Senator Nicole J. Cannizzaro

Majority Leader
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Majority Leader, March 2019
  • Assistant Majority Leader, November 2018 - March 2019
  • Nevada Senate, 2016-Present (first elected November 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Millennium Scholarship, 2001
  • Dean's List, University of Nevada, Reno, 2002 - 2006
  • Dean's Award, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2010
  • American Bar Association Diversity Fellowship, 2009
  • Society of Advocates, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2008 - 2010
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society, 2006
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite, 15 Top Government Attorneys, 2012
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Commendation and Certificate of Appreciation, 2016

Affiliations

  • Delta Gamma Alumnae Association, 2006 - Present
  • Southern Nevada Alumnae Panhellenic Council, 2014 - 2016
  • Clark County Prosecutors' Association, 2012 - Present
  • Emerge Nevada, 2015 - Present
  • William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni Association, 2016 - Present
  • University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Association, 2006

Education

  • Chaparral High School, Las Vegas, NV, High School Diploma with High Honors
  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.S., Business Administration and Management
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, J.D.

Professional

  • Deputy District Attorney, Clark County, NV

Personal

Recreation: Reading, crossfit, playing with my three dogs, spending time with nieces and nephews
Born: 1983 - Las Vegas, NV
Spouse: Nathan Ring

Primary Sponsor

SR1 Adopts the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 81st Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-889)
SB1 Makes an appropriation to the Legislative Fund for the costs of the 81st Legislative Session. (BDR S-521)
SR2 Provides allowances to the members of the Senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications. (BDR R-890)
SR3 Provides for the appointment of the Senate Session staff. (BDR R-891)
SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
SR4 Provides for the compensation of the clergy in the Senate for the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1161)
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)
SR8 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for their service during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1187)
SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
SR9 Expresses appreciation for assistance provided to the Nevada Legislature with its response to the global COVID-19 pandemic during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1185)
SR10 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Senate for their service during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1184)
SCR13 Creates an interim committee to conduct an investigation into matters relating to reapportionment and redistricting in the State of Nevada. (BDR R-1166)
AB115 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-118)
AB116 Revises provisions relating to traffic offenses. (BDR 43-491)
SB124 Revises provisions governing the eligibility of certain convicted persons for public assistance. (BDR 38-656)
AB138 Revises provisions governing the eligibility of certain convicted persons for public assistance. (BDR 38-760)
SB173 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-1003)
SB177 Revises provisions relating to the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence. (BDR 16-926)
SB190 Provides for the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives. (BDR 54-3)
SB198 Provides for the regulation of on-demand pay providers. (BDR 52-847)
SB219 Revises provisions relating to offenses. (BDR 14-249)
AB236 Revises provisions governing the qualifications for the Office of Attorney General. (BDR 18-921)
SB260 Revises provisions relating to Internet privacy. (BDR 52-253)
SB293 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-907)
SB294 Revises provisions governing collective bargaining by local government employers. (BDR 23-254)
SB295 Revises provisions relating to industrial insurance. (BDR 53-996)
SB296 Establishes provisions governing natural gas infrastructure. (BDR 58-248)
SB393 Revises provisions relating to traffic offenses. (BDR 43-250)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to health insurance. (BDR 57-251)
SB448 Revises provisions governing public utilities. (BDR 58-46)
SB450 Revises provisions relating to the financing of school facilities. (BDR 30-1153)
SB452 Prohibits the carrying or possession of a firearm on a covered premises in certain circumstances. (BDR 15-1154)
SB455 Revises the qualifications to perform computed tomography and fluoroscopy. (BDR 54-1167)
AB484 Requires the disbursement of certain federal money in certain circumstances to the Employment Security Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation for the upgrade of its unemployment compensation information system. (BDR S-1162)

Co-Sponsor

ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
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)
AB189 Expands Medicaid coverage for certain pregnant women. (BDR 38-130)
SB203 Revises provisions relating to civil actions involving certain sexual offenses. (BDR 2-577)
SB251 Revises provisions relating to genetic counseling and testing. (BDR 40-478)
SB274 Revises provisions relating to commercially sexually exploited children. (BDR 38-705)