Senator Phil Jensen — 2017


Picture of Senator Phil Jensen

Party: Republican
Term: Other House
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 EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Retirement LawsVice-Chair Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 128protect the citizens and businesses of South Dakota regarding speech pertaining to views on sexual orientation and to provide for the defense of such citizens and businesses. 
SB 129supplant the Common Core State Standards. 
SB 133clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms, to assert the sovereignty of the State of South Dakota with regards to the regulation of arms and weapons, and to provide recourse and penalties for violations. 
SB 144provide for admission to postsecondary institutions regardless of the age of the student. 
SB 148ensure that parents may direct the rearing of their children without undue governmental infringement. 
SCR 2Expressing concern relating to the Common Core State Standards. 
HB 1066revise certain provisions restricting the presence of firearms in certain public buildings. 
HB 1075provide for public notice of certain hearings conducted by the Board of Education, and to require that the hearings be conducted at least sixty days apart. 
HB 1094prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. 
HB 1098provide for the election of the secretary of education. 
HB 1102authorize the use of artificial light to hunt coyotes under certain conditions. 
HB 1103require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1187provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. 
HB 1214require a study and analysis of the financial, fiscal, and economic impacts of implementation of the Common Core State Standards. 
HB 1215provide for the issuance of free fishing licenses to residents aged eighty-five and older. 
HB 1228repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol. 
HB 1233provide for the recall of certain state and local elected officials. 
HB 1243supplant the Common Core Standards. 
HB 1248regulate the state of South Dakota's relationship to certain presidential executive orders and decrees. 
HB 1251protect the citizens, businesses, clergy, and other persons of South Dakota regarding actions pertaining to views on sexual orientation or preference and to provide for their defense. 
HB 1253ensure the rights of gun owners statewide and protect the residents of South Dakota from federal gun regulations. 
HCR 1007Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. 
HCR 1008Urging the South Dakota Board of Education to refrain from any efforts to further expand the Common Core State Standards or any other multistate educational standards in the state and to establish a plan to end the state's involvement with such current standards by June 30, 2017. 
HCR 1016Urging the federal government to enforce United States immigration laws and not grant amnesty to those who have entered the United States illegally. 
HCR 1023Rejecting the Common Core State Standards plan. 

Co Sponsor

SB 63protect the privacy of the records of individual students. 
SB 64require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. 
SB 66provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. 
SB 67provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. 
SB 74provide for the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
SB 76revise certain provisions relating to the killing of mountain lions that threaten personal safety or property. 
SB 81prohibit the possession of certain items in jails, to provide a penalty therefor, and to revise the penalty for the procurement of certain items into a jail. 
SB 86make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. 
SB 101ensure that a teacher may provide instruction in the area of personhood before birth. 
SB 112prohibit schools from preventing the instruction of intelligent design. 
SB 114establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 115provide for travel insurance and regulate travel insurance retailers. 
SB 123require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. 
SB 125prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. 
SB 135make an appropriation for costs related to the suppression of mountain beetles through the all lands mountain pine beetle suppression program. 
SB 136ensure available replacement parts and services for consumers of manufactured goods. 
SB 142increase legislative salaries subject to certain conditions and restrictions. 
SB 145encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 160exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. 
SB 163prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 165develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. 
SB 171recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. 
SB 172revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2012-2013 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Al Leber, Dakota Valley, School Superintendent; Tim Koehler, Harrisburg, Middle School Principal; Georgia Sandgren, Black Hills Special Services Coop, School Business Official; Tanja Pederson, Harrisburg, Elementary School Principal; Tim Raabe, Lennox, Secondary School Principal; Jim Seyer, Spearfish, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Jeff Ward, Meade, Curriculum Director; and Kristin Hamman, Harrisburg, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator professional groups. 
SC 18Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. 
HB 1065provide for the issuance of a permit to carry a concealed pistol without a fee. 
HB 1067require students in grades one and two to be tested before being promoted to the next grade. 
HB 1068revise provisions relating to the use of dogs in hunting mountain lions. 
HB 1076revise certain requirements relating to party fishing. 
HB 1083restrict the term of conservation easements. 
HB 1086create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. 
HB 1097revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land. 
HB 1114require the removal of reflector poles along state trunk highways. 
HB 1116permit the holders of grazing and agricultural leases on school and public lands to control access to hunt on those lands. 
HB 1117restrict the posting of Gun Free Zone signs in public buildings. 
HB 1118clarify certain provisions about discharging firearms in safety zones. 
HB 1120provide for alternative documentation of financial responsibility for vehicles. 
HB 1132make a minor's school calendar the reference point from which to permit employment that would not interfere with the minor's education. 
HB 1136limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
HB 1144make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. 
HB 1150require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. 
HB 1154authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. 
HB 1155allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. 
HB 1161establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. 
HB 1167allow schools to maintain a stock and to administer epinephrine auto-injectors in certain cases. 
HB 1172require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. 
HB 1176prohibit state participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. 
HB 1180provide that no entity that places children for adoption or performs abortions may be registered as a pregnancy help center. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1191accommodate legislation relating to the alleviation of livestock losses as a result of the late autumn West River blizzard. 
HB 1192designate the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead as the official mining museum of South Dakota. 
HB 1207repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. 
HB 1208restrict certain activities on waters that inundate private property. 
HB 1209provide for reimbursement of property taxes paid on certain private lands inundated by the waters of nonmeandered lakes. 
HB 1211establish the right to have a firearm in a motor vehicle under most circumstances. 
HB 1218authorize school districts to use certain tax levies for pension and health insurance purposes. 
HB 1219require joint municipal and school annual elections. 
HB 1220appropriate money to the tax relief fund and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1221exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. 
HB 1222specify penalties for the use of fraudulent information in certain applications relating to federal water pollution control requirements. 
HB 1223revise certain provisions relating to appeals to county boards of adjustment. 
HB 1232clarify certain provisions relating to the issuance of permits for outdoor advertising signs, displays, or devices. 
HB 1238provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. 
HB 1241prohibit the dismemberment or decapitation of certain living unborn children and to provide penalties therefore. 
HB 1250provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. 
HB 1261authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HCR 1005Urging Congress and the President to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
HCR 1006Recognizing the anniversary of the addition of the words "under God" to the United States Pledge of Allegiance. 
HCR 1009Urging the federal government to enforce United States immigration laws and not grant amnesty to those who have entered the United States illegally. 
HCR 1011Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the thirtieth anniversary of sister state relations with the Province of Taiwan in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan's inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). 
HCR 1012Recognizing the honor and remember flag as the designated symbol of South Dakota's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving, or as a result of service, and their families. 
HCR 1018Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. 
HCR 1019Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. 
HCR 1020Recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which resulted in the loss of over six hundred lives. 
HCR 1021Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to withdraw certain rules imperiling the South Dakota livestock industry. 
HCR 1024Petitioning President Obama to publicly condemn China for its aggressive program of cyber warfare and espionage against the United States of America. 
HCR 1027Commending, honoring, and thanking each of the current and former Congressmen and Congresswomen who have served South Dakota. 
HJR 1004Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 
HJR 1005to apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. 
HJR 1006Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to revenue and expenditure limits for the State of South Dakota. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled