Representative Spencer Hawley — 2017


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Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 07
Counties: Brookings
Occupation: Insurance Agent

Home Address:
1215 W. 8th St. S.
Brookings, SD 57006

Home: 605-692-9716
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-692-6223

Email: Spencer.Hawley@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1221accommodate legislation relating to education funding. 
HB 1222accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
SB 136permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. 
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. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1001repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact. 
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 1069revise certain provisions related to genetic counselor licensure. 
HB 1070establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements. 
HB 1082codify the list of navigable streams requiring gates. 
HB 1084define when concurrent employment may be used to calculate earnings in workers' compensation cases. 
HB 1085provide for the forfeiture of any vehicle used by a person convicted of a third offense for driving under the influence. 
HB 1086create a leased residential property classification. 
HB 1091establish certain requirements regarding insurance for vehicles used to provide rides for a transportation network company and to exempt vehicles used to provide these rides from certain commercial licensing requirements. 
HB 1117repeal certain provisions concerning the authorization for the use of other languages in public records or public meetings. 
HB 1125limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1133require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. 
HB 1150revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. 
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 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 1177revise certain provisions concerning tax incentives for certain energy facilities. 
HB 1190enhance customer convenience in firearms transactions, improve public safety, and provide for the issuance of an additional concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1201revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2016, make an appropriation for teen court programs in South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1210revise certain provisions regarding on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses for municipal auditoriums and convention halls and to declare an emergency. 
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 1227establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. 
HB 1230require lights on certain animal-drawn vehicles while operating on a highway. 
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. 
HB 1244revise provisions related to the sex offender registry 
HB 1247require school districts and licensed child welfare agencies to implement a policy and provide training regarding sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. 
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 1015Honoring Danika Gordon for the outstanding honor of being named one of the top two youth volunteers in South Dakota in the twenty-first annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. 
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 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 1025Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower 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. 
HC 1030Honoring the Canton High School wrestling program. 
HC 1031Honoring the House of Representatives of the Ninety-First Legislature of the State of South Dakota as the inaugural champions of the 2016 Legislative Dodgeball Match. 
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 1003Encouraging recognition of the current gender wage gap and calling for the enforcement of equal pay for equal work laws. 
HCR 1006Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. 
HCR 1016Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. 
SB 1revise certain provisions regarding the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
SB 57redefine the term, written agreement, relating to contracts between a debtor and creditor. 
SB 63require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of school safety drills in accredited schools. 
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 79expand the list of professionals authorized to perform certain examinations required for a plea of guilty but mentally ill. 
SB 90ensure that members of the public are able to access and record public meetings. 
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 103authorize the Board of Regents to transfer certain real property to South Dakota State University Growth Partnership, Ltd. for research park purposes. 
SB 106provide for the collection of sales taxes from certain remote sellers, to establish certain Legislative findings, and to declare an emergency. 
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 121authorize certain duties for the sergeant at arms and assistant sergeant at arms. 
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 149provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. 
SB 150revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. 
SB 157provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. 
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. 
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 10Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. 
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 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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled