The Lieutenant Governor of Nevada possesses what could best be described as very weak executive branch authority. Formally, Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor sits as a member of only three state commissions. Those three commissions are the Governor’s Board on Economic Development (Nevada Chapter 231.033), the Department of Transportation Board of Directors (Nevada Chapter 408.106), and the Nevada Commission on Tourism (Nevada Chapter 231.160).

None of those three statutory assignments provide for the Lieutenant Governor to serve as chair, and any additional committee/board/commission assignments they receive are purely at the will of the appointing authority.

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