Senator Dennis Schmidt — 2018


Picture of Senator Dennis Schmidt

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Business Owner

Home Address:
PO Box 797
Rapid City, SD 57709-0797

Home: 605-348-7158
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business:

Session Committees

JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 88require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
HB 1224provide for the funding of certain reduced tuition programs for veterans. 
HB 1228revise certain provisions related to bow hunting methods used by persons who are disabled or physically incapacitated. 
HB 1229increase sales and use taxes, to dedicate the additional revenue for the purpose of property tax relief, and to create the county property tax relief fund. 
HB 1261regulate the right to carry a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 

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 68repeal certain provisions regarding mufflers on motorcycles. 
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 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 111extend the prohibition of road hunting of big game to include hunting using certain additional weapons. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 126allow municipalities and counties to issue additional on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses. 
SB 133require that any adult arrested for a qualifying offense provide a DNA sample. 
SB 135require that all statutorily mandated reports to the Legislature be provided in electronic form. 
SB 136require convicted sex offenders to register their online identifiers, to allow limited release of online identifier information in the sex offender registry to certain communications service entities, to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide penalties to violations thereof. 
SB 144to prohibit age misrepresentation with intent to solicit a minor and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 151revise certain provisions concerning the purchase price and determining just compensation for electric facilities in areas annexed by municipalities. 
SB 153authorize the Governor to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact and the Western Regional Education Compact, and to provide for the appointment of resident members to both commissions.  
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 194provide for the establishment of public charter schools, of the State Board for Public Charter Schools, and the creation, operation, and maintenance of public charter schools. 
SB 199revise certain provisions concerning public meetings. 
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 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 22Recognizing and congratulating the Rapid City Stevens High School Volleyball Team for winning the 2007 Class AA State Volleyball Championship. 
SC 24Recognizing and commending the anniversary of the fiftieth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, 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 6Recognizing the Boys and Girls Clubs of the South Dakota Alliance and commending the individuals, communities, and tribes that financially support the clubs. 
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 11Commending youth mentoring programs across the state. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
SCR 13Opposing the development of the NAFTA Superhighway. 
SCR 15Urging Congress to oppose efforts to restrict the harvest, processing, transportation, and export of horses. 
HB 1113provide minimum notice requirements to persons who lease real property for their own mobile or manufactured homes. 
HB 1122increase the jurisdictional amount in certain civil actions and small claims proceedings. 
HB 1126revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of on-sale wine licenses and the sale of wine. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions regarding the registration of business names. 
HB 1141prohibit the implanting of a microchip and provide a civil recovery. 
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 1151regulate the location and hours of operation of adult oriented businesses. 
HB 1155provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1166revise the distribution of revenues generated by Deadwood gaming. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions concerning information related to the assessment of property that is to be provided by the director of equalization. 
HB 1193require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
HB 1199establish a definition of a building for the purposes of regulating gambling in the City of Deadwood. 
HB 1208reimburse certain motorists involved in vehicle collisions with wildlife. 
HB 1217authorize the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the Seventh Judicial Circuit and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 1251authorize the Board of Regents to acquire land for the Higher Education Center--West River. 
HB 1260revise sex offender registry provisions for persons without a residence address. 
HB 1263establish a hunter mentoring program, to authorize hunting under certain conditions by persons less than sixteen years of age, and to authorize the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to promulgate rules. 
HB 1282provide for the assumption of risk by operators of off-road vehicles for certain injuries arising out of operating off-road vehicles. 
HB 1288allow any school district that qualifies for both the declining enrollment allowance and the growing enrollment payment in the same fiscal year to only benefit from the one that provides the most additional funding to the district. 
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 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 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
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 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