Nevada Senate members became emotional Monday evening as they honored those who would not return for another session.
Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, who serves as Senate president, faces a term limit that does not allow him to serve again in the Senate. That makes the last day of the session his last day in the Legislature.
The senators took time out of the floor session to honor their colleague saying that they were proud to have served with him, and even giving him a coffee machine as a parting gift.
Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, gave a long speech of praise and said of Krolicki, “You are a great human being. Words cannot describe how much respect I have for you.”
Krolicki received a standing ovation from his colleagues. He spoke about his time serving in the legislature, being a stickler for the rules and how touched he was by the praise the senators were giving him, saying “Thank you for your open hearts and minds.”
Krolicki was elected Nevada lieutenant governor in 2006 and re-elected to a four-year term in 2010.
Other legislators were honored on Monday, too, including Sen. Barbara Cegavske, R-Las Vegas, in the Senate and Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, in the Assembly.