Senator Billie H. Sutton — 2017


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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

Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Joint Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsMember 
BondingMember 
Executive BoardMember 
Government Accountability Task ForceMember 
Government Operations & AuditMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 110establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. 
SB 111revise the administrative rule regarding income eligibility for assistance with child care costs. 
SB 112provide for the referral of a school board's decision to change the number of school days in a school week. 
SB 155establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 156establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. 
SB 173provide certain provisions regarding the use of contributions received by a candidate campaign committee. 
SC 22Commending and honoring the 2016 Winner, Colome, and Gregory High School Championship Football Teams. 
HB 1094provide for the transfer of certain landowner hunting licenses. 
HB 1095revise certain provisions regarding resident fishing possession limits. 
HB 1117revise certain provisions regarding golf carts on state highways. 
HB 1158revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. 
HB 1173revise the distribution of funds from the building South Dakota fund. 
HB 1177accommodate legislation regarding certain big game depredation. 
HB 1186revise certain provisions concerning the consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers aboard vehicles operated by carrier licensees. 
HB 1197revise certain provisions regarding medical assistance payments to nursing home facilities. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 

Co Sponsor

SB 61update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. 
SB 65establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. 
SB 73provide a special tribal veteran license plate for certain motor vehicles. 
SB 74exempt the elected members of the governing board of any federally recognized Indian tribe from the requirement to register as lobbyists. 
SB 79revise certain provisions regarding the display of motorcycle license plates. 
SB 96require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 105reduce the excise tax imposed on the gross receipts from sale, resale, or lease of farm machinery, attachment units, and irrigation equipment. 
SB 129revise the penalty for ingestion of marijuana. 
SB 132revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 144provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 147establish a rate-setting methodology for services delivered by community-based health and human services providers. 
SB 148make an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for enhancement of the farm link program. 
SB 150establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. 
SB 157create an exception for possession of a certain amount of marijuana with a valid medical marijuana card from another state. 
SB 162authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 171establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
SC 1Commending and honoring the 2015-2016 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Jim Holbeck, Harrisburg, School Superintendent; Todd Brist, Watertown, Middle School Principal; Lory DuFrain, Wagner, School Business Official; Ethan Dschaak, Meade, Elementary School Principal; Kevin Lein, Harrisburg, Secondary School Principal; Ryan Rollinger, Harrisburg, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Sherri Becker, Mitchell, Curriculum Leader; and Jennifer Heggelund, Watertown, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 23Honoring Senator Gary Cammack and his wife Amy for receiving the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award in January of 2017. 
SC 24Commending Heather Wilson on her nomination for Secretary of the United States Air Force and honoring her service to South Dakota. 
SC 29Celebrating and honoring the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe's annual wacipi celebration on the occasion of its 150th anniversary on June 30, July 1, and July 2, 2017. 
SC 31Honoring and commending Susan Delaney-Kary of Parmelee, South Dakota, for receiving the 2016 Spirit of Dakota Award. 
SC 36Honoring Christopher Todd Jumper of Boy Scout Troop 28, North Sioux City, South Dakota, for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. 
SC 37Honoring the Beresford and Alcester-Hudson School District cooperative wrestling program for an excellent season and for victorious performances in the 2017 Class B State Wrestling Tournament. 
SCR 5Endorsing the induction of Howard Hunter, Sr. into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SCR 6Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2017 as Social Work Month. 
SCR 13To require the payment into the federal oil spill liability trust fund for the Keystone One Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline and to recognize dilbit as oil. 
SCR 14Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
HB 1001revise certain provisions regarding prison or jail population cost estimates. 
HB 1059provide for the perfection of liens upon application for duplicate certificates of title. 
HB 1060provide requirements and standards for insurers' own risk and solvency assessments. 
HB 1065revise certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts. 
HB 1068revise certain provisions concerning landowner liability for certain injuries suffered. 
HB 1073revise and repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
HB 1076create a State Government Accountability Board. 
HB 1078provide for the regulation of teams and team leaders regarding real estate transactions. 
HB 1082grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1086provide certain provisions requiring the official state seed certification agency to obtain liability insurance. 
HB 1099require a sentence of life imprisonment for certain persons with severe mental illness and to provide for a determination of severe mental illness in those cases. 
HB 1116revise certain standards for new construction where a building code ordinance has not been adopted. 
HB 1119lower 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. 
HB 1120create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1125make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. 
HB 1128establish certain provisions regarding conflict of interest for legislators. 
HB 1170revise certain provisions regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. 
HB 1171make an appropriation to the postsecondary scholarship grant fund. 
HB 1172revise certain provisions to maintain funding for the building South Dakota fund. 
HB 1191require cooperation with the Division of Child Support as a condition of eligibility for the SNAP program. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. 
HC 1001Honoring and commending Dale Lamphere, of Sturgis, South Dakota, and his team for the monumental sculpture, "Dignity", and Norm and Eunabel McKie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, for their generous financial support of the sculpture project. 
HC 1004Honoring Raina Grimsley of Mitchell, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Max Hawkins of Renner, 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. 
HC 1005Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being awarded a first place gold finish in the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1014Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
HC 1020Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-ninth anniversary on June 15th, 16th, and 17th 2017. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1030Honoring and commending the South Dakota Department of Tourism staff and its professional advertising and media production partners for their award winning efforts to promote the state's travel and tourism industry. 
HCR 1001Reappointing Mr. Marty Guindon of Pierre, South Dakota, to the Office of Auditor General. 
HCR 1002Urging an external audit of the Indian Health Service by an act of Congress. 
HCR 1007Strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1011Recognizing and honoring Sitting Bull, Tatanka-Iyotanka, a courageous warrior, statesman, dedicated leader, one of South Dakota's first ambassadors to the world, and a man who remains an essential figure in South Dakota and United States history. 
HCR 1012Urging Congress, the President of the United States, and the President's trade representatives to welcome free and fair trade and support strong trade commerce within the agricultural industry. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. 

Hearings

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