Assemblyman John C. Ellison

Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2021 (first elected November 2010)—six regular and six special sessions
  • Speaker Pro Tempore, 2015
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Growth and Infrastructure; Natural Resources
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Growth and Infrastructure; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Transportation
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs (Chair); Commerce and Labor; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Government Affairs; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Government Affairs; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Taxation
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Advisory Committee for a Veterans' Cemetery in Northern Nevada; Advisory Committee to Study Laws Concerning Sex Offender Registration; Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Working Conditions at Licensed Brothels; Legislative Committee on Senior Citizens, Veterans and Adults With Special Needs; Sunset Subcommittee of the Legislative Commission
  • 2017-2018 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Public Lands; Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning the Advisability and Feasibility of Treating Certain Traffic and Related Violations as Civil Infractions; Advisory Committee for a Veterans' Cemetery in Northern Nevada
  • 2015-2016 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Public Lands

Other Public Service

  • Blue Ribbon Task Force to Evaluate Nevada Department of Transportation Long-Range Projects (two terms)
  • Elko City Council
  • Elko City Planning Commission
  • Elko County Board of Commissioners
  • Elko County Senior Activity Programs Board Liaison
  • Fire Science Academy Task Force
  • Fund for Hospital Care to Indigent Persons, Board of Trustees, 2009-2010
  • Nevada Association of Counties, Past President, 2007
  • Elko Fourth of July Celebration, Chair
  • Audit Committee, Nevada Association of Counties, Member
  • Elko Veterans Day Parade, Co-Chair
  • National Association of Counties, Public Lands Steering Committee, Vice Chair and Public Lands-Clean Water Act Committee, Member

Other Achievements

  • Elko County Board of Commissioners, President, 2002-2010
  • Small business owner for over 20 years

Affiliations

  • Elko Lions Club
  • Elko Rotary Club
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, California
  • National Rifle Association
  • State Contractors’ Board, Member, 2008-2010
  • Crop Assistance Program, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Federal Funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, Participant

Education

  • Elko High School

Personal

Occupation: Electrical Contractor
Recreation: Flying; shooting; spending time with family, grandchildren, and friends
Born: 1953, Elko, Nevada
Spouse: Cindy
Children: Billy, Michelle, Nicole, John Jr. (Deceased)

Primary Sponsor

AJR13 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the Legislature to canvass the vote for certain elections and certify the results of such elections. (BDR C-652)
AB78 Revises provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-16)
AB93 Revises provisions relating to states of emergency or declarations of disaster proclaimed by the Governor. (BDR 36-41)
AB99 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-686)
AB117 Revises provisions related to wildlife. (BDR 45-68)
AB120 Exempts businesses that have gross revenue below a certain amount from the requirement to obtain a state business license. (BDR 7-594)
AB137 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-649)
AB144 Revises provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-699)
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)
AB162 Revises provisions relating to apprentices. (BDR 28-687)
AB163 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-690)
AB165 Revises provisions governing tuition for veterans. (BDR 34-681)
AB168 Revises provisions relating to riots. (BDR 15-518)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to abortion. (BDR 40-229)
AB176 Revises provisions relating to abortions. (BDR 40-655)
SB181 Revises provisions relating to alcohol and drug counselors. (BDR 54-558)
AB183 Revises provisions governing collective bargaining. (BDR 23-803)
AB232 Creates the Legislative Committee on the Reduction of Nonessential State Expenditures. (BDR 17-593)
AB234 Revises provisions relating to charitable lotteries. (BDR 41-35)
AB239 Establishes provisions relating to the enforcement of federal immigration laws. (BDR 14-802)
SB262 Establishes provisions requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-640)
AB267 Revises provisions governing the Department of Motor Vehicles. (BDR 43-698)
AB272 Exempts employers from paying the tax for wages which are paid to certain employees. (BDR 32-650)
AB293 Revises provisions relating to charitable lotteries. (BDR 41-204)
AB306 Revises provisions relating to the SafeVoice Program. (BDR 34-19)
AB311 Revises the Charter of the City of Elko. (BDR S-928)
AB325 Revises provisions relating to the recording of documents. (BDR 20-642)
AB330 Establishes provisions governing occupational training and licensing. (BDR 54-759)
AB389 Revises provisions governing the taxation of certain tobacco products. (BDR 32-194)

Co-Sponsor

SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
AJR9 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution relating to appropriations for the operation of the Executive Department of the State Government. (BDR C-592)
AJR12 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to prohibit a vote on a bill or joint resolution until it has been made available to the public for a certain period. (BDR C-595)
AB113 Increases the limitation of time within which a criminal prosecution for sex trafficking must be commenced. (BDR 14-610)
AB127 Revises provisions relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of peace officers and retired peace officers. (BDR 20-662)
SB130 Provides for a presidential preference primary election. (BDR 24-37)
SB133 Establishes provisions relating to obligations for the support of children. (BDR 11-552)
AB134 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-801)
AB159 Limits the civil liability of certain public schools for personal injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-230)
AB185 Eliminates certain scheduled increases in the minimum wage. (BDR 53-688)
AB187 Designates the month of September of each year as “Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month” in Nevada. (BDR 19-917)
AB199 Provides for the designation and operation of charter agencies. (BDR 18-804)
AB203 Revises provisions relating to certain proceedings concerning evictions. (BDR S-612)
AB314 Revises provisions governing civil liability for injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-448)
AB333 Makes changes to provisions relating to land use planning. (BDR 22-357)
AB483 Requires certain operators of Internet websites or online services which are owned or operated for the purposes of a public awareness campaign conducted by or on behalf of a governmental entity to comply with certain requirements and restrictions concerning the collection and sale of certain personally identifiable information. (BDR 52-1152)