Representative Paula Hawks — 2017


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Minority Whip

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

Home Address:
405 S. Tessa Ave.
Hartford, SD 57033

Home: 605-254-2440
Capitol: 605-773-3851
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Session Committees

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

Prime Sponsor

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 1216provide for the determination of avoided cost by certain public utilities. 
HB 1227establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. 
HB 1228accommodate legislation relating to a mandatory state of origin meat labeling program. 
HC 1016Commending and honoring the West Central High School Band for its many accomplishments. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the West Central High School Future Farmers of America Chapter. 
HC 1018Commending and honoring the academic and athletic accomplishments of Hunter Hanley of West Central High School. 
HC 1019Commending and honoring the West Central High School Oral Interp Team for its accomplishments. 
HC 1029Commending and honoring the West Central High School Wrestling Team for its accomplishments. 
HCR 1003Encouraging recognition of the current gender wage gap and calling for the enforcement of equal pay for equal work laws. 
SB 64revise the voting authority of an alderman. 
SB 65revise the procedure for a municipal recall petition. 
SB 146impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. 
SB 149provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. 
SB 163require the disclosure of certain cumulative contracts with the state. 
SC 12Commending and honoring the West Central High School Boys Cross Country Team for its accomplishments. 
SCR 2Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1067promote quality, competition, and freedom of choice in the health insurance market place. 
HB 1069revise certain provisions related to genetic counselor licensure. 
HB 1071revise certain provisions regarding the annual conference between county commissioners and the director of equalization. 
HB 1093revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. 
HB 1095revise certain allowable time periods regarding the transfer of vehicle ownership. 
HB 1100set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. 
HB 1117repeal certain provisions concerning the authorization for the use of other languages in public records or public meetings. 
HB 1118limit the amount of instructional time that may be spent administering statewide academic assessments. 
HB 1124prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1132require the submission of sexual assault kits for testing. 
HB 1133require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. 
HB 1141license persons offering applied behavior analysis services to the public. 
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 1171permit the court additional time to determine whether a petition for a domestic protection order may be heard as though the petition was for a stalking protection order. 
HB 1198recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1221accommodate legislation relating to education funding. 
HB 1222accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. 
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 1243prohibit the unauthorized sharing of certain private images on the internet. 
HC 1004Recognizing the achievements of Victoria "Tori" Johnson of Elk Point. 
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 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
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. 
SB 79expand the list of professionals authorized to perform certain examinations required for a plea of guilty but mentally ill. 
SB 81create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 82establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding motorcycle license plates. 
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 115permit car rental companies to include certain fees in a rental agreement. 
SB 123revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SB 134prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from granting certain permits until federal approval is granted. 
SB 138authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. 
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 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. 
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. 
SC 17Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. 
SCR 1To show support for family caregivers. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled