Assemblyman Jim Wheeler

Deputy Minority Floor Leader
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2013-2017 (first elected November 2012)—three regular and five special session
  • Co-Assistant Minority Floor Leader, 2017
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Corrections, Parole, and Probation; Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Transportation (Chair); Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining (Vice Chair); Judiciary
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Transportation
  • 2015-2016 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee for the Review and Oversight of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Marlette Lake Water System; Commission on Special License Plates
  • 2013-2014 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Legislative Committee on Senior Citizens, Veterans and Adults with Special Needs

Other Public Service

  • United States Air Force, 1975-1977

Other Achievements

  • Powerdyne Quarter Horses, General Manager, 2003-2008
  • Powerdyne Automotive Products, Chief Executive Officer, 1990-2005

Education

  • North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, California
  • Attended Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California
  • Attended University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

Personal

Occupation: Retired CEO
Recreation: Golf, horse reining, automobile racing
Born: 1953, Los Angeles, California
Children: Dana, Nick, Charlee

Primary Sponsor

SJR1 Urges Congress to enact legislation transferring title to certain public lands to the State of Nevada in accordance with the report prepared by the Nevada Land Management Task Force. (BDR R-451)
AJR8 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require approval of certain initiative measures by a two-thirds vote. (BDR C-916)
AB109 Requires an employee organization to prepare an annual report concerning the dues, expenditures, compensation and other finances of the employee organization. (BDR 23-929)
AB120 Clarifies rights of public school pupils regarding the free exercise of religion and freedom of expression. (BDR 34-520)
AB121 Revises provisions governing the discipline of pupils. (BDR 34-173)
AB131 Revises provisions governing the Department of Motor Vehicles and registration under the Selective Service System. (BDR 43-624)
AB136 Makes various changes relating to wildlife. (BDR 45-561)
AB137 Revises provisions governing contractors. (BDR 54-513)
AB139 Revises provisions governing the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-522)
AB140 Revises provisions governing certain domestic relations matters involving veterans with a service-connected disability. (BDR 11-519)
SB140 Revises provisions governing postconviction petitions for habeas corpus. (BDR 3-714)
AB162 Revises provisions governing the use of portable event recording devices by law enforcement. (BDR 23-443)
AB163 Provides for the creation of rangeland fire protection associations. (BDR 42-43)
AB164 Revises provisions relating to access by patients to certain investigational drugs, biological products and devices. (BDR 40-125)
AB170 Revises provisions governing general obligations. (BDR 30-917)
SB175 Makes various changes relating to public safety. (BDR 15-515)
AB182 Revises provisions relating to collective bargaining by local government employers. (BDR 23-646)
AB189 Revises provisions governing special license plates. (BDR 43-529)
AB190 Revises provisions governing public employees' retirement. (BDR 23-184)
AB198 Requires the Legislative Committee on Public Lands to conduct a study concerning water conservation and alternative sources of water for Nevada communities. (BDR S-805)
SB229 Provides for the issuance of special license plates indicating support for Second Amendment rights. (BDR 43-713)
AB239 Regulates operators of unmanned aerial vehicles in this State. (BDR 44-8)
SB240 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-955)
AB247 Revises provisions relating to foster care. (BDR 38-998)
AB249 Makes various changes relating to collective bargaining. (BDR 23-521)
AB280 Revises provisions relating to relations between local governments and certain public employees. (BDR 23-858)
AB286 Creates the Office of Military Legal Assistance within the Office of the Attorney General. (BDR 18-607)
AB316 Revises provisions governing the taxation of certain deliveries and transfers of firearms. (BDR 32-918)
AB323 Eliminates the fee for a state business license and certain other fees for filings by certain business associations. (BDR 7-171)
AB334 Authorizes an association of elected sheriffs and other chief executive officers of city, county or state law enforcement agencies to request the drafting of a certain number of legislative measures for each regular session. (BDR 17-172)
AB335 Revises provisions governing trapping of wildlife. (BDR 45-31)
AB352 Revises provisions relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 15-1070)
AB368 Repeals provisions creating and providing for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. (BDR 57-1066)
AB487 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR 5-1279)

