Senator Pat Spearman

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate (elected November 2012)

Other Public Service

  • United States Army Military Police Corp, 1977-2007
  • Kentucky Colonel, 2004
  • Member, 17th Congressional District Selection Committee for Military Academies, 1992-1996
  • President, San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District, 1991-1994
  • Board of Directors, Hays County United Way, 1990-1994
  • Chair, Texas Region 6 Health and Human Services, 1984-1986

Affiliations

  • The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries International
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada

Education

  • Norfolk State University, B.S.
  • Seminary of the Southwest, Master of Divinity
  • Military Police Officer Basic and Advance Course
  • Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Certified Equal Opportunity Manager
  • Walden University, Doctor of Business Administration (completing)

Personal

Occupation: Retired Soldier; Ordained Minister
Historical: Playing and listening to music, reading, spending time with family, meeting people, travel
Born: 1955 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Primary Sponsor

AJR7 Urges recognition of the importance of mid-20th century architecture in Nevada. (BDR R-609)
SJR8 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise provisions relating to the State Legislature. (BDR C-626)
SJR11 Urges Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to restore the authority of the governments of the United States and individual states to regulate and restrict independent political expenditures. (BDR R-1047)
SJR13 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
SB115 Revises provisions relating to safety equipment for certain skateboarders. (BDR 40-474)
SB135 Revises provisions governing redevelopment agencies. (BDR 22-876)
SB139 Expands provisions governing criminal and civil liability for certain crimes to include crimes motivated by the victim's gender identity or expression. (BDR 15-703)
SB142 Makes various changes to provisions governing local government contracting. (BDR 27-676)
SB143 Revises provisions governing certain examinations for driver's licenses. (BDR 43-696)
AB147 Requires the notification of patients regarding breast density. (BDR 40-172)
SB164 Revises provisions governing safe and respectful learning environments in public schools. (BDR 34-454)
SB174 Authorizes the Governor to require the naming of a state building, park, highway or other property after a deceased member of the Armed Forces of the United States under certain circumstances. (BDR 27-853)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
SB180 Requires a court to award certain relief to an employee injured by certain unlawful employment practices under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-561)
SB183 Enacts provisions governing manufacturers of certain electronic devices. (BDR 40-556)
SB203 Requires legislative lobbyists to file quarterly reports concerning lobbying activities under certain circumstances. (BDR 17-26)
SB209 Requires each regional development authority and the Board of Economic Development to take certain actions regarding a recruiting and marketing effort to attract professionals and businesses to this State. (BDR 18-854)
SB213 Revises certain provisions relating to trapping. (BDR 45-450)
SB221 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-943)
AB224 Revises provisions governing the collection and maintenance of certain data relating to public education. (BDR 34-269)
SB230 Provides for the design, construction or installation and maintenance of a memorial dedicated to Nevada's fallen soldiers. (BDR S-553)
AB230 Revises provisions governing courses of instruction in sex education. (BDR 34-1034)
AB234 Revises provisions relating to firearms. (BDR 15-915)
SB235 Authorizes a local law enforcement agency to establish or utilize an electronic reporting system to receive information relating to purchases of scrap metal. (BDR 54-869)
SB236 Revises provisions governing state agencies. (BDR 19-769)
SB244 Authorizes the placement of a designation of veteran status on certain documents issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (BDR 43-80)
SB246 Revises provisions relating to committees for political action. (BDR 24-674)
AB260 Revises provisions governing tuition charges assessed against certain students within the Nevada System of Higher Education. (BDR 34-226)
SB261 Revises provisions relating to door-to-door solicitation. (BDR 52-829)
SB267 Establishes provisions governing tanning establishments. (BDR 52-958)
SB268 Requires a provider of wireless telecommunications to provide call location information to a law enforcement agency in certain emergency situations. (BDR 58-623)
SB275 Requires the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to include certain requirements in the State Plan for Medicaid. (BDR 38-699)
AB278 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-512)
AB291 Revises provisions relating to preferences in state purchasing for businesses owned by a veteran with a service-connected disability. (BDR 27-592)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
SB309 Urges the establishment of certain mentoring programs. (BDR S-768)
AB314 Makes various changes relating to lobbyists. (BDR 17-1027)
SB325 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-953)
SB326 Revises provisions relating to the renewable energy portfolio standard. (BDR 58-766)
SB330 Allows a person who qualifies as both a veteran and the surviving spouse of a veteran to claim both veterans' exemptions from property taxes and governmental services taxes. (BDR 32-690)
SB338 Changes the term “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in NRS. (BDR 39-52)
SB344 Revises provisions relating to the education of certain children who are patients or residents of certain hospitals or facilities. (BDR 34-933)
AB349 Revises provisions governing professions. (BDR 54-420)
SB362 Makes various changes concerning certain health care facilities that employ nurses. (BDR 40-710)
SB363 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Advisory Council on Diabetes Care, Prevention and Awareness. (BDR 40-90)
SB373 Makes various changes relating to judgments. (BDR 2-932)
SB388 Revises provisions relating to crimes involving certain persons. (BDR 15-927)
SB404 Revises provisions relating to business practices. (BDR 28-827)
SB405 Revises provisions relating to the submission of reports to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau and certain other persons. (BDR 17-541)
SB408 Revises provisions governing state financial administration. (BDR 31-828)
SB410 Revises provisions governing hypodermic devices. (BDR 40-451)
SB412 Makes an appropriation to the Nevada System of Higher Education to allow senior citizens to audit college classes for a nominal fee. (BDR S-1048)

Co-Sponsor

SCR2 Commemorates the 20th anniversary of the donation of precious art from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the people of the State of Nevada, reaffirms the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the donation of additional artwork to the Nevada Legislature under the Nevada Senate's SENarts initiative. (BDR R-695)
SR4 Amends the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 77th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-998)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SR5 Inducts Sue Wagner into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1204)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
SJR5 Urges Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. (BDR R-697)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
SR6 Inducts Bernice Mathews into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1203)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
AJR6 Recognizes Nevada's partnership and friendship with, and expresses support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-458)
SR7 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Senate. (BDR R-1215)
SR8 Recognizes former State Senator Wilbur Faiss for his distinguished service to the State of Nevada and his exemplary life achievements. (BDR R-1216)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SJR9 Urges the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to expedite the process for approving special recreation permits for certain uses of federal public lands in Nevada. (BDR R-1008)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
SJR15 Urges Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. (BDR R-1208)
AB95 Revises provisions governing prescription labels. (BDR 54-648)
SB117 Revises provisions governing the powers of the Department of Taxation. (BDR 32-536)
AB142 Revises provisions relating to the sealing and removal of certain records. (BDR 14-490)
AB159 Establishes a diversion program for certain defendants. (BDR 14-669)
SB159 Declares the Legislature's support for a land exchange near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. (BDR S-552)
SB165 Provides for transferable tax credits to attract film and other productions to Nevada. (BDR 32-781)
SB171 Provides for a program of matching grants to local governments for the maintenance and repair of public works. (BDR 43-621)
SB178 Authorizes the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum to request the drafting of not more than one legislative measure for each regular session of the Legislature. (BDR 17-924)
SB182 Expands full-day kindergarten in public schools. (BDR 34-138)
SB202 Creates the Nevada Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations as a statutory committee. (BDR 19-905)
SB204 Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a next-of-kin registry. (BDR 43-712)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to food establishments. (BDR 40-935)
AB208 Prohibits the Department of Taxation from applying sales taxes to the provision of meals by employers to their employees. (BDR 32-492)
AB227 Creates the Nevada Land Management Task Force to conduct a study addressing the transfer of certain public lands in this State. (BDR S-594)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
SB258 Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. (BDR 38-192)
SB266 Revises provisions governing coverage for chemotherapy in a policy of health insurance or health care plan. (BDR 57-879)
SB269 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-892)
SB303 Provides for the issuance of driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-596)
AB327 Revises provisions governing state accountability. (BDR 31-554)
SB345 Creates the Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. (BDR S-700)