Senator Pat Spearman

Co-Majority Whip
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate, 2013 -Present (first elected November 2012)

Other Public Service

  • United States Army Military Police Corp, 1977-2007
  • Kentucky Colonel, 2004
  • Member, 17th Congressional District Selection Committee for Military Academies, 1992-1996
  • President, San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District, 1991-1994
  • Board of Directors, Hays County United Way, 1990-1994
  • Chair, Texas Region 6 Health and Human Services, 1984-1986


  • The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries International
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada


  • Norfolk State University, B.S.
  • Seminary of the Southwest, Master of Divinity
  • Military Police Officer Basic and Advance Course
  • Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Certified Equal Opportunity Manager
  • Walden University, Doctor of Business Administration (completing)


Occupation: Retired Soldier; Ordained Minister
Historical: Playing and listening to music, reading, spending time with family, meeting people, travel
Born: 1955 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Primary Sponsor

ACR3 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-202)
SCR4 Directs the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study relating to energy efficiency programs. (BDR R-537)
SCR5 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study relating to the working conditions at state correctional institutions and facilities and to the supervision of offenders. (BDR R-536)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide certain rights to voters. (BDR C-403)
SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise provisions relating to the State Legislature. (BDR C-626)
SJR9 Expresses support for continued enforcement action against voting discrimination. (BDR R-7)
SJR13* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
SJR16 Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (BDR R-786)
AB115 Revises provisions governing audiologists, speech-language pathologists and hearing aid specialists. (BDR 54-165)
SB144 Revises provisions governing traffic laws. (BDR 43-72)
SB145 Authorizes a nonresident who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and is stationed in Nevada to enroll in the Program for the Education of Motorcycle Riders. (BDR 43-71)
SB146 Revises provisions relating to the payment of wages to certain employees. (BDR 53-629)
SB152 Makes various changes to provisions governing public safety. (BDR 43-17)
SB156 Makes various changes concerning motor vehicles. (BDR 43-11)
SB164 Revises provisions prohibiting certain discriminatory acts. (BDR 18-59)
AB178 Revises provisions governing the discipline of pupils. (BDR 34-248)
AB179 Revises provisions governing personal information. (BDR 52-756)
SB182 Directs the Office of Economic Development to create a pilot program to encourage the growth of existing businesses in this State. (BDR S-867)
SB187 Revises provisions concerning the ownership, possession and control of firearms by certain persons. (BDR 3-871)
SB189 Makes various changes concerning the collection of information relating to the treatment of trauma. (BDR 40-95)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-785)
SB203 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-573)
AB205 Requires the Legislative Committee on Education to consider matters relating to certain mentorship programs. (BDR S-116)
SB215 Makes various changes relating to student loans. (BDR 18-933)
SB221* Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-943)
AB236 Enacts provisions related to the promotion of public engagement by state agencies. (BDR 18-697)
SB237 Makes certain changes relating to elections. (BDR 24-664)
AB243 Revises provisions relating to testing for the human immunodeficiency virus. (BDR 40-117)
SB257 Revises provisions relating to child care facilities. (BDR 38-97)
SB259 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-973)
SB261 Makes various changes relating to certain research facilities. (BDR 50-56)
SB267 Revises provisions relating to the safe transportation of children. (BDR 43-686)
SB268 Temporarily provides certain services for veterans. (BDR 37-1042)
SB269 Establishes an interim study committee to research issues regarding the behavioral health and cognitive care of older persons. (BDR S-1035)
AB281 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. (BDR 14-243)
SB282 Revises provisions relating to energy. (BDR 58-259)
SB285 Revises provisions relating to local law enforcement agencies. (BDR 20-208)
AB287 Prohibits a person from making or causing to be made certain nonemergency telephone calls under certain circumstances. (BDR 15-922)
AB291 Makes an appropriation for school districts to provide early childhood education programs. (BDR S-273)
AB294 Enacts provisions relating to suicide prevention for veterans. (BDR 37-692)
SB319 Revises provisions governing the restoration of certain civil rights for ex-felons. (BDR 14-968)
SB323 Establishes a program to provide loans to certain small businesses owned by minorities and women. (BDR 18-956)
SB331 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-969)
SB340 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-255)
SB341 Revises provisions relating to dentists. (BDR 57-261)
SB342 Revises provisions relating to the regulation and taxation of hard cider. (BDR 32-875)
SB346 Authorizes certain credits against the taxes imposed on financial institutions and other businesses for certain costs incurred by employers relating to the provision of day care to the children of their employees. (BDR 32-1015)
SB347 Makes an appropriation to enable junior high schools and middle schools that are low performing academically to provide programs and services to certain pupils. (BDR S-219)
SB349 Revises provisions governing mortgages. (BDR 54-99)
AB350 Provides for certain credits against the modified business tax for taxpayers who donate money to an early childhood education scholarship organization. (BDR 38-1057)
SB353 Enacts provisions relating to sexual orientation conversion therapy. (BDR 54-748)
SB359 Requires a child care facility to grant priority in admission to certain children. (BDR 38-1014)
SB360 Provides for an interim study concerning energy efficiency programs and the financing of clean energy in this State. (BDR S-41)
SB361 Makes various changes relating to health care facilities that employ nurses. (BDR 40-18)
SB362 Authorizes the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a program regarding the prevention of domestic violence under certain circumstances. (BDR 18-112)
SB363 Establishes a statewide mental health crisis hotline. (BDR 39-881)
SB368 Revises provisions concerning elections. (BDR 24-885)
SB369 Revises provisions relating to overcrowding in certain county jails. (BDR 16-1044)
SB370 Revises provisions relating to barbering. (BDR 54-673)
SB371 Revises provisions governing the use of apprentices on public works. (BDR 53-671)
SB373* Makes various changes relating to judgments. (BDR 2-932)
SB378 Makes various changes concerning governmental financial administration. (BDR 32-150)
SB380 Revises provisions governing ethics in government. (BDR 23-19)
SB381 Creates the Nevada Task Force on Financial Security. (BDR S-1037)
SB382 Revises provisions relating to sales and use taxes. (BDR 32-660)
SB397 Revises provisions relating to the funding formula for K-12 public education. (BDR 34-563)
SB402 Makes various changes concerning the prevention and treatment of obesity. (BDR 40-891)
SB407 Requires the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to adopt regulations relating to energy efficiency resource plans. (BDR 58-111)
SB408 Revises provisions relating to naturopathic medicine. (BDR 54-663)


