Senator Scott Hammond

Co-Minority Whip
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Co-Minority Whip, 2019
  • Co-Majority Whip, 2015
  • Nevada Senate 2012 -Present (first elected November 2012)
  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2012 (first elected November 2010)

Other Public Service

  • Founding Member, Somerset Academy of Las Vegas

Honors and Awards

  • Educator of the Year, Indian Springs High School, 2001-2002


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas B.A., Political Science, 1995; M.A., Political Science, 1997


Occupation: Teacher
Born: 1966 - Syracuse, New York
Spouse: Tonya Hammond
Children: Tomas, Olivia, Sofia, Isabella

Primary Sponsor

SB137 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to include coverage for donor breast milk and certain related products. (BDR 38-180)
SB139 Exempts certain persons from provisions governing the licensure and regulation of persons engaged in the business of lending. (BDR 52-867)
SB158 Requires video cameras to be installed in certain classrooms used for special education within a public school. (BDR 34-182)
SB159 Revises provisions relating to pest control. (BDR 49-608)
SB160 Revises provisions relating to certified court reporters, court reporting firms, certified legal video recorders and legal video recording firms. (BDR 54-34)
SB174 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-610)
SB179 Revises provisions relating to civil litigation. (BDR 2-612)
SB181 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-683)
SB196 Revises provisions relating to interscholastic activities and events. (BDR 34-868)
SB198 Revises provisions relating to the trimming and removal of certain trees located on residential property. (BDR 3-870)
SB199 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-189)
SB200 Revises provisions relating to education savings accounts and education funding. (BDR 34-181)
SB236 Makes an appropriation for educational programs relating to history, law and civics. (BDR S-939)
SB244 Makes an appropriation to the Other State Education Programs Account for the creation and maintenance of school gardens. (BDR S-557)
SB249 Revises provisions relating to cosmetology. (BDR 54-829)
SB266 Revises various provisions relating to gaming. (BDR 41-943)
SB273 Changes the name of the Nevada State College to the Nevada State University. (BDR 34-968)
AB275 Revises provisions governing the sealing of criminal records. (BDR 14-204)
SB287 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada ABLE Savings Program. (BDR 38-871)
SB288 Revises provisions relating to real estate. (BDR 54-931)
SB313 Revises provisions relating to mental health education. (BDR 34-58)
SB334 Revises provisions relating to energy storage systems that are used to meet certain biennial energy storage targets. (BDR 58-30)
SB345 Revises provisions governing private educational institutions. (BDR 34-869)
SB355 Revises provisions relating to commerce. (BDR 55-59)
SB357 Revises provisions relating to the transportation of pupils. (BDR 34-190)
SB376 Requires the Department of Business and Industry to conduct an interim study of the Regulatory Experimentation Program for Product Innovation and certain related matters. (BDR S-183)
SB430 Revises provisions relating to partial refunds of property taxes to certain persons who are 66 years of age or older. (BDR 38-999)
SB438 Revises provisions relating to the recruitment, preparation and retention of teachers. (BDR 34-1061)


SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
SR4 Inducts Richard Bryan into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1196)
AJR4 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission. (BDR C-739)
SJR5 Urges Congress to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children to cover the purchase of menstrual products. (BDR R-980)
SR5 Inducts Joseph Paul Hardy into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1195)
SR6 Inducts Claire Jesse Clift as an honorary member into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1197)
AJR8 Urges the Congress of the United States to deschedule marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance. (BDR R-615)
SB128 Revises provisions relating to fentanyl and certain related opioids. (BDR 40-544)
SB132 Revises provisions relating to insurance coverage for living organ donors. (BDR 57-551)
SB183 Establishes provisions relating to the collection and destruction of unused drugs. (BDR 54-576)
SB197 Establishes and revises the penalties for certain offenses involving fentanyl and carfentanil. (BDR 40-579)
SB212 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-585)
SB224 Revises the membership of the Board of Wildlife Commissioners. (BDR 45-1013)
SB230 Requires certain proof of identity to vote in an election. (BDR 24-175)
SB238 Makes various changes relating to certain voter registration agencies. (BDR 43-583)
AB274 Revises provisions governing required instruction in financial literacy. (BDR 34-759)
SB276 Revises provisions related to collection agencies. (BDR 54-158)
SB286 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-84)
AB320 Establishes provisions relating to Internet privacy. (BDR 52-589)
SB320 Revises provisions related to the Legislature. (BDR 23-194)
SB322 Revises provisions relating to reckless driving. (BDR 43-934)
SB342 Enacts provisions relating to veterinary medicine. (BDR 34-1012)
SB350 Revises provisions relating to graduate medical education. (BDR 18-553)
SB361 Revises provisions relating to solid waste. (BDR 40-935)
SB451 Directs the Joint Interim Standing Committee on Growth and Infrastructure to conduct a study concerning certain subjects related to hydrogen. (BDR S-32)
SB496 Revises provisions relating to the film industry. (BDR S-1039)