Senator Kenneth Albers — 2018


Picture of Senator Kenneth Albers

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 16
Counties: Lincoln, Union
Occupation: Retired Sheriff/Business Owner

Home Address:
47766 283rd St.
Canton, SD 57013

Home: 605-987-5940
Capitol: 605-224-4140
Business: 605-987-9000

Session Committees

JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentChair MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
Retirement LawsVice-Chair Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 99exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 124revise certain provisions related to format standards for real estate documents. 
HB 1008update and revise certain provisions relating to the Abstracters' Board of Examiners. 
HB 1111revise the responsibilities of the Corrections Commission and to require an annual report of Corrections Commission activities. 
HB 1168clarify the penalty applicable to violations of certain no contact orders. 
HB 1170allow pneumatic tires with retractable studs to be used upon highways year round. 
HB 1203provide for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages upon property adjoining licensed premises. 
HB 1271abolish the doctrine of abatement ab initio of a criminal proceeding and to provide for the posthumous sentencing of certain criminal defendants. 
HB 1313prohibit the use of certain electronic communication devices to communicate threats and harassment and to provide a penalty therefor. 
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 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 

Co Sponsor

SB 63require local law enforcement officers to provide certain information to repossession businesses under certain circumstances. 
SB 65define intentional exposure to HIV infection by sexual intercourse as a sex crime subject to registry as a sex offender. 
SB 68repeal certain provisions regarding mufflers on motorcycles. 
SB 82revise certain provisions concerning the accumulation of funds by counties for capital outlay purposes. 
SB 83repeal a medical malpractice limitation applicable to minors aged six or over. 
SB 88require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
SB 95increase certain fees collected by sheriffs for collecting delinquent taxes. 
SB 97revise certain provisions regarding property condition disclosure statements. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 108revise certain provisions regarding the directional sign program for certain business establishments located near an interstate or primary highway. 
SB 131provide for the maintenance and safeguarding of voter registration records. 
SB 133require that any adult arrested for a qualifying offense provide a DNA sample. 
SB 139revise the definition for authorized emergency vehicles. 
SB 151revise certain provisions concerning the purchase price and determining just compensation for electric facilities in areas annexed by municipalities. 
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 183permit the creation of a transportation district and to establish its powers and bonding authority. 
SB 186revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
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 199revise certain provisions concerning public meetings. 
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 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 21Honoring the Patriot Guard Riders of South Dakota and their unwavering respect for those who risk their lives for America's freedom and security. 
SC 24Recognizing and commending the anniversary of the fiftieth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
SCR 6Recognizing the Boys and Girls Clubs of the South Dakota Alliance and commending the individuals, communities, and tribes that financially support the clubs. 
SCR 7Petitioning the United States Congress to repeal the REAL ID Act. 
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. 
SCR 13Opposing the development of the NAFTA Superhighway. 
HB 1009revise provisions relating to persons engaged in the business of money transmission. 
HB 1121prohibit the employment of illegal aliens and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1122increase the jurisdictional amount in certain civil actions and small claims proceedings. 
HB 1125permit the local board of equalization to remain in session for a sufficient period of time to consider property assessment appeals. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions regarding the registration of business names. 
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 1145revise certain campaign speech provisions relating to constitutional amendments, initiated measures, and referred laws. 
HB 1149revise certain provisions regarding protection orders granted upon a finding of domestic abuse. 
HB 1150provide for the recall of certain school district officials. 
HB 1151regulate the location and hours of operation of adult oriented businesses. 
HB 1154require an opportunity for public testimony at public meetings. 
HB 1157revise certain provisions relating to the residency or military presence of parties in divorce or separate maintenance proceedings. 
HB 1169clarify certain provisions regarding the contractor's excise tax for isolated or occasional realty improvements. 
HB 1172revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions related to the composition of water development district boards of directors. 
HB 1180appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1186revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship by allowing a student to take the ACT or SAT test after graduating from high school. 
HB 1210prohibit recyclers, scrap metal dealers, or scrap yard operators from purchasing certain beer kegs. 
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 1225direct the Department of Education to undertake a study of the state's school districts and the efficiency of the statewide delivery of education services to the state's students. 
HB 1230appropriate money to promote the development of centers for secondary career and technical education. 
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 1238revise the limitation period for commencing child abuse prosecutions. 
HB 1239permit persons convicted of driving under the influence to operate a vehicle for 24/7 sobriety testing and to declare an emergency. 
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 1247prohibit certain contract restrictions on the sale of renewable motor fuels by retailers. 
HB 1253require that home studies conducted for custody determinations be completed by certain professionals. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1260revise sex offender registry provisions for persons without a residence address. 
HB 1264permit certain persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to get an endorsement on a commercial driver license to drive a school bus. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1280revise certain provisions regarding public records and public meetings. 
HB 1285establish an incentive grant program for the installation of ethanol blender pumps and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1291allow students who have dyslexia to receive special education or special education and related services. 
HB 1295establish certain provisions regarding instruments filed with the register of deeds that may contain personally identifiable information. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
HCR 1002To commend Taiwan on its contributions to the promotion of freedom, democracy, and human rights, and to support its efforts to join certain international organizations. 
HCR 1003Supporting a Taiwan-United States free trade agreement. 
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 1007Supporting the establishment of USDA-inspected horse processing plants in the State of 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 1003To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 
HJR 1004To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled