Senator Phil Jensen — 2017


Picture of Senator Phil Jensen

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
10215 Pioneer Ave.
Rapid City, SD 57702

Home: 605-343-1335
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-343-1335

Email: Phil.Jensen@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyChair TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 

Interim Committees

Joint Commerce and EnergyCo-Chair 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 72revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
SB 126require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. 
SB 167revise certain provisions regarding certain notices to be provided by guardians of protected persons. 
SB 168revise certain provisions relating to a durable power of attorney and the appointment of a guardian or conservator. 
SCR 8To call for the appointment of a special prosecutor. 
HB 1127revise the procedure for a deployed military service member to renew a concealed carry permit 
HB 1129limit the information obtained during an application for a driver license or nondriver identification card that is contained in a database. 
HB 1138revise certain provisions regarding lands owned by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.  
HB 1143revise certain provisions regarding underage prostitution. 
HB 1146authorize parole for inmates that require extensive or chronic medical care. 
HB 1160recover the costs of care for animals seized by law enforcement. 
HB 1163revise certain provisions regarding the board of county commissioners. 
HB 1191require cooperation with the Division of Child Support as a condition of eligibility for the SNAP program. 
HB 1194require certain documentation for the reason of denial of a concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1201exempt certain food sales from licensure, certification, and inspection. 
HB 1203revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HC 1017Posthumously honoring the life, character, and achievements of Bob Hanson. 
HJR 1002To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. 

Co Sponsor

SB 55protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
SB 59delay the effective date for initiated measures and referred laws. 
SB 60revise certain provisions regarding the sale of consumers power district assets. 
SB 61update, revise, and repeal certain provisions relating to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. 
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 81prohibit the manufacture, sale, or possession of alcohol in a powdered, condensed, or other concentrated form under most circumstances. 
SB 84provide for the suspension of the probationary period for juvenile probationers under certain conditions. 
SB 89provide certain provisions regarding liability against public entities that prohibit firearms on their premises. 
SB 92extend the date a school district is required to bring reserve funds down to a certain percentage. 
SB 94repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 100prohibit certain administrators of state boards or commissions from lobbying for other entities. 
SB 101provide for the release of certain military records. 
SB 102require that the name and telephone number of an organization fighting to end sex trafficking be given, in writing, to any woman seeking an abortion. 
SB 118allow for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. 
SB 122provide for certain alcoholic beverage licensees to allow consumption of distilled spirits under certain circumstances. 
SB 124repeal the authority for the Department of Social Services to enter agreements related to the Refugee Act of 1980 and to require certain reports regarding services provided to and arrival of refugees. 
SB 136permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. 
SB 137establish certain provisions regarding joint employer liability protection. 
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 144provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 160establish provisions for the selection and instruction of delegates to an Article V convention for proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution. 
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 164revise the length of the maximum probationary period for juvenile probationers and to revise the conditions of a juvenile commitment to the Department of Corrections. 
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. 
SCR 1Inviting President Donald J. Trump to visit the State of South Dakota, and most especially to visit Mount Rushmore Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial. 
SCR 2Supporting the electoral college system. 
SCR 3Recognizing the outstanding public service of President James Monroe. 
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 9To accept an invitation to attend a balanced budget amendment planning committee. 
SCR 11Opposing physician-assisted suicide. 
SCR 15Commending President Donald J. Trump in his commitment to keeping the country safe from radical Islamic terrorism. 
SJR 1Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. 
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 1069repeal and revise certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 
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 1074provide for limits on certain out-of-state contributions to ballot question committees. 
HB 1075repeal the authority of municipalities to exercise planning and zoning powers outside corporate limits of municipalities. 
HB 1077provide for the assignment of certain benefits in dental care insurance coverage. 
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 1092revise certain alcoholic beverage licensing provisions concerning the manufacturing and sale of cider. 
HB 1101increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain. 
HB 1108revise certain provisions regarding prejudgment interest rates. 
HB 1111revise the definition of fall enrollment for purposes of education funding. 
HB 1122clarify certain provisions regarding the process to be excused from public school attendance. 
HB 1123revise certain provisions regarding the participation of home school students in certain interscholastic activities. 
HB 1132limit the persons eligible to receive a copy of a vital record with a social security number printed on the record. 
HB 1133require each school district to adopt a policy to provide for students with specific learning disabilities. 
HB 1135provide certain provisions requiring plaintiffs in certain civil suits to cover certain court costs. 
HB 1147revise certain provisions regarding concealed carry permits and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1156allow a concealed pistol in the capitol with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1161repeal the requirement for certain township, municipal, and school district fiscal reports to be submitted to county auditors. 
HB 1178require the Department of Social Services to submit an implementation plan to allow the state to issue photo EBT cards. 
HB 1184exempt certain persons working in postsecondary technical institutes from collective bargaining provisions. 
HB 1189prohibit dismemberment abortions and to provide a penalty therefor. 
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 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 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 1010Commending and honoring the 2016 Habitat for Humanity-South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1015Honoring Mel Chandler for his outstanding service to the State of South Dakota. 
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 1010Prohibiting officials and employees of the South Dakota Department of Education and members of the South Dakota Board of Education from joining certain organizations or consortia that may present a conflict of interest. 
HCR 1013To urge the United States Department of State to approve the presidential permit application allowing the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline between the United States and Canada. 
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

No Hearings Scheduled