The Senate of Nevada (Nevada State Senate ) is the upper house of the Nevada Legislature, the legislature of the U.S. state of Nevada.
The chamber of parliament is composed of 21 Senators representing 19 electoral districts. Each of these units includes a fixed average rate of 94,700 inhabitants, although the Census Bureau in 2006 an average population of 118,800 per district estimated. The senators are elected for four -year terms. There is a limitation of the term of office to three terms (12 years).
The meeting room of the Senate is located together with the assembly in the Legislature Building next to the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City the capital.
Tasks of the Senate
The Senate from Nevada Like falling in the upper houses of other states and territories, as well as in the U.S. Senate compared to the House of Representatives special tasks that go beyond the law. So it is up to the Senate, nominations of the Governor in his cabinet to accept or reject other offices of the executive branch and commissions and authorities.
Structure of the chamber
President of the Senate is the acting vice governor, respectively. At votes he only participates to bring about a decision in stalemates. In the absence of the Vice- Governor of the respective President pro tempore stands in front of the plenary sessions. This is elected by the majority party of the Senate and later confirmed by the chamber. Current Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate is Republican Brian Krolicki, president pro tempore of the Democrat Michael A. Schneider from the Clark County.
For Majority Leader ( Majority leader) of the Democrats was Steven Horsford, Clark District 4 ( North Las Vegas ), elected; Leader of the opposition (minority leader) is the Republican Mike McGinness, (Central Nevada).