Senator Donald (Don) G. Gustavson

Party: Republican

District: 14

County: Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lander, Mineral, Nye (Part), Pershing, Washoe (Part)

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Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly 1997-2004 and 2008-2009 (first elected November 1996; and after lapse in service, subsequently elected November 2008)
  • Nevada Senate, 2011 (first elected November 2010)

Other Public Service

  • Board Member, My Journey Home
  • Founding Chair, Northern Nevada Teen Challenge
  • Associate Member, Republican Women of Sparks
  • Former Member, Republican Roundtable
  • Past President, Highland Ranch Homeowners Association
  • Past Vice Chair, Nevada Conservative Assembly
  • Past Member, Executive Committee, Washoe County Republican Central Committee
  • Delegate, Washoe County Republican Convention, 1990-2010
  • Delegate, Nevada State Republican Convention, 1990-2010
  • Republican Nominee, Nevada State Assembly, 1990


  • Carson City Railroad Association
  • Northern Nevada Garden Railroad Society
  • National Rifle Association
  • Gun Owners of America
  • Member, Nevada Republican Central Committee
  • Member, Washoe County Republican Central Committee


  • Culver City High School
  • Santa Monica Junior College
  • Western Nevada College


Occupation: Retired Professional Driver
Recreation: Model railroading, ballroom dancing
Born: 1943 - Culver City, California
Spouse: Cathy
Children: Donald G. Gustavson II, Kerry J. Saulnier, Donna D. Stoller

Primary Sponsor

SJR3 Claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. (BDR R-692)
AJR6 Recognizes Nevada's partnership and friendship with, and expresses support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-458)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to preserve the right to hunt, fish and trap in this State. (BDR C-586)
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)
SJR10 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow voucher schools. (BDR C-35)
AB104 Revises provisions governing aliens unlawfully present in the United States. (BDR 14-94)
AB107 Revises provisions governing an award of attorney's fees in causes of action for constructional defects. (BDR 3-551)
SB109 Revises provisions relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-467)
AB112 Makes various changes relating to collective bargaining agreements of local government employers. (BDR 23-647)
SB129 Revises provisions relating to the resale of a unit in a common-interest community. (BDR 10-429)
SB130 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-428)
SB133 Requires the State Engineer to allow a county to participate in an advisory capacity in the development and implementation of a plan relating to the appropriation of water for beneficial use under certain circumstances. (BDR 48-631)
SB134 Revises provisions governing animals. (BDR 48-249)
SB137 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-426)
AB143 Makes various changes relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 20-615)
SB147 Revises provisions governing the frequency of required inspections of the emissions of certain motor vehicles. (BDR 40-427)
SB150 Revises provisions governing the equipment and training required to operate a motorcycle. (BDR 43-54)
SB151 Revises the formula used to determine the value of used vehicles for the purpose of calculating the amount of governmental services taxes due. (BDR 32-433)
SB155 Revises provisions relating to the practice of clinical professional counseling. (BDR 54-714)
AB157 Revises provisions relating to water furnished by a municipal water system for domestic use in certain counties. (BDR 48-565)
SB158 Revises provisions relating to motor carriers. (BDR 58-466)
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)
AB184 Revises provisions governing construction defects. (BDR 3-649)
SB188 Designates English as the official language of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-431)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to motor carriers. (BDR 58-585)
SB191 Increases the maximum speed at which a person may drive or operate a vehicle. (BDR 43-729)
AB195 Revises provisions governing applications for the renewal of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-446)
AB196 Requires the Attorney General to bring an action to protect and secure certain constitutional rights of residents of this State under certain circumstances. (BDR 18-945)
AB198 Revises provisions governing taxicabs in certain counties. (BDR 58-86)
SB204 Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a next-of-kin registry. (BDR 43-712)
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)
AB211 Revises provisions governing prevailing wages on certain public works projects. (BDR 28-1033)
SB214 Revises provisions governing postconviction petitions for habeas corpus. (BDR 3-43)
AB216 Revises certain provisions governing voter identification. (BDR 24-125)
SB223 Revises provisions governing the carrying of concealed firearms on school property. (BDR 15-1062)
SB226 Makes various changes concerning firearms. (BDR 15-38)
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)
AB228 Authorizes certain providers of health care to provide voluntary health care service in this State in association with certain organizations. (BDR 54-245)
SB239 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-996)
SB241 Establishes a tax credit for donations to a school tuition organization. (BDR 34-87)
AB252 Makes various changes to the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act. (BDR 18-539)
AB254 Enacts provisions relating to school choice. (BDR 34-158)
SB255 Limits the use of certain property or the proceeds of certain property by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada. (BDR 34-632)
SB273 Revises provisions relating to deputy sheriffs. (BDR 20-470)
AB280 Revises provisions governing certain sexual crimes involving minors. (BDR 15-9)
SB282 Proposes to exempt from sales and use taxes precious metal coins and numismatic coins. (BDR 32-691)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
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)
SB367 Makes various changes concerning foreign nationals. (BDR 15-432)
SB368 Revises provisions concerning constructional defects. (BDR 3-425)
SB378 Enacts the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act. (BDR 15-728)
SB379 Revises provisions concerning the Nevada Transportation Authority. (BDR 58-56)
AB387 Revises provisions governing public financial administration. (BDR 30-564)
AB393 Expands the rights of children placed in foster care. (BDR 38-919)


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)
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)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SR6 Inducts Bernice Mathews into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1203)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
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)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
AB111 Revises provisions related to special license plates for disabled veterans. (BDR 43-530)
AB142 Revises provisions relating to the sealing and removal of certain records. (BDR 14-490)
SB163 Requires certain schools in this State to provide pupils with instruction in civics. (BDR 34-667)
AB171 Revises provisions governing continuing education requirements for certain personnel of manufactured home parks. (BDR 10-599)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
SB177 Authorizes a board of county commissioners to adopt an ordinance prohibiting a minor from committing certain acts relating to the possession and use of tobacco products. (BDR 5-689)
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)
SB192 Enacts the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act to prohibit governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. (BDR 3-477)
AB197 Makes various changes to provisions governing sex offenders. (BDR 5-583)
AB208 Prohibits the Department of Taxation from applying sales taxes to the provision of meals by employers to their employees. (BDR 32-492)
AB212 Prohibits the possession of portable telecommunications devices by certain prisoners. (BDR 16-639)
SB231 Revises provisions relating to lawsuits involving real property. (BDR 10-1004)
SB244 Authorizes the placement of a designation of veteran status on certain documents issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (BDR 43-80)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
SB283 Revises provisions relating to the Commission on Ethics. (BDR 23-103)
AB293 Revises provisions relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-619)
SB299 Revises provisions governing falconry. (BDR 45-589)
AB299 Makes various changes relating to the provision of medical and dental services within the Department of Corrections. (BDR 16-749)
AB302 Provides for the merger of certain fire protection districts in certain counties. (BDR 42-270)
AB310 Revises provisions governing irrigation districts. (BDR 48-941)
AB321 Revises provisions governing the Merit Award Program for state employees. (BDR 23-760)
AB322 Revises provisions concerning casualty insurance. (BDR 57-1038)
SB328 Makes various changes relating to education. (BDR 34-937)
SB338 Changes the term “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in NRS. (BDR 39-52)
SB342 Revises provisions governing the vacation and abandonment of certain streets. (BDR 22-665)
SB343 Makes various changes relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-630)
SB348 Revises provisions governing the rights of peace officers. (BDR 23-463)
AB352 Revises provisions governing hoax bombs. (BDR 15-510)
AB384 Revises provisions governing historic preservation. (BDR 33-605)
AB385 Establishes provisions relating to the deposit of data with a provider of information services. (BDR 52-808)
SB391 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study concerning the governance structure of and funding methods for community colleges in this State. (BDR S-952)
AB392 Revises provisions governing the truancy of pupils. (BDR 5-617)
AB395 Revises provisions regarding common-interest communities. (BDR 10-1013)
SB410 Revises provisions governing hypodermic devices. (BDR 40-451)
SB413 Prohibits the employment of certain persons at adult entertainment establishments. (BDR 15-1046)
SB520 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-1234)