Representative Dan Ahlers — 2018


Picture of Representative Dan Ahlers

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 25
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
913 N. Washington Ave.
Dell Rapids, SD 57022

Home: 605-940-3071
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-428-5800

Email: Dan.Ahlers@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Joint Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 413 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsMember 
Extraordinary Cost Fund for Special Education StudyMember 
Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1076authorize townships to use a tax levy for emergency medical services. 
HB 1077update certain language regarding capital punishment and to revise the mandatory sentence for persons with an intellectual disability convicted of murder in the first degree. 
HB 1089repeal the South Dakota certified beef program and to transfer remaining funds from the South Dakota certified beef fund. 
HB 1090revise the deposits of the proceeds from the sale of certain surplus real estate at the South Dakota Veterans' Home. 
HB 1091revise certain requirements for a legal newspaper. 
HB 1092revise certain requirements regarding municipal annexation resolutions. 
HB 1128revise certain provisions regarding increases in teacher compensation. 
HB 1153create certain protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1154revise certain provisions regarding municipal lease-purchase agreements. 
HB 1155create provisions regarding the language development of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 
HC 1022Commending and honoring Shannon Tjaden for being selected as the 2017-18 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Society for Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Recognizing and congratulating Oran Sorenson on his induction into the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
HCR 1011Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. 
SB 76revise certain provisions regarding voter registration. 
SB 121prohibit employers from obtaining, seeking, or using certain prior salary information. 
SB 135revise certain provisions regarding the collection of confidential communications records. 
SB 136authorize other languages to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 189reduce the number of senatorial and representative districts, and to reduce the number of senators and representatives. 
SB 210transfer certain funds from the ethanol fuel fund to the ethanol infrastructure incentive fund. 
SB 211create a Legislative Water Management Committee. 
SC 51Honoring Ernest Stevens, Jr. for his generosity and efforts with the Great Plains Christmas Drive. 
SCR 6Recognizing the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2018, and the celebration of Human Rights Day. 
SCR 10Recognizing the need for and urging support for early childhood education in South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1075authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1088revise the consignment sales requirements for dealers of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, boats, and boat trailers. 
HB 1094revise certain provisions regarding limitations on licensees engaged in the business of making loans. 
HB 1100require a name be printed on public contracts. 
HB 1101revise certain provisions regarding used motorcycles offered for sale at an event. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. 
HB 1103require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. 
HB 1109provide for parole eligibility for certain inmates. 
HB 1118make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. 
HB 1119revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. 
HB 1120provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. 
HB 1123prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. 
HB 1125revise the minimum purchase price for the off-sale delivery of certain alcohol. 
HB 1138revise certain provisions regarding prostitution. 
HB 1140revise certain provisions regarding access to public water. 
HB 1143revise certain provisions regarding the tax exemption of certain school owned property. 
HB 1151require persons transporting railroad employees to have certain insurance. 
HB 1152authorize certain representatives of railroad workers to investigate the railroad for safety purposes. 
HB 1167revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions. 
HB 1176revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. 
HB 1177revise certain provisions relating to the circulation of a petition for an initiated measure. 
HB 1182provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. 
HB 1187require grant performance measurement information be displayed on the department website. 
HB 1213revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. 
HB 1218establish an independent legislative redistricting commission. 
HB 1225require notice and a hearing before the issuance of certain temporary water use permits. 
HB 1226revise certain provisions regarding tax compacts with Indian tribes. 
HB 1227create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1229provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. 
HB 1230provide for the primary enforcement of the law prohibiting certain electronic communications while operating a motor vehicle and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. 
HB 1238lower 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 1242provide for freedom of expression for students in school-sponsored media. 
HB 1252prohibit certain government entities from restricting the wearing of tribal regalia during certain events. 
HB 1253require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1269revise certain provisions regarding the time frame for consent in adoption proceedings. 
HB 1270adjust the period of time requiring the use of lighted front and rear lamps on motor vehicles. 
HB 1277exempt certain capital improvements projects from the required supervision of the Bureau of Administration. 
