Senator Moises (Mo) Denis

Majority Floor Leader
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2004-2009 (first elected November 2004)
  • Nevada Senate, 2011 (first elected November 2010) - Majority Floor Leader, 2013-Present; Senate Assistant Majority Whip, 2011

Other Public Service

  • Governing Board, North Vista Hospital
  • President, Nevada PTA, 2009
  • Past Chair, Las Vegas/Clark County Library District
  • Past Regional Vice President, Assocation for Library Trustees and Advocates
  • Past Chair, Nevada Commission on Educational Technology
  • Past Chair, City of Las Vegas Community Development Block Grant Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Clark County School District Parent Hall of Fame
  • Lifetime Membership, Nevada PTA
  • Boulder Dam Area Council District Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America
  • Community Service Award, Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • National Advocacy Honor Roll, American Library Assocation
  • Hispanic of the Year Award, Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • Foundation for Recovery Community Partner Award


  • National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • Paradise Democratic Club
  • Nevada Hispanic Democratic Caucus
  • State of Nevada Employees Association/American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
  • Easter Seals of Southern Nevada
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
  • Seniors United
  • Western Legislative Academy, The Council of State Governments-WEST, 2005


  • Rancho High School, Las Vegas
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., Music


Occupation: Computer Network Technician
Recreation: Music, theater, camping, reading, basketball, volunteer work
Born: 1961 - Brooklyn, New York
Spouse: Susan Cook
Children: Diana Marie (Gale), Dustin Lee, Daniel Carlos, Denae Virgilia, Dallin Moises

Primary Sponsor

SB1 Makes an appropriation to the Legislative Fund for the costs of the 77th Legislative Session. (BDR S-882)
SR1 Adopts the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 77th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-896)
SR2 Provides allowances to the members of the Senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications. (BDR R-897)
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)
SCR3 Provides for the voluntary transfer of a portion of Legislators' salaries to the State General Fund. (BDR R-893)
SR3 Recognizes the appointment of the Senate session staff. (BDR R-898)
SR4 Amends the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 77th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-998)
SJR5 Urges Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. (BDR R-697)
SR5 Inducts Sue Wagner into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1204)
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)
SCR7 Expresses determination of the Nevada Legislature that Nevada is an optimal location for unmanned aircraft system development and testing. (BDR R-1222)
SR7 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Senate. (BDR R-1215)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SR8 Recognizes former State Senator Wilbur Faiss for his distinguished service to the State of Nevada and his exemplary life achievements. (BDR R-1216)
SJR15 Urges Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. (BDR R-1208)
AB89 Authorizes the formation of benefit corporations. (BDR 7-28)
AB109 Revises the qualifications and training required for certain persons who operate or are employed by a child care facility. (BDR 38-271)
AB114 Revises provisions governing interactive gaming. (BDR 41-97)
SB117 Revises provisions governing the powers of the Department of Taxation. (BDR 32-536)
AB127 Authorizes the Nevada Gaming Commission to adopt a seal identifying certain licensees of interactive gaming and prohibits the unauthorized use of such a seal. (BDR 41-99)
SB141 Revises provisions governing the dissemination of records of criminal history. (BDR 14-881)
AB142 Revises provisions relating to the sealing and removal of certain records. (BDR 14-490)
AB147 Requires the notification of patients regarding breast density. (BDR 40-172)
SB152 Revises provisions governing the administration of sales and use taxes and related taxes. (BDR 32-877)
SB163 Requires certain schools in this State to provide pupils with instruction in civics. (BDR 34-667)
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)
SB172 Provides a deduction from the payroll tax for newly hired full-time employees under certain circumstances. (BDR 32-537)
SB173 Makes appropriations to the Knowledge Fund. (BDR S-534)
AB181 Makes various changes to provisions governing employment practices. (BDR 53-48)
SB182 Expands full-day kindergarten in public schools. (BDR 34-138)
SB183 Enacts provisions governing manufacturers of certain electronic devices. (BDR 40-556)
SB187 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Youth Legislature. (BDR 34-516)
SB192 Enacts the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act to prohibit governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. (BDR 3-477)
SB202 Creates the Nevada Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations as a statutory committee. (BDR 19-905)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to food establishments. (BDR 40-935)
AB222 Requires certain school districts to adopt pilot programs for the establishment of reading skills development centers. (BDR S-482)
SB240 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-651)
AB247 Enacts the Nevada Buy American Act. (BDR 28-190)
SB266 Revises provisions governing coverage for chemotherapy in a policy of health insurance or health care plan. (BDR 57-879)
SB303 Provides for the issuance of driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-596)
SB313 Revises provisions relating to autonomous vehicles. (BDR 43-954)
SB314 Provides that the right of parents to make choices regarding the care, custody and management of their children is a fundamental right. (BDR 11-880)
SB315 Revises provisions relating to health districts. (BDR 40-1066)
SB316 Revises provisions relating to materials recovery facilities. (BDR 54-1067)
SB317 Revises provisions relating to franchises for sales of motor vehicles. (BDR 43-942)
SB320 Revises provisions governing medical care in schools. (BDR 34-831)
SB321 Enacts a “Homeowner's Bill of Rights.” (BDR 9-748)
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)
SB345 Creates the Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. (BDR S-700)
SB349 Revises provisions governing the coordination of services provided to persons with sensory disabilities. (BDR 38-878)
SB377 Revises provisions relating to taxes on fuel. (BDR 32-930)
AB381 Encourages the Office of Historic Preservation of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Partners in Conservation to collaborate to identify and develop programs for the preservation and protection of the historical culture of St. Thomas, Nevada. (BDR S-909)
SB385 Authorizes certain businesses to apply to the Office of Economic Development for a partial abatement from certain taxes. (BDR 32-822)
AB390 Revises provisions governing the Knowledge Fund. (BDR 18-884)
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)
SB406 Revises provisions governing tourism improvement districts. (BDR 21-139)
SB408 Revises provisions governing state financial administration. (BDR 31-828)
SB512 Revises provisions governing legislative operations. (BDR 17-515)


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)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
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)
SJR13 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
SB113 Makes various changes to provisions governing the termination of parental rights. (BDR 11-434)
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)
SB159 Declares the Legislature's support for a land exchange near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. (BDR S-552)
SB164 Revises provisions governing safe and respectful learning environments in public schools. (BDR 34-454)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
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)
SB191 Increases the maximum speed at which a person may drive or operate a vehicle. (BDR 43-729)
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)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
AB281 Revises provisions relating to recordkeeping on public works projects. (BDR 28-1070)
SB291 Requires the board of trustees of certain school districts to establish a prekindergarten program to teach children who are limited English proficient. (BDR 34-857)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
SB363 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Advisory Council on Diabetes Care, Prevention and Awareness. (BDR 40-90)