Representative Bill Thompson — 2008


Picture of Representative Bill Thompson

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 13
Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha
Occupation: Retired Teacher


Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
TaxationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Rules ReviewMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1286provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HC 1023Honoring the 2007 University of Sioux Falls Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
HC 1028Honoring Emma Wang for earning a Siemens Foundation Award for excelling in math and science. 
HC 1029Honoring Daniel Parrott for earning a Siemens Foundation Award for excelling in math and science. 
HC 1030Honoring eleven top seniors from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
SB 105provide state comity for the orders and judgments of tribal courts. 
SCR 3requesting all state agencies and all local governments which subsidize new business development in the state to require certain benefitting businesses to pay a living wage and to provide adequate health benefits to its employees. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1007make form and style revisions to certain taxation and revenue statutes. 
HB 1114revise certain provisions concerning the definition and operation of farm wineries. 
HB 1118authorize the issuance of special off-sale package wine dealers licenses. 
HB 1122increase the jurisdictional amount in certain civil actions and small claims proceedings. 
HB 1186revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship by allowing a student to take the ACT or SAT test after graduating from high school. 
HB 1189require a review of any proposal to establish a new board or add duties to an existing board. 
HB 1209allow unemployment benefits for an individual in the employ of a tribal government educational institution. 
HB 1237revise certain provisions regarding the prohibition of smoking in certain public places or places of employment. 
HB 1238revise the limitation period for commencing child abuse prosecutions. 
HB 1239permit persons convicted of driving under the influence to operate a vehicle for 24/7 sobriety testing and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1243impose sales and use taxes on certain advertising services and products and to dedicate the increased tax revenue to the food tax relief fund for the purpose of reducing sales and use taxes on food. 
HB 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1266require standards for the exercise of delegated legislative authority. 
HB 1272revise the defined sources of renewable electricity and recycled energy. 
HB 1291allow students who have dyslexia to receive special education or special education and related services. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1302establish notification requirements for certain relatives of children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. 
HB 1303require the South Dakota State Library to deliver services and materials to residents in remote areas of the state, and to deliver those services and materials free of charge. 
HB 1304implement the recommendations of the Indian Child Welfare Commission. 
HB 1317require the Department of Education to develop a pilot program which provides certain school district information on a centralized website and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HC 1001Honoring LaBradford Eagle Deer for addressing the United Nations on October 17, 2007, in observance of the twentieth annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1003Honoring Brittany Davis of Waubay as the 2008 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
HC 1004Congratulating coach Eric Smith and players Corey Backer, Parker Hanson, Kyle Cooper, Tyler Pridey, Trevor Mathison, and Levi Smith of the Sioux Falls Washington High School Boys' Golf Team for their 2007 State Class AA Championship season. 
HC 1006Honoring Marletta Pacheco for her efforts as the founder of the South Dakota Prisoner Support Group.  
HC 1007Expressing appreciation to the groups and agencies associated with the observance of Native American Day at the Capitol. 
HC 1009Honoring Drew Carroll for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
HC 1010Honoring Drew Whitney for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
HC 1013Honoring Lisa Jan Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota, for being selected to represent her state as South Dakota's Junior Miss 2007 in the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in Mobile, Alabama. 
HC 1015Honoring five top seniors from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
HC 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1025Recognizing and congratulating the 2007 Sioux Falls Roosevelt Rough Riders Football Team for winning the State Class 11AA Football Championship. 
HC 1027Honoring Jeff Berndt for being selected as the South Dakota Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year. 
HC 1033Honoring Dora Brugier of Eagle Butte for her lifelong civic contributions as a Lakota storyteller, deacon, grandmother, aunt, mother, and community leader. 
HC 1034Honoring Sue Horstmeyer for her years of dedicated service to the South Dakota education system. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
HCR 1002To commend Taiwan on its contributions to the promotion of freedom, democracy, and human rights, and to support its efforts to join certain international organizations. 
HCR 1003Supporting a Taiwan-United States free trade agreement. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1009Supporting full funding, at the federal level, for immigration and custom enforcement officers for the detention of persons who have been determined to be in South Dakota illegally and have been reported to them by local law enforcement officers. 
HCR 1011Expressing the Legislature's consummate respect and appreciation for the service of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota to clarify which educational institutions are under the control of the Board of Regents. 
SB 65define intentional exposure to HIV infection by sexual intercourse as a sex crime subject to registry as a sex offender. 
SB 78permit voters to register on election day at the polling place. 
SB 79increase the payments made to school districts with growing enrollments. 
SB 80restrict the release or use of social security numbers by the state and its political subdivisions unless certain security measures are taken. 
SB 81allow persons to place a security freeze on their credit reports without first being victims of identity theft. 
SB 89direct the State-Tribal Relations Committee to hold hearings on certain issues related to Native American health care. 
SB 90provide for voluntary limitations on campaign spending for legislative office. 
SB 91establish design and construction standards for newly constructed or renovated state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. 
SB 100revise the definition of certain public entities that are prohibited from making political campaign contributions. 
SB 101authorize funding for certain tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students at tribal colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 106limit state expenditures. 
SB 118establish a wind energy incentive payment program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 120require that certain bond sales be competitive. 
SB 122provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 138require financial assurances for certain petroleum pipeline operations for the remediation of potential environmental damage and to declare an emergency. 
SB 145revise the definition of an opportunity wage for the purposes of the minimum wage requirement. 
SB 146repeal certain provisions regarding the minimum wage for tipped employees. 
SB 154allow public schools to maintain pre-kindergarten programs, to provide the Board of Education with rule making authority for pre-kindergarten programs, and to provide funding through the state aid to education formula for students in accredited pre-kindergarten programs. 
SB 159allow the discretionary formula for reduced property taxation to be applied to research facilities. 
SB 160require the Unified Judicial System to provide internet access to certain criminal history information. 
SB 161create the South Dakota Boxing Commission and to provide for the supervision of boxing and kickboxing competitions and sparring exhibitions in the state. 
SB 164clarify the application of certain statutes relative to contraception and birth control. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SB 176authorize the Legislative Research Council to remodel, renovate, and furnish certain facilities on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 179increase general funding for school districts, to impose a temporary limit on the growth of state general fund spending, and to suspend the transfer of moneys from the general fund to the budget reserve fund, and to the property tax reduction fund. 
SB 189revise certain provisions regarding public records and the accessibility of public records. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
SC 2Commending and honoring the 2006-2007 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Larry Johnke, Irene-Wakonda, School Superintendent; Dennis Povondra, Bon Homme, School Business Official; Ruth Claeys, Box Elder, Elementary School Principal; James Bridge, Alexandria, Secondary School Principal; Bradley Berens, Mitchell, Middle School Principal; Wallace Bosch, Yankton, Assistant Secondary Principal; Dr. Lesli Hanson, Watertown, Curriculum Director; and Daniel Goodwin, Sioux Falls, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
SC 16Recognizing 2007 as the Year of the Coaches at Scotland High School. 
SC 17Honoring an outstanding South Dakota baseball enthusiast and family man Clement C. Fejfar of Tabor, South Dakota, for his unwavering commitment to his country, family, and community. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2007 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Laurie Shelton, Huron, Beadle County Habitat for Humanity; Barbara Garcia and Mayor Jim Shaw, Rapid City, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity; Steve Helling, Brookings, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity; Melanie Urich, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity; Rita Edwards, Madison, East Central SD Habitat for Humanity; Harry Kittams, Sioux Falls, Greater Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity; Doris Holden, Pierre, Oahe Habitat for Humanity; First Financial Bank USA, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity; Clint Waara, Pierre, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity; Thomas Burns, Watertown, Watertown Region Habitat for Humanity; Barb Mechtenberg, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County; Sicangu Takaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Midwest Resource Center; and StarMark, Sioux Falls, Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota, Inc. 
SC 19Honoring an outstanding South Dakota couple, Leonard and Mildred Cimpl, of Tabor, South Dakota, on receiving the Ben Black Elk Award which recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to South Dakota's tourism industry. 
SC 24Recognizing and commending the anniversary of the fiftieth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
SC 25Recognizing and commending the Kuchen Festival in Delmont, South Dakota. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 6Recognizing the Boys and Girls Clubs of the South Dakota Alliance and commending the individuals, communities, and tribes that financially support the clubs. 
SCR 9Urging the use of market-driven upstream carbon offset programs in the development of regional carbon trading systems. 
SCR 10Urging the Congress and the President of the United States to restore funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled