Senator Moises (Mo) Denis

President Pro Tempore
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • President pro Tempore, 2019
  • Majority Floor Leader, 2013-2014
  • Assistant Majority Whip, 2011-2012
  • Nevada Senate, 2010 - Present (first elected November 2010)
  • 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

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)
SB87 Revises provisions relating to certain state property. (BDR 33-487)
SB92 Revises provisions relating to career and technical education relating to the subject of robotics. (BDR 34-184)
SB120 Revises provisions relating to school administrators. (BDR 34-183)
SB128 Directs the State Treasurer to conduct a study concerning publicly funded scholarship and grant programs in this State. (BDR S-535)
SB172 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-185)
AB177 Revises provisions relating to prescriptions. (BDR 54-61)
AB195 Revises provisions relating to pupils who are English learners. (BDR 34-174)
SB204 Revises provisions governing the Department of Motor Vehicles. (BDR 43-492)
SB205 Provides regulatory exemptions for certain types of boilers. (BDR 40-839)
SB215 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-181)
SB259 Revises provisions relating to tow cars. (BDR 58-179)
SB276 Imposes a technology fee for the issuance or renewal of certain licenses, certificates, permits and registrations issued by the Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry. (BDR 54-840)
SB282 Revises provisions relating to real estate. (BDR 54-841)
SB300 Revises provisions relating to immigrants. (BDR 18-964)
SB318 Makes various changes relating to improving access to governmental services for persons with limited English proficiency. (BDR 40-955)
SB350 Revises provisions governing transferrable tax credits for film and other productions. (BDR 32-963)
AB371 Enacts provisions governing discrimination based on race. (BDR 34-697)
AB376 Enacts the Keep Nevada Working Act and makes various other changes relating to immigration. (BDR 18-737)
SB450 Revises provisions relating to the financing of school facilities. (BDR 30-1153)


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)
AJR7 Urges the Congress of the United States to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. (BDR R-765)
SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
SB96 Makes various changes relating to services provided to persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 38-89)
SB103 Prohibits certain insurers from discriminating based on the breed of dog at a property. (BDR 57-826)
SB117 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-600)
SB118 Establishes provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-155)
SB150 Makes changes to provisions relating to housing. (BDR 22-221)
SB173 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-1003)
SB194 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-676)
SB195 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-677)
AB197 Revises provisions relating to persons experiencing homelessness. (BDR 11-682)
AB225 Revises provisions governing examinations for the licensure of teachers and other educational personnel. (BDR 34-139)
AB230 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-791)
SB293 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-907)
AB317 Revises provisions relating to housing. (BDR 10-778)
AB331 Makes various changes to provisions relating to affordable housing. (BDR 22-807)
AB367 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-87)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to health insurance. (BDR 57-251)
SB448 Revises provisions governing public utilities. (BDR 58-46)