Senator Ira Hansen

Party: Republican

District: 14

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

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Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate, 2018-Present (first elected November 2018)
  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2017 (first elected November 2010)—four regular and four special sessions
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 2015
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Corrections, Parole, and Probation; Judiciary; Legislative Operations and Elections
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Judiciary (Chair); Commerce and Labor; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2015-2016 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission; Legislative Committee on Public Lands
  • 2013-2014 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission; Legislative Commission's Subcommittee to Review Regulations; Legislative Committee on Public Lands
  • 2011-2012 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission, Public Lands, Committee to Study a New Method for Funding Public Schools

Honors and Awards

  • Nevada Chapter, Associated General Contractors; Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility (SIR) Award, 2015
  • Pro-Life League of Nevada, Champion of Life Award, 2016

Other Achievements

  • Columnist, Sparks Tribune, 1994-2010
  • Radio talk show host, KKFT, 2007-2008, and KOH, 1995-2001
  • Columnist, Elko Daily Free Press, 1994-2001
  • Business owner: Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
  • Eagle Scout
  • Licensed Master Plumber
  • Licensed Mechanical Contractor
  • Licensed General Contractor


  • National Rifle Association
  • Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, Lifetime member
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Active Member
  • Sparks Little League, Coach
  • Sparks Pop Warner, Coach
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster


Occupation: Plumbing Contractor
Recreation: Nevada history, reading, hunting/fishing, nature study, camping
Born: 1960, Reno, Nevada
Spouse: Alexis (Lloyd)
Children: Daniel, Rachel, Jacob, Sarah, Ian, Forrest, Mallory, and Larissa
Grand Children: Lily, London, Finnan, Ellie, Forrest, Emerson, Sawyer, Redd, Oliver, Wyatt, Winter, River, and Evelyn

Primary Sponsor

SJR5 Urges the Legislature, Governor and community organizations to work together to resolve various issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. (BDR R-958)
SB88 Revises provisions relating to emergency management. (BDR 36-51)
SB112 Exempts certain products for the treatment of certain animals from regulation under state law. (BDR 54-821)
AB117 Revises provisions related to wildlife. (BDR 45-68)
SB136 Revises provisions relating to offenders. (BDR 16-625)
AB159 Limits the civil liability of certain public schools for personal injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-230)
AB163 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-690)
SB213 Establishes provisions relating to the use of surveillance devices. (BDR 14-678)
SB225 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-550)
SB241 Exempts certain persons who perform certain dental services on equines and livestock from provisions governing veterinary medicine. (BDR 54-952)
SB262 Establishes provisions requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-640)
AB263 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-537)
AB314 Revises provisions governing civil liability for injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-448)
SB321 Creates the Nevada System of Community Colleges. (BDR 34-905)
SB322 Revises provisions relating to short-term rentals. (BDR 20-628)
AB328 Expands the circumstances in which a county clerk is required to cancel a preregistration or registration to vote. (BDR 24-609)
SB343 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-551)
SB419 Revises provisions relating to unemployment compensation. (BDR 53-1139)


SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
SR5 Inducts David R. Parks into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1165)
SR6 Inducts Mark Amodei into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1164)
ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
SJR10 Urges Congress to protect the public lands including and adjacent to Sunrise Mountain, Frenchman Mountain and Rainbow Gardens. (BDR R-101)
SCR12 Celebrates the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan, which continues to enhance trade, educational and cultural relations. (BDR R-1151)
SCR14 Memorializes former District Court Judge Don P. Chairez. (BDR R-1140)
SB96 Makes various changes relating to services provided to persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 38-89)
SB97 Provides that certain restrictions relating to public gatherings do not apply to certain events at which a vaccine for COVID-19 is administered. (BDR S-897)
SB114 Authorizes food that contains certain components of hemp to be produced or sold at certain food establishments under certain circumstances. (BDR 49-65)
SB117 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-600)
SB135 Revises provisions governing access to the property and employees of public schools. (BDR 34-627)
SB143 Revises provisions relating to the care of children. (BDR 15-721)
AB168 Revises provisions relating to riots. (BDR 15-518)
AB185 Eliminates certain scheduled increases in the minimum wage. (BDR 53-688)
AB199 Provides for the designation and operation of charter agencies. (BDR 18-804)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to insurance which provides for the payment of expenses not covered by Medicare. (BDR 57-556)
SB207 Requires the development, creation and administration of a pilot program for the purpose of establishing new apprenticeship programs for certain industries. (BDR S-876)
SB221 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-629)
SB462 Creates the Reapportionment and Redistricting Advisory Commission. (BDR 17-1180)