Senator Billie H. Sutton — 2017


Picture of Senator Billie H. Sutton

Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 21
Counties: Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory, Tripp
Occupation: Investment Consultant and Rancher

Home Address:
919 Franklin St.
Burke, SD 57523

Home:
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-775-2641

Email: Billie.Sutton@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

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. 
SC 16Commending and honoring the 2015 Winner High School Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
HB 1217provide for the employment of chiropractors by corporations under certain conditions. 
HB 1221accommodate legislation relating to education funding. 
HB 1222accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. 
HC 1014Honoring the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations on the occasion of its ninetieth anniversary. 
HC 1028Honoring the Jorgensen Land and Cattle Partnership of Tripp County as the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 

Co Sponsor

SB 1revise certain provisions regarding the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
SB 3revise the income criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. 
SB 4provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. 
SB 57redefine the term, written agreement, relating to contracts between a debtor and creditor. 
SB 66permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. 
SB 73clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. 
SB 74authorize members of certain governing bodies who are displaced by a natural disaster to continue their term of office. 
SB 81create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 82establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
SB 94repeal the death penalty. 
SB 102allow certain alcoholic beverage licenses and special event alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued on certain lands and facilities located on state educational institution campuses. 
SB 106provide for the collection of sales taxes from certain remote sellers, to establish certain Legislative findings, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 107clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. 
SB 108require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. 
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 121authorize certain duties for the sergeant at arms and assistant sergeant at arms. 
SB 122require that fees collected for military specialty license plates be distributed to county veterans' service officers. 
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 143require the Legislative Planning Committee to implement a performance management review process. 
SB 157provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. 
SB 158revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. 
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 163require the disclosure of certain cumulative contracts with the state. 
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 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. 
SC 15Honoring the 2016 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 
SC 17Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. 
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 3Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising the procedure for filling a vacancy in either house of the Legislature. 
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 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1057revise the rule-making authority of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. 
HB 1067promote quality, competition, and freedom of choice in the health insurance market place. 
HB 1087repeal the requirement of a certain public election notice. 
HB 1090require certain statements and audits concerning insurance pooling arrangements to be filed with the Department of Legislative Audit. 
HB 1099revise certain campaign finance provisions. 
HB 1101authorize municipalities to create programs to encourage housing development. 
HB 1118limit the amount of instructional time that may be spent administering statewide academic assessments. 
HB 1119revise the criteria for incorporation of a new municipality. 
HB 1141license persons offering applied behavior analysis services to the public. 
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 1164provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1214regulate conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. 
HB 1220direct the secretary of education to reinstate scholarship funding under the GEAR UP grant program. 
HB 1224facilitate participation by South Dakota residents in an ABLE savings program. 
HB 1227establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. 
HB 1238revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
HB 1242authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1020Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
HC 1021Recognizing Jean Benson for her achievements as head coach for the Chester Area Flyers Volleyball Team. 
HC 1023Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Battery A, 1/147 Field Artillery Battalion of Aberdeen, South Dakota on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HC 1024Commending the South Dakota National Guard's Company C, l-189th Aviation Regiment of Rapid City, South Dakota on being awarded the General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 1027Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Engineer Battalion of Huron, South Dakota on being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy. 
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 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
HCR 1016Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. 
HCR 1017Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled