Representative Eldon E. Nygaard — 2018


Picture of Representative Eldon E. Nygaard

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 17
Counties: Clay, Turner
Occupation: Attorney

Home Address:
1419 E. Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-2602

Home: 605-624-3654
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-624-4500

Email: sen.nygaard@state.sd.us

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 
Health and Human ServicesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1298revise the qualifications for the director of the Division of Veterans Affairs. 
SB 104excuse certain elderly persons from jury duty upon request. 
SB 138require financial assurances for certain petroleum pipeline operations for the remediation of potential environmental damage and to declare an emergency. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1118authorize the issuance of special off-sale package wine dealers licenses. 
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 1126revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of on-sale wine licenses and the sale of wine. 
HB 1128provide for the regulation of tanning devices. 
HB 1139revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. 
HB 1155provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1165prohibit certain immunizations from containing more than trace amounts of mercury. 
HB 1200clarify the computation for premium tax payable for individual life insurance policies purchased by South Dakota residents. 
HB 1209allow unemployment benefits for an individual in the employ of a tribal government educational institution. 
HB 1235reduce the license fees for motor vehicles displaying distinctive license plates for Purple Heart recipients. 
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 1243impose sales and use taxes on certain advertising services and products and to dedicate the increased tax revenue to the food tax relief fund for the purpose of reducing sales and use taxes on food. 
HB 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
HB 1247prohibit certain contract restrictions on the sale of renewable motor fuels by retailers. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1269allow a beer and wine combination license. 
HB 1272revise the defined sources of renewable electricity and recycled energy. 
HB 1286provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
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. 
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. 
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 1006Honoring Marletta Pacheco for her efforts as the founder of the South Dakota Prisoner Support Group.  
HC 1007Expressing appreciation to the groups and agencies associated with the observance of Native American Day at the Capitol. 
HC 1009Honoring Drew Carroll for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
HC 1010Honoring Drew Whitney for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
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 1016Commending the 2006-2007 Hurley Bulldogs High School Boys' Basketball Team for winning the State B Championship. 
HC 1017Commending the 2007 Vermillion Tanagers High School Boys' Golf Team for winning the State Championship. 
HC 1018Commending the 2006-2007 Vermillion Tanagers High School Girls' Basketball Team for winning the State A Championship. 
HC 1019Commending the 2006 Parker Pheasants High School Football Team for winning the State 9AA Championship. 
HC 1023Honoring the 2007 University of Sioux Falls Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
HC 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1033Honoring Dora Brugier of Eagle Butte for her lifelong civic contributions as a Lakota storyteller, deacon, grandmother, aunt, mother, and community leader. 
HC 1034Honoring Sue Horstmeyer for her years of dedicated service to the South Dakota education system. 
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 1001To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. 
SB 62revise certain new hire reporting requirements relating to the collection of child support. 
SB 65define intentional exposure to HIV infection by sexual intercourse as a sex crime subject to registry as a sex offender. 
SB 66provide for the awarding of matching grants to certain fire departments and to increase the fire insurance premium tax. 
SB 78permit voters to register on election day at the polling place. 
SB 79increase the payments made to school districts with growing enrollments. 
SB 80restrict the release or use of social security numbers by the state and its political subdivisions unless certain security measures are taken. 
SB 81allow persons to place a security freeze on their credit reports without first being victims of identity theft. 
SB 89direct the State-Tribal Relations Committee to hold hearings on certain issues related to Native American health care. 
SB 90provide for voluntary limitations on campaign spending for legislative office. 
SB 91establish design and construction standards for newly constructed or renovated state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. 
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 146repeal certain provisions regarding the minimum wage for tipped employees. 
SB 154allow public schools to maintain pre-kindergarten programs, to provide the Board of Education with rule making authority for pre-kindergarten programs, and to provide funding through the state aid to education formula for students in accredited pre-kindergarten programs. 
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 177revise certain provisions regarding the disposal of abandoned tenant's property left on leased residential premises. 
SB 179increase 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 184establish an incentive grant program for the installation of ethanol blender pumps and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 196repeal a limitation on certain environmental rules. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
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 16Recognizing 2007 as the Year of the Coaches at Scotland High School. 
SC 17Honoring an outstanding South Dakota baseball enthusiast and family man Clement C. Fejfar of Tabor, South Dakota, for his unwavering commitment to his country, family, and community. 
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 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. 
SC 25Recognizing and commending the Kuchen Festival in Delmont, South Dakota. 
SCR 3requesting all state agencies and all local governments which subsidize new business development in the state to require certain benefitting businesses to pay a living wage and to provide adequate health benefits to its employees. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
SCR 15Urging Congress to oppose efforts to restrict the harvest, processing, transportation, and export of horses. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled