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Representative Jim Nickels (D)

P. O. Box 6564, Sherwood, 72124

Representative Jim Nickels (D)
Phone: 501-833-2424
Phone:
District: 41
District:
41
Seniority: 17
Seniority:
17
Occupation: Educator/Attorney
Occupation:
Educator/Attorney
Church Affiliation: United Methodist
Church Affiliation:
United Methodist
Veteran: Vietnam Era
Veteran:
Vietnam Era
Public Service: House 2009, 2011, 2013
Public Service:
House 2009, 2011, 2013


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO SPECIFY THE CALCULATION PROCESS FOR MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
TO ENACT THE BUY AMERICAN IN STATE PUBLIC WORKS ACT AND TO FOSTER THE PURCHASE AND USE OF AMERICAN-MADE METALS AND PRODUCTS IN STATE PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.
TO LIMIT THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PAY TAXPAYER FUNDS UNDER SERVICE CONTRACTS FOR ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
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.
CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCES AND POSSIBLE RELIEF FOR GRIEVANCES.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING REPORTING BY A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AND AMENDING A PORTION OF ARKANSAS LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.
TO INCREASE THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PREMIUM TAX AND REQUIRE THAT A PORTION BE CREDITED TO THE DEATH AND PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY TRUST FUND; AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE THAT RESULTED FROM INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION - SALARY OBLIGATIONS SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
CONCERNING BAND, MUSIC, AND VISUAL ARTS CREDITS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION - ELECTRONIC MONITORING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO ESTABLISH A CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST THIRD PARTIES WHO CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS AND RELEASE ERRONEOUS INFORMATION.
CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY, APPLICATION, PROCESS, AND EFFECT OF THE EXPUNGEMENT OR SEALING OF A PERSON'S RECORD OF A CRIMINAL CONVICTION.
TO REGULATE PLATS THE AMENDMENT OF AND BILLS OF ASSURANCE AND THE FILING OF PLATS AND BILLS OF ASSURANCE.
AN ACT TO REFORM RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES; AND TO REQUIRE THAT CIRCUIT CLERKS AS PART OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES CONDUCT JUDICIAL SALES AND STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALES.
TO CREATE THE SMALL BUSINESS TAX FAIRNESS ACT; TO REQUIRE COMBINED REPORTING FOR INCOME TAX PURPOSES; AND TO LEVY A FLAT INCOME TAX ON CORPORATIONS.
TO REPEAL THE EXEMPTION OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS FROM THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW.
TO REFORM MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES; TO REQUIRE CIRCUIT CLERKS TO CONDUCT JUDICIAL SALES; AND TO ABOLISH THE AUTHORITY AND PROCEDURES TO PERFORM STATUTORY FORECLOSURES.
TO AMEND THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW ENACTED BY INITIATED ACT 4 OF 1948; AND TO REGULATE FINAL SETTLEMENTS OF CLAIMS INVOLVING JOINT PETITIONS.
TO AMEND CERTAIN ETHICS LAWS OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS BY PUBLIC SERVANTS AND TO AMEND PORTIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW RESULTING FROM INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1988.
CoSponsor
TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS IF CERTAIN FUND BALANCES EXIST; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO PROTECT A LAST VOTE; TO ALLOW A VOTE CAST BY ABSENTEE BALLOT BEFORE THE DEATH OF A VOTER TO BE COUNTED; AND TO REPEAL A PORTION OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOT LAW.
TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES TO APPEAR BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ALL CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT CHANGES; TO REQUIRE NOTICE TO BE GIVEN BEFORE CHANGES TO COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDER CONTRACTS ARE MADE.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS - HOMELESS SHELTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - CITIES AND COUNTIES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION - CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY RESOURCES GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM - COMMUNITY GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATION FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE 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.
AN ACT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 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 HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND NONPROFIT SUPPORT - NON-PROFIT SUPPORT GRANT 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 FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - DISBURSING OFFICER - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
AN ACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - ARKANSAS STATE LIBRARY - GRANTS 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 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES - GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE STATUTES REGARDING ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR SPOUSES.
TO ESTABLISH THE COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL RECORD SEALING ACT OF 2013; AND TO AMEND, CONSOLIDATE, CLARIFY, AND SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS FOR SEALING A PERSON'S CRIMINAL RECORD UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
TO ADJUST THE INCOME LEVELS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN INCOME TAX RATES; AND TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO USE THE LOW-INCOME TAX TABLES.
CONCERNING LOBBYIST REGISTRATION BY A FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
TO ASSIST NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO ALLOW NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO PURCHASE SURPLUS PUBLIC COMMODITIES.
COMMENDING THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE 7A/6A EAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP.
TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT OF ARKANSAS WOMEN BY ENCOURAGING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS DEVELOPED BY INTERIM STUDY PROPOSAL 2011-032.
CONGRATULATING THE JACKSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS FOR BOTH WINNING THE 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
AN ACT FOR THE SAU-TECH - ARKANSAS FIRE TRAINING ACADEMY DORMITORY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATION.
TO AMEND THE MEDICAID FAIRNESS ACT TO STRENGTHEN DUE PROCESS FOR PROVIDERS WHO DELIVER SERVICES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
CONCERNING REPORTS FOR SALES AND USE TAXES.
ENCOURAGING THE SUPREME COURT TO ADOPT TORT REFORMS TO BALANCE THE RIGHTS OF PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND PROTECT THE STATE'S CITIZENS AND ECONOMIC INTERESTS FROM INEQUITABLE LITIGATION CLAIMS AND DAMAGE AWARDS.

Committees

Committees