Senator Moises (Mo) Denis

President pro Tempore
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate, 2011 - Present (first elected November 2010)
  • Majority Floor Leader, 2013-2014
  • Assistant Majority Whip, 2011-2012
  • Nevada Assembly, 2004-2010 (first elected November 2004)

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

SJR9 Expresses support for continued enforcement action against voting discrimination. (BDR R-7)
SB103 Exempts certain persons from the modified business tax on financial institutions. (BDR 32-42)
SB122 Revises provisions relating to recycling. (BDR 54-893)
AB124 Revises provisions governing punishment for crimes. (BDR 4-182)
SB128 Revises provisions relating to the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship. (BDR 34-96)
AB152 Enacts certain requirements governing child care facilities. (BDR 38-623)
AB166 Provides for the establishment of the State Seal of Biliteracy Program. (BDR 34-526)
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)
SB200 Revises provisions relating to enrollment of pupils in charter schools. (BDR 34-183)
SB203 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-573)
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)
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)
SB236 Revises provisions relating to the Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. (BDR 34-655)
SB237 Makes certain changes relating to elections. (BDR 24-664)
SB257 Revises provisions relating to child care facilities. (BDR 38-97)
SB261 Makes various changes relating to certain research facilities. (BDR 50-56)
SB262 Revises provisions relating to guardians. (BDR 13-643)
SB265 Makes various changes concerning health care. (BDR 18-94)
SB288 Revises provisions relating to prescribing controlled substances. (BDR 40-889)
SB289 Revises provisions relating to the Information Technology Advisory Board. (BDR S-892)
AB289 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study concerning issues related to the provision of mental health services. (BDR S-693)
AB291 Makes an appropriation for school districts to provide early childhood education programs. (BDR S-273)
SB295 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-789)
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)
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)
SB354 Authorizes the use of motorized wheelchairs and the movement of other pedestrians in bicycle lanes under certain circumstances. (BDR 43-894)
AB364 Revises provisions relating to the state business portal. (BDR 7-696)
SB378 Makes various changes concerning governmental financial administration. (BDR 32-150)
SB386 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 40-675)
SB397 Revises provisions relating to the funding formula for K-12 public education. (BDR 34-563)
SB398 Prohibits the sale or transfer of ivory under certain circumstances. (BDR 52-1022)
SB399 Creates the Nevada Boost Grant Program. (BDR 34-890)
SB400 Creates the Nevada Advisory Commission on Immigration and Migration. (BDR 18-888)
SB401 Revises provisions relating to notaries public and document preparation services. (BDR 19-895)
SB402 Makes various changes concerning the prevention and treatment of obesity. (BDR 40-891)
SB404 Makes certain changes concerning registration of mopeds. (BDR 43-1016)
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)
SB407 Requires the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to adopt regulations relating to energy efficiency resource plans. (BDR 58-111)


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)
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)
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)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide certain rights to voters. (BDR C-403)
SCR8 Commemorates the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1265)
SJR13* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
SB133 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-118)
AB151 Revises provisions relating to the adoption of children. (BDR 11-757)
AB153 Revises various provisions related to sexually exploited children. (BDR 5-622)
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)
SB192 Revises provisions relating to sexual conduct between certain persons. (BDR 14-731)
AB205 Requires the Legislative Committee on Education to consider matters relating to certain mentorship programs. (BDR S-116)
SB212 Revises provisions governing discipline of pupils and prohibited acts at public schools. (BDR 34-177)
SB215 Makes various changes relating to student loans. (BDR 18-933)
SB258 Revises provisions relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 18-903)
SB259 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-973)
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)
AB279 Revises provisions concerning controlled substances. (BDR 40-775)
SB282 Revises provisions relating to energy. (BDR 58-259)
SB284 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to provide for certain nonmedical transportation. (BDR 38-974)
AB287 Prohibits a person from making or causing to be made certain nonemergency telephone calls under certain circumstances. (BDR 15-922)
AB294 Enacts provisions relating to suicide prevention for veterans. (BDR 37-692)
SB294 Expands authorization for certain offenders to have access to telecommunications devices under certain circumstances. (BDR 16-282)
SB316 Revises provisions relating to voter registration. (BDR 24-652)
AB318 Revises provisions governing financial services. (BDR 52-245)
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)
SB336 Revises provisions governing prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-32)
SB337 Revises provisions relating to the expenditure of sales and use taxes generated to employ and equip additional police officers in certain counties. (BDR S-1043)
SB338 Revises provisions relating to safety in or at a public school. (BDR 34-870)
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)
SB343 Revises provisions relating to vital statistics. (BDR 40-141)
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)
AB348 Revises provisions governing the consideration of the criminal history of an applicant for employment by the State or a county or city. (BDR 23-1053)
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)
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)
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)
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)
SB367 Revises provisions governing controlled substances. (BDR 40-883)
SB368 Revises provisions concerning elections. (BDR 24-885)
SB369 Revises provisions relating to overcrowding in certain county jails. (BDR 16-1044)
SB371 Revises provisions governing the use of apprentices on public works. (BDR 53-671)
AB374 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-1064)
AB386 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 3-921)
SB391 Revises provisions governing educational instruction in the subject of reading. (BDR 34-644)
SB408 Revises provisions relating to naturopathic medicine. (BDR 54-663)