Senator Russell Olson — 2013


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Majority Leader

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 08
Counties: Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn
Occupation: Manager, Community&Econ. Dev.


Session Committees

Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsVice-Chair MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Legislative ProcedureMember 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 
Watershed Task ForceMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 3require the reporting of the outcomes of certain licensure and certification examinations. 
SB 4require the Department of Labor and Regulation to determine certain job placement outcomes for graduates of all public postsecondary education institutions in the state. 
SB 5establish the public purpose and goals of postsecondary education, to provide for the funding of higher education, and to create the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. 
SB 89limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. 
SB 236appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 237appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 238appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
SC 34Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol. 
HB 1165revise certain provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. 
HB 1198allow certain opportunity scholarship recipients who graduate early to use the remainder of their scholarship award for graduate studies. 

Co Sponsor

SB 87establish the effective date of the sales tax collection allowance for retailers. 
SB 93revise certain provisions concerning requirements of fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
SB 125provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. 
SB 127revise certain provisions concerning the health and educational facilities authority. 
SB 132grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
SB 134codify the common law of rescission as applied to life insurance contracts. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 155establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 168require that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. 
SB 176appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. 
SB 179provide for a uniform county drainage permit application form and to remove the maximum limit for drainage permit fees. 
SB 182enhance economic development. 
SB 185clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. 
SB 194extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. 
SB 195revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. 
SB 206revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. 
SB 207make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. 
SB 210provide for assessment of agricultural property based on the market, repeal the methodology that assesses agricultural land based on its agricultural income value, and to dissolve the implementation and oversight advisory task force. 
SB 213require certain opportunity scholarship recipients to reside in South Dakota for five years following graduation from postsecondary education. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 229make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. 
SB 231develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. 
SB 232limit political contributions by certain political action committees. 
SB 233create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 234revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013 to provide funding for the increased costs associated with the Board of Regents employee health insurance and to declare an emergency. 
SB 239repeal the state's membership in the multistate tax commission. 
SC 1Honoring Bethold (Bert) Fried on his 90th birthday. 
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 
SC 12Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Boys State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
SC 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 21Honoring Mrs. Laura Kuper on her ninety-seventh birthday. 
SC 22Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. 
SC 23Honoring Mr. Tim Raabe of Lennox, South Dakota, for being named High School Principal of the Year. 
SC 24Honoring Tim Koehler, of Harrisburg, South Dakota, for being named Middle School Principal of the Year. 
SC 27Honoring Dale Cook as 2012 Tea Firefighter of the Year. 
SC 33Honoring Mrs. Renita Dose of Lennox Middle School for receiving School Band and Orchestra magazine's "50 Directors Who Make a Difference" award.  
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 
SCR 4Making a formal application to Congress to call a limited constitutional convention for the sole purpose of proposing for ratification an amendment to the Constitution providing that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states. 
SCR 5Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. 
SR 1endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SR 2Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1142promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. 
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1161establish and provide certain incentives for projects that create new jobs or promote economic activity and to establish the rural economic development partnership program. 
HB 1163revise certain provisions related to the filing of the certificate of limited partnerships. 
HB 1164establish a classroom innovation grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
HB 1196establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1215limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. 
HB 1218exempt from sales and use taxes certain computer equipment and software purchased for use in data centers. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1233grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. 
HB 1236prohibit the recovery of damages in certain wrongful birth and wrongful life civil suits based upon the lost opportunity to terminate the life of an unborn child. 
HB 1237revise certain provisions to abortion counseling. 
HB 1242make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1085Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 
HCR 1007endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the twenty-ninth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan). 
HCR 1008Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. 

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