Senator Tim Begalka — 2013


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Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 04
Counties: Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Grant
Occupation: Greenhouse/Nursery/Floral Owner


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
JudiciaryVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

SB 91reduce the rate for the contractor's excise tax over a period of time and to repeal the contractor's excise tax in three years. 
SB 123increase the energy minerals severance tax. 
SB 124increase the real estate transfer fees and to revise the distribution of the fees. 
SB 125provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. 
SB 240provide townships the authority to impose real estate transfer fees. 
SC 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
SC 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 28Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the 2013 State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 
HB 1128allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
HB 1189permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
HB 1203allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. 
HB 1204require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. 
HB 1222provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. 

Co Sponsor

SB 80reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. 
SB 81prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 83designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. 
SB 94prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 97prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. 
SB 98revise certain statutory immunization exemption requirements. 
SB 100establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 101require reporting of the location of certain mine shafts and tunnels. 
SB 102regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 111amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. 
SB 119ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. 
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 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 143revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. 
SB 147revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. 
SB 155establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 157revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. 
SB 160require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. 
SB 176appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. 
SB 177limit the authority of certain institutions of higher education to regulate the possession of guns by students on campus. 
SB 185clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 195revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 201remove the requirement that fluoride be added to municipal water supplies. 
SB 205authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 
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 227revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 
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 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 3Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named  
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 10Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. 
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 20Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. 
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 29Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. 
SC 31Honoring Helen Graslie for her years of service for the South Dakota State University chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho men's agricultural fraternity. 
SC 34Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol. 
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. 
SJR 3Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, concerning term limits for legislators. 
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 1065allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1069increase the administrative assessment fee for the guarantee fund. 
HB 1084designate Purple Heart Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1086revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. 
HB 1087provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1100authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1132include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. 
HB 1135regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. 
HB 1140revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. 
HB 1142promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. 
HB 1169amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. 
HB 1173establish an education property tax credit program. 
HB 1182provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. 
HB 1186remove a requirement that certain documents presented for driver licensing purposes be copied and retained. 
HB 1188provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. 
HB 1190prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. 
HB 1191provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. 
HB 1199prohibit the sharing of patient records in a health information exchange by the state without written authorization from the patient. 
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 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1229require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. 
HB 1231change the rate and manner of calculation of prejudgment and postjudgment interest. 
HB 1233grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. 
HB 1239appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 
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 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
HCR 1002Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 
HCR 1008Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

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