Representative Nicole Miller

Hi, I’m Nicole Miller and I represent the people of Oklahoma’s 82nd District.



Assistant Majority Whip

59th Legislature

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May 17, 2023
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ARPA Funding to Address Deer Creek Wastewater Upgrades Passes House

Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars could soon bring relief to Edmond-Deer Creek neighborhoods dealing with wastewater challenges from a nearby treatment plant. The Oklahoma House of Representatives today passed House Bill 2942, which appropriates $28.1 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for water infrastructure investments, including to the Deer Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Transportation Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, said the treatment plant is necessary but desperately needs infrastructure updates. "The residents living and working near this site are subject to the pungent odor, as well as worries about water quality," Miller said. "I've been working on this legislation since last fall, and now, with the passage of this bill, Edmond-Deer Creek residents will shortly have relief from the odor and potential hazards presented in their neighborhoods right now." Under HB2942, the Deer Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant will receive $2,083,434 for critical updates. The funding will help accelerate the current project by the City of Oklahoma City. Miller worked with Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Kristen Thompson, R-Edmond, to develop and pass the bill. “This area of the metro continues to grow,” Treat said. “Improving the infrastructure surrounding the wastewater treatment plant will ensure more economic development and a better living environment for individuals to raise their families. This is money well spent on a project that will allow the area to further thrive.” “I hear often from constituents about odors emitted by the wastewater treatment plant in Deer Creek," Thompson said. "I am pleased to see strategic investments in infrastructure within Senate District 22. These upgrades will improve the quality of life in our community as we prepare for future growth.” In December, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality filed an emergency order after sewage and untreated wastewater leaked into a creek in west Edmond. The order noted that the sewage traveled several miles away from the site, which is managed by Bethany/Warr Acres Public Works. HB2942 passed the House 96-1 and now moves to the Senate for consideration. 

May 15, 2023
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Miller Named Rep of the Year by OK Veterans Council

Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, was honored as the Representative of the Year by the Oklahoma Veterans Council during a joint legislative session of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate. She is the first woman to receive the Representative of the Year award. May 3 was Veterans Awareness Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol, a chance for veterans to visit with their state legislators and discuss legislation related to veterans issues. "I was immensely humbled and honored to be named the Oklahoma Veterans Council's Representative of the Year," Miller said. "I've worked on military and veterans issues throughout the entirety of my career and been a military spouse during my husband's 20 years of service in the Air Force. Both personally and professionally, I've seen firsthand the brave sacrifices of our veterans and the selflessness of military families. I am grateful for this recognition and will continue to honor the legacy of all veterans by serving House District 82 and Oklahoma to the best of my abilities." Miller was elected to the House in 2018 and currently serves as chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Transportation. She is also as an Assistant Majority Whip. While serving in the House, Miller has worked on multiple pieces of legislation related to student veterans and military families. She is a member of the Oklahoma State Council for Educational Opportunity for Military Children, a position she was appointed to in 2021. Prior to being elected, she worked for the Oklahoma National Guard and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.

Apr 6, 2023
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Bill Redirecting Responsibility of SQ781 Funds Passes Committee

Legislation redirecting responsibility of funds saved from State Question 780 has been approved by the House Public Health Committee. Senate Bill 844, authored by Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, moves the administration of the State Question 780 funds from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). It also moves the calculation of the actual savings from SQ780 from OMES to the Legislative Office on Fiscal Transparency (LOFT). Under State Question 781, approved by Oklahoma voters in 2016, the averted costs from the prior fiscal year saved due to the reduction of the number and length of incarcerations are to be invested in county treatment programs, such as substance abuse counseling and mental health services. LOFT estimated cumulative savings of around $33 million since SQ780 was implemented. "Oklahomans made their voices heard when they approved State Question 781, and their elected officials and state government have an obligation to uphold their decision, but right now, the funding saved hasn't been invested into local mental health resources as State Question 781 directed," Miller said. "It's my hope that redirecting which agency is in charge of these funds will result in the necessary investment into mental health resources and ultimately further reduce incarceration." Miller emphasized that SB844 is not an appropriations bill, but merely moves the responsibility of the funds to a more appropriate agency and office. SB844 passed the House Public Health Committee 5-0 and is now available to be heard on the House floor. It was authored in the Senate by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah.