Senator Reynold F. Nesiba — 2019


Picture of Senator Reynold F. Nesiba

Minority Whip

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 15
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Economics Professor

Home Address:
201 S. Menlo Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Home: 605-371-6311
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-274-5310

Email: Reynold.Nesiba@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Joint Committee on AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 99establish certain provisions regarding commercial security deposits. 
SB 113provide that certain information contained within applications for money lending licenses are public records. 
SB 114attribute campaign contributions by certain minors to their parents. 
SB 116provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 
SB 117authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 144remove certain sanctions regarding public assistance for certain felony drug offenders. 
SB 157revise and repeal certain provisions regarding petitions for ballot measures. 
SB 160provide for calculations of sales tax revenues from sellers located outside of the state. 
SC 19Congratulating Abby Neff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the extraordinary honor of winning a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SCR 1Urging Congress to increase federal funding for special education. 
HB 1001revise the timing of the recalculation of the allocations for the disability levels in the state aid to special education formula. 
HB 1122revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
HB 1141adjust certain maximum school district tax rates. 
HB 1175establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
HB 1213require a feasibility study and actuarial analysis on long-term care services and supports. 
HB 1228provide for certain inmates to petition for concurrent sentences. 
HB 1230add clergy to the list of mandatory reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. 
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

Co Sponsor

SB 1add a legislator to the membership of the Extraordinary Cost Oversight Board, to establish the board in statute, and to repeal the administrative rules creating the board. 
SB 2adjust for inflation the amount of the special education appropriation that may be set aside for extraordinary expenses. 
SB 3create the Special Education Task Force. 
SB 52provide for the addition of a half unit of civics education to the units of credit required for high school graduation. 
SB 60require the secretary of public safety to provide recommendations to the Legislature on a statewide threat assessment plan. 
SB 61provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. 
SB 62provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 71prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 
SB 84authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 94revise provisions regarding rule-making authority to establish certain fuel standards. 
SB 106authorize a county gross receipts tax. 
SB 120modify the time period allowable for certain covenants not to compete. 
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 138revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. 
SB 142require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. 
SB 148provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. 
SB 169allow a property tax extension for certain federal workers and to declare an emergency. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
SB 184revise certain provisions regarding certification of utility permits. 
SC 12Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. 
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 16Honoring the life of John Knebel. 
SCR 6Urging the President of the United States to make agricultural exports a priority and protect agricultural products from all current and future tariffs. 
SCR 7Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. 
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. 
SR 1Urging the President and United States Congress to act quickly to end the ongoing federal government shutdown. 
SR 2Recognizing the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias on persons living with these conditions, caregivers, and the State of South Dakota. 
SR 3Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting and service to the people of South Dakota. 
HB 1060make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. 
HB 1068authorize the Transportation Commission to promulgate rules to allow certain motor vehicles to follow another motor vehicle on a state highway more closely than otherwise permitted by law. 
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 1089revise provisions regarding electronic livestock auctions. 
HB 1090provide for the establishment of commercial property assessed clean energy programs. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1147establish a tribal flag display on the capitol grounds. 
HB 1148create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1149provide an appropriation for the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
HB 1150establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1151permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. 
HB 1153revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. 
HB 1161revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of temporary permits for the use of public water. 
HB 1163establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1237establish the duty to collect data and share information on missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
HB 1238revise provisions regarding training on missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
HB 1241establish certain provisions regarding training for human trafficking prevention. 
HB 1243revise provisions regarding hate crimes. 
HB 1267prohibit county commissioners from holding municipal office. 
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 1004Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 
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. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding appointments to fill legislative vacancies. 

Hearings

02/20 10:00 AM House JudiciaryHB 1228provide for certain inmates to petition for concurrent sentences. 
02/20 10:00 AM House JudiciaryHB 1230add clergy to the list of mandatory reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. 
02/20 10:00 AM Senate TaxationSB 160provide for calculations of sales tax revenues from sellers located outside of the state. 
02/21 09:00 AM House TaxationHB 1141adjust certain maximum school district tax rates. 
02/19 07:45 AM House Health and Human ServicesHB 1213require a feasibility study and actuarial analysis on long-term care services and supports. 
02/19 02:00 PM House of RepresentativesHB 1122revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
02/20 08:00 AM Senate Committee on AppropriationsSB 116provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 
02/20 07:30 AM House State AffairsHB 1175establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 

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