Representative Paula Hawks — 2015


Picture of Representative Paula Hawks

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 09
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Training Specialist


Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1172revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. 
HB 1231authorize the forfeiture of any financial benefit or valuables gained from pimping. 
HB 1232provide for a determination of the value of small power production facilities. 
HC 1009Commending and honoring Kieron James Murphy for his service to the West Central School District and to the community of Hartford, South Dakota. 
HC 1033Commending and honoring the West Central High School FFA chapter. 
HC 1034Commending and honoring the West Central High School Band for its accomplishments. 
SB 144establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. 
SC 24Commending and honoring the West Central High School Track and Cross Country Teams for their accomplishments. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1083require reimbursement to certain entities for fire suppression and extinguishment costs. 
HB 1085revise certain provisions regarding the requirement for performance securities. 
HB 1097provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. 
HB 1098authorize extended terms of lease for airport facilities. 
HB 1115increase the maximum property tax levy for the pension fund of a school district. 
HB 1117provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. 
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 1138revise the penalty for the failure to wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety seat belt system in a passenger vehicle. 
HB 1139revise certain procedures for competitive sealed bids by public purchasing agencies. 
HB 1140increase the crimes and lookback period to enhance the penalty for violating a protection order. 
HB 1141revise and increase the penalty for multiple simple assaults over a ten-year period. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions pertaining to the age requirements for sex offender registry registration. 
HB 1143increase the criminal violations that are subject to protection orders. 
HB 1162enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. 
HB 1166prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1175prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. 
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 1199authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1218create certain funding for education in South Dakota. 
HB 1221authorize unilateral consent in certain divorce proceedings. 
HC 1002Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. 
HC 1003Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1015Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. 
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 1022Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1031Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 
HCR 1006to request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. 
HJR 1002making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 
HJR 1004Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 87revise the circumstances creating a vacancy in municipal office. 
SB 88authorize emergency appointments to the municipal election board. 
SB 89require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. 
SB 100create a leased residential property classification. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 
SB 103authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
SB 120revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. 
SB 122revise provisions related to the death penalty. 
SB 124revise the requirements for a petition for a minor boundary change. 
SB 135authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
SB 146authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 147expand Medicaid. 
SB 155establish a voluntary list of disassociated persons for exclusion or removal from licensed gaming institutions. 
SB 156require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
SC 5recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. 
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 15Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. 
SC 17Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. 
SC 21recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. 
SCR 4Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. 
SCR 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 
SCR 7Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled