Representative Burt Tulson — 2017


Picture of Representative Burt Tulson

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 02
Counties: Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink
Occupation: Retired Contractor/Farm Owner/Community Volunteer

Home Address:
44975 SD Hwy. 28
Lake Norden, SD 57248

Home: 605-785-3480
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-881-7809

Email: Burt.Tulson@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

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

Prime Sponsor

HB 1189permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 

Co Sponsor

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 1074define the insurer's responsibilities concerning health insurance policies in relation to the eligibility of minor dependents for coverage. 
HB 1076repeal the requirement to separately publish certain information concerning county poor relief from the minutes of the county commissions. 
HB 1077repeal certain provisions requiring railroad companies to file maps with county officials. 
HB 1078revise the location where certain county highway maps may be filed. 
HB 1079increase the fee for certain property tax deeds. 
HB 1090exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales tax. 
HB 1099authorize municipalities to pay for certain services in advance. 
HB 1100authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. 
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 1143create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. 
HB 1149revise and clarify requirements relating to limits of small game and fish taken by small game hunting parties and fishing parties. 
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1158revise certain provisions relating to the posting of public notice for meetings of public bodies. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
HB 1172appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1183establish a pilot program that uses home-based educational technology to prepare certain preschool children for school, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1190prohibit the State of South Dakota and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing United Nations sponsored environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the owners of private property. 
HB 1191provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. 
HB 1194revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. 
HB 1195restrict the use of fireworks leaving debris on private property. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1234provide a limited exception to the provisions that exempt sport shooting ranges from the public nuisance laws and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1239appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1245provide civil immunity for school board members in certain situations. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1016Honoring George Zahn and his wife for their many years of public service to the municipality of Worthing. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
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 1023Honoring Daniel Schmidtman as a recipient of the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1024Commending and congratulating Bridger Gordon, age twelve, of Whitewood on achieving national recognition for exemplary volunteer service by receiving a 2013 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 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 1086Honoring Colton Fryer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for selflessness and good sportsmanship. 
HC 1087Commending and honoring Homes Are Possible Inc. for constructing its one hundredth house. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HR 1001endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
HR 1002Urging the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to be proactive in facilitating the development of a South Dakota Veterans cemetery in eastern South Dakota and in working with the South Dakota Department of Human Resources to ensure that South Dakota veterans are afforded state employment opportunities. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 83designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. 
SB 86increase the minimum salary payable to county officials, state's attorneys, and sheriffs. 
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 119ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. 
SB 122revise the dates for holding township board meetings. 
SB 123increase the energy minerals severance tax. 
SB 126revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. 
SB 128provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 143revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way. 
SB 151clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. 
SB 157revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. 
SB 159revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency. 
SB 160require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. 
SB 165provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. 
SB 167require governmental bodies to keep minutes of executive or closed sessions and to define what circumstances the minutes be viewed by the public. 
SB 184revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 196revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. 
SB 205authorize the hunting of wolves in certain circumstances. 
SB 207make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. 
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 233create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
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 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. 
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). 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled