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Representative Jim Nickels (D)

P. O. Box 6564, Sherwood, 72124

Representative Jim Nickels (D)
Phone: 501-833-2424
Phone:
District: 43
District:
43
Seniority: 45
Seniority:
45
Occupation: Educator/Attorney
Occupation:
Educator/Attorney
Church Affiliation: Methodist
Church Affiliation:
Methodist
Veteran: Vietnam Era
Veteran:
Vietnam Era
Public Service: First Term in House 2009, 2011
Public Service:
First Term in House 2009, 2011


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
AN 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.
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.
TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 24, CHAPTER 8 CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO EXTEND THE AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOWED FOR THE FILING OF LEGISLATION AFFECTING ANY PUBLICLY SUPPORTED RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR PENSION PLAN.
TO AMEND THE CONTRIBUTION RATES OF THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ADJUST THE YEARS OF SERVICE NEEDED FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO REQUIRE LARGE MUNICIPALITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR ALL NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES AND ALL NEWLY ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
TO ALLOW MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES TO PURCHASE CREDIT IN PRORATED AMOUNTS DURING A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCES AND POSSIBLE RELIEF FOR GRIEVANCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION CREDIT UNDER A RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO AMEND THE RETIREMENT LAW AS IT APPLIES TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO 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.
THE EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION ACT.
AN 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.
TO CREATE CRIMINAL PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE WAGES, FINAL COMPENSATION, OR WAGE SUPPLEMENTS TO AN EMPLOYEE.
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST THIRD PARTIES WHO CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS AND RELEASE ERRONEOUS INFORMATION.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SMALL BUSINESS TAX FAIRNESS ACT AND TO REQUIRE COMBINED REPORTING FOR INCOME TAX PURPOSES.
REGARDING THE EXPUNGEMENT OF MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS.
TO REGULATE EMPLOYEE SALARIES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, INCLUDING STRAIGHT TIME, OVERTIME, AND HOLIDAY COMPENSATION.
CONCERNING AUDITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR.
TO REGULATE FEE AWARDS FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASES.
TO 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.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE INTERAGENCY AGREEMENTS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND TO INDIRECTLY AMEND INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE JURISDICTION OF THE CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD.
TO 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.
TO REESTABLISH FAIRNESS, TRANSPARENCY, AND COMPETITION IN THE BIDDING PRACTICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND FACILITIES.
TO AMEND TITLE 7, CHAPTER 2 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE WITH REGARD TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN ARKANSAS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES BY STATE EMPLOYEES.
TO REPEAL THE CHECK-CASHERS ACT, § 23-52-101 ET SEQ. AND TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM UNLAWFUL INTEREST RATES.
TO BRING SOLVENCY TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND, THE UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND, AND THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPECIAL FUND; AND TO FUND CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
TO PROVIDE PROTECTION TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMANTS AGAINST RETALIATORY DISCRIMINATION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
A 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
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING SALES OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER JUDICIAL DECREES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
TO DEFINE TERMINATE AS THAT TERM APPLIES TO ELIGIBILITY FOR RETIREMENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AND TO RESTRICT THE AMOUNT OF RETIREMENT CREDIT SERVICE EARNED BY A LOCAL ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL.
TO AMEND THE DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLANS OF THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF TEAR GAS OR PEPPER SPRAY.
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.
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO CREATE A SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR CLOTHING, CLOTHING ACCESSORIES OR EQUIPMENT, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SCHOOL ART SUPPLIES, AND SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL
TO REMOVE INSURANCE RESTRICTIONS ON NONCOVERED DENTAL SERVICES AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
THE ARKANSAS CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ACT.
CONCERNING THE ANNUAL VACATION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - ARKANSAS REAL-TIME SCRAP METAL LOGBOOK EXPENSES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - ARKANSAS CHILD ABUSE/RAPE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSION STATEWIDE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - GRANTS TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF VOLUNTEERISM - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY CAMP COUCHDALE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - BOOKS FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS' EDUCATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - STATEWIDE GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND ENERGY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS WATERWAYS COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - STATE FAIR AND LIVESTOCK SHOW GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT- LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY - FAIR GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RURAL SERVICES - - GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
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.
TO 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.
TO ALLOW THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO PROTECT ARKANSANS BY THE CONTINUED LOCAL REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY OF CERTAIN REGULATORY AGENCIES.
A 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
CoSponsor for Senate
TO AMEND SEVERAL PROVISIONS OF THE LAW CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
THE ARKANSAS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ACT.
TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
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.
AN ACT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK - NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTER APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SLOW CORRECTIONS GROWTH.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING EMINENT DOMAIN.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE USE OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES BY STATE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS.

Committees

Committees