HB 1282provide certain notice requirements regarding out-of-state contributions to ballot question committees. 
HB 1291revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. 
HB 1293increase the penalty for certain assaults committed against firefighters, ambulance service, or health care facility personnel while engaged in the performance of their duties. 
HB 1308revise the distribution of revenue from the alcoholic beverage fund. 
HB 1311revise certain provisions regarding legislator salaries. 
HC 1001Honoring Arlene Kvislen for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota, the Legislature, and the South Dakota House of Representatives. 
HC 1006Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. 
HC 1007Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. 
HC 1008Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. 
HC 1009Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. 
HC 1011Congratulating Augustana University on its 100th anniversary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and recognizing the university's continued impact on students and communities throughout the state. 
HC 1015Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HC 1021Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. 
HC 1028Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. 
HCR 1001Calling for statewide recognition of the migration of many young people from our state and urging state and local officials to take steps to counter that action and attract new residents to our state. 
HCR 1004Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
HCR 1005Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2018 as National Social Work Month. 
HCR 1006Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 
HCR 1007Encouraging thoughtful taxation of alcohol products in the state and calling for alcohol to become budget neutral rather than a drain on the resources and the economy of South Dakota. 
HCR 1008that tobacco, alcohol, and other drug marketing have no place in the lives of the children of the state. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, regarding filling legislative vacancies. 
HJR 1003Rescinding House Joint Resolution 1001, adopted by the Ninetieth Legislature of the State of South Dakota. 
HJR 1009Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for state legislative redistricting by an independent commission. 
SB 74create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. 
SB 77revise certain provisions regarding information provided to ballot question committees. 
SB 86revise certain requirements when a local unit of government sells surplus property through a real estate broker. 
SB 88revise certain provisions in regarding disinterment permits. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 97provide a special motor vehicle license plate for certain women veterans. 
SB 98revise certain provisions regarding the 911 emergency surcharge, the public safety 911 emergency fund, and revenue distribution and to repeal the 911 emergency surcharge sunset clause. 
SB 99authorize the release of certain 911 emergency surcharge information to public safety answering points. 
SB 105authorize a health care practitioner to administer a toxicology test to an infant under certain circumstances. 
SB 120require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 129revise certain limitations and penalties concerning campaign contributions. 
SB 130make an appropriation to the building South Dakota fund and to provide for the disbursement thereof. 
SB 131create the career and technical education consortium grant program and the career and technical education consortium fund. 
SB 132establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 134provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 
SB 148revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 152revise certain provisions relating to the sale and possession of tobacco products. 
SB 158require certain transfers of funds from the state highway fund to the local bridge improvement grant fund. 
SB 159revise the designated use of the additional net revenue from sales taxes collected from certain remote sellers. 
SB 162prohibit school lunch shaming. 
SB 163require certain reports in the event of an oil spill. 
SB 164prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. 
SB 173establish certain provisions regarding microbreweries and malt beverage manufacturers. 
SB 177require an annual increase in certain state employee pay by an increase in the consumer price index. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 185revise certain provisions regarding criminal record expungement. 
SB 186prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. 
SB 192provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
SB 196remove the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. 
SB 205authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
SB 212revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. 
SC 9Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. 
SC 37Honoring and congratulating Nash Hutmacher for winning the 285 pound weight class at the 2017 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 45Commending and honoring Greysen Hertting of the University of South Dakota, for being named the Summit League Diver of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. 
SC 46Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. 
SC 48Commending and honoring Chris Nilsen, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championship in London, England. 
SC 49Commending and honoring Emily Grove, who represented team USA as a pole vaulter at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. 
SCR 1Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. 
SCR 9Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
SCR 11Expressing support for access to patient-centered and family focused advance care planning. 
SCR 17Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund with the net receipts from certain unclaimed property. 
SJR 9Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled