Representative Karen Soli — 2013


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Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 15
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Clergy


Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Domestic Abuse StudyMember 

Co Sponsor

HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1080include certain speeding offenses in the point system for traffic violations for the purposes of driver license records. 
HB 1119establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1154lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
HB 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
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 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1211provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. 
HB 1216prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1232differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1240provide for the practice of cosmetology services in certain venues outside of a licensed salon. 
HB 1248allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. 
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 1019Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. 
HC 1021Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
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 1027Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1056Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HC 1063Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. 
HC 1067Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1073Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Track State AA Champions of Washington High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their outstanding athletic performance. 
HC 1074Honoring members of the 1600 meter relay, the 3200 meter relay, and the 1600 meter spirit medley from Washington High School. 
HC 1075Congratulating and commending the Washington High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State AA Football Championship. 
HC 1076Commending and honoring the 2012 South Dakota Varsity A Softball Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. 
HC 1077Commending and honoring the 2012 Competitive Dance State AA Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. 
HC 1078Commending and honoring the National Merit Semifinalists Adam Bierstedt, Zach Bierstedt, Dylan Ensz, Emily Kaufman, Alexis Medima, Charles Mogan, Morgan Nelson, Rachel Nevin, Charles Point, Martha Vandenoever, and Bryant Yang of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding academic achievements. 
HC 1079Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Tennis Team State Champions of Sioux Falls Washington High School for their outstanding athletic performance. 
HC 1080Honoring Katie Johnson of the Sioux Falls Washington High School Warriors Softball Team. 
HC 1081Congratulating and honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1082Commending and honoring Angela Nieman on her Lifetime Achievement award for Dance. 
HC 1083Commending and honoring the 2012 South Dakota Boys State Class AA High School State Golf Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance. 
HC 1084Honoring the Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Patriot Marching Band for representing the Upper Midwest at the Rose Bowl Parade. 
HC 1085Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. 
HC 1088Commending and honoring the 2012 Boys Cross Country State Class AA Champions of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School for their outstanding athletic performance. 
HC 1089Honoring Sioux Falls Washington Warriors debate team members, Katlyn Powers and Jordan Simundson. 
HC 1090Honoring Katie Johnson, Kathleen Meredith, Michaela Mayer, and Emily Winckler from the Sioux Falls Washington High School Warriors Softball Team. 
HC 1091Honoring Devon O'Farrell from Washington High School for a state wrestling championship. 
HC 1092Honoring David Potratz from Washington High School for his state wrestling championship. 
HC 1093Commending and honoring Kari Heck on her outstanding 2012 track and field season for Sioux Falls Washington High School. 
HC 1094Honoring Nathan Gerry, Alex Waddell, and Christian Parker from Washington High School for their first place finishes at the 2012 Boys State Class AA Track Meet. 
HC 1095Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. 
HC 1096Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. 
HC 1098Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
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 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HR 1002Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
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 109revise the Human Relations Act to allow certain discriminatory practices to be investigated by municipalities and counties. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 142prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. 
SB 158provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. 
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 209provide safety provisions by requiring registration of certain family day care facilities, to establish notification and reporting requirements for violations, and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 225prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 
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. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
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 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
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 18Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
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 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. 

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