Senator Frank J. Kloucek — 2009


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Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 19
Counties: Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook
Occupation: Farmer


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 93provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
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 102provide for the issuance of limited use stickers for historical vehicle license plates. 
SB 112require that certain student meal plans be offered at public colleges and universities. 
SB 113clarify certain provisions related to the provision of water services by municipalities or rural water systems in areas located within three miles of a municipality. 
SB 114provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 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 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 28Honoring the life and times of Chester Sorensen of Freeman, South Dakota. 
SCR 2Urging the reinstatement and funding of a federal inspection program governing horse slaughter and euthanasia facilities. 
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. 
SCR 9Opposing certain practices by corporations in the genetically modified and genetically engineered seed industry. 
SCR 10 Supporting legislative efforts in other states addressing the need to provide for equine slaughter and processing in the United States. 
HB 1185revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009. 
HB 1195impose an income tax on interest and dividends and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. 
HB 1230provide for the assessment of actual representation expenses from nonunion employees. 
HC 1024Recognizing and congratulating Jeremiah Peterson of Canton for being named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HCR 1007Supporting the Employee Free Choice Act and urging Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act. 
HCR 1009Endorsing the federal Homeowners and Bank Protection Act. 
HCR 1019Urging South Dakota school districts and the South Dakota High School Activities Association to reexamine travel policies for high school athletic activities. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of a corporate income tax. 

Co Sponsor

SB 70repeal the provision requiring a forty-eight hour waiting period to purchase a pistol. 
SB 75allow dogs to be used in the hunting of mountain lions. 
SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 82provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
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 115revise certain provisions related to the initiation of modifications to county comprehensive plans. 
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 120encourage energy conservation and efficiency by establishing certain procedures regarding the reporting, sale, and marketing of renewable energy and recycled energy certificates. 
SB 137require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 139provide for certain restrictions for the use of tanning devices by minors. 
SB 141establish certain requirements regarding the siting of certain wind turbine towers. 
SB 142place certain limitations on legislative travel, expenses, and reimbursement. 
SB 150establish a presumption regarding occupational disease disabilities of certain firefighters. 
SB 152prohibit the physical presence of registered sex offenders at certain day care, preschool, and elementary school premises under most circumstances and to provide a penalty therefor. 
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 202require the Bureau of Administration to prepare a report regarding the energy efficiency of state agencies. 
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 5Commending 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, Dacotah Tipis 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 - SD, 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; and Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - SD. 
SC 11Honoring Sioux Falls Washington, Armour, Bonesteel-Fairfax, Bridgewater, DeSmet, Edgemont, Emery, Harding County, Harrisburg, Hot Springs, Lake Preston, Lyman, McIntosh, Waubay, and White Lake High Schools for their recognition by News & World Report's rankings of the nation's top high schools. 
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 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
SC 29Honoring Jack Van Der Geest who passed away on March 5, 2009. 
SC 32Congratulating and honoring Delaney Tyon, the Nastar National Ski Champion. 
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. 
HB 1105require public high school students to perform acts of volunteerism in order to receive a high school diploma. 
HB 1117permit water user districts to provide certain health and life insurance benefits. 
HB 1123remove certain sanctions related to public assistance for certain felony drug offenders. 
HB 1130make an appropriation to the Department of Tourism and State Development to provide for the promotion in Mexico of tourist opportunities in South Dakota and of the products made in South Dakota. 
HB 1131exempt the gross receipts from certain auctions from sales and use tax. 
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 1156provide for the establishment of a task force to study human trafficking. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions requiring the construction of fences by railroads. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1174appropriate money from the budget reserve fund to increase the state funded portion to state aid to education, decrease current tax levies, and increase provider inflation. 
HB 1177revise the definition of transmission facilities. 
HB 1186reimburse and reward public school counselors who earn the credential of National Certified School Counselor. 
HB 1190provide for the reduction of the sales and use tax on certain food items. 
HB 1194repeal the contractor's excise tax. 
HB 1196require the consent of the governing bodies of certain local governments before creating tax incremental districts. 
HB 1197allow single-family dwellings that are under construction or listed for sale by contractors to be classified as owner-occupied single-family dwellings for the purpose of taxation. 
HB 1198allow school districts to charge students a fee to participate in interscholastic activities for which no academic credit is earned. 
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 1231increase the exemption on the proceeds of the sale of certain homesteads. 
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 1245provide certain protections to governmental employees who report certain violations or suspected violations of law. 
HB 1247revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
HB 1248authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction of a college of veterinary medicine and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1257provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1278revise certain provisions prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
HB 1279require each school district to develop a policy to prohibit bullying and harassment that meets certain requirements. 
HB 1285place certain restrictions on the granting of easements associated with pipelines. 
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. 
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 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 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 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 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 

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