Assemblyman Randy Kirner

Policy Coordinator
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2014 (first elected November 2010)—two regular sessions
  • Minority Policy Coordinator 2013-2014
  • 2011-2012 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Interim Finance Committee; Interim Retirement and Benefits Committee

Other Public Service

  • Member, Education Alliance Board, Washoe County School District, 2012
  • Chair, 2005-2006, and Member, 1998-2005, President's Advisory Council, Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Chair, 2008-2010, and Member, 1999-2007, Board of Public Employees’ Benefits Program
  • Vietnam, 1970-1971
  • United States Army, 1967-1972, Infantry, Captain

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate of Western Legislative Academy, 2012
  • Certificate of Distinction in Board Governance, 2008
  • Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy, 2006
  • Bronze Star, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, 1970-1971
  • Combat Infantryman’s Badge, 1970

Other Achievements

  • Honor Graduate, Regular Army Infantry Officer Basic Course, 1969
  • Distinguished Military Graduate, University of North Georgia, 1967
  • Board of Directors, Certification Program, UCLA, 2009
  • United States Army Ranger and Master Paratrooper, 1969-1972
  • Stanford Graduate School Executive Program in Organizational Change, 1998


  • Board Member, Northern Nevada American Heart Association
  • Member, Carson Tahoe Health System, 2011 to present
  • State and Local Government Benefits Association, 2005-2010
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 1999-2010
  • Lifetime member, Alumni Association, University of North Georgia
  • St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Reno


  • B.S., University of North Georgia, Business Administration
  • M.B.A., Georgia State University
  • M.S., Information Systems Management, West Coast University
  • Ed.D, Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne


Occupation: Business Executive
Recreation: Travel
Born: 1946, Los Angeles, California
Spouse: Peggy A. Kirner
Children: Jim, Karen
Grand Children: Five

Primary Sponsor

AB73 Revises provisions governing the practice of chiropractic. (BDR 54-538)
AB111 Revises provisions related to special license plates for disabled veterans. (BDR 43-530)
AB112 Makes various changes relating to collective bargaining agreements of local government employers. (BDR 23-647)
AB118 Establishes the Legislative Open Meeting Law. (BDR 17-49)
AB147 Requires the notification of patients regarding breast density. (BDR 40-172)
AB164 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-410)
AB193 Revises provisions governing compensation, wages and hours. (BDR 53-1019)
SB225 Designates the Blue Weimaraner as the official state dog of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-842)
AB228 Authorizes certain providers of health care to provide voluntary health care service in this State in association with certain organizations. (BDR 54-245)
AB237 Adjusts the compensation of certain members of certain boards, commissions and similar bodies. (BDR 23-624)
AB238 Revises provisions governing graduation from high school. (BDR 34-415)
SB244 Authorizes the placement of a designation of veteran status on certain documents issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (BDR 43-80)
SB282 Proposes to exempt from sales and use taxes precious metal coins and numismatic coins. (BDR 32-691)
AB288 Revises provisions governing graduation from high school. (BDR 34-524)
AB302 Provides for the merger of certain fire protection districts in certain counties. (BDR 42-270)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
AB342 Revises provisions governing public employees' retirement. (BDR 23-193)
AB343 Revises provisions governing educational personnel. (BDR 34-1020)
AB504 Revises provisions relating to constructional defects. (BDR 3-1247)
SB520 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-1234)


SCR2 Commemorates the 20th anniversary of the donation of precious art from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the people of the State of Nevada, reaffirms the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the donation of additional artwork to the Nevada Legislature under the Nevada Senate's SENarts initiative. (BDR R-695)
SJR3 Claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. (BDR R-692)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to preserve the right to hunt, fish and trap in this State. (BDR C-586)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
AR11 Expresses appreciation to the Chief Clerk and staff of the Assembly. (BDR R-1217)
AB87 Revises provisions relating to consistency in zoning ordinances with respect to certain standards and specifications for the construction or alteration of public schools in certain counties. (BDR 22-274)
AB106 Provides for the award of certain costs, fees and expenses to prevailing parties in actions before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-156)
AB107 Revises provisions governing an award of attorney's fees in causes of action for constructional defects. (BDR 3-551)
AB114 Revises provisions governing interactive gaming. (BDR 41-97)
AB124 Revises provisions governing eligibility for a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship. (BDR 34-60)
AB130 Revises provisions requiring the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to pay certain educational fees and expenses for certain dependent children. (BDR 34-187)
AB131 Revises provisions governing the Board of the Virgin Valley Water District. (BDR S-634)
SB132 Revises the period of validity of hunting and fishing licenses. (BDR 45-783)
AB135 Revises provisions relating to town advisory boards. (BDR 21-128)
AB143 Makes various changes relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 20-615)
SB158 Revises provisions relating to motor carriers. (BDR 58-466)
SB172 Provides a deduction from the payroll tax for newly hired full-time employees under certain circumstances. (BDR 32-537)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
AB179 Revises provisions governing audits of certain regulatory boards of this State. (BDR 17-770)
AB183 Allows a person who is 16 years of age to donate blood with the consent of his or her parent or guardian. (BDR 40-1015)
AB184 Revises provisions governing construction defects. (BDR 3-649)
AB191 Revises the number of legislative measures that Legislators are authorized to request. (BDR 17-484)
SB191 Increases the maximum speed at which a person may drive or operate a vehicle. (BDR 43-729)
SB192 Enacts the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act to prohibit governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. (BDR 3-477)
AB196 Requires the Attorney General to bring an action to protect and secure certain constitutional rights of residents of this State under certain circumstances. (BDR 18-945)
AB200 Revises provisions relating to food establishments. (BDR 40-129)
AB203 Revises provisions governing the granting of the right to visit a child to grandparents and great-grandparents of the child. (BDR 11-750)
AB208 Prohibits the Department of Taxation from applying sales taxes to the provision of meals by employers to their employees. (BDR 32-492)
AB211 Revises provisions governing prevailing wages on certain public works projects. (BDR 28-1033)
AB212 Prohibits the possession of portable telecommunications devices by certain prisoners. (BDR 16-639)
AB227 Creates the Nevada Land Management Task Force to conduct a study addressing the transfer of certain public lands in this State. (BDR S-594)
SB230 Provides for the design, construction or installation and maintenance of a memorial dedicated to Nevada's fallen soldiers. (BDR S-553)
SB235 Authorizes a local law enforcement agency to establish or utilize an electronic reporting system to receive information relating to purchases of scrap metal. (BDR 54-869)
SB236 Revises provisions governing state agencies. (BDR 19-769)
SB241 Establishes a tax credit for donations to a school tuition organization. (BDR 34-87)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
AB251 Requires a public body to make available to the public certain contact information for its members. (BDR 19-159)
AB252 Makes various changes to the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act. (BDR 18-539)
AB254 Enacts provisions relating to school choice. (BDR 34-158)
AB255 Provides for an audit concerning the use by the Department of Health and Human Services of certain assessments paid by counties to the Department. (BDR S-191)
AB257 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-962)
AB258 Revises provisions relating to prevailing wage requirements for public works. (BDR 28-908)
AB264 Revises provisions relating to estrays and feral livestock. (BDR 50-531)
AB265 Revises provisions relating to the offense of sexual conduct between certain employees of a school or volunteers at a school and a pupil. (BDR 14-29)
AB266 Revises provisions relating to veterans. (BDR 37-527)
AB268 Authorizes certain counties to enter into a cooperative agreement to create a tax increment area under certain circumstances. (BDR 22-957)
AB269 Requires the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations relating to certain disposal sites for solid waste. (BDR 40-773)
AB271 Revises provisions governing alimony, spousal support and property division in cases involving veterans with a service-connected disability. (BDR 11-936)
AB275 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-738)
AB276 Consolidates the Manufactured Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry within the Housing Division of the Department. (BDR 18-1029)
AB280 Revises provisions governing certain sexual crimes involving minors. (BDR 15-9)
AB290 Revises provisions relating to certain tax exemptions for certain veterans. (BDR 32-438)
AB297 Makes various changes relating to industrial relations. (BDR 53-928)
AB299 Makes various changes relating to the provision of medical and dental services within the Department of Corrections. (BDR 16-749)
SB299 Revises provisions governing falconry. (BDR 45-589)
AB312 Makes various changes to the Charter of Carson City. (BDR S-41)
AB318 Revises provisions relating to the payment of overtime compensation and prevailing wages. (BDR 28-720)
AB319 Requires photographic identification for voting. (BDR 24-162)
AB320 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-737)
AB321 Revises provisions governing the Merit Award Program for state employees. (BDR 23-760)
AB322 Revises provisions concerning casualty insurance. (BDR 57-1038)
AB364 Revises provisions governing public officers and employees. (BDR 23-1014)
SB378 Enacts the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act. (BDR 15-728)
AB385 Establishes provisions relating to the deposit of data with a provider of information services. (BDR 52-808)
AB392 Revises provisions governing the truancy of pupils. (BDR 5-617)
AB393 Expands the rights of children placed in foster care. (BDR 38-919)
AB395 Revises provisions regarding common-interest communities. (BDR 10-1013)
AB412 Makes various changes relating to the Legislature. (BDR 17-528)