Representative Richard Engels — 2009


Picture of Representative Richard Engels

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 09
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Attorney


Session Committees

JudiciaryMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Sex Offender Registry StudyMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1108repeal certain provisions relating to the purchase of stationery for county officers. 
HB 1109eliminate the offices of county and township constables. 
HB 1110repeal certain provisions relating to limited liability for Y2K litigation. 
HB 1111clarify and repeal certain redundancies in the provisions relating to the sale of substandard milk. 
HB 1138provide for the defeasance of the Commission on the Status of Women. 
HB 1139repeal certain obsolete provisions relating to the discontinuance of county homes. 
HB 1207provide for the reduction of certain sentences upon provision of substantial assistance from the recipient. 
HB 1208establish certain presumptions concerning the results of blood, breath, and urine tests administered in connection with driving under the influence arrests. 
HB 1245provide certain protections to governmental employees who report certain violations or suspected violations of law. 
HC 1039Honoring Tyler Sorenson of South Dakota State University for qualifying for the Division I NCAA National Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis, March 19-21, 2009. 
SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 79provide for the primary enforcement of seat belt laws and to define passenger buses. 
SB 124require persons claiming reimbursement for state travel to sign affidavits of performance of duties. 
SB 142place certain limitations on legislative travel, expenses, and reimbursement. 
SB 175set a maximum limit on certain license and permit fees that may be established by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
SB 195repeal the ban on certain medical research and to provide certain limitations for human embryonic stem cell research. 
SJR 1To propose a constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature on the advice of the Governor, to forestall certain threats from interstate gaming. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1090prohibit the possession of Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1092regulate the practice of genetic counseling and to prohibit the practice of genetic counseling without a license. 
HB 1097provide for certain filing fees and surcharges in certain civil cases and to provide exemptions in certain cases. 
HB 1102prohibit certain contractual provisions that restrict legal actions to locations outside the state. 
HB 1112establish certain restrictions and requirements related to encumbrances on wind easements. 
HB 1118revise the type of slot machines that may be owned or leased by the City of Deadwood. 
HB 1124prohibit improper influence regarding real estate appraisals. 
HB 1133authorize certain specialty license plates to be placed on motorcycles. 
HB 1154revise certain requirements for eligibility for opportunity scholarships. 
HB 1157provide for the establishment of a task force to study issues relating to domestic abuse and sexual assault and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1162provide for joinder of judgment creditors as third parties in certain foreclosure actions. 
HB 1185revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009. 
HB 1213allow school districts to enter into group health insurance contracts that include dental and vision insurance, and to allow school districts to offer group life and group health insurance benefits to retired employees. 
HB 1219allow a filing entity or qualified foreign entity to file a short form in lieu of an annual report under certain conditions. 
HB 1220provide an affirmative defense regarding a violation involving an unchanging traffic-control device. 
HB 1221increase the monthly benefit for child dependants of workers who are killed on the job. 
HB 1230provide for the assessment of actual representation expenses from nonunion employees. 
HB 1239create the South Dakota Boxing Commission and to provide for the supervision of boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts competitions and sparring exhibitions in the state. 
HB 1247revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
HB 1258allow certain children of overseas citizens to vote in the state. 
HB 1259limit the amount that may be charged for obtaining copies of medical records if the request is made pursuant to Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claims. 
HB 1280create reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes, to authorize the state fire marshal to monitor such standards, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1286create a task force to study the feasibility of establishing a cabinet-level Department of Native Affairs and to identify benefits that could result from a closer working relationship between the executive and legislative branches and the tribal governments. 
HB 1289provide for legislative redistricting based on single- member house districts. 
HB 1291provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1295authorize the establishment of charter schools. 
HB 1296authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
HC 1002Commending and honoring the 2008 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Ward Cheney, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity - Rapid City; Paul Evenson and Rob Boniface, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity - Brookings; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, DacotahTipis Habitat for Humanity - Ft. Thompson; Paul Johnson, East Central South Dakota Habitat for Humanity - Lake and Moody Counties; Wells Fargo Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; First United Methodist Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Nystrom Electrical Contracting, Inc., Oahe Habitat for Humanity - Pierre; State Bank of Eagle Butte, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity - Eagle Butte; Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity - Mission; Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Martin Mazourek, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County - Yankton; Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota. 
HC 1009Honoring Kiko Mendoza of Eagle Butte for his many accomplishments both in athletics and academics. 
HC 1015Commending and honoring the South Dakota Home Builders Association, their one thousand eight hundred members, and their eight local affiliated associations on their thirtieth anniversary, including the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, the Black Hills Home Builders Association, the Aberdeen Home Builders Association, the Watertown Home Builders Association, the Brookings Home Builders Association, the Lewis and Clark Home Builders Association, the Mitchell Home Builders Association, and the Oahe Home Builders Association. 
HC 1017Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team as International Champions. 
HC 1018Honoring Dr. Robert V. Burns on thirty-five years of outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislative Internship Program. 
HC 1020Honoring Elizabeth Volzke as a Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient. 
HC 1022Honoring Milo Smith of Pierre for his service to the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1024Recognizing and congratulating Jeremiah Peterson of Canton for being named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1027Honoring Terry Woster for his contributions to South Dakota journalism and culture and for forty years of reporting on the South Dakota State Legislature. 
HC 1031Honoring three top seniors from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
HC 1032Congratulating Sioux Falls Washington High School for its U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal rating. 
HC 1033Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Girls' Basketball Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2008 South Dakota State AA championship season. 
HC 1034Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Boys' Golf Team on its 2008 South Dakota State Class AA championship season. 
HC 1035Congratulating Coach Brett Schlekeway as the recipient of the South Dakota High School Coaches Association 2008 Assistant Coach of the Year Award. 
HC 1036Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Highsteppers on the success of their dance team as 2008-2009 South Dakota State AA Champions. 
HC 1037Congratulating the Washington High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for their 2008 South Dakota State AA championship season. 
HC 1038Congratulating Sioux Falls Washington High School student Josh Heitkamp for his 2008 South Dakota State AA Boys' Cross Country Individual Championship and for being awarded All-American status by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. 
HC 1040Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1002To honor and congratulate Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. 
HCR 1003Expressing solidarity with Israel in its defense against terrorism in the Gaza Strip. 
HCR 1005To honor and thank George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States of America. 
HCR 1007Supporting the Employee Free Choice Act and urging Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act. 
HCR 1013Reasserting sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HCR 1018Urging increased cooperation and collaboration between state, local, and tribal governments. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IX, § 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota and a new section to Article IX of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the consolidation of counties. 
SB 5revise the form and style of certain provisions and to delete certain obsolete provisions regarding the Department of Tourism and State Development. 
SB 93provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 95authorize certain schools to own and operate wind energy conversion systems, to establish a grant program for such purposes, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 96revise certain provisions concerning the indemnification of employees, officers, and agents of rural electric cooperatives. 
SB 100revise the method of sale of certain tobacco products. 
SB 103provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law. 
SB 108exclude parole agents from concealed weapons permit requirements. 
SB 116impose a tax on ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol used in motor vehicles on the public highways and to revise certain provisions regarding the fuel excise tax. 
SB 125revise certain provisions of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. 
SB 131authorize sheriffs to order autopsies. 
SB 137require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 141establish certain requirements regarding the siting of certain wind turbine towers. 
SB 144require certain contracts to be retained in the contract's original format or made available by a publicly accessible internet website or database. 
SB 150establish a presumption regarding occupational disease disabilities of certain firefighters. 
SB 153provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates and the contact preference of birth parents. 
SB 155provide for the revision of certain offensive geographic place names. 
SB 163revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
SB 168prohibit certain business entities from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
SB 170authorize certain schools to own and operate wind energy conversion systems, to establish a grant program for such purposes, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 177adopt the South Dakota Indian Child Welfare Act. 
SB 198require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
SC 8Honoring Earv Archambeau, son of Rita and the late Merv Archambeau of Avon, South Dakota, for his outstanding accomplishments as a high school athlete. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
SC 13Honoring Malcom Chapman of Rapid City as the 2008 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. 
SC 15Honoring Anna Joy Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota's Junior Miss 2009. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its fifteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 25expressing the Legislature's respect and appreciation for the sixteen years of devoted service by Gil Koetzle, the first and only legislator in the history of South Dakota to be term limited out of the House of Representatives and the Senate. 
SC 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
SC 28Honoring the life and times of Chester Sorensen of Freeman, South Dakota. 
SC 32Congratulating and honoring Delaney Tyon, the Nastar National Ski Champion. 
SC 33Commending and congratulating the Philip High School Lady Scotties Basketball Team for earning a trip to the State Class B Girls' Basketball Tournament for the first time in the school's history.  
SC 34Congratulating and honoring Jami Fralick, a native of Martin, South Dakota, for his eighth place finish in the Bassmaster Classic. 
SCR 1Reappointing Mr. Marty Guindon of Pierre, South Dakota, to the office of auditor general. 
SCR 6Supporting certain health screening programs sponsored by the South Dakota Lions Foundation. 
SCR 8urging the members of the State Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board to amend its treatment of certain food coupons, certificates, and other documentation as gross receipts. 

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