Senator Neal Tapio — 2018


Picture of Senator Neal Tapio

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 05
Counties: Codington
Occupation: Business Owner/Entrepreneur

Home Address:
PO Box 846
1227 33rd St. NW
Watertown, SD 57201

Home: 605-880-7449
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: Neal.Tapio@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
Health and Human ServicesVice-Chair MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 

Interim Committees

Government Operations & AuditMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 168provide for mandatory drug testing for members of the Legislature. 
SB 200prohibit certain actions by the state regarding refugee resettlement. 
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. 
SCR 13Recognizing the root cause of the global war on terror. 
HB 1133revise certain provisions regarding operating a vehicle after consumption of a controlled drug or substance. 

Co Sponsor

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 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 104repeal and revise certain provisions relating to the requirements for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
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 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 150provide property tax relief through the creation of the property tax relief fund. 
SB 172provide for an opt out by certain professions from the temporary licensing compact. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 201prohibit certain persons and organizations from entering the campus of any public institution of higher education or postsecondary technical institute. 
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 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
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 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 12Urging the Environmental Protection Agency to update the Clean Air Act to allow mid-range ethanol blends in all standard automobiles. 
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 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 1078revise certain provisions regarding the removal of security freezes. 
HB 1086exempt certain assisted living facilities from the salon license requirement. 
HB 1087allow certain students to test for cosmetologist, esthetician, and nail technician licensure. 
HB 1094revise certain provisions regarding limitations on licensees engaged in the business of making loans. 
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 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 1190revise the time period for which certain motor vehicle license plates are used. 
HB 1191provide the State-Tribal Relations Committee certain subpoena power. 
HB 1194allow certain students to be excused from participating in certain assessments, examinations, and tests. 
HB 1205require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. 
HB 1228provide for the crime of aggravated rape and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1302prohibit the compensation of certain petition circulators. 
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 1013Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventieth anniversary on June 14-16, 2018. 
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 1019To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. 
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 1027Honoring and thanking Spink County Deputy Sheriff Jason Kraft for his brave and honorable service and his heroic life saving actions. 
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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled