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House of Representatives Journal 2/24/2017 01:00 PM

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

NINETY-SECOND SESSION




TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY




STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
House of Representatives, Pierre
Friday, February 24, 2017

    The House convened at 1:00 p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Speaker presiding.

    The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Larry Cass, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by House pages Lincoln Gibbs and Madison Sears.

    Roll Call: All members present except Reps. Carson, Conzet, DiSanto, Frye-Mueller, Goodwin, Lake, Latterell, Lesmeister, McPherson, Rozum, Smith, Turbiville, and Wiese who were excused.

APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Legislative Procedure respectfully reports that the Chief Clerk of the House has had under consideration the House Journal of the twenty-seventh day.

    All errors, typographical or otherwise, are duly marked in the temporary journal for correction.

    And we hereby move the adoption of the report.

Respectfully submitted,
G. Mark Mickelson, Chair

    Which motion prevailed.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 77 and 131 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bills do pass.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 120 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

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    On page 3 of the printed bill, delete lines 4 to 24, inclusive, and insert:

"    Section 6. That § 2-6-35 be amended to read:

    2-6-35. The Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee shall develop and implement a performance management review process that provides the Legislature with a consistent system to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies and to provide additional government transparency and accountability to the public.

    Section 7. That § 2-6-37 be amended to read:

    2-6-37. The Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee shall establish a schedule whereby the committee reviews the performance management of each state agency at least once every three years. The performance management review shall include the following:

            (1)    The strategic goals of each agency with specific, quantifiable outcomes and measurements to track progress toward those goals;

            (2)    A description of how the resources allocated to the agency's programs and strategies will result in the agency's defined outcomes; and

            (3)    Identification of the performance measurements that will be used to determine if the agency is achieving desired outcomes.

    Section 8. That § 2-6-38 be amended to read:

    2-6-38. Once the Legislative Planning After the Government Operations and Audit Committee has completed a performance management review of a state agency, and the committee has approved the agency's desired outcomes and accompanying performance measures, the agency shall provide the committee with a report highlighting up to six of the performance measures that show the progress being made toward the desired outcomes.

Thereafter, the The report shall be updated by the agency annually and submitted to the committee no later than November fifteenth. Each agency report shall include the source of the information and references to where legislators can obtain further information.

    Section 9. That § 2-6-39 be amended to read:

    2-6-39. The Legislative Research Council shall compile the reports provided pursuant to § 2-6-38, and distribute a compiled report to each member of the Legislative Planning Committee, the chair and vice chair of the Joint Committee on Appropriations, and the chair and vice chair of the Government Operations and Audit Committee. During the first week of the legislative session each year, members of the Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee shall present and review the compiled report with legislators in each legislative body. Individual reports may also be distributed to the chair of any standing committee of the Legislature as determined by the chair of the Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee.

    To ensure public accountability, the Legislative Research Council shall develop a website that contains the compiled report and the references where further information can be located.

    Section 10. That § 13-48A-7 be amended to read:

    13-48A-7. The Board of Regents and the Board of Education shall each provide to the Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee an annual accountability report as determined by the committee. ".


    On page 4, delete lines 1 to 20, inclusive.

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    On page 1, line 1, of the printed bill, after "Committee" insert "and revise certain provisions regarding agency performance reviews".

    And that as so amended said bill do pass.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SJR 2 which was tabled.

Respectfully submitted,
Larry Rhoden, Chair


Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Education respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 125 and 140 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bills do pass and be placed on the consent calendar.

Respectfully submitted,
Timothy R. Johns, Chair

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 145 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill do pass.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 75 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill do pass and be placed on the consent calendar.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 97 which was deferred to the 41st Legislative Day.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Stevens, Chair

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Commerce and Energy respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 68 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill do pass.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Commerce and Energy respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 143 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill do pass and be placed on the consent calendar.


Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Commerce and Energy respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 81 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

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    On page 4, line 1, of the printed bill, after "liquid" delete "containing water".

    On page 5, line 8, delete "operates primarily for the purpose of" and insert "possesses a product defined in subdivision 35-1-1(17A) and that possession is primarily used for".

    On page 5, line 11, after "company" insert "that possesses a product defined in subdivision 35-1-1(17A) and that possession is primarily used for".

    And that as so amended said bill do pass.

Respectfully submitted,
Tim Rounds, Chair

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

MR. SPEAKER:

    I have the honor to return herewith HB 1010, 1098, and 1110 which have passed the Senate without change.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    I have the honor to inform your honorable body that HB 1116 was lost for failure to be placed on the Senate calendar.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    I have the honor to return herewith HCR 1008 in which the Senate has concurred.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    I have the honor to transmit herewith SB 33, 35, 54, 104, 141, 151, and 176 which have passed the Senate and your favorable consideration is respectfully requested.


Also MR. SPEAKER:

    I have the honor to transmit herewith SCR 12 which has been adopted by the Senate and your concurrence is respectfully requested.

Respectfully,
Kay Johnson, Secretary

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

    Rep. May moved that the House do concur in Senate amendments to HB 1095.

    The question being on Rep. May's motion that the House do concur in Senate amendments to HB 1095.

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 55, Nays 2, Excused 13, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; Wismer; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Otten (Herman); Pischke

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the motion having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the motion carried and the amendments were concurred in.

    HCR 1011: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history.

    Rep. May moved that HCR 1011 as found on page 488 of the House Journal be adopted.


    The question being on Rep. May's motion that HCR 1011 be adopted.

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 57, Nays 0, Excused 13, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; Wismer; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the motion having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the motion carried and HCR 1011 was adopted.

    HCR 1013: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, To urge the United States Department of State to approve the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline between the United States and Canada.

    Rep. Schaefer moved that HCR 1013 as found on page 491 of the House Journal be adopted.

    The question being on Rep. Schaefer's motion that HCR 1013 be adopted.

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 47, Nays 10, Excused 13, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Anderson; Bartels; Beal; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Lust; Marty; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Ahlers; Bartling; Bordeaux; Hawley; Livermont; May; McCleerey; Ring; Soli; Wismer


    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the motion having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the motion carried and HCR 1013 was adopted.

    HCR 1014: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, Expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the State of Israel and recognizing Jerusalem, as Israel's undivided capital.

    Rep. Haugaard moved that HCR 1014 as found on page 492 of the House Journal be adopted.

    The question being on Rep. Haugaard's motion that HCR 1014 be adopted.

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 51, Nays 6, Excused 13, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Ahlers; Bordeaux; McCleerey; Ring; Soli; Wismer

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the motion having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the motion carried and HCR 1014 was adopted.

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

    Rep. Qualm moved that the report of the Standing Committee on

    Health and Human Services on SB 102 as found on page 486 of the House Journal be adopted.

    Which motion prevailed.



FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

    The following bill was read on February 22, and today the Speaker assigned this bill to committee.

    SB 147 was referred to the House Committee on Appropriations

    The following bill was read on February 23, and today the Speaker assigned this bill to committee.

    SB 149 was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

    SB 33: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the state aid to special education formula.

    Was read the first time and referred to the House Committee on Appropriations

    SB 35: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the state aid to general education formula.

    Was read the first time and referred to the House Committee on Appropriations

    SB 54: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance requirements.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

    SB 104: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to protect certain easement holders and rural customers from shutoffs by certain energy companies.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Energy.

    SB 141: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions relating to child support.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.


    SB 151: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide certain provisions regarding investigations of misconduct by certain public officials.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

    SB 176: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to authorize the creation of public safety zones, to authorize certain actions to be implemented by the Governor and to provide certain penalties.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

SECOND READING OF CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

    SB 21: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions related to public grain warehouses and grain buyers.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall SB 21 pass as amended?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 56, Nays 0, Excused 14, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Soli; Steinhauer; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; Wismer; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Stevens; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    SB 83: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions relating to the criteria for informal adjustment for any apparent child in need of supervision.

    Was read the second time.


    The question being "Shall SB 83 pass?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 56, Nays 0, Excused 14, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Soli; Steinhauer; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; Wismer; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Stevens; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    SB 39: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to allow owners to affix vehicle identification numbers on certain trailers.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall SB 39 pass?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 56, Nays 0, Excused 14, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Soli; Steinhauer; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; Wismer; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Stevens; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.



    SB 40: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the start date of driver license suspension, revocation, and disqualification periods.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall SB 40 pass?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 56, Nays 0, Excused 14, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Soli; Steinhauer; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; Wismer; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Stevens; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    SB 41: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain electronic driver license reinstatement requirements.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall SB 41 pass?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 56, Nays 0, Excused 14, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Soli; Steinhauer; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; Wismer; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson


    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Stevens; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    SB 42: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding persons requesting an abstract of their own driver operating record.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall SB 42 pass?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 56, Nays 0, Excused 14, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Soli; Steinhauer; Tieszen; Tulson; Willadsen; Wismer; York; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Lake; Latterell; Lesmeister; McPherson; Rozum; Smith; Stevens; Turbiville; Wiese

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

    Rep. Qualm moved that the balance of the calendar including SB 14, 15, 17, 18, 1, 44, 49, 6, 59, 34, 63, 7, 19, 36, 69, 70, 66, 11, 86, 79, 118, and 123 be deferred to Monday, February 27, the 29th legislative day.

    Which motion prevailed.

    There being no objection, the House reverted to Order of Business No. 5.


REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Legislative Procedure respectfully reports that HB 1013, 1066, 1136, and 1161 were delivered to his Excellency, the Governor, for his approval at 10:00 a.m., February 24, 2017.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Legislative Procedure respectfully reports that the Office of Engrossing and Enrolling has carefully compared HB 1010, 1098, and 1110 and finds the same correctly enrolled.

Respectfully submitted,

G. Mark Mickelson, Chair

SIGNING OF BILLS

    The Speaker publicly read the title to

    HB 1010: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the NSU Regional Science Education Center at Northern State University and to make an appropriation therefor.

    HB 1098: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the notice requirements of county commissions in authorizing installation of utility lines along and across highways.

    HB 1110: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding school bus stop violations.

    And signed the same in the presence of the House.


COMMEMORATIONS

    HC 1020 Introduced by: Representatives Schoenfish, Bartling, Frye-Mueller, Hawley, Holmes, Hunhoff, Johnson, Kettwig, Lesmeister, Mickelson, Peterson (Kent), Peterson (Sue), Qualm, Rasmussen, Reed, Ring, Rozum, Smith, Stevens, Tieszen, and Tulson and Senators Nelson, Frerichs, Kennedy, Klumb, Kolbeck, Rusch, Solano, Stalzer, and Sutton

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017.

    WHEREAS, Czech immigrants have enriched the culture of South Dakota with their exceptional and traditional achievements in music, literature, and art, and are known for their love of agriculture, mechanical arts, and democracy, which they strive to preserve for future generations; and

    WHEREAS, this year's Czech Days Royalty are Queen Morgan Rothschadl, Princess Layne Schmidt, and Prince Ryan Lammers; and

    WHEREAS, Czech Days offers a variety of exhibits, attractions, events, and entertainment, including the Czech Heritage Museum; Blachnik Museum; St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church; programs for adults and children in Sokol Park; live Czech music in Beseda Hall; a variety of Czech foods, including kolaches; a kolache baking demonstration; adult and youth parades; a craft fair; a pedal tractor pull; a Tabor Bluebird baseball game; and the Rich Schild Memorial Fireworks Display to start the celebration on the evening of June 15th:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Second Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature recognizes all South Dakotans of Czech ancestry and invites everyone to participate in the sixty-ninth Tabor Czech Days celebration on June 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2017.

    HC 1021 Introduced by: Representatives Rozum and Carson and Senator Klumb

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring and commending the 2016 Class AA Mitchell Kernels Football Team on winning the South Dakota Class AA State Football Championship for Mitchell High School, the first time in play-off history.

    WHEREAS, the student athletes of the Mitchell High School Football Team set goals, prepared, displayed sportsmanship, and demonstrated teamwork while competing with tenacity, and earning a championship by believing in their strengths and focusing on fundamentals; and

    WHEREAS, the offensive and defensive squads set school records, setting the bar extremely high for future teams, while establishing a culture centered around discipline and pride; and

    WHEREAS, the team earned an 11-1 record overall, featuring a stout defense that rallied behind an "All Gas, No Brakes" defense and an offense that rushed for 4,101 yards, taking down school records along the way; and

    WHEREAS, the team and individual players set new Class AA Football Championship records with senior Spencer Neugebauer rushing for 236 yards, sophomore Kiel Nelson with the longest rushing play from scrimmage and a 90-yard touchdown, and kicking specialist senior Seth Paulson breaking a state football record by scoring 89 points; and

    WHEREAS, the team's average margin of victory for the season versus the competition was 45-12, and the Kernels student body and the community of Mitchell displayed spirit and pride in support of the season's success; and

    WHEREAS, the 2016 Mitchell Kernels Football Program was guided under the direction of activities director Cory Aadland and led by an excellent coaching staff consisting of Kent Van Overschelde, Travis Carpenter, Joe Kramer, Eric Witte, Paul Nelson, and Walter Moody:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Second Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Mitchell High School Kernels Football Team is honored for
its stellar championship performance in winning the 2016 South Dakota Class AA State Football Championship.

    Rep. Beal moved that the House do now adjourn, which motion prevailed and at 2:13 p.m. the House adjourned.

Arlene Kvislen, Chief Clerk

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