Senator Joyce Woodhouse

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate, 2007-2009 (first elected November 2006; and after lapse in service, subsequently elected November 2012)

Other Public Service

  • Board of Directors, Credit Union, 2002-Present
  • Board of Directors - Treasurer, Voices in Voting/ Kids Voting Southern Nevada, 1998-Present
  • Chair, KidsVention
  • Co-Chair, Southern Nevada Science Education Consortium, 1994-Present
  • President, Nevada State Education Association, 1980-1981

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Woman of the Year, Soroptomists of Nevada
  • Leadership in Education, Phi Delta Kappa
  • "Unsung Hero" Award, Nevada Public Education Foundation

Education

  • Carroll College, Helena, Montana, B.A., Elementary Education, 1966
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Master's Degree, Curriculum and Instruction, 1983; Master's Degree, Educatonal Leadership, 1987

Personal

Occupation: Teacher, Elementary School Principal, Program Administrator (Retired)
Recreation: Reading, golf, volunteer work
Born: 1944 - Wibaux, Montana
Spouse: Al Wittenberg

Primary Sponsor

SJR5 Urges Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. (BDR R-697)
SJR8 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise provisions relating to the State Legislature. (BDR C-626)
SB143 Revises provisions governing certain examinations for driver's licenses. (BDR 43-696)
SB157 Revises provisions relating to the budgets of school districts. (BDR 34-849)
SB163 Requires certain schools in this State to provide pupils with instruction in civics. (BDR 34-667)
SB164 Revises provisions governing safe and respectful learning environments in public schools. (BDR 34-454)
SB173 Makes appropriations to the Knowledge Fund. (BDR S-534)
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)
SB205 Makes various changes concerning the collection of information relating to the treatment of trauma. (BDR 40-698)
AB224 Revises provisions governing the collection and maintenance of certain data relating to public education. (BDR 34-269)
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)
SB261 Revises provisions relating to door-to-door solicitation. (BDR 52-829)
SB267 Establishes provisions governing tanning establishments. (BDR 52-958)
SB269 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-892)
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)
SB292 Makes an appropriation to the Greater Las Vegas After-School All-Stars for certain after-school programs. (BDR S-934)
SB298 Requires the Legislative Committee on Senior Citizens, Veterans and Adults with Special Needs to conduct a study concerning property tax assistance for senior citizens. (BDR S-735)
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)
AB375 Revises provisions relating to services for persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 40-999)
AB376 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-774)
SB376 Proposes to revise provisions relating to the preservation and promotion of the arts and museums in this State. (BDR 18-625)
AB377 Revises provisions governing the crime of sexual conduct between certain school employees or volunteers at a school and pupils. (BDR 15-514)
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)
SB407 Revises provisions governing the statewide performance evaluation system for teachers and administrators. (BDR 34-143)
SB408 Revises provisions governing state financial administration. (BDR 31-828)
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)
SR5 Inducts Sue Wagner into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1204)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
SR6 Inducts Bernice Mathews into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1203)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
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)
SJR13 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
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)
AB126 Requires the disclosure of certain nutritional information in certain chain restaurants. (BDR 51-81)
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)
AB147 Requires the notification of patients regarding breast density. (BDR 40-172)
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)
SB172 Provides a deduction from the payroll tax for newly hired full-time employees under certain circumstances. (BDR 32-537)
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)
SB183 Enacts provisions governing manufacturers of certain electronic devices. (BDR 40-556)
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)
SB203 Requires legislative lobbyists to file quarterly reports concerning lobbying activities under certain circumstances. (BDR 17-26)
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)
SB213 Revises certain provisions relating to trapping. (BDR 45-450)
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)
SB232 Revises certain provisions relating to the regulation of certain municipal utilities. (BDR 58-481)
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)
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)
SB268 Requires a provider of wireless telecommunications to provide call location information to a law enforcement agency in certain emergency situations. (BDR 58-623)
AB278 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-512)
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)
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)
SB303 Provides for the issuance of driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-596)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
SB338 Changes the term “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in NRS. (BDR 39-52)
AB344 Provides for the use of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment in this State. (BDR 40-682)
SB363 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Advisory Council on Diabetes Care, Prevention and Awareness. (BDR 40-90)
SB410 Revises provisions governing hypodermic devices. (BDR 40-451)