Senator Lance S. Russell — 2018


Picture of Senator Lance S. Russell

Party: Republican
Term: Other House
District: 30
Counties: Custer, Fall River, Pennington
Occupation: Attorney

Home Address:
1938 Lincoln Ave.
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Home: 605-745-6871
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-745-3228

Email: Lance.Russell@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

JudiciaryChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Rules ReviewMember 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 104repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 140revise provisions regarding an objection to a custody or visitation order. 
SB 193require certain local governmental units to cooperate with federal agencies and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SCR 8Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness areas in South Dakota without approval of the Legislature. 
HB 1145provide for subpoena power for certain legislative committees. 
HB 1190revise the time period for which certain motor vehicle license plates are used. 
HB 1194allow certain students to be excused from participating in certain assessments, examinations, and tests. 
HB 1212revise certain provisions regarding the custody of a minor child. 
HB 1247revise certain provisions regarding county zoning and planning. 
HB 1255revise the authority of the interim Rules Review Committee to revert a rule to any step in the rules adoption process. 
HB 1257designate certain highways by townships and counties as no maintenance highways. 
HB 1260provide certain provisions regarding cooperation with federal agencies by localities in the state. 
HB 1283revise certain provisions regarding appeals from small claims court proceedings. 
HB 1302prohibit the compensation of certain petition circulators. 

Co Sponsor

SB 67permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. 
SB 71revise certain provisions related to a license renewal for the practice of medicine, osteopathy, surgery, or obstetrics. 
SB 73authorize a vehicle dealer to lease space in the common area of a shopping mall for displaying new vehicles. 
SB 80establish term limits for members of the Board of Regents. 
SB 85require the Legislature to use the rules of procedure as adopted by the preceding session of the Legislature. 
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 92provide a felony penalty for the intentional injury or disfigurement by certain corrosive materials. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the intentional exposure of others to certain diseases. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SB 103prohibit aliens who are not lawfully present in the United States from attending any public postsecondary educational institution or from receiving certain educational financial assistance. 
SB 110establish certain findings pertaining to pre-abortion counseling practices by abortion providers in South Dakota and to amend provisions regarding mandatory third-party pre-abortion counseling. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. 
SB 115provide for the lawful concealing of a firearm while driving a motorcycle. 
SB 116provide for certain voting and attendance information to be made available by the director of the Legislative Research Council. 
SB 124provide a felony penalty for certain violations of petition circulation laws. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 139revise certain provisions relating to child support. 
SB 150provide property tax relief through the creation of the property tax relief fund. 
SB 165revise certain provisions regarding child custody and visitation and the enforcement of those provisions. 
SB 166repeal certain provisions regarding the inspection of moisture and protein-measuring devices. 
SB 167revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 190require the approval of the Legislature before the state adopts certain changes to the Medicaid program. 
SB 192provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
SB 200prohibit certain actions by the state regarding refugee resettlement. 
SB 201prohibit certain persons and organizations from entering the campus of any public institution of higher education or postsecondary technical institute. 
SB 212revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. 
SC 8Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
SC 10Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant Scott Brown upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 11Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Twite upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 12Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Riley upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 13Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Nick Jensen upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 14Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Jack Wagoner upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 15Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant Scott Sheldon upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 16Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Nelson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 17Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Rick Olauson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 18Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Guy DiBenedetto upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. 
SC 19Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Troy Boone upon his retirement for his many years of dedicated service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. 
SC 20Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Jim Severson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. 
SC 21Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Dan Satterlee upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. 
SC 22Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation Supervisory Special Agent Pat West upon his retirement for his many years of dedicated service to South Dakotans in the Division of Criminal Investigation. 
SC 28Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting in service to the people of South Dakota. 
SC 30Congratulating and honoring the 2017 Canton High School Girls Golf Team and Coach Jeff Keyman for their outstanding accomplishments in 2017. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 41Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. 
SC 42Honoring Derek Miles for winning a bronze medal in men's pole vault during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. 
SC 44Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team, for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their fourth consecutive Summit League Championship. 
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. 
SCR 1Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. 
SCR 3Committing the Legislature and urging the Governor, the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General to secure the blessings of life and liberty for South Dakota's posterity. 
SCR 4To include the South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit in upcoming South Dakota Department of Transportation financial reviews of operators of rail lines owned by the State of South Dakota. 
SCR 5Recognizing the tribal council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in its petition to the Legislature for redress of grievances pursuant to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article VI  
SCR 7Supporting the State of Israel. 
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 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
SCR 16Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for beginning to Make America Great Again. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the militia of the state. 
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 5Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding the maximum annual change in general fund appropriations. 
SR 1Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. 
SR 2Affirming the constitutional private property protections of South Dakota farmers and ranchers. 
SR 4Affirming South Dakota's state and federal elected officials to uphold their sworn duty by taking all legal actions available to combat illegal immigration and the trafficking of illegal aliens within our state. 
HB 1073provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
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 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 1120provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. 
HB 1121revise the fees for certain on-sale and off-sale retail liquor licenses. 
HB 1133revise certain provisions regarding operating a vehicle after consumption of a controlled drug or substance. 
HB 1150require a certain number of crew on a train under certain conditions. 
HB 1151require persons transporting railroad employees to have certain insurance. 
HB 1157authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. 
HB 1158revise the annual fee for personalized license plates. 
HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. 
HB 1167revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions. 
HB 1172revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies. 
HB 1175exempt certain sales of goods and services by minors from the sales tax. 
HB 1177revise certain provisions relating to the circulation of a petition for an initiated measure. 
HB 1191provide the State-Tribal Relations Committee certain subpoena power. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1201require certain information on a ballot regarding any initiated measure. 
HB 1206decrease the rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on certain visitor-intensive businesses. 
HB 1207revise certain provisions that prohibit the issuance of certain licenses and permits if a debt is being collected by the obligation recovery center. 
HB 1208revise certain provisions regarding child support and arrearages. 
HB 1210revise the definition of the purchase price of a motor vehicle. 
HB 1221expand the partners in education tax credit program to include tribally controlled schools on a federally recognized Indian reservation. 
HB 1228provide for the crime of aggravated rape and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1266provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1271revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of certain guns on certain premises. 
HB 1303prohibit certain incentives and punishments in association with school surveys, and to impose a penalty therefor. 
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 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 1002Recognizing the great need and offering support for additional mental health services in western South Dakota. 
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 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. 
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. 
HCR 1013Amending the Joint Rules to require a majority vote to disapprove a commemoration. 
HCR 1014Amending the Joint Rules by adding a new rule regarding the voting record of each legislator. 
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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled