Senator Jerry Apa — 2008


Picture of Senator Jerry Apa

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: Retired


Session Committees

AppropriationsChair MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 363 
Joint AppropriationsChair MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsChair 
Government Operations & AuditMember 
Highway Needs and FinancingMember 
Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 109authorize the Fourth Circuit drug court program in the Unified Judicial System, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 110provide increased funding for the maintenance of state highways and roads by eliminating the tax differential between ethanol blends and motor fuel through an increase in the fuel excise tax rate on ethanol blends. 
SB 155provide state aid to education to certain school districts for certain students. 
SB 156revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with a disability, prisoners of war, Pearl Harbor survivors, and Purple Heart recipients. 
HB 1178make an appropriation for the costs related to the intensive methamphetamine treatment program in the women's state correctional system. 
HB 1179make an appropriation for the support of the state fair. 
HB 1226provide funds to the postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1227appropriate money to postsecondary technical institutes for the maintenance and repair of buildings. 

Co Sponsor

SB 72make an appropriation for an engineering survey and a repair cost estimate of Richmond Lake Dam. 
SB 88require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
SB 111extend the prohibition of road hunting of big game to include hunting using certain additional weapons. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
SCR 11Commending youth mentoring programs across the state. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
SCR 13Opposing the development of the NAFTA Superhighway. 
SCR 14Requesting the Governor, the Commissioner of School and Public Lands, the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to develop a system of managing and maintaining the state-owned dams. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate term limits for legislators. 
HB 1144make an appropriation for costs related to the purchase of motorcycles for use in the motorcycle safety training courses, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1155provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1171authorize the hunting of mountain lions as predator/varmints in certain areas of the state. 
HB 1218increase the maximum allowable outstanding amount of bonds issued by the Health and Educational Facility Authority on behalf of the four technical institutes. 
HB 1219revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2008 regarding appropriations to the Department of Education for the payment of bonds at the technical institutes. 
HB 1220make an appropriation to the postsecondary technical institutes for the maintenance and repair of buildings, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1222create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding from the future fund to the technical institutes for the start-up costs of new programs being created to meet workforce development needs. 
HB 1223create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding from the future fund to the technical institutes for the cost of replacing old or outdated equipment to meet workforce development needs. 
HB 1238revise the limitation period for commencing child abuse prosecutions. 
HB 1261regulate the right to carry a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1268establish a statewide minimum teacher salary that school districts must meet within five years and to allow school districts to receive funds through the teachers compensation assistance program to meet the minimum salary requirement. 
HB 1306allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HB 1316establish a maximum balance for school district pension funds. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1011Honoring the life, character, and achievements of Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle. 
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 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress not to impose any new performance fees, taxes, royalties, or other charges relating to the public performance of sound recordings on local radio stations and to support the Local Radio Freedom Act. 
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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled