Senator Bob Ewing — 2017


Picture of Senator Bob Ewing

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: Business Owner/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 607
120 W. Dakota St.
Spearfish, SD 57783

Home: 605-722-5559
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-641-9095

Email: Bob.Ewing@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 
TransportationVice-Chair MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 80provide a credit to homebuilt aircraft for sales and use taxes when paying the aircraft registration tax and to make a reimbursement to the aeronautics fund for the amount of the credit granted. 
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 98allow certain municipalities to charge a higher occupational tax. 
SB 162repeal certain mineral severance taxes imposed on precious metals and to repeal certain temporary and expired mineral severance taxes. 
SCR 4Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. 
HB 1087change how rural fire protection districts conduct elections. 
HB 1088repeal the reduction in general state aid for funds received from the gaming commission fund. 
HB 1089allow certain school districts that receive state aid to education to receive funding for certain students with limited English proficiency. 
HB 1121include certain actions in liens on property sold for tax deed. 
HB 1124create the South Dakota school safety fund to assist certain school districts in enhancing school safety, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1192designate the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead as the official mining museum of South Dakota. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 25 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of roulette, keno, and craps in the City of Deadwood. 

Co Sponsor

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 75prohibit local governments from enacting, maintaining, or enforcing regulations on certain dog breeds. 
SB 76revise certain provisions relating to the killing of mountain lions that threaten personal safety or property. 
SB 86make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund. 
SB 91revise certain licensure definitions and provide certain regulatory powers to municipalities. 
SB 95revise certain vehicle dealer licensing provisions. 
SB 103establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. 
SB 114establish a wine direct shipper license and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
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 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 135make an appropriation for costs related to the suppression of mountain beetles through the all lands mountain pine beetle suppression program. 
SB 137make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency. 
SB 151revise the appointment process for the State Veterans Home superintendent. 
SB 165develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. 
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 171recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. 
SB 179prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving. 
SC 2Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. 
SC 3Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. 
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 10Congratulating and honoring Dawn Murphy on being awarded Finance Officer of the Year by the South Dakota Municipal League. 
SC 18Honoring former Senator Stan Adelstein for his service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 19Commending and honoring LuAnn Lindskov, 2014 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. 
SC 20Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team on winning the 2013 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fourth year in a row. 
SC 22Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. 
SC 28Congratulating and honoring Debra Hillmer on her excellent service to the State of South Dakota. 
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. 
HB 1069revise the maximum redemption fee for property tax deeds. 
HB 1084revise certain provisions regarding the list of persons who may be excluded from a licensed gaming establishment and to provide a penalty for a violation of the exclusion. 
HB 1094prohibit a person from interfering with a public safety answering point. 
HB 1103require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. 
HB 1110revise certain provisions regarding the definition of a resident for the purposes of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1130authorize the use of crossbows for hunting big game animals during the firearm season. 
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 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1242revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. 
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 1001Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. 
HC 1002Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
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 1007Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. 
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 1015In support of protecting American sovereignty and defending individual second amendment rights from United Nations interference. 
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 1021Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to withdraw certain rules imperiling the South Dakota livestock industry. 
HCR 1022Concerning U.S. EPA-proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new and existing fossil-fueled power plants. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled