Representative Nick Archer

Hi, I'm Nick Archer and I represent the people of Oklahoma's 55th District.


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Feb 23, 2024
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Gun Safety Bill Passes Committee

Rep. Nick Archer, R-Elk City, passed a bill out of the Appropriations & Budget Committee on Thursday that would encourage responsible gun ownership. Starting from the tax year 2025, House Bill 3427 proposes to provide a tax credit equal to 50% of the purchase price of a gun safe or other qualified lockable storage device, up to a maximum of $1,000. "The idea is to incentivize individuals to store firearms safely," Archer said. "House Bill 3427 is a proactive measure designed to promote responsible gun ownership while preventing firearm accidents, theft and unauthorized access." Archer said the National Rifle Association and the Oklahoma Rifle Association, as well as Everytown for Gun Safety, agree on the measure, a topic that typically divides opinions. "This unified commitment to responsible gun ownership bridges the gap between staunch defenders of Second Amendment rights and advocates for gun violence prevention," Archer said. "I was glad this measure passed easily and look forward to seeing it widely supported on the House floor." HB3427 passed the committee with bipartisan support, with one legislator, a Republican, voting against the measure. It is now eligible to be heard on the House floor.

Apr 25, 2023
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Bill Providing Paid Maternity Leave for State Employees Passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Nick Archer, R-Elk City, on Tuesday passed legislation in the Oklahoma House of Representatives to provide six weeks of paid maternity leave for full-time state employees following the birth or adoption of a child. Under Senate Bill 193, mothers must be full-time state employees for at least two years before being eligible for the leave, which could be used for the birth or adoption of a child. Employees would not be required to use their accrued leave for the initial six-week period but would have the option to use such leave for any additional time off for up to 12 weeks as required under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). "Ultimately, this bill would save the state of Oklahoma millions every year," Archer said. "The goal is to help state agencies recruit and retain talented Oklahomans who provide services to our communities. This is a workforce issue. As the largest employer in the state, Oklahoma should be the leader in supporting mothers and families." According to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, employee turnover cost the state over $100 million in 2021.  SB193 passed the House 70 – 21 with its title struck . It now returns to the Senate for further consideration.