Representative Spencer Hawley — 2017


Picture of Representative Spencer Hawley

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 07
Counties: Brookings
Occupation: Insurance Agent

Home Address:
1215 W. 8th St. S.
Brookings, SD 57006

Home: 605-692-9716
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-692-6223

Email: Spencer.Hawley@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

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. 
SB 146authorize funding for an honor guard detail for deceased veterans and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 147expand Medicaid. 
SB 153repeal the South Dakota certified site and technology park programs. 
SC 21recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1088permit procurement of certain disability insurance from a non-admitted insurer. 
HB 1097provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. 
HB 1111increase the costs and expenses considered reasonable for the collection of certain dishonored checks. 
HB 1118provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1120revise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions. 
HB 1126remove the delivery receipt requirements related to issuing certain life insurance policies. 
HB 1135expand certain bonding provisions regarding local government officials and employees. 
HB 1145revise certain provisions regarding the payment of salary and compensation to legislators. 
HB 1149revise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators. 
HB 1150provide for the annual adjustment of the salary of legislators. 
HB 1153expand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection. 
HB 1162enact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. 
HB 1166prohibit the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1175prohibit legislation relating to initiated measures for one year after the measure is decided or enacted. 
HB 1178provide for the creation of an entity for the purpose of insurance contracts in certain instances. 
HB 1179revise the definition of a veteran. 
HB 1180revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of captive insurance companies. 
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 1196revise certain driver licensing provisions. 
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 1216repeal the limitation on the total amount of revenue payable from taxes on real property for all taxing districts, except school districts. 
HB 1218create certain funding for education in South Dakota. 
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 1002Honoring Hunter Paulsen, a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of cross country. 
HC 1003Commending and honoring the Alcester-Hudson Cubs football team on an outstanding season in 2014. 
HC 1004Commending the Sioux Valley High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for the 2014 South Dakota State Class A Competitive Cheer championship. 
HC 1006Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season. 
HC 1007Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season. 
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 1022Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for winning the 2014 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1031Honoring the 2015 Huron High School Speech and Debate Team on their outstanding performance. 
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 1004Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. 
SB 2provide for the establishment of river basin natural resource districts. 
SB 3provide for mediation of certain drainage disputes. 
SB 72provide an exemption from certain excavation requirements in an emergency. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 82update outdated language related to domestic abuse. 
SB 89require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. 
SB 100create a leased residential property classification. 
SB 109establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 110revise the authority granted to the Building Authority and to the Board of Regents to construct an information system building on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison. 
SB 118provide additional transparency for prescription drug plans. 
SB 120revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. 
SB 123prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant to provide passwords to personal accounts. 
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 135authorize municipalities to impose an additional sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
SB 139authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. 
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. 
SB 154require that certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs be veterans. 
SB 158expand certain licensing exemptions regarding money lenders and mortgage lenders. 
SB 163make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 164require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. 
SB 175revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles with military speciality plates that are not subject to annual registration fees. 
SB 180revise certain provisions regarding the production tax for wind energy facilities and to declare an emergency. 
SB 181enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 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 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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled