Senator James A. Settelmeyer

Minority Leader
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Minority Leader, 2019
  • Co-Majority Whip, 2015
  • Minority Whip, 2011-2012
  • Nevada Senate, 2010 -Present (first elected November 2010)
  • Nevada Assembly, 2006-2010 (first elected November 2006)

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

SB1 Makes an appropriation to the Legislative Fund for the costs of the 81st Legislative Session. (BDR S-521)
SR1 Adopts the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 81st Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-889)
SR2 Provides allowances to the members of the Senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications. (BDR R-890)
SJR2 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise the membership of the Commission on Judicial Selection. (BDR C-83)
SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
SR3 Provides for the appointment of the Senate Session staff. (BDR R-891)
SR4 Provides for the compensation of the clergy in the Senate for the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1161)
SR5 Inducts David R. Parks into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1165)
SR6 Inducts Mark Amodei into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1164)
SR8 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for their service during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1187)
SR9 Expresses appreciation for assistance provided to the Nevada Legislature with its response to the global COVID-19 pandemic during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1185)
SR10 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Senate for their service during the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1184)
SB88 Revises provisions relating to emergency management. (BDR 36-51)
SB93 Revises provisions relating to Medicaid. (BDR 38-193)
SB94 Revises provisions relating to property. (BDR 15-440)
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)
SB101 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-599)
SB114 Authorizes food that contains certain components of hemp to be produced or sold at certain food establishments under certain circumstances. (BDR 49-65)
SB125 Revises provisions related to falconry. (BDR 45-158)
SB130 Provides for a presidential preference primary election. (BDR 24-37)
SB132 Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the Eighth Judicial District for the funding of support services provided by juvenile justice assessment centers to pupils at public schools in the Clark County School District. (BDR S-553)
SB133 Establishes provisions relating to obligations for the support of children. (BDR 11-552)
AB143 Establishes provisions concerning victims of human trafficking. (BDR 16-856)
AB163 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-690)
AB168 Revises provisions relating to riots. (BDR 15-518)
SB191 Revises provisions relating to vehicles. (BDR 58-597)
SB192 Revises provisions relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 15-633)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to insurance which provides for the payment of expenses not covered by Medicare. (BDR 57-556)
SB226 Expands career and technical education opportunities for pupils. (BDR 34-75)
SB234 Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to the Collaboration Center Foundation for the expansion and improvement of its campus at Las Vegas Ranch to provide services to certain persons. (BDR S-906)
SB252 Extends the period during which certain complaints may be filed with the State Contractors' Board under certain circumstances. (BDR 54-961)
SB253 Revises provisions related to alarm systems. (BDR 20-968)
SB261 Revises provisions relating to actions to collect a consumer debt. (BDR 8-902)
SB262 Establishes provisions requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-640)
SB263 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-896)
SB278 Revises provisions relating to taxation of cannabis. (BDR 32-660)
SB279 Revises provisions relating to transportation network companies. (BDR 58-895)
AB293 Revises provisions relating to charitable lotteries. (BDR 41-204)
AB297 Requires the election of a registrar of voters. (BDR 24-908)
SB299 Revises provisions relating to the protection of children. (BDR 38-904)
SB301 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-898)
SB304 Ratifies the Solemn Covenant of States to Award Prizes for Curing Diseases Compact. (BDR 40-903)
AB314 Revises provisions governing civil liability for injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-448)
SB321 Creates the Nevada System of Community Colleges. (BDR 34-905)
SB323 Authorizes a business to establish an area where certain restrictions to restrain the spread of COVID-19 do not apply. (BDR 40-639)
SB325 Establishes provisions relating to preventing the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus. (BDR 54-632)
SB338 Revises provisions governing partial tax abatements for certain renewable energy facilities. (BDR 32-560)
SB339 Authorizes a unit-owners' association of a common-interest community to lease abandoned residential property within the common-interest community in certain circumstances. (BDR 10-557)
AB375 Revises provisions relating to alcoholic beverages. (BDR 52-915)
SB384 Imposes a tax on electricity used to charge an electric vehicle. (BDR 32-598)
SB394 Revises provisions governing the sale of alcoholic beverages. (BDR 52-157)
SB419 Revises provisions relating to unemployment compensation. (BDR 53-1139)
SB462 Creates the Reapportionment and Redistricting Advisory Commission. (BDR 17-1180)


ACR4 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study on general improvement districts. (BDR R-199)
SJR5 Urges the Legislature, Governor and community organizations to work together to resolve various issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. (BDR R-958)
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)
SB96 Makes various changes relating to services provided to persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 38-89)
SB117 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-600)
SB119 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-163)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management in the Department of Administration. (BDR 18-100)
SB135 Revises provisions governing access to the property and employees of public schools. (BDR 34-627)
SB136 Revises provisions relating to offenders. (BDR 16-625)
SB137 Establishes provisions relating to certain information and records concerning public safety. (BDR 14-7)
SB152 Revises provisions related to education. (BDR 34-622)
SB207 Requires the development, creation and administration of a pilot program for the purpose of establishing new apprenticeship programs for certain industries. (BDR S-876)
SB208 Revises provisions relating to behavioral health. (BDR 38-613)
SB216 Revises provisions relating to community water systems. (BDR 19-590)
AB223 Revises provisions governing first responders. (BDR 53-692)
SB225 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-550)
SB243 Revises provisions governing the confidentiality of the personal information of certain persons. (BDR 20-938)
SB244 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-621)
SB265 Revises provisions relating to work-based learning programs. (BDR 34-624)
AB269 Revises provisions relating to providers of dental care. (BDR 54-645)
AB270 Revises provisions governing the preservation of the Nevada State Prison and the Stewart Indian School. (BDR 18-646)
SB270 Makes changes to provisions governing elections. (BDR 24-602)
AB316 Revises provisions relating to veterans' benefits. (BDR 37-949)