Senator Dan Sutton — 2018


Picture of Senator Dan Sutton

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 08
Counties: Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn
Occupation: Insurance Sales

Home Address:
Box 282
Flandreau, SD 57028

Home: 605-997-3328
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-997-3777

Email: sen.dansutton@state.sd.us

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 163revise certain provisions related to the initiation of modifications to county comprehensive plans. 
SC 6Honoring Jordan Arneson for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 7Honoring Anthony P. Sutton for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 9Honoring John C. Feske for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 23Commending and honoring the 2007-2008 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its fourteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
HB 1166revise the distribution of revenues generated by Deadwood gaming. 
HB 1242require the Department of Education and the Board of Regents to establish certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. 
HB 1253require that home studies conducted for custody determinations be completed by certain professionals. 
HB 1255provide for the titling and registration of certain low-speed vehicles. 
HC 1031Congratulating the town of Epiphany on the 125th anniversary celebration of its founding. 
HC 1032Congratulating the town of Canova on the 125th anniversary celebration of its founding. 
HC 1036Congratulating the town of Artesian on the 125th anniversary of its founding. 

Co Sponsor

SB 62revise certain new hire reporting requirements relating to the collection of child support. 
SB 64provide certain provisions regarding the regulation of recreational park trailers. 
SB 69add marijuana to the list of abusive substances for the purposes of determining child abuse. 
SB 70exempt the operators of certain older motorcycles from the special qualification required to operate a motorcycle. 
SB 72make an appropriation for an engineering survey and a repair cost estimate of Richmond Lake Dam. 
SB 81allow persons to place a security freeze on their credit reports without first being victims of identity theft. 
SB 88require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
SB 89direct the State-Tribal Relations Committee to hold hearings on certain issues related to Native American health care. 
SB 100revise the definition of certain public entities that are prohibited from making political campaign contributions. 
SB 101authorize funding for certain tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students at tribal colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 106limit state expenditures. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 112revise eligibility requirements for continuation of health care coverage. 
SB 113exempt certain individual health benefit plans from certain premium rating requirements. 
SB 114allow for risk pool eligibility and rate flexibility for certain health insurance conversion plans. 
SB 120require that certain bond sales be competitive. 
SB 122provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education. 
SB 126allow municipalities and counties to issue additional on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses. 
SB 129revise the grounds for which continuation or conversion is not required for group health policies. 
SB 132clarify provisions regarding the continuation of coverage after an employer ceases business operations. 
SB 134increase the pesticide registration fee, to revise its allocation, to revise certain related provisions, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 152increase the biennial pesticide registration fee and to revise its allocation for the weed and pest fund. 
SB 157revise the surety bond requirements for persons employed by mortgage brokerages. 
SB 169revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula and to establish a minimum salary schedule for teachers. 
SB 170authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SB 174revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
SB 176authorize the Legislative Research Council to remodel, renovate, and furnish certain facilities on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 181create the South Dakota teachers tuition reimbursement program. 
SB 183permit the creation of a transportation district and to establish its powers and bonding authority. 
SB 185restrict the combination of numbers and letters which may be permitted on personalized motor vehicle license plates. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
SC 2Commending and honoring the 2006-2007 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Larry Johnke, Irene-Wakonda, School Superintendent; Dennis Povondra, Bon Homme, School Business Official; Ruth Claeys, Box Elder, Elementary School Principal; James Bridge, Alexandria, Secondary School Principal; Bradley Berens, Mitchell, Middle School Principal; Wallace Bosch, Yankton, Assistant Secondary Principal; Dr. Lesli Hanson, Watertown, Curriculum Director; and Daniel Goodwin, Sioux Falls, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 8Recognizing and congratulating the Scotland Highlander Football Team for winning the 2007 State Class 9A Football Championship. 
SC 10Honoring an outstanding South Dakota newspaperman, Wayne Bertrand, of Scotland, South Dakota, on his induction into the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame. 
