDR 16-856)
AB156 Revises provisions governing the waiver by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada of certain fees for active members of the Nevada National Guard. (BDR 34-23)
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)
AB165 Revises provisions governing tuition for veterans. (BDR 34-681)
AB186 Establishes provisions relating to the issuance of citations and arrests by peace officers. (BDR 23-634)
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)
AB194 Revises provisions governing the suspension and expulsion of pupils. (BDR 34-176)
AB197 Revises provisions relating to persons experiencing homelessness. (BDR 11-682)
AB201 Revises provisions relating to informants. (BDR 14-777)
SB209 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-953)
AB212 Makes various changes relating to court interpreters. (BDR 1-758)
AB224 Provides for access to menstrual products in certain public schools. (BDR 34-767)
AB228 Establishes provisions relating to children's advocacy centers. (BDR 38-358)
AB230 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-791)
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)
AB269 Revises provisions relating to providers of dental care. (BDR 54-645)
AB277 Revises provisions governing insurance. (BDR 57-984)
AB287 Revises provisions relating to childbirth. (BDR 40-799)
AB301 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 58-696)
AB302 Authorizes the Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs to request the drafting of not more than 2 legislative measures for each regular session of the Legislature. (BDR 17-990)
AB303 Removes certain exceptions relating to certain requirements for paid leave. (BDR 53-851)
AB315 Revises provisions relating to certain public employees. (BDR 23-647)
AB316 Revises provisions relating to veterans' benefits. (BDR 37-949)
AB317 Revises provisions relating to housing. (BDR 10-778)
AB322 Provides for the licensure and regulation of certain events at which the sale and consumption of cannabis or cannabis products is allowed. (BDR 56-789)
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)
AB364 Revises provisions related to education. (BDR 34-53)
AB371 Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race. (BDR 34-697)
AB374 Establishes the Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group. (BDR 40-991)
AB376 Enacts the Keep Nevada Working Act and makes various other changes relating to immigration. (BDR 18-737)
AB388 Revises provisions governing access to broadband services. (BDR 18-790)
SB448 Revises provisions governing public utilities. (BDR 58-46)