Representative Betty Olson — 2009


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Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 28B
Counties: Butte, Harding, Perkins
Occupation: Rancher/EMT/Substitute Teacher


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
Local GovernmentMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and DistributionMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1003clarify the application of common law trespass and to provide for the recovery of damages against trespassers. 
HB 1004provide for the killing of mountain lions under certain circumstances. 
HB 1005require that certain land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks be conditioned upon subsequent legislative approval. 
HB 1106deposit money in the permanent school fund based on acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
HB 1107revise the composition of the State Brand Board, to provide for its election by district, and to revise certain powers of the board. 
HB 1120provide for the transfer of predatory animal control, rodent control, and reptile control from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to the Department of Agriculture. 
SB 104increase state matching funds for animal damage control. 
SB 166restrict the deactivation or relocation of certain National Guard units. 
SB 167provide for the creation of the National Guard Commission. 
SC 4Honoring Greg Smeenk of Newell, South Dakota, for being named Top Selling Agent among realtors in the Northern Black Hills. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1001revise certain provisions related to free access to state parks and recreation areas to include certain persons with disabilities. 
HB 1002provide for the transfer of certain moneys from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to the county road and bridge funds. 
HB 1096provide for a temporary reduction of legislator salaries and to declare an emergency. 
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 1121establish certain procedural requirements related to the relocation of electrical lines, communication lines, and pipelines. 
HB 1141repeal certain provisions permitting the payment for lands acquired by eminent domain including the cost and expenses of condemnation proceedings from the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks fund. 
HB 1149allow a person or entity to offer postsecondary education credit in South Dakota while seeking accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency. 
HB 1151allow citizens without free access to a local library to borrow books directly from any library in the state. 
HB 1156provide for the establishment of a task force to study human trafficking. 
HB 1164exempt certain trees from requirements related to the removal of vegetation and debris from township road rights-of-way. 
HB 1165revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
HB 1172suspend for two years the requirement that certain school districts with low enrollment reorganize. 
HB 1179provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1189revise certain provisions regarding the notice of meetings of public bodies. 
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 1199authorize the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority to study the feasibility of nuclear power plant facility in South Dakota and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1202permit certain persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to get an endorsement on a commercial driver license to drive a school bus. 
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 1224place certain restrictions on state participation in a national animal identification system. 
HB 1234revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. 
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 1248authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction of a college of veterinary medicine and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1255revise certain provisions concerning the telecommunications gross receipts tax. 
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 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. 
HB 1296authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. 
HB 1298require the Board of Regents to prepare a plan to close one of the postsecondary educational institutions under its control. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
HC 1009Honoring Kiko Mendoza of Eagle Butte for his many accomplishments both in athletics and academics. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring Eldon and Regina Roth for their outstanding efforts to increase the value of beef in the United States, for their entrepreneurial spirit, and for their commitment to excellence. 
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 1016Honoring coach Tom Rogers for achieving his 300th win as the head coach of the Stanley County Lady Buffs Basketball Team. 
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 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 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 1008Expressing support for improved adolescent health and wellness by recognizing the importance of an adolescent well physical to prevent chronic diseases, help better identify and treat chronic diseases, and update immunizations. 
HCR 1012Supporting the exploration and development of energy resources. 
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 1016Urging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Western Area Power Administration to avoid overly restrictive wildlife criteria and overly burdensome procedural requirements that create unnecessary delays in the siting of wind energy development projects. 
HCR 1017Urging a finding by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service that the black-tailed prairie dog is not likely to become an endangered species. 
SB 1clarify, repeal, update, and make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
SB 2revise the available number and method of allocation of certain nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. 
SB 70repeal the provision requiring a forty-eight hour waiting period to purchase a pistol. 
SB 71broaden the application of the public indecency and indecent exposure statutes. 
SB 73permit persons sixteen years of age to donate blood under certain circumstances. 
SB 75allow dogs to be used in the hunting of mountain lions. 
SB 82provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 87repeal the forthcoming mandate that, beginning on July 1, 2009, will require students to stay in school until age eighteen or graduation. 
SB 88rescind the repeal on funding for sparse school districts that will take effect on June 30, 2009. 
SB 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 105require the State Brand Board to provide certain reports and information and to provide for Senate confirmation for Brand Board members. 
SB 117revise certain budgetary provisions relating to certain funds received from the federal government. 
SB 119revise the authority of the state, counties, and townships to transfer highway right-of-ways under certain conditions. 
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 136repeal the provision that requires cooperatives to set aside a portion of the net proceeds as an education fund. 
SB 150establish a presumption regarding occupational disease disabilities of certain firefighters. 
SB 159revise certain provisions regarding bank names. 
SB 177adopt the South Dakota Indian Child Welfare Act. 
SB 187allow the merger or consolidation of a cooperative and its subsidiary. 
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 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 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 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 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. 
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 4Supporting transportation of horses to foreign processing facilities. 
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. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the utilization of English as the official language. 

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