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 130require the processing of sexual assault exam kits.  
SB 152enact the Peter Falk Act to ensure visitation of certain protected persons. 
SB 153provide for drug testing certain TANF applicants. 
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 1168allow students to participate in sexuality education with parental permission. 
HB 1184create a transportation oversight committee. 
HB 1189provide for the inspection and review of a state-mandated academic achievement test taken by a student. 
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 1216provide for the determination of avoided cost by certain public utilities. 
HB 1232provide for additional openness of local governmental meetings. 
HB 1240adopt a compact for a balanced budget and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1012Recognizing and honoring the bravery of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary Bader. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to support and to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. 
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. 

Co 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 72prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 75establish 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 declare an emergency. 
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. 
SB 83protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
SB 114make an appropriation for certain costs related to the commissioning of the USS South Dakota and to declare an emergency. 
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 123revise certain provisions limiting the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 
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 7Commending and honoring the 2015 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 9Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary. 
SC 11Recognizing and honoring the courage of South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant John Koenig. 
SJR 4Proposing 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. 
HB 1054authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions relating to the veterans' preference in employment. 
HB 1075revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. 
HB 1076provide for drug testing for certain assistance applicants. 
HB 1096provide for the exemption of certain schools from a tuition limitation applied to some bordering state school districts. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the practice of dental hygiene. 
HB 1107ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions. 
HB 1109exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. 
HB 1111require the high school interscholastic activities association to promulgate major policy statements under the procedures of the administrative rules process. 
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 1129allow a concealed pistol in the capitol and any county courthouse with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. 
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 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 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 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 1165repeal the requirement for a marriage license and to provide for a marriage certificate. 
HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding the penalty for identity theft while using an unauthorized credit card. 
HB 1167revise certain provisions regarding the use of a suspended imposition of sentence for a misdemeanor and a felony. 
HB 1180limit the terms of certain conservation easements. 
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 1212revise requirements related to pregnancy help centers. 
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 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 1005Honoring the fifth anniversary of Operation Black Hills Cabin, and recognizing the board of directors, volunteers, and community leaders as outstanding caretakers of those who served. 
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 1005Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains. 
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 1012Requesting the South Dakota congressional delegation to introduce legislation to compensate private landowners for fire damage caused by the United States Forest Service. 
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 1002To apply for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled