Senator Pat Spearman

President Pro Tempore
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Co-Majority Whip, 2019
  • Nevada Senate, 2012 - Present (first elected November 2012)

Other Public Service

  • United States Army Military Police Corp, 1977-2007
  • Kentucky Colonel, 2004
  • Member, 17th Congressional District Selection Committee for Military Academies, 1992-1996
  • President, San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District, 1991-1994
  • Board of Directors, Hays County United Way, 1990-1994
  • Chair, Texas Region 6 Health and Human Services, 1984-1986


  • The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries International
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada


  • Walden University, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
  • University of Idaho Legislative Energy Horizon Institute Energy Policy Planning Program
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Executive Leadership Academy
  • Norfolk State University, B.S.
  • Seminary of the Southwest, Master of Divinity, Austin, Texas
  • Military Police Officer Basic and Advance Course
  • Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Certified Equal Opportunity Manager
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College


Occupation: Retired Soldier; Ordained Minister
Recreation: Playing and listening to music, reading, spending time with family, meeting people and traveling
Born: 1955 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Primary Sponsor

AJR1 Urges the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to study the effectiveness and use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans. (BDR R-838)
SCR2 Declares April 2023 as Financial Literacy Month. (BDR R-1096)
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)
SJR6 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide for annual sessions of the Legislature. (BDR C-954)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to reproductive health. (BDR C-864)
AJR10* Proposes to amend the Ordinance of the Nevada Constitution and the Nevada Constitution to remove language authorizing the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as a criminal punishment. (BDR C-496)
SB129 Revises provisions relating to certain civil actions involving sexual assault. (BDR 2-573)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
SB132 Revises provisions relating to insurance coverage for living organ donors. (BDR 57-551)
SB133 Revises provisions relating to presidential electors. (BDR 24-539)
AB140 Makes Juneteenth Day a legal holiday in this State. (BDR 19-63)
SB146 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-462)
SB153 Makes various changes relating to corrections. (BDR 16-126)
AB157 Revises provisions relating to the crime of living from the earnings of a prostitute. (BDR 15-641)
SB161 Makes revisions relating to personal health and wellness. (BDR 38-811)
SB163 Requires certain health insurance to cover treatment of certain conditions relating to gender dysphoria and gender incongruence. (BDR 57-129)
AB163 Revises provisions governing employment. (BDR 53-834)
SB164 Revises provisions relating to special license plates. (BDR 43-8)
SB165 Revises provisions relating to businesses engaged in the development of emerging technologies. (BDR 18-878)
SB167 Prohibits the imposition of step therapy under certain circumstances. (BDR 57-81)
SB171 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR 15-649)
AB174 Revises provisions governing the state militia. (BDR 36-734)
SB175 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-7)
SB177 Imposes requirements governing Medicaid coverage of certain antipsychotic or anticonvulsant drugs. (BDR 38-82)
SB178 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Veteran Services. (BDR S-722)
SB182 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 43-674)
SB184 Revises the Charter of the City of North Las Vegas. (BDR S-5)
SB195 Revises provisions related to cannabis. (BDR 56-452)
SB207 Revises provisions relating to ethics in government. (BDR 23-875)
SB219 Makes an appropriation to Special Olympics of Nevada to establish the organization as an independent nonprofit entity and expand its programs in this State. (BDR S-547)
SB227 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 15-17)
SB239 Establishes provisions governing the prescribing, dispensing and administering of medication designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-677)
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)
SB250 Revises provisions relating to catalytic converters. (BDR 43-31)
SB272 Revises provisions relating to governmental administration. (BDR 27-876)
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)
SB278 Revises provisions governing child care. (BDR 32-290)
SB279 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 23-882)
AB279 Revises provisions governing the waiver of tuition and registration and certain fees for students who are children of certain veterans. (BDR 34-531)
SB285 Makes an appropriation for civics education programs. (BDR S-86)
SB286 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-84)
AB292 Revises provisions governing offenders. (BDR 16-252)
SB296 Revises provisions related to traffic stops. (BDR 43-196)
SB299 Revises provisions related to monorails. (BDR 28-955)
SB301 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-967)
SB302 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 54-55)
SB304 Revises provisions related to public safety. (BDR 20-188)
SB305 Provides for the establishment of a retirement savings program for private sector employees. (BDR 31-933)
SB306 Revises provisions regarding the Individual Development Account Program. (BDR 38-880)
SB307 Revises provisions relating to human rights. (BDR 16-881)
SB309 Makes various changes relating to health care. (BDR 15-498)
SB315 Makes revisions relating to the rights of persons with disabilities and persons who are aged. (BDR 38-808)
SB316 Makes various changes relating to criminal law. (BDR 14-132)
SB317 Establishes provisions relating to resources for persons experiencing homelessness. (BDR 38-981)
AB317 Revises provisions relating to dual credit courses. (BDR 34-948)
SB319 Revises provisions relating to public employees. (BDR 23-953)
SB334 Revises provisions relating to energy storage systems that are used to meet certain biennial energy storage targets. (BDR 58-30)
SB339 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education for the provision of grants to organizations to provide certain supplies and materials to teachers and specialized instructional support personnel. (BDR S-85)
SB340 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-10)
SB346 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 43-458)
SB363 Revises provisions relating to affordable housing. (BDR 25-1029)
SB368 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 10-989)
SB381 Prohibits a landlord from requiring a tenant to pay certain charges. (BDR 10-650)
SB398 Revises provisions relating to unmanned aerial vehicles. (BDR 44-14)
SB402 Creates the Cannabis Mentorship Pilot Program. (BDR 56-1064)
SB403 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide discounts on the governmental services tax. (BDR S-997)
SB426 Revises provisions governing rent increases. (BDR 10-15)
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)


SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
SR4 Inducts Richard Bryan into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1196)
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)
AB169 Revises provisions governing the labeling of feminine hygiene products. (BDR 51-617)
SB181 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-683)
SB183 Establishes provisions relating to the collection and destruction of unused drugs. (BDR 54-576)
SB189 Makes an appropriation to Communities In Schools of Nevada for the purpose of providing integrated student support services. (BDR S-499)
SB231 Makes appropriations to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to school districts that budget salary increases for certain employees and to the Department of Education for certain personnel costs. (BDR S-508)
SB232 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to include coverage for postpartum care services. (BDR 38-45)
SB236 Makes an appropriation for educational programs relating to history, law and civics. (BDR S-939)
SB243 Revises provisions relating to catalytic converters. (BDR 15-37)
SB262 Revises the qualifications for membership on certain town advisory councils and boards. (BDR 21-857)
SB275 Revises provisions relating to manufactured home parks. (BDR 10-958)
SB291 Makes various changes relating to education. (BDR 34-503)
SB303 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 43-673)
SB321 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 14-550)
SB350 Revises provisions relating to graduate medical education. (BDR 18-553)
SB361 Revises provisions relating to solid waste. (BDR 40-935)
AB410 Revises provisions relating to industrial insurance. (BDR 53-1030)
SB428 Proposes to exempt sales of diapers from sales and use taxes and analogous taxes upon approval by the voters. (BDR 32-1033)
SB450 Establishes a program for the relocation of persons residing in the Windsor Park neighborhood of the City of North Las Vegas. (BDR S-794)
AB465 Revises provisions governing the state militia. (BDR 36-1192)