Senator Phil Jensen — 2018


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

Commerce and EnergyChair TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 

Interim Committees

State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 106establish certain provisions regarding the placement of a foster child with a relative or close family friend. 
SB 107repeal the licensing requirements for barbers. 
SB 108revise certain provisions regarding the practice of cosmetology. 
SB 109repeal the licensing requirements for interpreters for the deaf. 
SB 139revise certain provisions relating to child support. 
SB 160prohibit certain gender identity instruction in public schools. 
SB 161revise provisions regarding assault committed against certain persons. 
SB 201prohibit certain persons and organizations from entering the campus of any public institution of higher education or postsecondary technical institute. 
SB 202require posting of certain notice on certain public restrooms. 
SCR 16Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for beginning to Make America Great Again. 
SJR 6to provide for the appointment process for the secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations. 
HB 1122require legislative approval for tuition and fee increases at institutions of higher education. 
HB 1179provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1191provide the State-Tribal Relations Committee certain subpoena power. 
HB 1208revise certain provisions regarding child support and arrearages. 
HB 1256revise certain provisions regarding the age at which children shall begin school. 
HB 1291revise the procedure to nominate candidates for the United States Senate. 
HB 1296require each school board to establish a policy on the use of certain school district facilities by transgender persons. 
HB 1313revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of certain alcoholic beverage manufacturers. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 

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 69allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. 
SB 70define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. 
SB 74create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. 
SB 85require the Legislature to use the rules of procedure as adopted by the preceding session of the Legislature. 
SB 90revise certain provisions regarding the payment of taxes and fees before transferring title of mobile homes or manufactured homes. 
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 94establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
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 111revise certain provisions regarding expenditures incurred during civil proceedings. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. 
SB 117revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program. 
SB 119provide certain provisions regarding the furnishing of fraudulent disability documentation when renting accommodations. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 140revise provisions regarding an objection to a custody or visitation order. 
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 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 198provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 200prohibit certain actions by the state regarding refugee resettlement. 
SB 206revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. 
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 28Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting in service to the people of South Dakota. 
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 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 50Honoring, commending, and thanking Sheriff Dennis Johnson, upon his retirement, for forty-one years of steadfast service in law enforcement. 
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 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 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 13Recognizing the root cause of the global war on terror. 
SCR 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
SCR 15making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge or discharge under honorable conditions for their service regardless of current income status. 
SCR 17Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. 
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 3To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. 
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 8making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge for their service regardless of current income status. 
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 1105revise certain provisions regarding the validation of absentee ballot signatures. 
HB 1108restrict the disclosure of personal information regarding motor vehicle records. 
HB 1114establish certain requirements for students enrolling in resident school districts or assigned schools after participating in open enrollment. 
HB 1116revise certain provisions regarding special interest motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1117revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of historical motor vehicles. 
HB 1118make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. 
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 1124allow certain persons with a felony conviction to apply for a concealed pistol permit. 
HB 1125revise the minimum purchase price for the off-sale delivery of certain alcohol. 
HB 1127revise certain provisions relating to fees charged for security freezes. 
HB 1132revise the sponsorship and advertising agreements between certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
HB 1133revise certain provisions regarding operating a vehicle after consumption of a controlled drug or substance. 
HB 1139revise the applicability of adverse possession to certain partition fences. 
HB 1145provide for subpoena power for certain legislative committees. 
HB 1157authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. 
HB 1159revise certain notification provisions regarding damage of underground facilities. 
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 1180revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. 
HB 1189revise certain provisions and penalties regarding inducements for school attendance and overreporting of school enrollment. 
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 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
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 1210revise the definition of the purchase price of a motor vehicle. 
HB 1212revise certain provisions regarding the custody of a minor child. 
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 1232revise the payment for the dual credit program. 
HB 1233require maintenance and repair funding for new nonrevenue generating buildings or facilities at institutions of higher education. 
HB 1249authorize the training of tribal law officers at the Law Enforcement Training Center. 
HB 1260provide certain provisions regarding cooperation with federal agencies by localities in the state. 
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 1276provide a property tax exemption to parents of certain students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1279increase the state's percentage of the video lottery net machine income, create a fund for the proceeds, and repeal video lottery. 
HB 1283revise certain provisions regarding appeals from small claims court proceedings. 
HB 1287revise certain provisions regarding multiple employer trusts. 
HB 1295revise certain provisions regarding the eligibility to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1302prohibit the compensation of certain petition circulators. 
HB 1309provide for a periodic review of the sales and use tax exemptions. 
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 1008Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. 
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 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 1026Honoring Sylvan Vigness, a veteran of the United States Navy, who received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the Second World War for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the people of the State of South Dakota and the United States. 
HC 1028Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. 
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 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 1010Proposing and submitting to voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising legislative terms of office. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled