Senator Scott N. Heidepriem — 2018


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Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 13
Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha
Occupation: Lawyer

Home Address:
503 East 21st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Home: 605-335-6293
Capitol:
Business: 605-338-4304

Session Committees

Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 105provide state comity for the orders and judgments of tribal courts. 
SB 106limit state expenditures. 
SB 120require that certain bond sales be competitive. 
SB 121revise the definition of trans-state transmission facility. 
SB 122provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education. 
SB 149increase general funding for school districts, to impose a temporary limit on the growth of state general fund spending, and to suspend the transfer of moneys from the general fund to the budget reserve fund and to the property tax reduction fund. 
SB 150increase general funding for schools, to impose a temporary limit on the growth of state general fund spending, to suspend the transfer of moneys from the general fund to the budget reserve fund and to the property tax reduction fund, to provide funding for the postsecondary technical institutes, to provide for the modernization of science facilities and laboratories at public universities, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 165provide a preference for residents in competitive bids for certain public contracts. 
HB 1129establish the Commission on Equal Access to Our Courts and to make an appropriation therefor and to provide for the distribution of any residual funds from class action lawsuits to the commission or other nonprofit charitable organizations. 
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 1239permit persons convicted of driving under the influence to operate a vehicle for 24/7 sobriety testing and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1293provide for the removal of dead deer from certain highways. 
HC 1004Congratulating coach Eric Smith and players Corey Backer, Parker Hanson, Kyle Cooper, Tyler Pridey, Trevor Mathison, and Levi Smith of the Sioux Falls Washington High School Boys' Golf Team for their 2007 State Class AA Championship season. 
HC 1005Honoring Sioux Falls Washington High School for celebrating one hundred years of education on February 14, 2008. 
HC 1015Honoring five top seniors from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
HC 1027Honoring Jeff Berndt for being selected as the South Dakota Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year. 
HC 1028Honoring Emma Wang for earning a Siemens Foundation Award for excelling in math and science. 
HC 1029Honoring Daniel Parrott for earning a Siemens Foundation Award for excelling in math and science. 
HC 1030Honoring eleven top seniors from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 

Co Sponsor

SB 64provide certain provisions regarding the regulation of recreational park trailers. 
SB 65define intentional exposure to HIV infection by sexual intercourse as a sex crime subject to registry as a sex offender. 
SB 77repeal the provision that prohibits radio or televison broadcasting or taking of photographs of judicial proceedings from courtrooms. 
SB 83repeal a medical malpractice limitation applicable to minors aged six or over. 
SB 93revise the uniform commercial code. 
SB 126allow municipalities and counties to issue additional on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses. 
SB 145revise the definition of an opportunity wage for the purposes of the minimum wage requirement. 
SB 146repeal certain provisions regarding the minimum wage for tipped employees. 
SB 162revise certain provisions related to the confidentiality of certain geological reports. 
SB 164clarify the application of certain statutes relative to contraception and birth control. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SB 175direct the Office of the Attorney General to study the creation of a state medical examiner system and to provide an appropriation therefor. 
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 182expand the disclosure of inpatient hospital charges and to provide for the development of a system for the disclosure of charges for outpatient procedures. 
SB 184establish an incentive grant program for the installation of ethanol blender pumps and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 187revise the state aid to education formula for the purpose of increasing teachers salaries, to direct the Department of Education to review certain curriculum and to develop a framework for a twenty-first century high school, to create the Teacher Compensation Assistance Program Advisory Council, and to revise certain provisions related to the payment of additional funds to consolidating school districts. 
SB 189revise certain provisions regarding public records and the accessibility of public records. 
SB 190provide for regulatory oversight of oil pipelines and to create a task force. 
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 3Honoring Tom Schlimgen of Scotland, for his dedication to the sport of baseball and his induction into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. 
SC 8Recognizing and congratulating the Scotland Highlander Football Team for winning the 2007 State Class 9A Football Championship. 
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 19Honoring an outstanding South Dakota couple, Leonard and Mildred Cimpl, of Tabor, South Dakota, on receiving the Ben Black Elk Award which recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to South Dakota's tourism industry. 
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 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
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 1113provide minimum notice requirements to persons who lease real property for their own mobile or manufactured homes. 
HB 1120revise the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. 
HB 1122increase the jurisdictional amount in certain civil actions and small claims proceedings. 
HB 1123establish a state renewable and recycled energy objective and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HB 1137adopt the Model Registered Agents Act. 
HB 1139revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. 
HB 1142authorize additional off-sale retail liquor licenses in certain municipalities. 
HB 1146revise certain provisions regarding subsequent administration of an estate. 
HB 1165prohibit certain immunizations from containing more than trace amounts of mercury. 
HB 1172revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1184create a renewable energy property tax incentive program. 
HB 1192appropriate money for international trade representation. 
HB 1196allow the fingerprinting of children for certain criminal offenses. 
HB 1202make an appropriation to fund an expansion of Teach for America. 
HB 1209allow unemployment benefits for an individual in the employ of a tribal government educational institution. 
HB 1217authorize the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the Seventh Judicial Circuit and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1218increase the maximum allowable outstanding amount of bonds issued by the Health and Educational Facility Authority on behalf of the four technical institutes. 
HB 1219revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2008 regarding appropriations to the Department of Education for the payment of bonds at the technical institutes. 
HB 1220make an appropriation to the postsecondary technical institutes for the maintenance and repair of buildings, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1221create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding to the postsecondary technical institutes for the costs of maintenance and repair. 
HB 1222create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding from the future fund to the technical institutes for the start-up costs of new programs being created to meet workforce development needs. 
HB 1223create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding from the future fund to the technical institutes for the cost of replacing old or outdated equipment to meet workforce development needs. 
HB 1238revise the limitation period for commencing child abuse prosecutions. 
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 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
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 1248establish the South Dakota soil conservation award program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1271abolish the doctrine of abatement ab initio of a criminal proceeding and to provide for the posthumous sentencing of certain criminal defendants. 
HB 1272revise the defined sources of renewable electricity and recycled energy. 
HB 1291allow students who have dyslexia to receive special education or special education and related services. 
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 1298revise the qualifications for the director of the Division of Veterans Affairs. 
HB 1302establish notification requirements for certain relatives of children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. 
HB 1303require the South Dakota State Library to deliver services and materials to residents in remote areas of the state, and to deliver those services and materials free of charge. 
HB 1304implement the recommendations of the Indian Child Welfare Commission. 
HC 1001Honoring LaBradford Eagle Deer for addressing the United Nations on October 17, 2007, in observance of the twentieth annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 
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 1011Honoring the life, character, and achievements of Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle. 
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 1023Honoring the 2007 University of Sioux Falls Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
HC 1025Recognizing and congratulating the 2007 Sioux Falls Roosevelt Rough Riders Football Team for winning the State Class 11AA Football Championship. 
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 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1010Supporting the "25 by 25" Initiative and promoting the increased production of renewable energy by the agricultural community. 
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 1001To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled