Senator Gordon K. Howie — 2009


Picture of Senator Gordon K. Howie

Party: Republican
Term: Other House
District: 30
Counties: Custer, Fall River, Pennington
Occupation: Rancher, Businessman


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesVice-Chair TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 75allow dogs to be used in the hunting of mountain lions. 
SB 87repeal the forthcoming mandate that, beginning on July 1, 2009, will require students to stay in school until age eighteen or graduation. 
SB 92require the physical presence of any physician scheduled to perform an abortion at the site of the abortion procedure on the day prior to the abortion procedure. 
SB 196increase the sales and use tax and to allocate and appropriate the increased revenue for property tax reduction. 
SC 14Honoring the life of Charles E. Hunt, of Rapid City, South Dakota. 
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 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. 
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 1160revise certain provisions requiring the construction of fences by railroads. 
HB 1165revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
HB 1224place certain restrictions on state participation in a national animal identification system. 
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. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

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 82provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 85clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 88rescind the repeal on funding for sparse school districts that will take effect on June 30, 2009. 
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 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 104increase state matching funds for animal damage control. 
SB 105require the State Brand Board to provide certain reports and information and to provide for Senate confirmation for Brand Board members. 
SB 108exclude parole agents from concealed weapons permit requirements. 
SB 114provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 115revise certain provisions related to the initiation of modifications to county comprehensive plans. 
SB 120encourage energy conservation and efficiency by establishing certain procedures regarding the reporting, sale, and marketing of renewable energy and recycled energy certificates. 
SB 126revise certain provisions regarding school attendance. 
SB 136repeal the provision that requires cooperatives to set aside a portion of the net proceeds as an education fund. 
SB 159revise certain provisions regarding bank names. 
SB 188provide for the appointment of members of the State Brand Board by district. 
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 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 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 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. 
SC 29Honoring Jack Van Der Geest who passed away on March 5, 2009. 
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 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 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 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. 
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. 
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 1003clarify the application of common law trespass and to provide for the recovery of damages against trespassers. 
HB 1094require applicants for licensure as real estate brokers, broker associates, salespersons, property managers, residential rental agents, auctioneers, home inspectors, and timeshare agents and such licensees who are the subject of a disciplinary investigation to submit to a state and federal criminal background check. 
HB 1100revise where business records of insurance producers may be maintained. 
HB 1104authorize a sentencing court to impose consecutive revocations of hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges under certain conditions. 
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 1114allow a broker to form certain business entities under certain conditions. 
HB 1121establish certain procedural requirements related to the relocation of electrical lines, communication lines, and pipelines. 
HB 1126revise certain provisions regarding a private applicator of pesticides becoming a qualified driver for the purpose of motor carrier safety. 
HB 1133authorize certain specialty license plates to be placed on motorcycles. 
HB 1134require notice of the cost of certain public notices. 
HB 1135authorize the posting on the internet by the state, municipalities, counties, and school districts in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
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 1170provide for legislative representation on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1171exempt any school district from the minimum size requirement if it operates the only remaining public high school located within the boundaries of any county. 
HB 1177revise the definition of transmission facilities. 
HB 1179provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
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 1202permit certain persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to get an endorsement on a commercial driver license to drive a school bus. 
HB 1203limit asbestos-related liabilities for certain successor corporations. 
HB 1220provide an affirmative defense regarding a violation involving an unchanging traffic-control device. 
HB 1232decrease publication costs for certain notices by reducing the number of required official newspapers that shall be designated by the counties. 
HB 1257provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1264provide for the utilization of conditional early release bonds in regard to certain furloughs and paroles. 
HB 1269provide for the governance of public postsecondary technical education and to provide for the transfer of authority for public postsecondary technical education from local school districts to the Department of Education. 
HB 1287permit evidence of the defendant's commission of other acts of child molestation to be admissible in certain child molestation cases. 
HB 1293provide for the establishment of school administration regions and to provide for the sharing of certain school administrators and school service specialists among school districts. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
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 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 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. 

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