Representative Don Van Etten — 2008


Picture of Representative Don Van Etten

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Retired Surgeon


Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 412 
TaxationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1128provide for the regulation of tanning devices. 
HCR 1004Encouraging the use of sunscreen and discouraging young persons from using tanning devices. 
SB 147revise certain provisions regarding the enforcement of seat belt laws. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1113provide minimum notice requirements to persons who lease real property for their own mobile or manufactured homes. 
HB 1123establish a state renewable and recycled energy objective and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HB 1143repeal certain requirements related to school district employee retirement benefits. 
HB 1166revise the distribution of revenues generated by Deadwood gaming. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions concerning information related to the assessment of property that is to be provided by the director of equalization. 
HB 1187require the Department of Revenue and Regulation to maintain an internet site that allows the public to search for certain property assessment and taxation information. 
HB 1191revise certain provisions regarding the display of customized motorcycles at certain events. 
HB 1193require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
HB 1197revise certain provisions regarding the requirement of passenger restraint in a passenger vehicle. 
HB 1198revise the amount of a judgment in a petty offense case. 
HB 1214create a required minimum salary for teachers who teach in school districts that receive state aid funding. 
HB 1217authorize the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the Seventh Judicial Circuit and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 1221create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding to the postsecondary technical institutes for the costs of maintenance and repair. 
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 1224provide for the funding of certain reduced tuition programs for veterans. 
HB 1229increase sales and use taxes, to dedicate the additional revenue for the purpose of property tax relief, and to create the county property tax relief fund. 
HB 1233bring transparency to state spending by requiring the Bureau of Finance and Management to create a website making certain state government information available to the public. 
HB 1234require the property tax notification sent to taxpayers to include the breakdown of property taxes by each tax levy. 
HB 1237revise certain provisions regarding the prohibition of smoking in certain public places or places of employment. 
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 1250increase the salary for legislators. 
HB 1251authorize the Board of Regents to acquire land for the Higher Education Center--West River. 
HB 1252revise certain procedures regarding real property assessment and taxation, to revise certain criteria for property to qualify for the nonagricultural acreage classification, to repeal the alternative assessment procedure for agricultural land based on agricultural income value, and to repeal certain provisions regarding the assessment of property. 
HB 1257revise certain procedures regarding real property assessment and taxation and to repeal the nonagricultural acreage classification and certain provisions regarding the assessment of property. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1261regulate the right to carry a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1262establish a classification system, an evaluation system, and minimum annual salaries for certified teachers and school service specialists, and to repeal certain provisions relating to teacher tenure. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1294authorize a class of full-service restaurant on-sale licenses to be issued by first class municipalities. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1311prevent seizures by prohibiting the interchange of anti-epileptic drugs without prior notification and consent. 
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 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 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
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 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 1007Supporting the establishment of USDA-inspected horse processing plants in the State of 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. 
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. 
SB 61increase the tax on alcoholic beverages, to dedicate the revenue from such tax increase, to create the South Dakota Teen Court Commission, and to create the South Dakota Commission on Equal Access to Our Courts. 
SB 69add marijuana to the list of abusive substances for the purposes of determining child abuse. 
SB 88require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
SB 89direct the State-Tribal Relations Committee to hold hearings on certain issues related to Native American health care. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
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 137identify medical expenses recoverable in personal injury actions. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SB 174revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
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 177revise certain provisions regarding the disposal of abandoned tenant's property left on leased residential premises. 
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 22Recognizing and congratulating the Rapid City Stevens High School Volleyball Team for winning the 2007 Class AA State Volleyball Championship. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 10Urging the Congress and the President of the United States to restore funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. 
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. 

Hearings

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