Representative Oren L. Lesmeister — 2017


Picture of Representative Oren L. Lesmeister

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 28A
Counties: Corson, Dewey, Ziebach
Occupation: Farmer/Rancher Ag Business Owner

Home Address:
HC 76 Box 23
Parade, SD 57625

Home: 605-964-3023
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business:

Email: Oren.Lesmeister@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HCR 1008Urging Congress to develop a funding formula for the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Indian Health Service that accurately reflects the true needs of various Indian Health Service regions. 
SB 57authorize the operation of a nursing home facility in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 58revise certain provisions regarding the responsibility to remove snow from certain state highways. 
SB 158impose a tariff 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 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. 
SC 33Congratulating and honoring Shantell Brewer, of Dupree High School, and Sierra Ward, of Belle Fourche High School, for being finalists in the 2017 Business Plan Competition. 
SCR 10Recognizing South Dakota's need to protect and preserve the clean waters of the Missouri River and expressing opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1055revise certain provisions regarding the need for a driver license or permit to operate certain motor vehicles. 
HB 1056authorize law enforcement officers to issue certain citations not signed under oath. 
HB 1066revise certain provisions regarding permits for the sale of certain trailers, motorcycles, and other vehicles. 
HB 1067revise certain provisions concerning sales receipts maintained by temporary vendors. 
HB 1068revise certain provisions concerning landowner liability for certain injuries suffered. 
HB 1071require the approval of the Legislature before any high level nuclear waste may be processed or deposited within state boundaries. 
HB 1072repeal and revise certain provisions relating to permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1075repeal the authority of municipalities to exercise planning and zoning powers outside corporate limits of municipalities. 
HB 1084allow chiropractic corporations operated as sole proprietorships to be operated for a certain time after the death of the chiropractor. 
HB 1091modify certain provisions relating to concealed carry permits. 
HB 1094provide for the transfer of certain landowner hunting licenses. 
HB 1095revise certain provisions regarding resident fishing possession limits. 
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 1109create provisions for prohibiting the use of handheld electronic wireless communications devices by school bus drivers. 
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 1125make accessible to the public certain information relating to the partners in education tax credit program. 
HB 1127revise the procedure for a deployed military service member to renew a concealed carry permit 
HB 1135provide certain provisions requiring plaintiffs in certain civil suits to cover certain court costs. 
HB 1136revise certain election recount provisions. 
HB 1139revise certain provisions concerning adverse possession of certain real property. 
HB 1154allow certain persons with a felony conviction to apply for a concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1158revise the definition of fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education payments to school districts. 
HB 1161repeal the requirement for certain township, municipal, and school district fiscal reports to be submitted to county auditors. 
HB 1168revise certain provisions regarding nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1180establish the nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1181prohibit hydraulic fracturing. 
HB 1182provide certain provisions that require the Governor to consult the Legislature before mobilizing the National Guard or law enforcement in certain circumstances. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding health coverage for applied behavior analysis. 
HB 1200revise certain provisions regarding contributions to ballot question committees. 
HB 1202make an appropriation for the support of the Veterans Outreach Center and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1002Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI) on training hundreds of officer candidates from South Dakota and soldiers across the nation. 
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 1008Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2016 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
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 1017Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
HC 1018Recognizing Rev. Dr. Donald C. Simmons, Jr. for his exemplary 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 1024Commending and honoring the South Dakota Department of Transportation on the one hundredth anniversary of its creation. 
HC 1025Honoring Phyllis Perkovich for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
HC 1026Honoring Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday and the celebration of this milestone in De Smet, South Dakota. 
HCR 1002Urging an external audit of the Indian Health Service by an act of Congress. 
HCR 1005Calling for statewide recognition of the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI) for training hundreds of officer candidates from South Dakota and soldiers across the nation. 
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 1009Supporting the establishment of a truth and healing conciliation commission for the purpose of studying race relations among Native Americans and the State of South Dakota. 
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 1015instructing the Department of Transportation to ensure proper access for farm and grazing lands by identifying and reevaluating excessive highway setbacks. 
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. 
SB 65establish the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and to revise certain provisions regarding career and technical education and postsecondary technical institutes. 
SB 69revise the tax required when a new motor vehicle dealer licenses a new motor vehicle. 
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 75revise certain provisions regarding the purchase from a municipality of malt beverages by certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
SB 78revise provisions regarding election petitions for conservation district supervisors. 
SB 80regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 81prohibit the manufacture, sale, or possession of alcohol in a powdered, condensed, or other concentrated form under most circumstances. 
SB 89provide certain provisions regarding liability against public entities that prohibit firearms on their premises. 
SB 94repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
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 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 118allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. 
SB 120repeal the Legislative Planning Committee and revise certain provisions regarding agency performance reviews. 
SB 121make an appropriation for the completion and upgrade of the South Dakota public safety radio system and to declare an emergency. 
SB 125revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 135revise certain meat labeling requirements. 
SB 139provide for the permitting of waterfowl outfitters, and to dedicate fees and surcharges paid by waterfowl outfitters for use on certain game production areas. 
SB 145provide limitation on liability for certain architects and engineers 
SB 150establish certain provisions regarding paid maternity leave. 
SB 155establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 156establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council. 
SB 159provide for the continuation of the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 165establish consultation protocols between the Department of Education and tribal government officials. 
SB 174revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SC 21Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
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. 
SCR 4Recognizing and finding that pornography is a public health crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms. 
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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled