Senator Tom M. Katus — 2008


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Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 32
Counties: Pennington
Occupation: Business Development Exec.


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Interim Committees

State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

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 194provide for the establishment of public charter schools, of the State Board for Public Charter Schools, and the creation, operation, and maintenance of public charter schools. 
SB 195create the South Dakota Commission on Higher Pay and Economic Prosperity, to prescribe its duties, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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. 
SCR 9Urging the use of market-driven upstream carbon offset programs in the development of regional carbon trading systems. 
HB 1165prohibit certain immunizations from containing more than trace amounts of mercury. 
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 1301revise certain provisions regarding the exercise of eminent domain by rural fire protection districts. 

Co Sponsor

SB 10include Dakota and Nakota with certain requirements for instruction in the Lakota language. 
SB 66provide for the awarding of matching grants to certain fire departments and to increase the fire insurance premium tax. 
SB 68repeal certain provisions regarding mufflers on motorcycles. 
SB 69add marijuana to the list of abusive substances for the purposes of determining child abuse. 
SB 72make an appropriation for an engineering survey and a repair cost estimate of Richmond Lake Dam. 
SB 78permit voters to register on election day at the polling place. 
SB 80restrict the release or use of social security numbers by the state and its political subdivisions unless certain security measures are taken. 
SB 82revise certain provisions concerning the accumulation of funds by counties for capital outlay purposes. 
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 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 120require that certain bond sales be competitive. 
SB 121revise the definition of trans-state transmission facility. 
SB 122provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education. 
SB 126allow municipalities and counties to issue additional on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses. 
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 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 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 182expand the disclosure of inpatient hospital charges and to provide for the development of a system for the disclosure of charges for outpatient procedures. 
SB 184establish an incentive grant program for the installation of ethanol blender pumps and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 197make an appropriation for the costs of the centers for independent living. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
SC 8Recognizing and congratulating the Scotland Highlander Football Team for winning the 2007 State Class 9A Football Championship. 
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 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 22Recognizing and congratulating the Rapid City Stevens High School Volleyball Team for winning the 2007 Class AA State Volleyball Championship. 
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 1Supporting the use of video cameras in state, tribal, and local law enforcement vehicles. 
SCR 2Urging Congress to provide additional funding for tribal historic preservation offices. 
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 8Opposing efforts in Congress to expand the jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act by revising the terms "navigable waters" and "waters of the United States". 
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. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate term limits for legislators. 
HB 1113provide minimum notice requirements to persons who lease real property for their own mobile or manufactured homes. 
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 1128provide for the regulation of tanning devices. 
HB 1142authorize additional off-sale retail liquor licenses in certain municipalities. 
HB 1166revise the distribution of revenues generated by Deadwood gaming. 
HB 1167exempt the services provided by certified birth doulas and certified postpartum doulas from sales and use taxes. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions related to the composition of water development district boards of directors. 
HB 1201revise certain provisions regarding the placement or return of abused or neglected children. 
HB 1203provide for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages upon property adjoining licensed premises. 
HB 1210prohibit recyclers, scrap metal dealers, or scrap yard operators from purchasing certain beer kegs. 
HB 1217authorize the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the Seventh Judicial Circuit and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1251authorize the Board of Regents to acquire land for the Higher Education Center--West River. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1270prohibit improper influence regarding real estate appraisals and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1272revise the defined sources of renewable electricity and recycled energy. 
HB 1286provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
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 1304implement the recommendations of the Indian Child Welfare Commission. 
HB 1311prevent seizures by prohibiting the interchange of anti-epileptic drugs without prior notification and consent. 
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 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
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. 
HCR 1001Requesting the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to give Martha Smith of Fairburn, South Dakota, the hide of a mountain lion she recently killed. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
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. 
HJR 1003To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 
HJR 1004To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. 

Hearings

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