Senator Jim Peterson — 2016


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Minority Whip

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 
Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 4provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. 
SB 135allow overwidth farm equipment to be operated on primary highways after sunset under certain conditions. 
SB 136permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. 
SB 139revise certain provisions regarding the use tax. 
HB 1005revise and repeal certain fees that are established to compensate counties for services provided by county officials. 
HB 1007make an appropriation to revise and update the data and methods used to determine the agricultural land production capacity and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1121revise certain provisions concerning the regulation of vehicle dealers. 
HB 1134provide for access to certain property for the purpose of making surveys. 
HB 1153allow parties to agree to resolve an eminent domain dispute by mediation. 
HB 1192prohibit certain inquiries during a public employment application process about an applicant's criminal history and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof. 
HB 1193prohibit certain inquiries about criminal records during any initial employment application process and to provide a penalty for a violation thereof. 
HB 1194revise the authority of state's attorneys to take action regarding certain local open government violations. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding ballots used in municipal referendum elections. 
HB 1196create a deadline for the preparation of statements for municipal referendum ballots. 
HB 1202provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds 
HCR 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 

Co Sponsor

SB 2revise the distribution of the revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. 
SB 3revise the income criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. 
SB 56require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
SB 57redefine the term, written agreement, relating to contracts between a debtor and creditor. 
SB 58revise certain restrictions for the use of night-vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. 
SB 61prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. 
SB 62require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. 
SB 66permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. 
SB 71revise the provisions regarding the issuance of small game licenses and fishing licenses to certain veterans at reduced fees and to revise certain provisions regarding special pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
SB 73clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. 
SB 75establish 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 declare an emergency. 
SB 76revise certain codes and standards regarding wind energy system set back requirements. 
SB 78deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
SB 94repeal the death penalty. 
SB 107clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. 
SB 108require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. 
SB 109require counties to conduct random checkpoints for overweight vehicles as a condition of receiving funds from the bridge improvement grant fund. 
SB 113revise provisions related to the operation of a bicycle on a roadway. 
SB 114make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. 
SB 116remove any reference to land ownership being a requirement for participation in any actions pertaining to the creation of or withdrawal from a water development district. 
SB 118exempt certain purchases from certain bidding requirements. 
SB 123revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SB 127revise certain provisions regarding the requirements for placement of a utility facility across a railroad right-of-way. 
SB 138authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. 
SB 145require certain provisions to be met before allowing public utilities or carriers to exercise eminent domain procedures. 
SB 149provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. 
SB 150revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. 
SB 151lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. 
SB 161lower 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. 
SB 168revise provisions related to human trafficking and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 169revise provisions related to child pornography and to revise the penalty therefor. 
SC 6Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, 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 7Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
SC 9Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. 
SC 10Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. 
SC 11Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. 
SCR 1To show support for family caregivers. 
SCR 2Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. 
SJR 1Proposing 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 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of a corporate income tax and dedication of the revenue therefrom. 
HB 1002eliminate certain reporting requirements for the county general fund. 
HB 1003revise certain administrative functions regarding county government. 
HB 1004make form and style revisions to certain statutes regarding counties. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1078grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1082codify the list of navigable streams requiring gates. 
HB 1083change the taxation method used in the sale of certain off-road vehicles and require that the sale of these vehicles be by licensed vehicle dealers. 
HB 1094increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. 
HB 1095revise certain allowable time periods regarding the transfer of vehicle ownership. 
HB 1123require the Department of Health to include certain information regarding the inspection of an abortion facility on the department's website. 
HB 1127revise certain provisions concerning road districts. 
HB 1133require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. 
HB 1137revise the distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles. 
HB 1154create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1155prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. 
HB 1157require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1164provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 
HB 1178authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. 
HB 1180limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1186revise certain provisions relating to the practice of dentistry and to dental corporations. 
HB 1187allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1221accommodate legislation relating to education funding. 
HB 1222accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. 
HB 1227establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. 
HB 1230require lights on certain animal-drawn vehicles while operating on a highway. 
HB 1231authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. 
HB 1242authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. 
HB 1243prohibit the unauthorized sharing of certain private images on the internet. 
HB 1244revise provisions related to the sex offender registry 
HC 1006Commending and honoring the 2014-2015 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Graf, Milbank, School Superintendent; Chad Allison, Lennox, Middle School Principal; Merna Bye, Corsica, School Business Official; Brad Olinger, Flandreau, Elementary School Principal; Jim Aisenbrey, Baltic, Secondary School Principal; Mike Radke, Huron, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Dr. Sandra Henry, Sioux Falls, Curriculum Leader; and Rhonda Zinter, Milbank, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 1007Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1013Recognizing Mark Knight for his election as president of the Associated General Contractors of America. 
HC 1025Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. 
HC 1030Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 
HCR 1001Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Harry Truman. 
HCR 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. 
HCR 1006Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. 
HCR 1007Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
HCR 1015Commending Taiwan's presidential election; supporting Taiwan's efforts to secure entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan. 
HCR 1016Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled