Senator Tim Begalka — 2014


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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 73allow certain nonresidents to participate in school district elections. 
SB 83authorize townships and counties to impose real estate transfer fees. 
SB 102provide that, upon completion of certain proceedings, magistrate judges may return or dispose of property taken in as evidence. 
SB 160exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. 
HB 1072provide for the titling, registration, and operation of golf carts. 
HB 1076revise certain requirements relating to party fishing. 
HB 1140permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
HB 1163authorize farm mutual insurers to invest funds in certain stocks and market funds. 
HB 1179provide a credit for the return of certain motor vehicle number plates. 
HB 1207repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. 
HB 1221exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. 
HB 1241prohibit the dismemberment or decapitation of certain living unborn children and to provide penalties therefore. 
HB 1242revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. 
HCR 1009Urging the federal government to enforce United States immigration laws and not grant amnesty to those who have entered the United States illegally. 
HCR 1024Petitioning President Obama to publicly condemn China for its aggressive program of cyber warfare and espionage against the United States of America. 
HCR 1027Commending, honoring, and thanking each of the current and former Congressmen and Congresswomen who have served South Dakota. 
HCR 1028Urging Congress to repeal and defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

Co Sponsor

SB 62establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 63protect the privacy of the records of individual students. 
SB 64require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. 
SB 66provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. 
SB 67provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. 
SB 75prohibit local governments from enacting, maintaining, or enforcing regulations on certain dog breeds. 
SB 76revise certain provisions relating to the killing of mountain lions that threaten personal safety or property. 
SB 86make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. 
SB 103establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. 
SB 115provide for travel insurance and regulate travel insurance retailers. 
SB 118revise certain criminal penalties for intentional damage to private property. 
SB 123require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. 
SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 127make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 128protect the citizens and businesses of South Dakota regarding speech pertaining to views on sexual orientation and to provide for the defense of such citizens and businesses. 
SB 129supplant the Common Core State Standards. 
SB 130reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. 
SB 131provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. 
SB 133clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms, to assert the sovereignty of the State of South Dakota with regards to the regulation of arms and weapons, and to provide recourse and penalties for violations. 
SB 134authorize a winter load increase of certain motor vehicle weight restrictions. 
SB 136ensure available replacement parts and services for consumers of manufactured goods. 
SB 137make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. 
SB 151revise the appointment process for the State Veterans Home superintendent. 
SB 163prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 173provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. 
SC 2Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. 
SC 3Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. 
SC 5Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. 
SC 14Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. 
SC 15Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament 
SC 16Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. 
SC 18Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 20Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team on winning the 2013 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fourth year in a row. 
SC 22Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. 
SC 31Honoring Dalton Howe as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SC 33Honoring Nathan Duerre as a recipient of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SCR 2Expressing concern relating to the Common Core State Standards. 
SCR 4Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. 
SCR 6Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. 
HB 1075provide for public notice of certain hearings conducted by the Board of Education, and to require that the hearings be conducted at least sixty days apart. 
HB 1080clarify that emergency personnel driving records are not to include motor vehicle accidents resulting while engaged in the performance of their official duties. 
HB 1083restrict the term of conservation easements. 
HB 1092require that crematories be under the direction of licensed funeral establishments and funeral directors. 
HB 1094prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. 
HB 1097revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. 
HB 1098provide for the election of the secretary of education. 
HB 1100prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1102authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. 
HB 1103require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. 
HB 1116permit the holders of grazing and agricultural leases on school and public lands to control access to hunt on those lands. 
HB 1118clarify certain provisions about discharging firearms in safety zones. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1133repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. 
HB 1136limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
HB 1138deposit money in the permanent school fund for certain school and public lands adjacent to walk-in areas. 
HB 1144make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. 
HB 1154authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. 
HB 1155allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. 
HB 1156allow the transmission of electronic documents related to insurance policies. 
HB 1161establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. 
HB 1162prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding school board opening day decision petitions. 
HB 1176prohibit state participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. 
HB 1180provide that no entity that places children for adoption or performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1187provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. 
HB 1192designate the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead as the official mining museum of South Dakota. 
HB 1226create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. 
HB 1240prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1254provide for producer payback for distributed generation to small-scale renewable energy systems. 
HC 1011Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant Zona Hornstra for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1017Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Shane Severyn upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
HC 1027Commending several of Lincoln High School's athletic programs whose participants, through hard work and devotion, excelled on the field and in the classroom, never took their eyes off the prize, and as a result, were rewarded with state championships. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1050Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
HCR 1004Recognizing Hot Springs as "The Veterans Town." 
HCR 1005Urging Congress and the President to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
HCR 1006Recognizing the anniversary of the addition of the words "under God" to the United States Pledge of Allegiance. 
HCR 1007Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. 
HCR 1008Urging the South Dakota Board of Education to refrain from any efforts to further expand the Common Core State Standards or any other multistate educational standards in the state and to establish a plan to end the state's involvement with such current standards by June 30, 2017. 
HCR 1012Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. 
HCR 1013Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. 
HCR 1014Demanding the end of federal deficit spending, the repayment of national debt, and the beginning of balanced budgets and sound U.S. fiscal policy. 
HCR 1015In support of protecting American sovereignty and defending individual second amendment rights from United Nations interference. 
HCR 1016Urging the federal government to enforce United States immigration laws and not grant amnesty to those who have entered the United States illegally. 
HCR 1019Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. 
HCR 1020Recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which resulted in the loss of over six hundred lives. 
HCR 1023Rejecting the Common Core State Standards plan. 
HJR 1003Proposing 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, to revise term limits for legislators. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled