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Representative Jim Nickels (D)
P. O. Box 6564, Sherwood, 72124
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Phone501-833-2424
Emailjim.nickels@arkansashouse.org
District43
Seniority Number45
OccupationEducator/Attorney
Church AffiliationMethodist
VeteranVietnam Era
Public ServiceFirst Term in House 2009, 2011
Bill(Ascending)
Bill Status
Title
Primary Sponsor
 HB1013AN ACT TO ALLOW THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST A CONTRACTOR FOR KNOWINGLY EMPLOYING A WORKER WITHOUT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.
 HB1140
Act 225
TO PREVENT INEQUITY IN THE CALCULATION OF FINAL AVERAGE SALARY BY REMOVING THE ANTISPIKING PROVISIONS FOR A MAJOR GAP OF EMPLOYMENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1149TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 HB1150TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 8 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 HB1162TO EXTEND THE AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOWED FOR THE FILING OF LEGISLATION AFFECTING ANY PUBLICLY SUPPORTED RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR PENSION PLAN.
 HB1173TO AMEND THE CONTRIBUTION RATES OF THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1174TO AMEND THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1176TO ADJUST THE YEARS OF SERVICE NEEDED FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1202TO REQUIRE LARGE MUNICIPALITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR ALL NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES AND ALL NEWLY ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
 HB1203TO ALLOW MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES TO PURCHASE CREDIT IN PRORATED AMOUNTS DURING A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1251AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCES AND POSSIBLE RELIEF FOR GRIEVANCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION CREDIT UNDER A RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 HB1258TO AMEND THE RETIREMENT LAW AS IT APPLIES TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
 HB1259TO REQUIRE LARGE MUNICIPALITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR ALL NEW EMPLOYEES AND NEW PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND TO ALLOW CURRENT EMPLOYEES TO OPT INTO THE PUBLIC SYSTEM.
 HB1324THE EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION ACT.
 HB1325AN ACT TO ADDRESS THE PRACTICE OF MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS FOR PURPOSES OF WORKER'S COMPENSATION AND TO INDIRECTLY AMEND INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948.
 HB1445TO CREATE CRIMINAL PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE WAGES, FINAL COMPENSATION, OR WAGE SUPPLEMENTS TO AN EMPLOYEE.
 HB1494AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST THIRD PARTIES WHO CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS AND RELEASE ERRONEOUS INFORMATION.
 HB1495TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SMALL BUSINESS TAX FAIRNESS ACT AND TO REQUIRE COMBINED REPORTING FOR INCOME TAX PURPOSES.
 HB1608
Act 626
REGARDING THE EXPUNGEMENT OF MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS.
 HB1613TO REGULATE EMPLOYEE SALARIES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, INCLUDING STRAIGHT TIME, OVERTIME, AND HOLIDAY COMPENSATION.
 HB1614CONCERNING AUDITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR.
 HB1823TO REGULATE FEE AWARDS FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASES.
 HB1838TO REQUIRE THAT A PUBLIC SCHOOL CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT STUDENT BE COUNTED ONLY ONCE FOR PURPOSES OF STUDENT MEMBERSHIP IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING OR STUDENT SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING.
 HB1839AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE INTERAGENCY AGREEMENTS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND TO INDIRECTLY AMEND INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948.
 HB1938TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE JURISDICTION OF THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD.
 HB1939TO ENHANCE THE REGULATION OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS; TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS THAT ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.
 HB1940TO REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
 HB1941TO AMEND TITLE 7, CHAPTER 2 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH REGARD TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS.
 HB1954TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES BY STATE EMPLOYEES.
 HB2021TO REPEAL THE CHECK-CASHERS ACT, § 23-52-101 ET SEQ. AND TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM UNLAWFUL INTEREST RATES.
 HB2022TO BRING SOLVENCY TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND, THE UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND, AND THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPECIAL FUND; AND TO FUND CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
 HB2152TO PROVIDE PROTECTION TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMANTS AGAINST RETALIATORY DISCRIMINATION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
 HJR1004A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REPEAL ANNUAL SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION ONE TIME EVERY TWO YEARS.
CoSponsor
 HB1006TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SALES OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER JUDICIAL DECREES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1018
Act 40
TO DEFINE TERMINATE AS THAT TERM APPLIES TO ELIGIBILITY FOR RETIREMENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
 HB1019TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AND TO RESTRICT THE AMOUNT OF RETIREMENT CREDIT SERVICE EARNED BY A LOCAL ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL.
 HB1175TO AMEND THE DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLANS OF THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1232
Act 1168
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF TEAR GAS OR PEPPER SPRAY.
 HB1254
Act 205
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF FALSE ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS; REQUIRE ACCREDITATION FOR SOME POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS BEFORE RECEIVING CERTIFICATION FROM THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.
 HB1284
Act 71
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 HB1369
Act 757
TO CREATE A SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR CLOTHING, CLOTHING ACCESSORIES OR EQUIPMENT, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SCHOOL ART SUPPLIES, AND SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL
 HB1425
Act 566
TO REMOVE INSURANCE RESTRICTIONS ON NONCOVERED DENTAL SERVICES AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB1450THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
 HB1557CONCERNING THE ANNUAL VACATION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.
 HB1641
Act 854
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1642
Act 229
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1643
Act 230
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1644
Act 231
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - ARKANSAS REAL-TIME SCRAP METAL LOGBOOK EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1645
Act 232
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1646
Act 233
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1647
Act 234
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION STATEWIDE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1648
Act 235
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1649
Act 236
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1650
Act 300
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1651
Act 237
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF VOLUNTEERISM - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1652
Act 238
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1653
Act 239
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1654
Act 240
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1655
Act 241
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1656
Act 242
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATEWIDE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1657
Act 243
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND ENERGY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1658
Act 244
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1659
Act 245
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - STATE FAIR AND LIVESTOCK SHOW GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1660
Act 246
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1661
Act 301
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1662
Act 247
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1663
Act 248
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT- LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - FAIR GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1664
Act 249
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1665
Act 972
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
 HB1895
Act 910
TO AMEND THE UTILITY FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION ACT; TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR UTILITY FACILITIES; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
 HB2103TO CREATE AN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT CREATE A JOB AND HIRE A PERSON RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO FILL THAT JOB AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 HB2138TO ALLOW THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO PROTECT ARKANSANS BY THE CONTINUED LOCAL REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
 HB2202
Act 1200
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY OF CERTAIN REGULATORY AGENCIES.
 HJR1001A TEMPORARY ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX FOR STATE HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES AND COUNTY AND CITY ROADS, BRIDGES AND OTHER SURFACE TRANSPORTATION WITH STATE REVENUES SECURING FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT BONDS
 SB194
Act 48
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 SB221
Act 303
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
 SB276
Act 755
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB404
Act 639
TO INCREASE THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR FIREFIGHTER LICENSE PLATES TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) AND HAVE THE FUNDS REMITTED TO THE ARKANSAS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL BOARD; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
 SB575
Act 846
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
 SB750
Act 570
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
 SB970TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING EMINENT DOMAIN.
 SB993
Act 1021
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES BY STATE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS.