Senator Ben Kieckhefer

Assistant Minority Floor Leader
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate, 2011 (first elected in November 2010) - Assistant Minority Floor Leader, 2013-Present


  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, B.A., English
  • University of Illinois, Springfield, M.A., Public Affairs Reporting


Occupation: Communications
Recreation: Skiing, hunting, reading, family
Born: 1977 - Springfield, Illinois
Spouse: April
Children: Aspen, Austin, Lincoln, Lucerne

Primary Sponsor

SJR15 Urges Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. (BDR R-1208)
AB89 Authorizes the formation of benefit corporations. (BDR 7-28)
SB102 Revises provisions relating to the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship. (BDR 34-837)
SB103 Revises the period of limitation for crimes relating to the sexual abuse of a child. (BDR 14-177)
SB146 Exempts public works projects of schools and of the Nevada System of Higher Education from prevailing wage requirements. (BDR 28-44)
SB149 Revises provisions relating to inspections of certain medical facilities and offices. (BDR 40-841)
SB161 Revises various provisions relating to constructional defects. (BDR 3-480)
SB181 Revises provisions relating to fishing. (BDR 45-178)
SB187 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Youth Legislature. (BDR 34-516)
SB225 Designates the Blue Weimaraner as the official state dog of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-842)
SB231 Revises provisions relating to lawsuits involving real property. (BDR 10-1004)
SB238 Makes various changes relating to taxation. (BDR 32-973)
SB272 Provides for the revision of the boundary line between Storey County and Washoe County. (BDR 20-840)
SB277 Revises provisions relating to public safety. (BDR 15-923)
SB281 Exempts certain property from taxation. (BDR 32-975)
SB291 Requires the board of trustees of certain school districts to establish a prekindergarten program to teach children who are limited English proficient. (BDR 34-857)
SB306 Requires certain recipients of Medicaid to make copayments for certain services. (BDR 38-839)
SB307 Revises provisions relating to trusts, estates and probate. (BDR 12-179)
SB327 Revises provisions relating to health care professions. (BDR 54-772)
SB331 Exempts certain home-based businesses from the requirement to obtain a state business license. (BDR 7-479)
AB353 Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish a financial aid program for students enrolled in the Nevada System of Higher Education. (BDR 34-918)
SB369 Revises provisions relating to telemedicine. (BDR 54-972)
SB370 Makes various changes regarding administrative regulations. (BDR 18-194)
SB371 Prohibits a person from intentionally feeding any big game mammal under certain circumstances. (BDR 45-838)
SB372 Makes various changes relating to state financial administration. (BDR 31-181)
AB383 Revises provisions governing the Sunset Subcommittee of the Legislative Commission. (BDR 18-160)
SB403 Revises provisions governing representation of the State by the Attorney General. (BDR 18-883)
AB504 Revises provisions relating to constructional defects. (BDR 3-1247)
SB513 Proposes the Education Priority Act as the Legislature's competing ballot measure to Initiative Petition No. 1. (BDR 32-1221)
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)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
SR4 Amends the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 77th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-998)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
SJR5 Urges Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. (BDR R-697)
SR5 Inducts Sue Wagner into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1204)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SR6 Inducts Bernice Mathews into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1203)
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)
AJR6 Recognizes Nevada's partnership and friendship with, and expresses support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-458)
SR7 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Senate. (BDR R-1215)
SR8 Recognizes former State Senator Wilbur Faiss for his distinguished service to the State of Nevada and his exemplary life achievements. (BDR R-1216)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
SJR10 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow voucher schools. (BDR C-35)
AB112 Makes various changes relating to collective bargaining agreements of local government employers. (BDR 23-647)
SB117 Revises provisions governing the powers of the Department of Taxation. (BDR 32-536)
SB139 Expands provisions governing criminal and civil liability for certain crimes to include crimes motivated by the victim's gender identity or expression. (BDR 15-703)
SB142 Makes various changes to provisions governing local government contracting. (BDR 27-676)
AB164 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-410)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
SB177 Authorizes a board of county commissioners to adopt an ordinance prohibiting a minor from committing certain acts relating to the possession and use of tobacco products. (BDR 5-689)
SB178 Authorizes the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum to request the drafting of not more than one legislative measure for each regular session of the Legislature. (BDR 17-924)
SB189 Revises provisions governing assault and battery. (BDR 15-917)
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)
SB204 Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a next-of-kin registry. (BDR 43-712)
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)
SB239 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-996)
SB240 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-651)
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)
SB258 Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. (BDR 38-192)
SB282 Proposes to exempt from sales and use taxes precious metal coins and numismatic coins. (BDR 32-691)
AB299 Makes various changes relating to the provision of medical and dental services within the Department of Corrections. (BDR 16-749)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
SB336 Makes various changes relating to prevailing wages. (BDR 28-855)
SB338 Changes the term “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in NRS. (BDR 39-52)
AB374 Revises provisions relating to counties. (BDR 20-520)
SB401 Revises provisions governing the taxation of mines and mining claims and excludes the value of certain mineral deposits from the taxable value of property. (BDR 32-910)