Senator Donald (Don) G. Gustavson

Party: Republican

District: 14

County: Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lander, Mineral, Nye (Part), Pershing, Washoe (Part)

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Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate, 2011 -Present (first elected November 2010)
  • Nevada Assembly 1997-2004 and 2008-2010 (first elected November 1996; and after lapse in service, subsequently elected November 2008)

Other Public Service

  • Founding Chair, Northern Nevada Teen Challenge
  • Associate Member, Republican Women of Sparks
  • Former Member, Republican Roundtable
  • Past President, Highland Ranch Homeowners Association
  • Past Vice Chair, Nevada Conservative Assembly
  • Past Member, Executive Committee, Washoe County Republican Central Committee
  • Delegate, Washoe County Republican Convention, 1990-2014
  • Delegate, Nevada State Republican Convention, 1990-2014
  • Republican Nominee, Nevada State Assembly, 1990

Honors and Awards

  • American Heart Association
  • Nevada Association of Concerned Motorcyclists
  • Nevada Coalition of Motorcyclists

Affiliations

  • Carson City Railroad Association
  • Northern Nevada Garden Railroad Society
  • National Rifle Association
  • Gun Owners of America
  • Member, Nevada Republican Central Committee
  • Member, Washoe County Republican Central Committee
  • Western Legislative Academy, The Council of State Government West, 2001

Education

  • Culver City High School
  • Santa Monica Junior College
  • Western Nevada College

Personal

Occupation: Retired Professional Driver
Recreation: Model railroading, ballroom dancing
Born: 1943 - Culver City, California
Spouse: Cathy
Children: Donald, Kerry, Donna

Primary Sponsor

SJR1 Urges Congress to enact legislation transferring title to certain public lands to the State of Nevada in accordance with the report prepared by the Nevada Land Management Task Force. (BDR R-451)
SJR2 Urges Congress to require the sharing of federal receipts from commercial activity on certain public lands with the State of Nevada and its counties. (BDR R-452)
SB2 Increases the maximum speed at which a person may drive or operate a vehicle. (BDR 43-13)
SB3 Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a registry of emergency contact information for certain persons. (BDR 43-14)
AJR8 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require approval of certain initiative measures by a two-thirds vote. (BDR C-916)
SJR11 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to preserve the right to hunt, trap and fish in this State. (BDR C-1001)
SJR12 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to limit the total amount of property taxes that may be levied on real property. (BDR C-1007)
SJR13 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to limit the total amount of certain property taxes that may be levied on real property. (BDR C-1004)
SJR14 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to prohibit any agency, board, commission or political subdivision of this State or any local government from creating, operating or maintaining or entering into a contract for the creation, operation or maintenance of a health insurance exchange. (BDR C-1008)
SJR15 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require proof of identity to vote in person. (BDR C-850)
SB138 Revises provisions governing the forfeiture of property. (BDR 14-222)
SB139 Revises provisions concerning brew pubs. (BDR 52-715)
AB139 Revises provisions governing the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-522)
AB140 Revises provisions governing certain domestic relations matters involving veterans with a service-connected disability. (BDR 11-519)
SB140 Revises provisions governing postconviction petitions for habeas corpus. (BDR 3-714)
SB141 Revises provisions governing certain dangerous or deadly weapons. (BDR 15-224)
SB142 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 43-718)
SB143 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-221)
AB148 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR5-242)
SB155 Revises provisions relating to farm vehicles and implements of husbandry. (BDR 32-707)
AB163 Provides for the creation of rangeland fire protection associations. (BDR 42-43)
AB167 Authorizes the storage and carrying of firearms and ammunition on the premises of a family foster home or by certain persons who reside in a family foster home under certain circumstances. (BDR 38-234)
SB168 Revises provisions relating to collective bargaining by local government employers. (BDR 23-602)
SB169 Requires proof of identity for voting. (BDR 24-599)
SB171 Revises provisions governing the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-597)
AB171 Revises provisions relating to the use of force in defense of persons and property. (BDR 15-817)
SB176 Revises provisions governing certain dangerous or deadly weapons. (BDR 15-87)
SB183 Makes various changes relating to the Nevada Transportation Authority. (BDR 58-717)
SB184 Revises provisions concerning the Nevada Transportation Authority. (BDR 58-716)
AB187 Revises provisions governing the selection of providers of health care. (BDR 53-898)
SB208 Requires certain notice to be provided to certain parents and legal guardians when a new charter school will begin accepting applications or an existing charter school expands enrollment by a certain percentage or opens a new facility. (BDR 34-729)
SB212 Revises provisions governing discipline of pupils and prohibited acts at public schools. (BDR 34-177)
AB217 Revises provisions governing off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-994)
SB225 Revises provisions relating to the sale and distribution of tobacco products, vapor products and alternative nicotine products. (BDR 15-796)
SB228 Revises provisions relating to the disclosure of personally identifiable information of a pupil by a school district or public school. (BDR 34-848)
SB229 Provides for the issuance of special license plates indicating support for Second Amendment rights. (BDR 43-713)
SB246 Revises provisions governing alcoholic beverages. (BDR 52-631)
SB287 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-849)
SB290 Revises provisions governing academic standards in public schools. (BDR 34-678)
AB303 Revises provisions governing academic standards in public schools. (BDR 34-886)
AB316 Revises provisions governing the taxation of certain deliveries and transfers of firearms. (BDR 32-918)
AB318 Revises provisions governing financial services. (BDR 52-245)
SB334 Proposes to exempt sales of certain durable medical equipment, mobility-enhancing equipment, hearing aids, hearing aid accessories, and ophthalmic or ocular devices or appliances from sales and use taxes and analogous taxes. (BDR 32-262)
AB352 Revises provisions relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 15-1070)
SB352 Enacts the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act. (BDR 15-719)
AB368 Repeals provisions creating and providing for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. (BDR 57-1066)
AB377 Establishes provisions for the preservation, development and use of the Nevada State Prison as a historical, cultural, educational and scientific resource. (BDR 26-625)
SB383 Revises provisions relating to certain persons' ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. (BDR 43-225)

Co-Sponsor

ACR3 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-202)
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)
AB127 Provides for the uniform regulation of firearms in the State of Nevada. (BDR 20-74)
SB129 Limits civil liability of certain persons for injuries or death resulting from certain equine activities. (BDR 3-611)
SB130 Converts the Department of Wildlife into the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. (BDR 45-613)
SB154 Revises provisions relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-725)
SB175 Makes various changes relating to public safety. (BDR 15-515)
AB177 Revises provisions governing elections. (BDR 24-627)
SB192 Revises provisions relating to sexual conduct between certain persons. (BDR 14-731)
AB208 Revises provisions governing certain sexual offenses. (BDR 14-233)
SB240 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-955)
AB248 Revises provisions governing reporting of information by physicians to the Department of Motor Vehicles concerning patients with epilepsy. (BDR 40-930)
SB250 Revises provisions relating to policies of health insurance. (BDR 57-687)
SB251 Ratifies the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. (BDR 54-576)
SB255 Makes various changes to provisions governing the termination of parental rights. (BDR 11-637)
SB261 Makes various changes relating to certain research facilities. (BDR 50-56)
SB262 Revises provisions relating to guardians. (BDR 13-643)
AB269 Revises provisions governing professional licensing. (BDR 54-899)
AB280 Revises provisions relating to relations between local governments and certain public employees. (BDR 23-858)
AB281 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. (BDR 14-243)
SB329 Revises provisions relating to partnerships. (BDR 7-784)
SB330 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-724)
SB333 Revises provisions governing the homestead exemption. (BDR 10-971)
AB353 Revises provisions governing public purchasing and contracting. (BDR 27-920)
SB386 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 40-675)
SB391 Revises provisions governing educational instruction in the subject of reading. (BDR 34-644)
AB408 Enacts provisions relating to certain uses of land and the exercise of law enforcement authority in this State. (BDR 26-1060)