SC 11Honoring an outstanding South Dakota newspaperman, Ralph Nachtigal for his numerous contributions to the state of South Dakota and the newspaper industry. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2007 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Laurie Shelton, Huron, Beadle County Habitat for Humanity; Barbara Garcia and Mayor Jim Shaw, Rapid City, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity; Steve Helling, Brookings, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity; Melanie Urich, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity; Rita Edwards, Madison, East Central SD Habitat for Humanity; Harry Kittams, Sioux Falls, Greater Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity; Doris Holden, Pierre, Oahe Habitat for Humanity; First Financial Bank USA, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity; Clint Waara, Pierre, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity; Thomas Burns, Watertown, Watertown Region Habitat for Humanity; Barb Mechtenberg, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County; Sicangu Takaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Midwest Resource Center; and StarMark, Sioux Falls, Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota, Inc. 
SC 24Recognizing and commending the anniversary of the fiftieth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
SC 25Recognizing and commending the Kuchen Festival in Delmont, South Dakota. 
SCR 8Opposing efforts in Congress to expand the jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act by revising the terms "navigable waters" and "waters of the United States". 
SCR 9Urging the use of market-driven upstream carbon offset programs in the development of regional carbon trading systems. 
SCR 10Urging the Congress and the President of the United States to restore funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
HB 1123establish a state renewable and recycled energy objective and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HB 1128provide for the regulation of tanning devices. 
HB 1142authorize additional off-sale retail liquor licenses in certain municipalities. 
HB 1144make an appropriation for costs related to the purchase of motorcycles for use in the motorcycle safety training courses, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1149revise certain provisions regarding protection orders granted upon a finding of domestic abuse. 
HB 1165prohibit certain immunizations from containing more than trace amounts of mercury. 
HB 1168clarify the penalty applicable to violations of certain no contact orders. 
HB 1172revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1184create a renewable energy property tax incentive program. 
HB 1195revise the requirements for a damage disclosure statement for motor vehicles. 
HB 1197revise certain provisions regarding the requirement of passenger restraint in a passenger vehicle. 
HB 1198revise the amount of a judgment in a petty offense case. 
HB 1212allow the marketing of group insurance for wireless telecommunications equipment under certain conditions. 
HB 1213provide a uniform standard for processing of accident and health carrier policy rate and form filings. 
HB 1235reduce the license fees for motor vehicles displaying distinctive license plates for Purple Heart recipients. 
HB 1236allow free tuition to certain members of the military. 
HB 1245revise the boundaries of the Central Plains, East Dakota, James River, and South Central water development districts, and to revise provisions related to the board of directors in the affected districts. 
HB 1252revise certain procedures regarding real property assessment and taxation, to revise certain criteria for property to qualify for the nonagricultural acreage classification, to repeal the alternative assessment procedure for agricultural land based on agricultural income value, and to repeal certain provisions regarding the assessment of property. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1264permit certain persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to get an endorsement on a commercial driver license to drive a school bus. 
HB 1267appropriation for the lease, lease purchase, or financing of two airplanes for transportation at the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1296authorize community renewable energy development projects and to provide for certain tax benefits for such projects. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1305revise provisions related to a state animal identification program and to prohibit participation by the State of South Dakota in a national animal identification system. 
HB 1309prohibit the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage licenses for establishments located near Bear Butte. 
HB 1310authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
HB 1315create a Highway Finance Task Force to study highway needs and financing. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1003Honoring Brittany Davis of Waubay as the 2008 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
HC 1013Honoring Lisa Jan Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota, for being selected to represent her state as South Dakota's Junior Miss 2007 in the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in Mobile, Alabama. 
HC 1014Honoring Eliot Ohlstein, Tian-Li Yue, and Robert Ruffolo, for creating the cardiovascular medicine, Coreg®, as a pioneering and life-prolonging therapy for patients with mild to severe heart failure. 
HC 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1034Honoring Sue Horstmeyer for her years of dedicated service to the South Dakota education system. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
HCR 1001Requesting the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to give Martha Smith of Fairburn, South Dakota, the hide of a mountain lion she recently killed. 
HCR 1004Encouraging the use of sunscreen and discouraging young persons from using tanning devices. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1009Supporting full funding, at the federal level, for immigration and custom enforcement officers for the detention of persons who have been determined to be in South Dakota illegally and have been reported to them by local law enforcement officers. 
HCR 1011Expressing the Legislature's consummate respect and appreciation for the service of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota to clarify which educational institutions are under the control of the Board of Regents. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled