Nov 03, 2020
Mar 02, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020
A Nevada State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Nevada State Legislature. Nevada has 21 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 128,598 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Nevada Senator serves a four-year term, with a limit of three terms. The salary of the position is $146.90 per day (no more than 60 days of session) in addition to a $152/day per diem for every day in session.