Senator Jim Bradford — 2017


Picture of Senator Jim Bradford

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 27
Counties: Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Pennington, Oglala Lakota
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 690
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Home: 605-685-4241
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business:

Email: Jim.Bradford@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1012provide for an additional position in the Governor's Office of Economic Development to coordinate economic development with the tribes and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1149provide authority to establish a special purpose district for recreational purposes. 
HB 1172permit the state to revise the taxes included into tax compacts with Indian tribes. 
HB 1173permit the state to revise certain taxes included in certain tax compacts with certain Indian tribes. 
HB 1175permit the state to revise the taxes included in certain tax compacts with Indian tribes. 
HB 1176permit the state to revise certain taxes included in tax compacts with Indian tribes. 
HCR 1010Calling for a policy to provide a full and fair resolution of the claims to the Black Hills by the Sioux Nation tribes. 

Co Sponsor

SB 70require certain private cemeteries to file an annual financial report. 
SB 77repeal the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon in the state capitol. 
SB 79expand the list of professionals authorized to perform certain examinations required for a plea of guilty but mentally ill. 
SB 81create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 82establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption. 
SB 94repeal the death penalty. 
SB 96revise the expense reimbursement for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. 
SB 97provide for the automatic removal of all petty offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and Class 2 misdemeanor charges or convictions from background check records after ten years under certain conditions. 
SB 104set the time period for when an agency may promulgate rules. 
SB 117permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. 
SB 118exempt certain purchases from certain bidding requirements. 
SB 123revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SB 129establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. 
SB 138authorize the construction of a nursing home facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. 
SB 140eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. 
SB 150revise provisions related to the legislative intern program. 
SB 151lower the state sales and use tax on most food items, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to increase the amusement device tax, and to increase the per student allocation in the state aid formula. 
SB 157provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations. 
SB 158revise provisions related to restitution in cases involving juveniles and to declare an emergency. 
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 
SB 161lower 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. 
SC 7Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2015 Madison High School Bulldogs Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
SC 9Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. 
SC 10Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arts Council on its fiftieth anniversary of serving South Dakotans and our communities through the arts. 
SC 11Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. 
SC 17Honoring Laurie Visser as South Dakota's 2016 Mother of the Year. 
SCR 1To show support for family caregivers. 
SCR 2Supporting efforts to ensure that students from South Dakota have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 
HB 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1057revise the rule-making authority of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. 
HB 1066revise certain provisions regarding the public notice for a meeting of a public body. 
HB 1072revise the process by which the administrator to the retirement system may receive an additional salary adjustment. 
HB 1075revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. 
HB 1122establish procedures for payment of insurance claims by credit card or electronic funds transfer to health care professionals. 
HB 1131direct certain vehicle registration fees to counties with unorganized territory. 
HB 1132require the submission of sexual assault kits for testing. 
HB 1133require that a risk assessment is completed and reviewed before the release of a person charged with certain domestic crimes. 
HB 1146authorize the Governor to enter agreements with Indian tribes regarding the high school equivalency tests administered on Indian reservations. 
HB 1147prohibit school districts from using school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames that are determined to be racially derogatory or discriminatory. 
HB 1148require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1154create protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1155prohibit a state board member from self-dealing in certain contracts with the state. 
HB 1158provide for state coordination in the resettlement of refugees. 
HB 1162provide for the practice and regulation of midwives. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1164provide for a special interest motor vehicle license plate for certain vehicles under certain conditions. 
HB 1171permit the court additional time to determine whether a petition for a domestic protection order may be heard as though the petition was for a stalking protection order. 
HB 1180limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1220direct the secretary of education to reinstate scholarship funding under the GEAR UP grant program. 
HB 1221accommodate legislation relating to education funding. 
HB 1222accommodate legislation relating to shared services in schools. 
HB 1227establish the South Dakota Government Accountability Committee. 
HB 1242authorize certain persons to request a security freeze on the credit report of a protected consumer. 
HB 1243prohibit the unauthorized sharing of certain private images on the internet. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HC 1015Honoring Danika Gordon for the outstanding honor of being named one of the top two youth volunteers in South Dakota in the twenty-first annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. 
HC 1025Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 211th Engineer Company of Madison and DeSmet, South Dakota, on being awarded the Eisenhower Trophy. 
HCR 1002Supporting the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter beddown at Joe Foss Field, 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. 
HCR 1006Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2016 as Social Work Month. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
HCR 1016Expressing and encouraging support for the continued use of country-of-origin labels on meat products sold to consumers. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled