Assemblyman Jim Wheeler

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

AJR9 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution relating to appropriations for the operation of the Executive Department of the State Government. (BDR C-592)
AJR12 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to prohibit a vote on a bill or joint resolution until it has been made available to the public for a certain period. (BDR C-595)
AJR13 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the Legislature to canvass the vote for certain elections and certify the results of such elections. (BDR C-652)
AB79 Revises requirements for certain applicants for a driver's license. (BDR 43-205)
AB82 Requires that instruction in the founding principles of American government be specifically included in public schools. (BDR 34-206)
AB92 Authorizes a peace officer to bring a civil action for damages under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-519)
AB93 Revises provisions relating to states of emergency or declarations of disaster proclaimed by the Governor. (BDR 36-41)
SB97 Provides that certain restrictions relating to public gatherings do not apply to certain events at which a vaccine for COVID-19 is administered. (BDR S-897)
SB98 Makes various changes to provisions relating to the Carson Water Subconservancy District. (BDR S-579)
AB99 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-686)
SB101 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-599)
AB113 Increases the limitation of time within which a criminal prosecution for sex trafficking must be commenced. (BDR 14-610)
AB120 Exempts businesses that have gross revenue below a certain amount from the requirement to obtain a state business license. (BDR 7-594)
AB127 Revises provisions relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of peace officers and retired peace officers. (BDR 20-662)
AB134 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-801)
SB135 Revises provisions governing access to the property and employees of public schools. (BDR 34-627)
AB137 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-649)
AB144 Revises provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-699)
SB152 Revises provisions related to education. (BDR 34-622)
AB163 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-690)
AB165 Revises provisions governing tuition for veterans. (BDR 34-681)
AB168 Revises provisions relating to riots. (BDR 15-518)
AB176 Revises provisions relating to abortions. (BDR 40-655)
AB185 Eliminates certain scheduled increases in the minimum wage. (BDR 53-688)
AB199 Provides for the designation and operation of charter agencies. (BDR 18-804)
AB203 Revises provisions relating to certain proceedings concerning evictions. (BDR S-612)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to insurance which provides for the payment of expenses not covered by Medicare. (BDR 57-556)
AB223 Revises provisions governing first responders. (BDR 53-692)
AB232 Creates the Legislative Committee on the Reduction of Nonessential State Expenditures. (BDR 17-593)
AB239 Establishes provisions relating to the enforcement of federal immigration laws. (BDR 14-802)
SB242 Prohibits targeted residential picketing. (BDR 15-937)
AB252 Revises provisions relating to veterans. (BDR 32-661)
SB262 Establishes provisions requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-640)
AB263 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-537)
AB270 Revises provisions governing the preservation of the Nevada State Prison and the Stewart Indian School. (BDR 18-646)
AB272 Exempts employers from paying the tax for wages which are paid to certain employees. (BDR 32-650)
AB276 Makes changes to provisions governing public records. (BDR 19-884)
AB293 Revises provisions relating to charitable lotteries. (BDR 41-204)
AB312 Creates the Independent Contractor Benefits Program. (BDR 53-886)
AB316 Revises provisions relating to veterans' benefits. (BDR 37-949)


SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
SCR12 Celebrates the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan, which continues to enhance trade, educational and cultural relations. (BDR R-1151)
SCR14 Memorializes former District Court Judge Don P. Chairez. (BDR R-1140)
AB142 Enacts the Nurse Licensure Compact. (BDR 54-644)
AB156 Revises provisions governing the waiver by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada of certain fees for active members of the Nevada National Guard. (BDR 34-23)
AB159 Limits the civil liability of certain public schools for personal injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-230)
AB162 Revises provisions relating to apprentices. (BDR 28-687)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to abortion. (BDR 40-229)
AB183 Revises provisions governing collective bargaining. (BDR 23-803)
AB230 Revises provisions relating to juvenile justice. (BDR 5-791)
AB233 Revises provisions governing legislative measures that may be requested for a regular legislative session. (BDR 17-689)
AB264 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-637)
SB265 Revises provisions relating to work-based learning programs. (BDR 34-624)
AB269 Revises provisions relating to providers of dental care. (BDR 54-645)
AB314 Revises provisions governing civil liability for injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-448)
AB325 Revises provisions relating to the recording of documents. (BDR 20-642)
AB483 Requires certain operators of Internet websites or online services which are owned or operated for the purposes of a public awareness campaign conducted by or on behalf of a governmental entity to comply with certain requirements and restrictions concerning the collection and sale of certain personally identifiable information. (BDR 52-1152)