Senator Mark Hutchison

Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate (elected November 2012)

Other Public Service

  • Member, Executive Committee, Litigation Section, State Bar of Nevada
  • Past President, Federal Bar Association
  • Chairman and Member, Nevada Commission on Ethics
  • Member, Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America (Las Vegas Area Council)

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubell AV-Rated Attorney
  • Recipient, Top Jury Verdicts in United States
  • Mountain States Super Lawyer
  • Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine
  • Best of the Bar, Las Vegas Business Press
  • Eagle Scout Award and Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America


  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, U.S. Supreme Court Bar


  • Bonanza High School
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.S., 1987
  • Brigham Young University, J.D., 1990


Occupation: Attorney
Recreation: Writing, reading, running, hiking
Born: 1963 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Spouse: Cary
Children: Whitney, Canton, Kelsey, Weston, Logan, Sophie

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)
SB113 Makes various changes to provisions governing the termination of parental rights. (BDR 11-434)
SB132 Revises the period of validity of hunting and fishing licenses. (BDR 45-783)
SB138 Authorizes irrevocable trusts and certain other entities to hold ownership interests in professional entities. (BDR 7-848)
SB157 Revises provisions relating to the budgets of school districts. (BDR 34-849)
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)
SB165 Provides for transferable tax credits to attract film and other productions to Nevada. (BDR 32-781)
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)
SB192 Enacts the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act to prohibit governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. (BDR 3-477)
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)
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)
SB231 Revises provisions relating to lawsuits involving real property. (BDR 10-1004)
SB234 Revises provisions relating to corporations. (BDR 7-1006)
SB239 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-996)
SB240 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-651)
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)
SB253 Revises certain provisions relating to insurance. (BDR 53-1056)
SB258 Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. (BDR 38-192)
SB260 Authorizes Legislators to designate that compensation be deposited in the State Distributive School Account. (BDR 17-856)
SB283 Revises provisions relating to the Commission on Ethics. (BDR 23-103)
AB291 Revises provisions relating to preferences in state purchasing for businesses owned by a veteran with a service-connected disability. (BDR 27-592)
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)
SB297 Revises provisions relating to certain crimes against older or vulnerable persons. (BDR 15-1005)
SB300 Contingently reduces by half the valuation of vehicles for the purpose of determining the amount of the governmental services taxes imposed. (BDR 32-1007)
SB331 Exempts certain home-based businesses from the requirement to obtain a state business license. (BDR 7-479)
SB336 Makes various changes relating to prevailing wages. (BDR 28-855)
SB338 Changes the term “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in NRS. (BDR 39-52)
SB350 Revises provisions relating to the issuance of general obligations by school districts. (BDR 34-1059)
SB351 Prohibits certain activities relating to liens for health care services. (BDR 54-847)
SB352 Revises provisions relating to the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. (BDR 57-1057)
SB353 Revises provisions relating to governmental administration. (BDR 23-851)
SB354 Revises provisions relating to mortgage lending. (BDR 54-1058)
SB381 Makes various changes to prevent recipients of certain public assistance from using benefits in certain businesses. (BDR 38-459)
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)
SB386 Revises provisions governing educational personnel. (BDR 34-865)
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)
SB401 Revises provisions governing the taxation of mines and mining claims and excludes the value of certain mineral deposits from the taxable value of property. (BDR 32-910)
SB403 Revises provisions governing representation of the State by the Attorney General. (BDR 18-883)
AB504 Revises provisions relating to constructional defects. (BDR 3-1247)
SB520 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-1234)


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)
SJR5 Urges Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. (BDR R-697)
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)
SR7 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Senate. (BDR R-1215)
AJR7 Urges recognition of the importance of mid-20th century architecture in Nevada. (BDR R-609)
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)
SJR10 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow voucher schools. (BDR C-35)
SB115 Revises provisions relating to safety equipment for certain skateboarders. (BDR 40-474)
AB118 Establishes the Legislative Open Meeting Law. (BDR 17-49)
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)
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)
SB191 Increases the maximum speed at which a person may drive or operate a vehicle. (BDR 43-729)
SB232 Revises certain provisions relating to the regulation of certain municipal utilities. (BDR 58-481)
SB261 Revises provisions relating to door-to-door solicitation. (BDR 52-829)
SB266 Revises provisions governing coverage for chemotherapy in a policy of health insurance or health care plan. (BDR 57-879)
SB299 Revises provisions governing falconry. (BDR 45-589)
SB303 Provides for the issuance of driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-596)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
SB321 Enacts a “Homeowner's Bill of Rights.” (BDR 9-748)
SB374 Provides for the registration of medical marijuana establishments authorized to cultivate or dispense marijuana or manufacture edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products for sale to persons authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana. (BDR 15-89)
SB513 Proposes the Education Priority Act as the Legislature's competing ballot measure to Initiative Petition No. 1. (BDR 32-1221)