Senator Ben Kieckhefer

Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 2015
  • Assistant Minority Floor Leader, 2013-2014
  • Nevada Senate, 2010 -Present (first elected in November 2010)

Education

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

Personal

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

Primary Sponsor

SJR9 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission. (BDR C-160)
SB111 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-85)
SB113 Makes various changes relating to arson. (BDR 15-587)
SB121 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-125)
SB128 Directs the State Treasurer to conduct a study concerning publicly funded scholarship and grant programs in this State. (BDR S-535)
SB160 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-819)
SB165 Establishes provisions relating to Esports. (BDR 41-562)
SB180 Revises provisions relating to fire prevention. (BDR 42-601)
SB202 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-818)
SB231 Revises provisions related to financial services. (BDR 55-86)
SB256 Requires the Secretary of State to establish a system for the electronic circulation and signing of petitions for initiative or referendum. (BDR 24-126)
SB269 Revises provisions relating to dental insurance. (BDR 57-817)
SB272 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-940)
SB273 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-941)
SB298 Revises provisions relating to inland ports. (BDR 22-536)
SB312 Provides for the use of certain federal funding for the costs associated with the enrollment of prekindergarten pupils in prekindergarten education programs in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. (BDR S-942)
SB316 Provides for the use of certain federal funding for a pilot program for certain pupils enrolled in a public high school. (BDR S-943)
SB336 Revises provisions governing veterinary medicine. (BDR 54-534)

Co-Sponsor

SCR1 Urges employers in this State to provide personal protective equipment to employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (BDR R-189)
AJR1 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to add and revise terms relating to persons with certain conditions for whose benefit certain public institutions are supported by the State. (BDR C-477)
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)
SJR5 Urges the Legislature, Governor and community organizations to work together to resolve various issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. (BDR R-958)
SB88 Revises provisions relating to emergency management. (BDR 36-51)
SB98 Makes various changes to provisions relating to the Carson Water Subconservancy District. (BDR S-579)
AB105 Revises provisions governing interscholastic activities. (BDR 34-517)
AB113 Increases the limitation of time within which a criminal prosecution for sex trafficking must be commenced. (BDR 14-610)
SB117 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-600)
SB118 Establishes provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-155)
SB119 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-163)
SB130 Provides for a presidential preference primary election. (BDR 24-37)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management in the Department of Administration. (BDR 18-100)
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)
SB136 Revises provisions relating to offenders. (BDR 16-625)
SB137 Establishes provisions relating to certain information and records concerning public safety. (BDR 14-7)
AB142 Enacts the Nurse Licensure Compact. (BDR 54-644)
AB144 Revises provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-699)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to insurance which provides for the payment of expenses not covered by Medicare. (BDR 57-556)
SB221 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-629)
SB225 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-550)
SB244 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-621)
SB262 Establishes provisions requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-640)
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)
AB314 Revises provisions governing civil liability for injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-448)
SB419 Revises provisions relating to unemployment compensation. (BDR 53-1139)