Senator Deb Soholt — 2017


Picture of Senator Deb Soholt

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 14
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Registered Nurse, Health Care Director

Home Address:
2628 E. Regency Ct.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Home: 605-321-5931
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-321-5931

Email: Deb.Soholt@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 70require that the mandatory reporter who witnessed the disclosure or evidence of child abuse or neglect be available to answer questions when the initial report is made. 
SB 71continue the Jolene's Law Task Force for an additional year, revise the membership of the task force, and to declare an emergency. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 22Honoring the 2014 and 2015 Washington High School students of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and their many achievements. 
SCR 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 
HB 1100clarify how a vacancy on a school board is filled. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of licensing massage therapists. 
HB 1120revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. 

Co Sponsor

SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
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SB 82update outdated language related to domestic abuse.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 86place a term limit on the office of poet laureate. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 135authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
SB 149revise certain provisions regarding the maximum wheel tax that may be imposed by a county. 
SB 150require certain motor vehicles to pay an additional registration fee. 
SB 151revise the distribution of the revenue from petroleum release compensation and tank inspection fees. 
SB 169provide medical care for certain unborn children. 
SB 177establish a youth minimum wage. 
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 15Honoring the Dakota Valley High School Dance Team for winning the 2014 Class A Dance Grand State Title for the fifth year in a row. 
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 5Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship. 
SCR 7Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers. 
HB 1097provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. 
HB 1117provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1118provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1166prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1194set a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits. 
HB 1231authorize the forfeiture of any financial benefit or valuables gained from pimping. 
HC 1012Congratulating and commending the Hamlin High School football team for winning the 2014 State 9B Football Championship. 
HC 1015Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success. 
HC 1021Honoring the 2014 Lincoln High School students. 
HCR 1007opposing the EPA's guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm. 
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