Assemblyman Jim Wheeler

Minority Floor Leader
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2013-2021(first elected November 2012)—five regular and six special sessions
  • Minority Floor Leader, 2019
  • Leader, Assembly Minority Caucus, 2017-2018 Interim
  • Deputy Minority Floor Leader, 2017
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Growth and Infrastructure; Judiciary; Natural Resources
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Growth and Infrastructure; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Ways and Means
  • 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
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Interim Finance Committee; Interim Retirement and Benefits Committee; Legislative Commission; Legislative Commission's Subcommittee to Review Regulations
  • 2017-2018 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Commission; Legislative Commission's Audit Subcommittee; Commission on Special License Plates; Interim Committee on Cognitive Needs of Older Persons in Nevada
  • 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


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


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

Primary Sponsor

ACR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution by the Nevada Legislature, the first state in the nation to do so. (BDR R-1079)
AR5 Adds former Assemblywoman Sadie Hurst to the Assembly Wall of Distinction. (BDR R-1253)
AR6 Adds former Assemblywoman Genie Ohrenschall Daykin to the Assembly Wall of Distinction. (BDR R-1252)
SCR7 Celebrates the sister state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1266)
AB99 Requires that instruction in the founding principles of American government be specifically included in public schools. (BDR 34-132)
AB103 Makes certain changes relating to collective bargaining. (BDR 23-251)
AB241 Revises the commerce tax as it applies to certain motor vehicle dealers. (BDR 32-15)
AB245 Requires the waiver of certain fees for certain veteran-owned businesses. (BDR 7-124)
AB246 Revises provisions relating to business entities. (BDR 18-996)
AB255 Revises provisions relating to permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-84)
AB262 Revises provisions relating to the custody of children. (BDR 11-131)
AB303 Revises provisions relating to kratom products. (BDR 52-1055)
SB325 Establishes the Nevada Child Adoption Grant Program to provide grants to assist certain prospective adoptive parents with certain costs of adoption. (BDR 11-163)
AB326 Provides for tax credits for certain business entities that invest in certain fresh food retailers located in underserved communities and similar areas. (BDR 18-318)
AB338 Revises requirements for the operation of a motor vehicle by a young driver. (BDR 43-600)
AB340 Makes various changes concerning the acquisition and use of opioid antagonists by schools. (BDR 40-849)
SB345 Revises provisions governing estate distilleries. (BDR 52-980)
AB380 Revises provisions governing safety in K-12 public schools. (BDR 31-41)
SB411 Authorizes the possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle that is on certain governmental property under certain circumstances. (BDR 15-643)
AB433 Revises provisions relating to caller identification information. (BDR 58-1006)
AB435 Requires certain children committed to a facility for the detention of children to be enrolled in a program of distance education in certain circumstances. (BDR 5-995)
AB436 Revises provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-998)
AB437 Eliminates the requirement to possess a permit to carry a concealed firearm. (BDR 15-992)
AB441 Creates the Joint Legislative Committee on Federalism. (BDR 17-993)
AB475 Requires training for certain members of certain educational governing bodies and requires certain disclosures of school expenditures. (BDR 34-999)
AB544 Revises provisions governing the age at which certain tobacco and vapor products may be purchased. (BDR 32-1294)


ACR3 Memorializes former Assemblyman Bob Price. (BDR R-971)
AJR4 Urges the President and the Congress of the United States to pass acts to combat illegal harvesting and trafficking of human organs. (BDR R-92)
SCR8 Memorializes former Nevada Attorney General and Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Springer. (BDR R-1259)
ACR9 Celebrates the Life of Assemblyman Odis “Tyrone” Thompson. (BDR R-1291)
AB147 Authorizes a physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse to perform certain services. (BDR 40-85)
AB154 Revises certain requirements relating to secondhand dealers. (BDR 54-625)
AB157 Establishes provisions relating to certain services for and resources concerning victims of human trafficking. (BDR 18-141)
AB158 Revises provisions governing criminal procedures for certain juvenile offenders who are also victims of certain crimes. (BDR 14-143)
AB167 Authorizes the possession of a handgun in a motor vehicle that is on the property of certain educational entities or child care facilities in certain circumstances. (BDR 15-97)
AB174 Establishes the Nevada Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness to Housing. (BDR 18-94)
SB193 Makes an appropriation for educational programs relating to history, law and civics. (BDR S-368)
AB252 Revises provisions relating to providers of community-based living arrangement services. (BDR 39-656)
AB257 Provides for the establishment of the Nevada State Holocaust Museum. (BDR 33-1039)
AB261 Revises provisions relating to the safety of children in public schools. (BDR S-590)
AB306 Enacts provisions to assist veteran-owned businesses to create cooperatives. (BDR 7-288)
AB323 Revises provisions governing state administration. (BDR 17-49)
AB327 Revises provisions relating to abortion. (BDR 40-1058)
AB333 Provides for the issuance of “Vegas Strong” specialty license plates. (BDR 43-273)
SB347 Revises provisions relating to hemp. (BDR 49-976)
AB351 Revises provisions relating to shampoo technologists. (BDR 54-174)
AB352 Revises provisions governing certain mortgages. (BDR 52-698)
AB363 Revises certain provisions relating to homeless youth. (BDR 43-1033)
AB392 Encourages employers to provide work-based learning opportunities for pupils. (BDR 34-952)
AB403 Revises provisions relating to certain traffic offenses. (BDR 43-42)
AB404 Authorizes the Board of Wildlife Commissioners to establish a program authorizing certain persons to transfer, defer or return certain lawfully obtained tags if certain extenuating circumstances exist. (BDR 45-1029)
AB405 Requires the State Treasurer to establish a student loan program for postsecondary education. (BDR 18-276)