Senator Tom Hansen — 2018


Picture of Senator Tom Hansen

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 22
Counties: Beadle, Kingsbury
Occupation: Animal Nutritionist

Home Address:
648 13th St SW
Huron, SD 57350-3117

Home: 605-352-8480
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-353-9546

Email: sen.hansen@state.sd.us

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesVice-Chair TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Health and Human ServicesChair MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 151revise certain provisions concerning the purchase price and determining just compensation for electric facilities in areas annexed by municipalities. 
SB 152increase the biennial pesticide registration fee and to revise its allocation for the weed and pest fund. 
SB 173exempt certain dairies from the restrictions of the Family Farm Act. 
SB 174revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
SB 199revise certain provisions concerning public meetings. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions relating to temporary custody prior to divorce or separate maintenance. 
HB 1089revise certain provisions relating to the rights and duties of joint legal custodians. 
HB 1090require that most records and applications regarding a child reference the names and addresses of both parents. 
HB 1091provide that either parent is to reasonably inform the other parent about routine decisions concerning children when residing with the other. 
HB 1092revise certain terminology in the statutes providing for standard child visitation guidelines. 
HB 1093revise certain provisions relating to the custody, service, and earnings of children. 
HB 1094repeal certain provisions concerning the rights of custodial parents that have been superseded by other statutes. 
HB 1095adopt the South Dakota Family Law Arbitration Act and provide for its implementation and enforcement. 
HB 1096authorize the court appointment of parenting coordinators in certain custody and visitation disputes. 
HB 1097provide for the imposition of certain sanctions against parties who willfully do not comply with custody or visitation decrees. 
HB 1098revise certain provisions relating to the rights of alleged contemnors in visitation and custody matters. 
HB 1099require custody or visitation dispute mediation under certain circumstances. 
HB 1100create a rebuttable presumption against the award of custody to any person with a proven history of domestic abuse. 
HB 1101provide for an order of joint physical care over certain children whose parents exercise joint legal custody and to create a rebuttable presumption against joint legal custody and joint physical custody under certain circumstances. 
HB 1102provide for a statewide visitation enforcement program and to provide for its funding by making an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1112revise certain provisions related to the direction, supervision, and registration fees for veterinary technicians. 
HB 1116authorize senior citizens to hunt deer using crossbows. 
HB 1173revise certain provisions pertaining to the effect of suspended impositions of sentence on parole eligibility of certain offenders. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions related to the composition of water development district boards of directors. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions concerning information related to the assessment of property that is to be provided by the director of equalization. 
HB 1182revise certain provisions related to property tax assessments for elderly and disabled persons. 
HB 1185establish dedicated funding sources and to deposit the revenue in the coordinated natural resources conservation fund. 
HB 1197revise certain provisions regarding the requirement of passenger restraint in a passenger vehicle. 
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 1291allow students who have dyslexia to receive special education or special education and related services. 

Co Sponsor

SB 69add marijuana to the list of abusive substances for the purposes of determining child abuse. 
SB 88require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 111extend the prohibition of road hunting of big game to include hunting using certain additional weapons. 
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 115increase the amount of funding for conservation and value-added agriculture purposes from certain unclaimed motor fuel tax refunds. 
SB 116revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of real property and to revise the makeup of the implementation and oversight advisory task force. 
SB 117revise certain tax levy limitations and property tax levies for school districts. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 129revise the grounds for which continuation or conversion is not required for group health policies. 
SB 131provide for the maintenance and safeguarding of voter registration records. 
SB 132clarify provisions regarding the continuation of coverage after an employer ceases business operations. 
SB 133require that any adult arrested for a qualifying offense provide a DNA sample. 
SB 134increase the pesticide registration fee, to revise its allocation, to revise certain related provisions, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 135require that all statutorily mandated reports to the Legislature be provided in electronic form. 
SB 137identify medical expenses recoverable in personal injury actions. 
SB 147revise certain provisions regarding the enforcement of seat belt laws. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
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 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 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. 
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 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 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 1001provide for a jury trial in forfeiture proceedings. 
HB 1005revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of real property, to assess agricultural land based on its agricultural income value, to create an implementation and oversight advisory task force, to repeal certain provisions regarding the assessment of property, and to repeal the nonagricultural acreage classification. 
HB 1006revise certain tax levy limitations and property tax levies for school districts. 
HB 1127establish a loan repayment program for veterinarians and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1152provide for diabetes management and treatment in schools. 
HB 1166revise the distribution of revenues generated by Deadwood gaming. 
HB 1177create the beverage container recycling and redemption program. 
HB 1180appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1184create a renewable energy property tax incentive program. 
HB 1192appropriate money for international trade representation. 
HB 1198revise the amount of a judgment in a petty offense case. 
HB 1204allow cooperatives to engage in federal crop insurance business and to prohibit certain practices related to the insurance business. 
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 1231increase the one-time payments made to school districts with growing enrollments. 
HB 1234require the property tax notification sent to taxpayers to include the breakdown of property taxes by each tax levy. 
HB 1237revise certain provisions regarding the prohibition of smoking in certain public places or places of employment. 
HB 1247prohibit certain contract restrictions on the sale of renewable motor fuels by retailers. 
HB 1256require certain disclosures when selling labor law posters to employers. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1268establish a statewide minimum teacher salary that school districts must meet within five years and to allow school districts to receive funds through the teachers compensation assistance program to meet the minimum salary requirement. 
HB 1280revise certain provisions regarding public records and public meetings. 
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 1317require the Department of Education to develop a pilot program which provides certain school district information on a centralized website and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
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 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
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 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. 

Hearings

01/25 10:00 AM House Local GovernmentHB 1092revise certain terminology in the statutes providing for standard child visitation guidelines.