Senator Jim Peterson — 2015


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Party: Democrat
Term: Other House
District: 04
Counties: Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Grant
Occupation: Farmer


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Ag. Land Assessment Task ForceMember 
County Government Interim CommitteeMember 
Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 4make an appropriation for research concerning the administrative and financial impact of actual use on agricultural land assessments and to declare an emergency. 
SB 5revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. 
SB 146authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SC 5recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. 
HB 1097provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. 
HB 1115increase the maximum property tax levy for the pension fund of a school district. 
HC 1004Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring the Sioux Valley School District Board of Education on receiving the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2014. 

Co Sponsor

SB 6revise certain provisions concerning the pension and capital outlay tax levies for school districts. 
SB 7revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies and to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy. 
SB 72provide an exemption from certain excavation requirements in an emergency. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 77allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 
SB 79revise certain provisions concerning the manner in which county wheel taxes are imposed. 
SB 81require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. 
SB 91make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 93impose a gross receipts tax on the rental of certain motorcycles in lieu of the excise tax on motor vehicles. 
SB 94establish a license fee for electric-powered motorcycles. 
SB 103authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 109establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 110revise the authority granted to the Building Authority and to the Board of Regents to construct an information system building on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison. 
SB 120revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. 
SB 121prospectively repeal the death penalty. 
SB 128revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. 
SB 129revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 136exclude certain municipal taxes from the gross receipts used to determine the tax liability for customers served by electric cooperatives and electric utilities. 
SB 139authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. 
SB 143revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. 
SB 144establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. 
SB 150require certain motor vehicles to pay an additional registration fee. 
SB 154require that certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs be veterans. 
SB 167revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
SB 180revise certain provisions regarding the production tax for wind energy facilities and to declare an emergency. 
SB 181enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 183revise the voting requirements regarding the issuance of bonds by public bodies and capital outlay certificates by school districts. 
SB 189provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. 
SC 9Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 10Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. 
SC 11Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
SC 17Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. 
SC 29Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. 
SCR 1Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. 
SCR 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 
HB 1079revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
HB 1081repeal certain provisions regarding county officials and the board of county commissioners. 
HB 1083require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. 
HB 1089ban the practice of female genital mutilation in the state, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1113repeal and revise certain motor vehicle and boat damage and salvage disclosure requirements. 
HB 1120revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. 
HB 1121authorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads. 
HB 1122authorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads. 
HB 1124authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. 
HB 1130prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. 
HB 1132revise certain provisions regarding the titling of motor vehicles, boats, mobile homes, and manufactured homes and the issuance of temporary permits by licensed dealers. 
HB 1152limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1163reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse. 
HB 1172revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. 
HB 1175prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. 
HB 1179revise the definition of a veteran. 
HB 1193lower 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 1200revise certain provisions regarding the exemption of motor vehicles from the motor vehicle excise tax. 
HB 1207revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation. 
HB 1216repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. 
HB 1218create certain funding for education in South Dakota. 
HB 1221authorize unilateral consent in certain divorce proceedings. 
HB 1231authorize the forfeiture of any financial benefit or valuables gained from pimping. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1017Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. 
HC 1018Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. 
HC 1019Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. 
HC 1020Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. 
HC 1031Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 
HC 1032Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, and recognizing Deadwood as "The Historic Jewel of the Black Hills." 
HC 1036Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1002Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 
HCR 1004Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. 
HCR 1006to request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. 
HCR 1009Designating 2015 as the "Year of Remembrance for the Centennial Since the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923" in South Dakota and urging Congress and the President of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity. 
HJR 1002making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled