Senator Jim Bradford — 2017


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Minority Whip

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 27
Counties: Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Pennington, Oglala Lakota
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 690
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Home: 605-685-4241
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business:

Email: Jim.Bradford@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

SB 148reestablish the force and effect of certain administrative rules relating to underground injection control and in situ leach mining. 
SB 149revise certain provisions relating to violations found through environmental audits. 
SB 150revise certain permitting requirements relating to in situ leach mining. 
SB 217exempt certain rodeo events from sales taxes. 
SB 221revise certain penalties relating to the possession of marijuana. 
SB 222clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. 
SC 9Commending and honoring the Wall School District Board of Education, on receiving the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2013. 
HB 1146prohibit private trapping by conservation officers and certain Game, Fish and Parks employees. 
HB 1147transfer the administration and supervision of all trapping statutes and rules to the Department of Agriculture. 
HB 1148revise certain provisions relating to the checking of traps and removal of caught animals. 
HB 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1211provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. 

Co Sponsor

SB 3require the reporting of the outcomes of certain licensure and certification examinations. 
SB 4require the Department of Labor and Regulation to determine certain job placement outcomes for graduates of all public postsecondary education institutions in the state. 
SB 5establish the public purpose and goals of postsecondary education, to provide for the funding of higher education, and to create the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 80reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. 
SB 81prohibit certain political activity within the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 82provide for the nomination of candidates for certain constitutional officers using political party primary elections. 
SB 94prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 96exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. 
SB 100establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 102regulate the submission of certain filings with the Office of the Secretary of State. 
SB 129revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 142prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. 
SB 147revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders. 
SB 159revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. 
SB 161authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 194extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 202provide for the creation of a pilot program for public charter schools. 
SB 205authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 
SB 214prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. 
SB 215provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 225prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 227revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 
SB 229make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 outstanding school administrators of South Dakota: Bob Sittig, Baltic, School Superintendent; Jeff Rieckman, Haakon, Middle School Principal; Marcia Jackson, Hot Springs, School Business Official; Tim Kosters, Lead-Deadwood, Elementary School Principal; Rocky Brinkman, Andes Central, Secondary School Principal; Melinda Jensen, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Tanya Rasmussen, Harrisburg, Curriculum Director; Chrissy Peterson, Meade, Director of Special Education for being named  
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 
SC 10Commending and honoring the Warner Monarch Girls Volleyball Team on their 2012 Class B State Championship. 
SC 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
SC 12Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley of Sioux Falls, 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 15Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 
SC 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 18Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
SC 20Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Gold Team on being champions of the 2012 Boys State Class B Golf Tournament. 
SC 22Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. 
SC 29Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 
SCR 5Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 
SR 1endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SR 2Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. 
HB 1064provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. 
HB 1065allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. 
HB 1066continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1087provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. 
HB 1089require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1098require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. 
HB 1107revise certain provisions relating to drainage utility fees in municipalities. 
HB 1119establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1122revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. 
HB 1135regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1169amend the provisions regarding the reimbursement of a physical exam of a victim after a rape. 
HB 1173establish an education property tax credit program. 
HB 1179provide for the acceptance of more than one bid for the provision of certain services to cities or counties. 
HB 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
HB 1187provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. 
HB 1188provide for the ascertainment of whether a mentally ill person is dangerous and, if so, to rescind his or her right to bear arms, and to provide penalties for violation thereof. 
HB 1214expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1216prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1227provide for an affirmative defense of medical necessity for certain marijauna offenses. 
HB 1232differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1233grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. 
HB 1239appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1248allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1020Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 
HC 1021Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
HC 1027Honoring Hannah Higdon of Dupree, South Dakota, as a distinguished finalist for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1056Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HC 1063Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. 
HC 1067Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1085Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. 
HC 1095Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. 
HC 1096Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. 
HC 1098Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled