Senator Betty Olson — 2017


Picture of Senator Betty Olson

Party: Republican
Term: Other House
District: 28
Counties: Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Ziebach
Occupation: Rancher/EMT/Substitute Teacher

Home Address:
11919 SD Hwy. 79
Prairie City, SD 57649

Home: 605-855-2824
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-855-2824

Email: Betty.Olson@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesVice-Chair TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 56require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
SB 60set daylight savings time as the permanent year-round time for the state of South Dakota. 
SB 61prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of homeowner insurance policies for certain claims arising from natural causes. 
SB 62require manufacturers of farm machinery and equipment to replace the machinery or equipment or to refund its purchase price if it fails to conform to the manufacturer's warranty, to specify the manufacturer's obligations to remedy any nonconforming conditions, and to provide cause of action against the manufacturer for failure to comply. 
SB 66permit the issuance of special license plates to parents of certain individuals. 
SB 77repeal the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon in the state capitol. 
SB 78deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
HB 1065designate the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota in Hill City as the official Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota. 
HB 1076provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. 
HB 1099revise certain campaign finance provisions. 
HB 1103revise certain provisions regarding the qualification process for municipal office. 
HB 1109exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. 
HB 1128require the court to consider the preference of certain children when awarding child custody in divorce actions. 
HB 1129allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1151require legislative approval of certain land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
HB 1180limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
HB 1198recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. 
HB 1233exempt the state from daylight saving time. 
HB 1236define a halfway house. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the property rights of ranch and range allotment owners. 
HCR 1012Requesting the South Dakota congressional delegation to introduce legislation to compensate private landowners for fire damage caused by the United States Forest Service. 

Co Sponsor

SB 58revise certain restrictions for the use of night-vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. 
SB 72prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 83protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding motorcycle license plates. 
SB 89revise certain provisions related to permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 91revise certain provisions concerning the information on the forms provided to persons who sign initiated constitutional amendments, referred laws, or initiated measures. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption. 
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 105provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails and other necessary buildings. 
SB 107clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting. 
SB 108require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. 
SB 117permit the practice of midwifery by certain persons. 
SB 119require legislative authority for refugee actions under South Dakota law. 
SB 121authorize certain duties for the sergeant at arms and assistant sergeant at arms. 
SB 122require that fees collected for military specialty license plates be distributed to county veterans' service officers. 
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 130require the processing of sexual assault exam kits.  
SB 135allow overwidth farm equipment to be operated on primary highways after sunset under certain conditions. 
SB 136permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. 
SB 140eliminate life sentences for defendants under the age of eighteen at the time of the crime. 
SB 149provide for certain reduced state park entrance fees for veterans. 
SB 152enact the Peter Falk Act to ensure visitation of certain protected persons. 
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 
SB 163require the disclosure of certain cumulative contracts with the state. 
SB 166make an appropriation to the aeronautics commission and to declare an emergency. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its sixty-eighth anniversary on June 16, 17, and 18, 2016. 
SC 6Honoring Allyson Monson of Clark, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and Andrew Flannery of Elk Point, South Dakota, Boys State Governor, and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
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. 
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 1008restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools. 
HB 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 
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 1073require persons operating bicycles under certain conditions to stop and allow faster vehicles to pass. 
HB 1074repeal the rule that allows anonymous complaints to be filed against real estate appraisers. 
HB 1075revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 
HB 1077grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1078grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol related offenses to persons who assist a person in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
HB 1079permit the prescription and possession of an opioid antagonist in certain instances. 
HB 1085provide for the forfeiture of any vehicle used by a person convicted of a third offense for driving under the influence. 
HB 1093revise certain provisions that prohibit a defendant from contacting a victim before a court appearance. 
HB 1094increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education. 
HB 1096provide for the exemption of certain schools from a tuition limitation applied to some bordering state school districts. 
HB 1107ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. 
HB 1112establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. 
HB 1114prohibit the state from using federal funds for state highway maps. 
HB 1115revise the number of special nonresident waterfowl licenses that may be issued for certain open units. 
HB 1125limit the ability of a person to obtain a concealed pistol permit related to the restoration of civil rights and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1130dedicate revenue from video lottery for the purpose of supplementing teachers' salaries, to establish a teacher salary enhancement fund, to transfer certain moneys to that fund, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 1138revise provisions related to the enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding county zoning. 
HB 1142prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an employee or invitee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1150revise certain provisions concerning the property tax exemption provided to local industrial development corporations. 
HB 1157require that a doctor provide a woman additional information as a part of informed consent prior to performing an abortion. 
HB 1158provide for state coordination in the resettlement of refugees. 
HB 1161provide for and regulate consumer lines of credit and to provide a penalty for certain violations. 
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 1184create a transportation oversight committee. 
HB 1187allow the Office of the Secretary of State to refuse to file certain documents. 
HB 1199revise certain provisions regarding the minimum age to procure hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1200require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. 
HB 1205authorize certain eligible school districts to receive an allocation for limited English proficiency. 
HB 1206authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. 
HB 1209require any public body of the state to accept as valid all information on a person's birth certificate. 
HB 1211require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1215authorize a private school to hold dual status as an alternative instruction program under certain conditions. 
HB 1225provide for the forfeiture and disposition of certain property utilized in acts of terrorism. 
HB 1231authorize motor carrier inspectors to carry firearms. 
HB 1238revise the powers and duties of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. 
HB 1239provide for the election of the county directors of equalization. 
HB 1240adopt a compact for a balanced budget and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1244revise provisions related to the sex offender registry 
HB 1247require school districts and licensed child welfare agencies to implement a policy and provide training regarding sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. 
HC 1001Recognizing Tony Metzgar for his act of saving a life. 
HC 1002Recognizing Isabel Trobaugh for her service to the community of Elk Point. 
HC 1003Recognizing Helen Sweeter of Worthing for the honors and recognition she has received for an exemplary life of service to her family, church, and community. 
HC 1007Recognizing Sabrina Swee for her excellence and achievements in the area of culinary arts. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
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 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
HCR 1007Requiring the use of sound science in evaluating crop protection chemistries and nutrients. 
HCR 1009Expressing the right of South Dakotans to own and use firearms. 
HCR 1011Opposing the recent actions of the EPA and the President with regards to the Waters of the United States federal rule and applauding the South Dakota congressional delegates who opposed such actions. 
HCR 1013Recognizing the positive economic impact sportsmen and sportswomen have in South Dakota. 
HCR 1014Calling for the United States to save Christians, Yazidis and people of other faiths from persecution and genocide. 
HCR 1017Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IV, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the powers and duties of the Governor. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled