Representative J.E. 'Jim' Putnam — 2009


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Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 19
Counties: Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook
Occupation: Promotional Advertising


Session Committees

Joint AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
AppropriationsVice-Chair MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsMember 
Executive BoardMember 
Legislative ProcedureMember 
Long-term Highway Needs and Department of Transportation...Member 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1133authorize certain specialty license plates to be placed on motorcycles. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
SB 145prohibit the transfer and subsequent expenditure of certain moneys appropriated to state aid to general and special education without specific legislative authorization. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
SC 2Honoring the memory and the life of Fred Koupal. 
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 28Honoring the life and times of Chester Sorensen of Freeman, South Dakota. 
SCR 6Supporting certain health screening programs sponsored by the South Dakota Lions Foundation. 
SCR 7Requesting the State of Nebraska to provide tax relief and amnesty for certain South Dakota trucking companies. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1006create a Highway Finance Task Force to study long-term highway needs and to reform the method of financing highways in the state. 
HB 1007increase certain noncommercial and commercial motor vehicle license fees and to increase the fuel excise tax on certain fuel used by motor vehicles. 
HB 1122require that prosecutors notify victims of domestic abuse regarding the status of their case. 
HB 1140make an appropriation from the railroad trust fund for the construction of a railroad siding. 
HB 1142appropriate money for an adult farm and ranch management program. 
HB 1150revise certain requirements for any person to sell motorcycles at an event and to provide a penalty for violation thereof. 
HB 1152establish certain requirements relating to appraisals of real property by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
HB 1163provide for excusing certain elderly persons from jury duty upon request. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1186reimburse and reward public school counselors who earn the credential of National Certified School Counselor. 
HB 1188require that five percent of the qualified electors in one-half of the counties sign initiative and referendum petitions. 
HB 1215transfer funds from the tax relief fund to the general fund and to revise certain provisions concerning the effective date of the collection allowance. 
HB 1220provide an affirmative defense regarding a violation involving an unchanging traffic-control device. 
HB 1255revise certain provisions concerning the telecommunications gross receipts tax. 
HB 1270change the purpose of the veterans affairs special revenue fund. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
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 1023Commending the Platte-Geddes High School Black Panthers Boys' Basketball Team for winning the 2008 State A Boys' Basketball Championship. 
HC 1024Recognizing and congratulating Jeremiah Peterson of Canton for being named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1026Commending the Sturgis Brown High School Scoopers Wrestling Team on winning the 2009 South Dakota Class A Wrestling Championship. 
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 1040Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1001Urging Congress to pass a well-funded, multi-year federal highway program in a timely manner. 
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 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 1015Stating South Dakota's policy on animal identification programs. 
SB 91allow any school district, for a period of three years, to expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation costs, for the purchase of property and casualty insurance, and for energy costs, and the cost of utilities. 
SB 93provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 100revise the method of sale of certain tobacco products. 
SB 102provide for the issuance of limited use stickers for historical vehicle license plates. 
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 128create a limited electrician license. 
SB 132allow resident students that attend school out of state to be counted in the resident school district's average daily membership for the purpose of distributing school and public lands funds. 
SB 134provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
SB 163revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
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. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2007-2008 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: David Peters, Spearfish, School Superintendent; Richard Unruh, Jr., Yankton, School Business Official; Norman Graham, Sturgis, Elementary School Principal; Neil Goter, Wagner, Secondary School Principal; Michael Taplett, Huron, Middle School Principal; Brad Brandsrud, Watertown, Assistant Secondary Principal; Dorothy Zuiderhof, Brookings, Curriculum Director; and Dennis Champ, Pierre, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
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 21Commending the outstanding efforts of Willis and Sharon Ratzlaff of Freeman, South Dakota, in offering generous, compassionate, and selfless foster and adopted child care service for the past forty-three years. 
SC 22Commending Steve Morgan for his election as South Dakota Sportscaster of the Year for 2008. 
SC 23Honoring Dr. Sam Holland, State Veterinarian, for his many years of service to the State of South Dakota. 
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. 
SCR 1Reappointing Mr. Marty Guindon of Pierre, South Dakota, to the office of auditor general. 
SCR 10 Supporting legislative efforts in other states addressing the need to provide for equine slaughter and processing in the United States. 

Hearings

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