Senator Billie H. Sutton — 2017


Picture of Senator Billie H. Sutton

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

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 6revise certain provisions concerning the pension and capital outlay tax levies for school districts. 
SB 7revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies and to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy. 
SB 44revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land and to provide for additional requirements for small agricultural acreages and timber land to be classified as agricultural land. 
SB 143revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. 
SB 144establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. 
SB 145accommodate legislation to increase teacher pay in South Dakota. 
SC 4Honoring Rebecca Brunsing of Wagner as the Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. 
SC 28Honoring Dr. Jerome Bentz of Platte as the 2015 Family Doctor of the Year. 
HB 1158require that a victim's opposition to the death penalty be presented at a presentence hearing. 
HB 1159permit South Dakotans to express opposition to the death penalty when applying for a state issued identification card. 
HB 1218create certain funding for education in South Dakota. 
HC 1014commending and honoring the community of Wagner, South Dakota, for its celebration of 115 years of hosting the Wagner Labor Day festivities. 
HC 1016Honoring and commending the 2014 Gregory High School Football Team. 

Co Sponsor

SB 4make an appropriation for research concerning the administrative and financial impact of actual use on agricultural land assessments and to declare an emergency. 
SB 5revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. 
SB 72provide an exemption from certain excavation requirements in an emergency. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 74restrict the use of fireworks that frighten livestock or leave debris on private property. 
SB 75revise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency. 
SB 76extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. 
SB 77allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 
SB 81require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. 
SB 82update outdated language related to domestic abuse. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 111repeal the provision that invalidates absentee ballots cast by voters who died before the date of the election. 
SB 112revise certain provisions regarding voting rights of a person convicted of a felony. 
SB 113revise certain provisions regarding the fiscal impact statements prepared for legislation that impacts state prison or county jail populations. 
SB 121prospectively repeal the death penalty. 
SB 122revise provisions related to the death penalty. 
SB 123prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant to provide passwords to personal accounts. 
SB 128revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 134prohibit minor boundary changes for one year, to establish the school district boundary task force, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 139authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. 
SB 146authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 147expand Medicaid. 
SB 155establish a voluntary list of disassociated persons for exclusion or removal from licensed gaming institutions. 
SB 156require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
SB 169provide medical care for certain unborn children. 
SB 181enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 183revise the voting requirements regarding the issuance of bonds by public bodies and capital outlay certificates by school districts. 
SB 184prohibit the sale of tax certificates by certain counties. 
SB 185increase the motor vehicle excise tax rate and to dedicate a portion of the revenue to the local government highway and bridge fund. 
SC 5recognizing and honoring South Dakota Farmers Union for its 100th birthday. 
SC 8Honoring the 2015 South Dakota Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year finalists. 
SC 9Commending and honoring the 2014 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 10Honoring the Howard High School Football Team for its 2014 9A State Championship. 
SC 11Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2014 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
SC 17Recognizing the 136th anniversary of the Fort Robinson Outbreak and commending the Annual Fort Robinson Memorial Breakout Run. 
SC 26Commending and honoring Vern DeGeest on his retirement from teaching, coaching, and administrating after fifty-four years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 29Honoring Kendra Peterson of Sisseton as 2015 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. 
SCR 1Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative. 
SCR 4Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness. 
SCR 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 
SCR 7Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. 
SCR 8Condemning the growing anti-Semitism in certain countries and extending an invitation to Jewish families from around the world to South Dakota. 
HB 1005repeal the foundation program fund and references thereto. 
HB 1084expand collateral eligible to be pledged as security for public deposits. 
HB 1088permit procurement of certain disability insurance from a non-admitted insurer. 
HB 1090prohibit a person from serving as a member of a consumers power district board of directors in certain cases. 
HB 1098authorize extended terms of lease for airport facilities. 
HB 1100clarify how a vacancy on a school board is filled. 
HB 1105provide for an affidavit creating a rebuttable presumption that a person is not an employee for purposes of workers' compensation and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1111increase the costs and expenses considered reasonable for the collection of certain dishonored checks. 
HB 1118provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1128protect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners. 
HB 1129revise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1133regulate vision care plans and vision discount plans. 
HB 1139revise certain procedures for competitive sealed bids by public purchasing agencies. 
HB 1140increase the crimes and lookback period to enhance the penalty for violating a protection order. 
HB 1141revise and increase the penalty for multiple simple assaults over a ten-year period. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions pertaining to the age requirements for sex offender registry registration. 
HB 1143increase the criminal violations that are subject to protection orders. 
HB 1146limit who may request to see a person's hunting or fishing license. 
HB 1152limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1160require a defendant to undergo a mental examination prior to any sentence imposed after a defendant is found guilty but mentally ill. 
HB 1162enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. 
HB 1175prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. 
HB 1179revise the definition of a veteran. 
HB 1193lower 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 1199authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1207revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation. 
HB 1209revise certain provisions relating to changes in terms of credit card agreements. 
HB 1216repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. 
HB 1232provide for a determination of the value of small power production facilities. 
HB 1235update the valuation manual related to the valuation of assets, liabilities, and reserves. 
HC 1001Commending and honoring Jim Hagen in Pierre, South Dakota, for receiving the State Tourism Director of the Year Award. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1017Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen. 
HC 1018Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014. 
HC 1019Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen. 
HC 1020Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the Parkston Trojan football team on a successful 2014 season. 
HC 1024Honoring the Parkston High School wrestling team and coach Jared Digmann on their accomplishments. 
HC 1025Honoring the Parkston High School Girls Golf program and coaches Tyler Hockett and Eric Norden on their accomplishments. 
HC 1026Honoring Parkston High School Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Coach Rob Vanlaecken on his career accomplishments and retirement. 
HC 1031Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 
HC 1036Honoring and Commending Abbigail Boner of Castlewood, South Dakota, for receiving a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1006to request that a plan be developed for a state ethics commission. 
HJR 1002making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled