Representative Kevin D. Jensen — 2019


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Majority Whip

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 16
Counties: Lincoln, Union
Occupation: Business Owner

Home Address:
27808 484th Ave.
Canton, SD 57013

Home: 605-987-4296
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-331-5724

Email: Kevin.Jensen@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1172provide for cooperation with federal officials in matters of immigration. 
HB 1173permit the possession of firearms by certain employees. 
HB 1174revise provisions regarding civil forfeitures. 
HB 1194revise provisions regarding reports of crime statistics. 
HB 1195revise provisions regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
SB 84authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 151revise the course requirements for the opportunity scholarship. 
SC 35Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. 
SCR 8Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1041provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
HB 1042exempt law enforcement from the requirements to be licensed as commercial drivers. 
HB 1043require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. 
HB 1044authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. 
HB 1051establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. 
HB 1054revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1056prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. 
HB 1058require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1072correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. 
HB 1076revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. 
HB 1080increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. 
HB 1081authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. 
HB 1083revise certain programs to support education in South Dakota. 
HB 1085revise certain programs to advance health care in South Dakota. 
HB 1086revise certain programs to expand economic development in South Dakota. 
HB 1092revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. 
HB 1097repeal provisions regarding certain disclosures on campaign communications. 
HB 1098revise provisions regarding publication of official ballots in a legal newspaper. 
HB 1099provide for the designation of a caregiver to receive information regarding residents of treatment facilities. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1114revise provisions regarding state-owned motor vehicles. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 
HB 1116prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. 
HB 1122revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
HB 1125create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. 
HB 1137revise certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefit managers. 
HB 1138revise provisions regarding the mandatory retirement age of judges. 
HB 1199revise certain provisions regarding medical assistance payments to nursing home facilities. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1224revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1234provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. 
HB 1235establish requirements regarding parental consent for the collection of certain information by schools. 
HB 1242include opossums within the definition of predator and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1267prohibit county commissioners from holding municipal office. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1006Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. 
HC 1007Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Boys State Governor and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
HC 1008Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 
HC 1009Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1016Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. 
HC 1026Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1005Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. 
HCR 1006Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. 
HCR 1007 Expressing and encouraging support for voluntary country-of-origin labels. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. 
HJR 1005To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. 
HR 1003Denouncing the recent passage of New York's abortion law and requesting that the Governor declare a day of prayer and fasting to atone for the unspeakable crime of abortion. 
HR 1004Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
HR 1005Rebuking Congressman Dusty Johnson for voting against President Trump's emergency measures to secure the Southern border, and urging Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to support President Trump's constitutional efforts as our military Commander in Chief to do so. 
HR 1006Recognizing the deleterious effects of gambling and video lottery. 
SB 8provide for a statewide resource information system. 
SB 9provide for the Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 47repeal and revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
SB 48authorize counties on behalf of certain improvement districts to issue convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. 
SB 50remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. 
SB 52require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. 
SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 63increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 69provide for the meeting times of sessions and committees of the Legislature. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 109prohibit certain state employees from acting as a lobbyist for a certain period following termination of employment. 
SB 115authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. 
SB 118establish certain provisions regarding advance care planning. 
SB 122restrict the enactment of policies governing the possession of firearms at public institutions of higher education. 
SB 123provide for the adoption of privacy protection policies. 
SB 136provide for the utilization of telehealth by a health care professional. 
SB 137provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care professional via telehealth. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 171designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. 
SC 10Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Volleyball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning the 2018 Summit League Tournament Championship. 
SC 13Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. 
SC 14Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. 
SC 30Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. 
SC 36Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. 
SC 38Honoring Alec Atwood of Beresford High School. 
SC 39Recognizing and commending Technical Sergeant Michelle Eosso for being selected as Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 40Recognizing and commending Captain Frank Mercurio on being selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 41Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Benjamin Broussard on being selected Airman of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 42Recognizing and commending Senior Master Sergeant Andrea Scheving on being selected Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 43Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Dyllon Schwartz for being selected as the Honor Guard Member of the Year. 
SC 44Recognizing and commending Master Sergeant Toni Dominguez on being selected First Sergeant of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 45Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Anthony Morgan on being selected Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 46Recognizing and commending Major Scott Howe on being selected as Field Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 47Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Janay Jones on being selected as Military Volunteer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 48Celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the annual award winners of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base 
SCR 2To provide for legislative task forces to study, report, and develop and consider recommendations and proposed legislation regarding sustainable improvements to the continuum of mental health services available in the state. 
SCR 4Commending and thanking the men and women of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging Congress and the President to fund construction of steel barriers and border control impediments along with the strengthening of current border control infrastructure, and urging Congress and the President to ensure compliance with and enforcement of federal immigration laws. 
SCR 5Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events. 

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