Senator Nicole J. Cannizzaro

Majority Leader
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Majority Leader, March 2019
  • Assistant Majority Leader, November 2018 - March 2019
  • Nevada Senate, 2016-Present (first elected November 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Millennium Scholarship, 2001
  • Dean's List, University of Nevada, Reno, 2002 - 2006
  • Dean's Award, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2010
  • American Bar Association Diversity Fellowship, 2009
  • Society of Advocates, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2008 - 2010
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society, 2006
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite, 15 Top Government Attorneys, 2012
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Commendation and Certificate of Appreciation, 2016


  • Delta Gamma Alumnae Association, 2006 - Present
  • Southern Nevada Alumnae Panhellenic Council, 2014 - 2016
  • Clark County Prosecutors' Association, 2012 - Present
  • Emerge Nevada, 2015 - Present
  • William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni Association, 2016 - Present
  • University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Association, 2006


  • Chaparral High School, Las Vegas, NV, High School Diploma with High Honors
  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.S., Business Administration and Management
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, J.D.


  • Deputy District Attorney, Clark County, NV


Recreation: Reading, crossfit, playing with my three dogs, spending time with nieces and nephews
Born: 1983 - Las Vegas, NV
Spouse: Nathan Ring

Primary Sponsor

SR1 Adopts the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 82nd Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-902)
SB1 Makes an appropriation to the Legislative Fund for the costs of the 82nd Legislative Session. (BDR S-493)
SR2 Provides allowances to the members of the Senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications. (BDR R-903)
SCR2 Declares April 2023 as Financial Literacy Month. (BDR R-1096)
SR3 Provides for the appointment of the Senate Session staff. (BDR R-904)
SR4 Inducts Richard Bryan into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1196)
SR5 Inducts Joseph Paul Hardy into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1195)
SR6 Inducts Claire Jesse Clift as an honorary member into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1197)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to reproductive health. (BDR C-864)
SR8 Adopts new Standing Rules of the Senate for the remainder of the 82nd Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-1206)
SR9 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Senate for their service during the 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1232)
SB89 Revises provisions governing crimes relating to sex trafficking. (BDR 15-107)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
SB132 Revises provisions relating to insurance coverage for living organ donors. (BDR 57-551)
SB133 Revises provisions relating to presidential electors. (BDR 24-539)
AB140 Makes Juneteenth Day a legal holiday in this State. (BDR 19-63)
AB151 Provides for the issuance for a limited duration of special license plates commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of Nevada, Reno. (BDR 43-89)
SB161 Makes revisions relating to personal health and wellness. (BDR 38-811)
SB189 Makes an appropriation to Communities In Schools of Nevada for the purpose of providing integrated student support services. (BDR S-499)
SB226 Revises provisions governing governmental financial administration. (BDR 28-494)
SB231 Makes appropriations to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to school districts that budget salary increases for certain employees and to the Department of Education for certain personnel costs. (BDR S-508)
SB232 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to include coverage for postpartum care services. (BDR 38-45)
SB233 Revises provisions governing taxes imposed on certain heavy equipment. (BDR 32-87)
SB239 Establishes provisions governing the prescribing, dispensing and administering of medication designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-677)
SB290 Provides for the regulation of employer-integrated earned wage access providers and direct-to-consumer earned wage access providers. (BDR 52-9)
SB291 Makes various changes relating to education. (BDR 34-503)
SB299 Revises provisions related to monorails. (BDR 28-955)
SB304 Revises provisions related to public safety. (BDR 20-188)
SB309 Makes various changes relating to health care. (BDR 15-498)
SB339 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education for the provision of grants to organizations to provide certain supplies and materials to teachers and specialized instructional support personnel. (BDR S-85)
SB340 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-10)
SB341 Revises provisions relating to governmental financial administration. (BDR S-502)
SB343 Revises provisions relating to fentanyl and derivatives of fentanyl. (BDR 40-501)
SB367 Revises provisions relating to public safety. (BDR 15-942)
SB370 Revises provisions relating to the protection of consumer information. (BDR 52-42)
SB375 Makes an appropriation to the Nevada System of Higher Education for a grant program to expand undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at institutions within the System. (BDR S-917)
SB378 Revises provisions relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-1059)
SB379 Revises provisions relating to gaming. (BDR 41-1016)
SB397 Revises provisions relating to subsurface installations. (BDR 40-962)
SB403 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide discounts on the governmental services tax. (BDR S-997)
SB440 Makes appropriations requiring certain one-time payments for certain state personnel. (BDR S-768)
SB505 Makes an appropriation to the Office of Energy in the Office of the Governor for a program to reduce energy use by and emissions resulting from certain activities of state agencies. (BDR S-1217)
SB507 Revises provisions relating to the Hearings Division of the Department of Administration. (BDR 18-496)


SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
SJR5 Urges Congress to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children to cover the purchase of menstrual products. (BDR R-980)
SB139 Exempts certain persons from provisions governing the licensure and regulation of persons engaged in the business of lending. (BDR 52-867)
SB147 Makes changes relating to employment. (BDR 53-463)
SB167 Prohibits the imposition of step therapy under certain circumstances. (BDR 57-81)
AB169 Revises provisions governing the labeling of feminine hygiene products. (BDR 51-617)
SB177 Imposes requirements governing Medicaid coverage of certain antipsychotic or anticonvulsant drugs. (BDR 38-82)
SB244 Makes an appropriation to the Other State Education Programs Account for the creation and maintenance of school gardens. (BDR S-557)
SB259 Revises provisions relating to alcoholic beverages. (BDR 52-676)
SB260 Revises provisions relating to certain persons providing referrals to group housing for persons who are aged. (BDR 40-675)
SB266 Revises various provisions relating to gaming. (BDR 41-943)
SB285 Makes an appropriation for civics education programs. (BDR S-86)
SB286 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-84)
AB317 Revises provisions relating to dual credit courses. (BDR 34-948)
SB322 Revises provisions relating to reckless driving. (BDR 43-934)
SB368 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 10-989)
SB392 Revises provisions relating to commercial kitchen equipment. (BDR 42-966)
SB425 Establishes the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education to develop a statewide vision and implementation plan to improve the public education system in this State. (BDR 34-1060)