SR4 Inducts Dean Rhoads into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1268)
ACR4 Memorializes former Assemblyman Joseph “Joe” Michael Hogan, Sr. (BDR R-1260)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman Peter L. “Pete” Livermore. (BDR R-1259)
SR5 Inducts Terry Care into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1270)
SR6 Inducts Randolph J. Townsend into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1269)
SCR8 Commemorates the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1265)
SB180 Requires a court to award certain relief to an employee injured by certain unlawful employment practices under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-863)
SB220 Requires instruction on financial literacy in public middle schools and junior high schools. (BDR 34-654)
AB234 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-102)
AB235 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-1059)
SB236 Revises provisions relating to the Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. (BDR 34-655)
SB265 Makes various changes concerning health care. (BDR 18-94)
SB284 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to provide for certain nonmedical transportation. (BDR 38-974)
SB338 Revises provisions relating to safety in or at a public school. (BDR 34-870)
SB339 Authorizes the Nevada System of Higher Education to impose additional restrictions relating to the use of tobacco. (BDR 15-873)
SB344 Establishes an entrepreneur-in-residence program. (BDR 18-142)
SB345 Expands full-day kindergarten in public schools. (BDR 34-868)
SB356 Revises provisions governing the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-1092)
SB357 Revises provisions relating to pharmacists. (BDR 54-869)
SB358 Revises provisions governing the process for a change of name. (BDR 3-146)
SB364 Establishes a pilot program to provide financial assistance to certain persons to pay the cost of child care. (BDR S-880)
SB365 Exempts certain offers or sales of securities from registration requirements for securities. (BDR 7-878)
SB366 Revises provisions governing the possession of marijuana. (BDR 40-884)
SB367 Revises provisions governing controlled substances. (BDR 40-883)
AB374 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-1064)
SB386 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 40-675)
SB391 Revises provisions governing educational instruction in the subject of reading. (BDR 34-644)
SB395 Revises provisions relating to marriage. (BDR 11-530)
SB405 Expands the program of Zoom schools and the provision of programs and services to children who are limited English proficient in certain other schools. (BDR S-887)