Representative Don Kopp — 2009


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Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 35
Counties: Pennington
Occupation: Forestry Consultant


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Bureau of Personnel Agency ReviewMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1278revise certain provisions prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
SB 75allow dogs to be used in the hunting of mountain lions. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1101allow affidavits for change of judge in habeas corpus actions. 
HB 1104authorize a sentencing court to impose consecutive revocations of hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges under certain conditions. 
HB 1105require public high school students to perform acts of volunteerism in order to receive a high school diploma. 
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. 
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 1156provide for the establishment of a task force to study human trafficking. 
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 1183leverage public investments in higher education facilities and grant programs with private moneys, to authorize the Board of Regents and the South Dakota Building Authority to contract for construction of the Higher Education Center-West River, to fund certain postsecondary education grant programs, to authorize the use of higher education facilities funds to construct the new dairy manufacturing plant at South Dakota State University in Brookings, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 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 1231increase the exemption on the proceeds of the sale of certain homesteads. 
HB 1254exclude any federal stimulus funds in a school district's general fund when determining its allowable general fund balance. 
HB 1256provide for a temporary increase in the sales and use tax and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1257provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1281enhance funding for state highways by increasing fees on certain signs, displays, or devices. 
HB 1285place certain restrictions on the granting of easements associated with pipelines. 
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. 
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 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 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 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 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. 
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 93provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
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 136repeal the provision that requires cooperatives to set aside a portion of the net proceeds as an education fund. 
SB 138revise the qualifications for the director and employees of the Division of Veterans Affairs and for county veterans' service officers. 
SB 196increase the sales and use tax and to allocate and appropriate the increased revenue for property tax reduction. 
SC 2Honoring the memory and the life of Fred Koupal. 
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 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 20Commending Ray Hillenbrand of the Prairie Edge Trading Company and Galleries in Rapid City for his cultural sensitivity and good faith with respect to South Dakota's Native American community. 
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. 
SC 29Honoring Jack Van Der Geest who passed away on March 5, 2009. 
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. 
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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