Senator Bob Ewing — 2017


Picture of Senator Bob Ewing

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: Business Owner/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 607
120 W. Dakota St.
Spearfish, SD 57783

Home: 605-722-5559
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-641-9095

Email: Bob.Ewing@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentChair MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 2revise the distribution of the revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. 
HB 1002eliminate certain reporting requirements for the county general fund. 
HB 1004make form and style revisions to certain statutes regarding counties. 
HB 1006authorize counties to impose sales and use taxes. 
HB 1057revise the rule-making authority of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. 
HB 1087repeal the requirement of a certain public election notice. 
HB 1119revise the criteria for incorporation of a new municipality. 
HB 1120revise the definition of agricultural purposes used for the administration of the sales tax. 
HB 1205authorize certain eligible school districts to receive an allocation for limited English proficiency. 
HB 1229revise provisions related to primary insurance of rental cars. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

SB 60set daylight savings time as the permanent year-round time for the state of South Dakota. 
SB 61prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. 
SB 64revise the voting authority of an alderman. 
SB 65revise the procedure for a municipal recall petition. 
SB 69require accredited schools to accept transfer credits for courses taken by students from other accredited schools during the summer and to declare an emergency. 
SB 70require certain private cemeteries to file an annual financial report. 
SB 73clarify certain provisions regarding open meetings. 
SB 76revise certain codes and standards regarding wind energy system set back requirements. 
SB 79expand the list of professionals authorized to perform certain examinations required for a plea of guilty but mentally ill. 
SB 84require municipalities to reimburse the counties for certain judicial and law enforcement expenditures. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding motorcycle license plates. 
SB 92continue a math pilot project at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 96revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. 
SB 97provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions. 
SB 107clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. 
SB 114make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. 
SB 118exempt certain purchases from certain bidding requirements. 
SB 127revise certain provisions regarding the requirements for placement of a utility facility across a railroad right-of-way. 
SB 142authorize certain disclosures of mental health information to law enforcement. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. 
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 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. 
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. 
HB 1003revise certain administrative functions regarding county government. 
HB 1005revise and repeal certain fees that are established to compensate counties for services provided by county officials. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1075revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 
HB 1076provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. 
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 1093revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. 
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 1107ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. 
HB 1113exempt from the excise tax on motor vehicles the transfer of motor vehicles to a nonprofit organization under certain conditions. 
HB 1121revise certain provisions concerning the regulation of vehicle dealers. 
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 1127revise certain provisions concerning road districts. 
HB 1137revise the distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles. 
HB 1138revise provisions related to the enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1142prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an employee or invitee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1156require municipalities to reimburse the counties for certain judicial and law enforcement expenditures. 
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 1187allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1212revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. 
HB 1218require certain notice procedures for any revision of municipal ordinances. 
HB 1219revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1225provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. 
HB 1234require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. 
HC 1005Honoring the fifth anniversary of Operation Black Hills Cabin, and recognizing the board of directors, volunteers, and community leaders as outstanding caretakers of those who served. 
HC 1007Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. 
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 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
HCR 1011Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
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