Senator Billie H. Sutton — 2017


Picture of Senator Billie H. Sutton

Assistant Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 21
Counties: Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory, Tripp
Occupation: Investment Consultant and Rancher

Home Address:
919 Franklin St.
Burke, SD 57523

Home:
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-775-2641

Email: Billie.Sutton@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 363 
Joint AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 

Prime Sponsor

SB 122provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. 
SB 141make an appropriation to fund certain scholarship programs and to declare an emergency. 
SCR 1Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. 
HB 1149lower 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 1173provide authority to establish special purpose districts for county roads. 
HB 1183prospectively repeal the death penalty. 
HB 1184declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. 
HB 1189prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
HB 1224create a Legislative Economic Development Investigative and Oversight Committee, to provide for its composition and duties, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1239revise the financial eligibility requirements to obtain certain medical assistance. 
HB 1252improve the work force development in South Dakota. 
HB 1256increase opportunities and funding for school districts to apply for jobs for America's graduates programs and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1259specify certain requirements relating to temporary child custody hearings. 
HC 1021Commending and honoring Alexa Duling, a 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. 
HC 1034Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. 
HC 1053Congratulating and recognizing the football team from Arlington High School for their runner-up finish in the 2013 Class 9AA Football Playoffs. 
HC 1058Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. 
HCR 1025Reaffirming the value of South Dakota's groundwater resources and recognizing the need for ongoing evaluation of our groundwater management. 
HCR 1029Honoring World Champion Saddle Bronc Champion Chad Ferley of Oelrichs, South Dakota. 
HCR 1030Honoring National Finals Rodeo Barrel Racing Champion Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, South Dakota. 
HCR 1032Expressing support for the people of the Red Shirt community on the Pine Ridge Reservation. 

Co Sponsor

SB 8revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. 
SB 84update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. 
SB 114establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 124revise certain reimbursement provisions relating to legislators-elect and newly appointed legislators. 
SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 130reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. 
SB 131provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. 
SB 132provide for the development of a rural 211 system for the purpose of providing access to all South Dakotans who need information about community resources and disaster response resources and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 145encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 156revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 
SB 161revise certain provisions relating to notice provided by mineral developers. 
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 164revise the allocation of certain temporary nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. 
SB 169provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. 
SB 170revise the structure for compensating surface owners for losses due to mineral development. 
SB 172revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. 
SB 177make an appropriation to provide contingency funds to be made available for unanticipated costs related to medical services and to declare an emergency. 
SB 178include the definition of the term, qualified student applicant, in the need-based grant fund. 
SB 179prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. 
SC 4Honoring Madison Mead of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as Girls State Governor, and Tyson Mitzel of Westport, South Dakota, as 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 14Honoring Warner High School athletic teams on their outstanding performances in the 2013 season, resulting in the achievement of the Class B KELO Cup. 
SC 15Honoring the 2013 Warner High School Girls Basketball Team on their victorious performance at the 2012-2013 Class B South Dakota High School Girls Basketball State Tournament 
SC 16Honoring the Warner High School Volleyball Team for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2013 Class B State Volleyball Tournament. 
SC 21Honoring and commending Dial-A-Move Relocation Services of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for receiving the 2013 Enterprise Award from the American Moving and Storage Association. 
SC 23Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. 
SCR 4Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. 
SCR 6Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. 
SCR 7Expressing support for all South Dakota high school students learning and practicing the basic skills of hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to graduation. 
SJR 3To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1002revise the state aid to general education formula to include an adjustment for certain school districts that increase the length of the school term. 
HB 1003revise the definition of the index factor in the state aid to education formula to include a minimum annual percentage increase of two percent. 
HB 1004set the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula for school fiscal year 2015. 
HB 1006provide for the assessment and taxation of agricultural land based on its actual use. 
HB 1011provide that certain information regarding postsecondary technical institutes be given to parents and guardians of students in middle schools and high schools. 
HB 1070sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1100prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1131clarify that a credit card is not required to establish a revolving credit account. 
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 1171revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping. 
HB 1172require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. 
HB 1181allow for the requirement of a certification of health from an employee of a school. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1186establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1188revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. 
HB 1202revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1210expand Medicaid eligibility. 
HB 1213analyze and promote economic development for South Dakota's Native American population and to establish a task force. 
HB 1216compensate school districts for funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. 
HB 1217provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. 
HC 1020Commending and honoring Ms. Bethany Buell Firsick, 2013 National Champion Pole Vaulter. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1026commending and honoring the Community Bank in Avon, South Dakota, for their continued entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and dedication to the community for the past 100 years. 
HC 1031Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. 
HC 1032Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HCR 1002Recognizing the teacher shortage in this state and the difficulties school districts in South Dakota face in attracting and retaining qualified teachers. 
HCR 1010Requesting the Committee on Government Operations and Audit to conduct hearings relating to the operations of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. 
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 1013Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. 
HCR 1019Petitioning Congress to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers. 
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled