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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Deputy District Attorney, Clark County, NV


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)
SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
AB115 Revises provisions relating to parentage. (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)


AB189 Expands Medicaid coverage for postpartum care and other services for pregnant women. (BDR 38-130)
SB203 Revises provisions relating to civil actions involving certain sexual offenses against minors. (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)