Senator V. J. Smith — 2019


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Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 07
Counties: Brookings
Occupation: Speaker/Author

Home Address:
PO Box 742
Brookings, SD 57006

Home: 605-697-5822
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-697-5822

Email: VJ.Smith@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Military and Veterans AffairsMember Call of Chair 8:00 AM TBA 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
TaxationVice-Chair MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SC 4Honoring and commending South Dakota State University for its ten-year anniversary as a successful NCAA Division I university. 
HB 1048authorize a public body to conduct certain deliberations in an executive or closed meeting. 
HB 1062exempt from alcoholic beverage regulations certain uses of alcohol by postsecondary institutions.  
HB 1099provide for the designation of a caregiver to receive information regarding residents of treatment facilities. 

Co Sponsor

SB 59revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
SB 61provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. 
SB 71prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 117authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 148provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
SC 5Congratulating and recognizing Chris Nilsen from the University of South Dakota on breaking the NCAA Championship men's pole vault meet record. 
SC 6Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Track and Field Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first Summit League Outdoor Championship in the 2018 season. 
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 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 29Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
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. 
SC 36Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. 
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 
SR 2Recognizing the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias on persons living with these conditions, caregivers, and the State of South Dakota. 
HB 1044authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1074provide a privilege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information. 
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 1090repeal certain provisions regarding the exercise of certain powers over certain property. 
HB 1137revise certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefit managers. 
HB 1155provide for certain privileged communications between social workers and students. 
HB 1180revise certain provisions regarding the collection and storage of sexual assault kit evidence. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1194revise provisions regarding reports of crime statistics. 
HB 1195revise provisions regarding juvenile justice. 
HB 1234provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
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 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for placing second in the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
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 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 

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