Senator James A. Settelmeyer

Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2007-2009 (first elected November 2006)
  • Nevada Senate, 2011 (first elected November 2010) - Minority Whip, 2011

Other Public Service

  • Nevada Tax Commission's Blue Ribbon Property Tax Commission
  • Member, Nevada Tax Commission's Blue Ribbon Subcommittee to Study Property Taxes, 2007
  • Past Chair, United States Small Business Administration Region IX Regulatory Fairness Board
  • Chair, Nevada State Conservation Commission
  • Chair, Carson Valley Conservation District
  • Member, Farm Service Agency Community Outreach Committee

Honors and Awards

  • American Farmer Degree
  • Outstanding Young Farmer for Nevada
  • Graduate, Leadership Douglas County


  • Member, Douglas County Republican Central Committee
  • Western Legislative (Leadership) Academy, The Council of State Governments-WEST
  • Legislative Academy, National Conference for State Legislatures


  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Agricultural Education/Agricultural Science


Occupation: Agriculturalist
Recreation: Reading
Born: 1971 - Carson City, Nevada
Spouse: Sherese
Children: Two daughters

Primary Sponsor

SJR3 Claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. (BDR R-692)
SJR10 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow voucher schools. (BDR C-35)
SB76 Revises provisions governing permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-37)
SB78 Makes various changes concerning guardianships and powers of attorney. (BDR 13-465)
SB80 Makes various changes to provisions governing dairy products and dairy substitutes. (BDR 51-460)
SB89 Revises provisions governing public assistance. (BDR 38-469)
SB90 Revises provisions relating to certain confidential information. (BDR 48-468)
SB101 Revises provisions relating to departments of alternative sentencing. (BDR 16-464)
SB109 Revises provisions relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-467)
SB141 Revises provisions governing the dissemination of records of criminal history. (BDR 14-881)
AB143 Makes various changes relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 20-615)
AB157 Revises provisions relating to water furnished by a municipal water system for domestic use in certain counties. (BDR 48-565)
SB158 Revises provisions relating to motor carriers. (BDR 58-466)
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)
SB188* Revises provisions relating to the work schedules of certain employees of the Department of Corrections. (BDR 23-699)
SB197 Revises provisions governing the Nevada College Savings Program. (BDR 31-693)
SB212 Makes various changes relating to statewide primary elections. (BDR 24-36)
SB226 Makes various changes concerning firearms. (BDR 15-38)
SB239 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-996)
SB248 Allows a person who discovers an abandoned vessel on private property to apply for a certificate of ownership to the abandoned vessel under certain circumstances. (BDR 43-997)
SB270 Makes an appropriation to the Fund for Aviation. (BDR S-666)
SB273 Revises provisions relating to deputy sheriffs. (BDR 20-470)
SB282 Proposes to exempt from sales and use taxes precious metal coins and numismatic coins. (BDR 32-691)
SB299 Revises provisions governing falconry. (BDR 45-589)
SB305 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-694)
AB310 Revises provisions governing irrigation districts. (BDR 48-941)
SB328 Makes various changes relating to education. (BDR 34-937)
SB330 Allows a person who qualifies as both a veteran and the surviving spouse of a veteran to claim both veterans' exemptions from property taxes and governmental services taxes. (BDR 32-690)
SB348 Revises provisions governing the rights of peace officers. (BDR 23-463)
SB367 Makes various changes concerning foreign nationals. (BDR 15-432)


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)
SR4 Amends the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 77th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-998)
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)
SR5 Inducts Sue Wagner into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1204)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
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)
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)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to preserve the right to hunt, fish and trap in this State. (BDR C-586)
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)
SJR9 Urges the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to expedite the process for approving special recreation permits for certain uses of federal public lands in Nevada. (BDR R-1008)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
AB99 Revises provisions relating to notarial acts. (BDR 19-1)
AB114 Revises provisions governing interactive gaming. (BDR 41-97)
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)
SB137 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-426)
SB138 Authorizes irrevocable trusts and certain other entities to hold ownership interests in professional entities. (BDR 7-848)
SB142 Makes various changes to provisions governing local government contracting. (BDR 27-676)
SB145 Establishes provisions authorizing certain public-private partnerships. (BDR 22-471)
SB151 Revises the formula used to determine the value of used vehicles for the purpose of calculating the amount of governmental services taxes due. (BDR 32-433)
SB157 Revises provisions relating to the budgets of school districts. (BDR 34-849)
SB162 Revises provisions governing the practice of medicine. (BDR 54-108)
SB163 Requires certain schools in this State to provide pupils with instruction in civics. (BDR 34-667)
SB164 Revises provisions governing safe and respectful learning environments in public schools. (BDR 34-454)
SB174 Authorizes the Governor to require the naming of a state building, park, highway or other property after a deceased member of the Armed Forces of the United States under certain circumstances. (BDR 27-853)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
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)
SB188 Designates English as the official language of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-431)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to motor carriers. (BDR 58-585)
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)
AB194 Clarifies that a person who holds a leasehold interest in the real property of another person may be criminally liable for the destruction or injury of that real property. (BDR 15-654)
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)
SB202 Creates the Nevada Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations as a statutory committee. (BDR 19-905)
SB204 Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a next-of-kin registry. (BDR 43-712)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to food establishments. (BDR 40-935)
AB208 Prohibits the Department of Taxation from applying sales taxes to the provision of meals by employers to their employees. (BDR 32-492)
SB209 Requires each regional development authority and the Board of Economic Development to take certain actions regarding a recruiting and marketing effort to attract professionals and businesses to this State. (BDR 18-854)
SB223 Revises provisions governing the carrying of concealed firearms on school property. (BDR 15-1062)
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)
AB228 Authorizes certain providers of health care to provide voluntary health care service in this State in association with certain organizations. (BDR 54-245)
AB231 Revises provisions regarding local governing bodies. (BDR 20-1039)
SB231 Revises provisions relating to lawsuits involving real property. (BDR 10-1004)
AB232 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-685)
SB232 Revises certain provisions relating to the regulation of certain municipal utilities. (BDR 58-481)
SB241 Establishes a tax credit for donations to a school tuition organization. (BDR 34-87)
SB244 Authorizes the placement of a designation of veteran status on certain documents issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (BDR 43-80)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
AB252 Makes various changes to the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act. (BDR 18-539)
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)
AB264 Revises provisions relating to estrays and feral livestock. (BDR 50-531)
AB293 Revises provisions relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-619)
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)
AB318 Revises provisions relating to the payment of overtime compensation and prevailing wages. (BDR 28-720)
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)
SB343 Makes various changes relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-630)
AB344 Provides for the use of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment in this State. (BDR 40-682)
SB371 Prohibits a person from intentionally feeding any big game mammal under certain circumstances. (BDR 45-838)
SB378 Enacts the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act. (BDR 15-728)
SB379 Revises provisions concerning the Nevada Transportation Authority. (BDR 58-56)
SB381 Makes various changes to prevent recipients of certain public assistance from using benefits in certain businesses. (BDR 38-459)
SB391 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study concerning the governance structure of and funding methods for community colleges in this State. (BDR S-952)
SB413 Prohibits the employment of certain persons at adult entertainment establishments. (BDR 15-1046)
SB520 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-1234)