Co-Sponsor

AJR1 Recognizes the strategic partnership and bond of friendship with, and expresses the Nevada Legislature's support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-525)
ACR3 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-202)
ACR4 Memorializes former Assemblyman Joseph “Joe” Michael Hogan, Sr. (BDR R-1260)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman Peter L. “Pete” Livermore. (BDR R-1259)
AJR6 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow the Legislature to authorize a lottery for support of the public education of children and the health and welfare of senior citizens. (BDR C-1000)
SCR8 Commemorates the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1265)
SJR15 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require proof of identity to vote in person. (BDR C-850)
AB122 Establishes “Nevada Mid-Century Architecture Day” as a day of observance. (BDR 19-538)
AB123 Designates the square dance as the official dance of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-677)
SB138 Revises provisions governing the forfeiture of property. (BDR 14-222)
SB139 Revises provisions concerning brew pubs. (BDR 52-715)
SB141 Revises provisions governing certain dangerous or deadly weapons. (BDR 15-224)
SB142 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 43-718)
SB143 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-221)
AB143 Authorizes electronic verification of motor vehicle insurance. (BDR 43-28)
AB148 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR5-242)
AB155 Revises provisions governing the issuance of special license plates for retired professional firefighters. (BDR 43-619)
AB157 Revises provisions governing service animals. (BDR 38-638)
AB160 Makes various changes relating to courts. (BDR 1-453)
AB167 Authorizes the storage and carrying of firearms and ammunition on the premises of a family foster home or by certain persons who reside in a family foster home under certain circumstances. (BDR 38-234)
SB168 Revises provisions relating to collective bargaining by local government employers. (BDR 23-602)
SB169 Requires proof of identity for voting. (BDR 24-599)
SB171 Revises provisions governing the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-597)
AB180 Revises provisions governing the biennial audit requirements for the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-569)
SB183 Makes various changes relating to the Nevada Transportation Authority. (BDR 58-717)
SB184 Revises provisions concerning the Nevada Transportation Authority. (BDR 58-716)
AB185 Revises provisions governing product liability. (BDR 3-856)
AB186 Revises provisions governing craft distilleries. (BDR 52-854)
AB187 Revises provisions governing the selection of providers of health care. (BDR 53-898)
AB201 Revises provisions governing eminent domain. (BDR 3-960)
AB208 Revises provisions governing certain sexual offenses. (BDR 14-233)
AB217 Revises provisions governing off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-994)
AB223 Revises provisions governing certain crimes against older persons and vulnerable persons. (BDR 15-566)
AB234 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-102)
AB238 Revises provisions relating to the solicitation of bids for a homeowners' association project. (BDR 10-808)
AB248 Revises provisions governing reporting of information by physicians to the Department of Motor Vehicles concerning patients with epilepsy. (BDR 40-930)
SB261 Makes various changes relating to certain research facilities. (BDR 50-56)
AB266 Requires proof of identity for voting. (BDR 24-919)
AB269 Revises provisions governing professional licensing. (BDR 54-899)
AB281 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. (BDR 14-243)
AB282 Revises provisions governing real property. (BDR 3-855)
AB287 Prohibits a person from making or causing to be made certain nonemergency telephone calls under certain circumstances. (BDR 15-922)
AB294 Enacts provisions relating to suicide prevention for veterans. (BDR 37-692)
AB300 Creates the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Administration. (BDR 18-581)
AB318 Revises provisions governing financial services. (BDR 52-245)
AB321 Revises provisions relating to school police officers. (BDR 34-925)
AB351 Revises provisions relating to projects to benefit charter schools. (BDR 34-1012)
AB353 Revises provisions governing public purchasing and contracting. (BDR 27-920)
AB358 Revises provisions relating to access by patients to certain investigational drugs, biological products and devices. (BDR 40-845)
AB386 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 3-921)
AB408 Enacts provisions relating to certain uses of land and the exercise of law enforcement authority in this State. (BDR 26-1060)