Representative Spencer Gosch — 2019


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Speaker Pro Tempore

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 23
Counties: Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Potter, Spink, Walworth
Occupation: Farmer/Insurance Agent

Home Address:
104 N. Riverview Dr.
Glenham, SD 57631

Home: 605-230-0313
Capitol: 605-773-3851


Email: Spencer.Gosch@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyVice-Chair MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 
Legislative ProcedureVice-Chair Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

BondingMember 
Electric Services in an Annexed AreaMember 
Executive BoardMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1137revise certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefit managers. 
HB 1138revise provisions regarding the mandatory retirement age of judges. 
HB 1139repeal provisions regarding maximum taxes levied by a school district for capital outlay. 
HB 1140prohibit any high school interscholastic activities association from restricting or prohibiting broadcasting of high school activities. 
HB 1157revise provisions regarding challenges to candidate nominating petitions. 
HB 1162provide for the expiration of certain statutory authority regarding the promulgation of rules by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1189provide for a period to cure certain campaign finance violations. 
HB 1242include opossums within the definition of predator and to declare an emergency. 
SB 61provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1053revise the value of gifts permitted for certain insurance advertising or promotional programs. 
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 1069provide for the proper display and use of the state seal by state agencies. 
HB 1071revise and repeal provisions regarding aviation. 
HB 1072correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. 
HB 1074provide a privilege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information. 
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 1084provide for specific classification of affordable housing structures for purposes of taxation. 
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 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HB 1108prohibit certain gender dysphoria instruction in public schools. 
HB 1109exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1125create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. 
HB 1126revise real estate licensure requirements for the sale of businesses. 
HB 1129revise provisions regarding residency of registered voters. 
HB 1143revise provisions regarding contribution limits to political action committees. 
HB 1144revise certain provisions regarding the transportation of students participating in open enrollment. 
HB 1145establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 
HB 1159repeal a provision that prohibits hunting mourning doves on public roads and highways. 
HB 1178revise provisions regarding the beginning period for absentee voting. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1201revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1222revise and enhance certain provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
HB 1226revise the distance certain wind energy systems must be set back from surrounding property. 
HB 1227provide nonpublic schools certain tax revenue collected from rural electric companies. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1231revise certain provisions regarding emergency commitment. 
HB 1234provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. 
HB 1265revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1003Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2019 as National Social Work Month. 
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 1009Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1011Honoring and commending the city of Yankton on the 150th anniversary of its incorporation. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
SB 6revise certain provisions regarding sonogram and heart auscultation prior to an abortion. 
SB 9provide for the Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 50remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. 
SB 51revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 
SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 56revise certain provision regarding the regulation of fireworks and to declare an emergency. 
SB 63increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
SB 66establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 105distribute a portion of tourism promotion funds to the special racing revolving fund and the South Dakota-bred racing fund. 
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 141provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 166revise certain provisions regarding occupational licensing. 
SC 38Honoring Alec Atwood of Beresford High School. 
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. 
SCR 9Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
SCR 13Recognizing the "Know Before You Fly" campaign as an official source of safety education for operators of unmanned aircraft systems and instructing the Department of Public Safety to educate the public about the campaign. 

Hearings

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