Senator Pete Goicoechea

Party: Republican

District: 19

County: Clark (Part), Elko, Eureka, Lincoln, Nye (Part), White Pine

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Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2003-2011 (first elected November 2002) - Minority Floor Leader, 2011; Minority Whip, 2007-2009
  • Nevada Senate (elected November 2012)

Other Public Service

  • Member, State Land Use Planning Advisory Council
  • Member, Nevada Grazing Board of Districts No. 4 and 6
  • Member, Central Committee of Nevada State Grazing Boards
  • Director, Nevada Water Resource Association


  • Eureka Volunteer Fire Department
  • Rodeo Club, Eureka High School
  • Nevada Cattlemen's Association
  • Nevada Water Resource Association
  • E Clampus Vitus
  • Snowshoe Thompson Chapter, Carson City, Nevada
  • Humboldt River Authority
  • Nevada Rural Health Centers
  • Western States Coalition
  • Nevada Association of Counties


  • White Pine County Schools
  • Eureka County High School
  • Utah State University


  • Commissioner, Eureka County (sixteen years)


Occupation: Rancher
Born: 1949 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse: Glady Tognoni
Children: J.J. Goicoechea, D.V.M., Jolene Goicoechea-Lema

Primary Sponsor

AJR2 Urges the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service to partner with the livestock industry in this State to increase livestock grazing on public lands. (BDR R-18)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
SJR10 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow voucher schools. (BDR C-35)
SB120 Converts the Department of Wildlife into the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. (BDR 45-244)
SB121 Authorizes the State Land Registrar to transfer the Belmont Courthouse to Nye County. (BDR S-268)
SB124 Revises provisions relating to local government employment. (BDR 23-544)
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)
AB143 Makes various changes relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 20-615)
AB157 Revises provisions relating to water furnished by a municipal water system for domestic use in certain counties. (BDR 48-565)
SB202 Creates the Nevada Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations as a statutory committee. (BDR 19-905)
SB227 Authorizes the governing body of a municipality to acquire, improve, equip, operate and maintain certain projects. (BDR 21-1043)
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)
SB230 Provides for the design, construction or installation and maintenance of a memorial dedicated to Nevada's fallen soldiers. (BDR S-553)
AB231 Revises provisions regarding local governing bodies. (BDR 20-1039)
AB232 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-685)
SB232 Revises certain provisions relating to the regulation of certain municipal utilities. (BDR 58-481)
AB250 Provides immunity from civil liability to certain persons for injuries or death resulting from certain equine activities. (BDR 3-243)
AB252 Makes various changes to the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act. (BDR 18-539)
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)
SB270 Makes an appropriation to the Fund for Aviation. (BDR S-666)
SB271 Makes an appropriation to the Humboldt River Basin Water Authority. (BDR S-442)
AB287 Authorizes the involuntary court-ordered admission of certain persons with mental illness to programs of community-based or outpatient services under certain circumstances. (BDR 39-163)
AB301 Requires the Legislative Committee on Public Lands to conduct a study concerning water conservation and alternative sources of water for Nevada communities. (BDR S-807)
AB310 Revises provisions governing irrigation districts. (BDR 48-941)
AB318 Revises provisions relating to the payment of overtime compensation and prevailing wages. (BDR 28-720)
SB337 Revises provisions relating to local governmental finance. (BDR 21-92)
SB341 Revises provisions governing the transfer of water rights. (BDR 48-543)
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)
SB366 Revises provisions relating to certain providers of electric service. (BDR 58-1042)
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)


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)
SJR3 Claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. (BDR R-692)
SR4 Amends the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 77th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-998)
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)
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)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
SR6 Inducts Bernice Mathews into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1203)
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)
SB109 Revises provisions relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-467)
SB115 Revises provisions relating to safety equipment for certain skateboarders. (BDR 40-474)
AB121 Revises provisions governing the campaigns of candidates for membership on the executive board of a homeowners' association. (BDR 10-164)
AB130 Revises provisions requiring the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to pay certain educational fees and expenses for certain dependent children. (BDR 34-187)
AB131 Revises provisions governing the Board of the Virgin Valley Water District. (BDR S-634)
AB135 Revises provisions relating to town advisory boards. (BDR 21-128)
SB137 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-426)
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)
SB147 Revises provisions governing the frequency of required inspections of the emissions of certain motor vehicles. (BDR 40-427)
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)
SB159 Declares the Legislature's support for a land exchange near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. (BDR S-552)
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)
AB179 Revises provisions governing audits of certain regulatory boards of this State. (BDR 17-770)
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)
SB192 Enacts the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act to prohibit governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. (BDR 3-477)
AB194 Clarifies that a person who holds a leasehold interest in the real property of another person may be criminally liable for the destruction or injury of that real property. (BDR 15-654)
AB195 Revises provisions governing applications for the renewal of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-446)
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)
SB223 Revises provisions governing the carrying of concealed firearms on school property. (BDR 15-1062)
SB226 Makes various changes concerning firearms. (BDR 15-38)
SB231 Revises provisions relating to lawsuits involving real property. (BDR 10-1004)
SB239 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-996)
SB241 Establishes a tax credit for donations to a school tuition organization. (BDR 34-87)
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)
AB264 Revises provisions relating to estrays and feral livestock. (BDR 50-531)
SB266 Revises provisions governing coverage for chemotherapy in a policy of health insurance or health care plan. (BDR 57-879)
SB273 Revises provisions relating to deputy sheriffs. (BDR 20-470)
AB278 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-512)
SB284 Makes various changes concerning investigations of motor vehicle accidents. (BDR 23-107)
AB290 Revises provisions relating to certain tax exemptions for certain veterans. (BDR 32-438)
AB291 Revises provisions relating to preferences in state purchasing for businesses owned by a veteran with a service-connected disability. (BDR 27-592)
SB299 Revises provisions governing falconry. (BDR 45-589)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
SB309 Urges the establishment of certain mentoring programs. (BDR S-768)
SB328 Makes various changes relating to education. (BDR 34-937)
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)
SB348 Revises provisions governing the rights of peace officers. (BDR 23-463)
SB371 Prohibits a person from intentionally feeding any big game mammal under certain circumstances. (BDR 45-838)
SB378 Enacts the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act. (BDR 15-728)
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)