Representative Oran A. Sorenson — 2009


Picture of Representative Oran A. Sorenson

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 25
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Retired Teacher, Farmer


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and DistributionMember 

Prime Sponsor

HC 1008Commending the 2008 Dell Rapids Quarriers High School Football Team for winning the State 11A Championship. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1096provide for a temporary reduction of legislator salaries and to declare an emergency. 
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 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 1121establish certain procedural requirements related to the relocation of electrical lines, communication lines, and pipelines. 
HB 1151allow citizens without free access to a local library to borrow books directly from any library in the state. 
HB 1155require that the testing of blood samples of suspects of sexual assault be initiated within a specified time. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1178require the Department of Education to administer a pilot program for the purpose of increasing graduation rates among at-risk minority students, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1180create a dual credit grant program for public high school students and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1181establish a veterinary education loan repayment program for veterinarians who fulfill certain requirements and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1185revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009. 
HB 1196require the consent of the governing bodies of certain local governments before creating tax incremental districts. 
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 1227increase license fees for certain noncommercial motor homes and trailers. 
HB 1228require mopeds used on public highways to be titled and licensed as a motorcycle and to increase license fees for motorcycles. 
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 1241clarify that certain special education placements are not suspensions or expulsions. 
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 1250provide funding to certain school districts for students who enroll in the district's virtual school after the date on which fall enrollment is calculated. 
HB 1279require each school district to develop a policy to prohibit bullying and harassment that meets certain requirements. 
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 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 1004Acknowledging the Tri-Valley High School Football Team for winning the 2008 State 11B Football Championship. 
HC 1006Commending the Tri-Valley School District's observance of the National Education Association's "Read Across America Day." 
HC 1009Honoring Kiko Mendoza of Eagle Butte for his many accomplishments both in athletics and academics. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring Joanne Groves, a member of the Huron School District Board, on her selection as the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota. 
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 1021Honoring the 2008 South Dakota State B Boys' Basketball Championship Team from White River, South Dakota. 
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 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. 
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 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 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HCR 1018Urging increased cooperation and collaboration between state, local, and tribal governments. 
SB 79provide for the primary enforcement of seat belt laws and to define passenger buses. 
SB 81authorize the use of interscholastic activity admission fees by certain endowment funds. 
SB 114provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 126revise certain provisions regarding school attendance. 
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 163revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
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 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 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 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 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 9Opposing certain practices by corporations in the genetically modified and genetically engineered seed industry. 

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