Senator Phil Jensen — 2017


Picture of Senator Phil Jensen

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
10215 Pioneer Ave.
Rapid City, SD 57702

Home: 605-343-1335
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-343-1335

Email: Phil.Jensen@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Retirement LawsVice-Chair Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 77allow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations. 
SB 117further protect the privacy of certain student information. 
SB 164require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. 
SB 187establish certain rights of parents regarding the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health care of their children and to provide certain penalties for the violation of those rights. 
SB 188require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. 
SCR 3Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts. 
HB 1079revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
HB 1093provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. 
HB 1095provide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds. 
HB 1108authorize concealed carry of a pistol or revolver without a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1127exempt the state from daylight savings time. 
HB 1198require legislative approval for certain academic assessments. 
HB 1211repeal the requirement for a marriage license and to provide for a marriage certificate. 
HB 1223end the state's involvement with common core state standards and to prohibit the adoption of certain multistate educational standards. 
HB 1224provide procedures for issuing driver licenses and nondriver identification cards that do not require certain biometric data and high resolution facial images. 

Co Sponsor

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 80increase the selling price of a towed vehicle that exempts the seller of the vehicle from certain vehicle dealer licensing requirements. 
SB 81require persons convicted of driving a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, drugs, or intoxicants to pay certain costs to the county. 
SB 83authorize a board of county commissioners to designate certain section line roads and secondary roads as no maintenance and to revise certain provisions to vacate, change, or locate a highway by a board of county commissioners. 
SB 84limit 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. 
SB 85repeal certain requirements regarding the handlebar height on motorcycles. 
SB 95revise provisions related to human trafficking. 
SB 96revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor. 
SB 100create a leased residential property classification. 
SB 101establish certain provisions regarding cancer treatment medication coverage by insurance companies. 
SB 105provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system. 
SB 107increase the period an instructor permit is valid and to revise the requirements to upgrade to an operator's licence or a restricted minor's permit. 
SB 115require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in the state's custody. 
SB 116authorize the county coroner to charge a fee for certain autopsy reports. 
SB 128revise certain provisions concerning the general requirements that vehicle owners must satisfy before applying for military plates. 
SB 143revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms. 
SB 155establish a voluntary list of disassociated persons for exclusion or removal from licensed gaming institutions. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
SB 177establish a youth minimum wage. 
SB 189provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-seventh anniversary on June 18, 19, and 20, 2015. 
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. 
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 6to direct the Department of Education to ensure South Dakota students are well-versed in civics and government. 
SJR 1Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 
HB 1069limit 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 1070require school districts to provide special education or special education and related services to resident students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1086establish the Economic Contingencies Work Group to ascertain the effects of a significant and extended national economic crisis on South Dakota. 
HB 1096revise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1114require certain school districts to compensate teachers for certain continuing education expenses and for the cost of renewing teachers' certificates. 
HB 1116repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1117provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1119revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children. 
HB 1124authorize motor vehicles to exceed the posted speed limit under certain conditions. 
HB 1130prohibit an abortion provider from accepting payment for an abortion prior to the end of the required informed consent period. 
HB 1146limit who may request to see a person's hunting or fishing license. 
HB 1152limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1155require that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome. 
HB 1156prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1161limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. 
HB 1167authorize municipalities, counties, and school districts to post certain information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1183repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol building. 
HB 1184regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. 
HB 1196revise certain driver licensing provisions. 
HB 1203provide for a state assessment and report on the effects of implementing the Clean Air Act. 
HB 1206authorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances. 
HB 1215provide for an optional enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1220provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1230affirm the sanctity of human life. 
HC 1032Honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, and recognizing Deadwood as "The Historic Jewel of the Black Hills." 
HCR 1002Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. 
HCR 1003Urging Congress and the President of the United States to abolish the United States Department of Education. 
HCR 1004Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers' health by reconsidering and overturning the court's decision in Roe. 
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 1001Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. 
HJR 1002making a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson. 
HJR 1006to apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled