Senator Bob Ewing — 2019


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Majority Whip

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: Business Owner/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 607
Spearfish, SD 57783

Home: 605-722-5559
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-641-9095

Email: Bob.Ewing@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
State AffairsChair MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events. 
HB 1049revise certain provisions regarding driving after consuming certain drugs or substances. 
HB 1120appropriate funds for forest health and resilience. 

Co Sponsor

SB 8provide for a statewide resource information system and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 52provide for the addition of a half unit of civics education to the units of credit required for high school graduation. 
SB 55allow the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 60require the secretary of public safety to provide recommendations to the Legislature on a statewide threat assessment plan. 
SB 63increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
SB 65provide for the construction, renovation, improvement, remodeling, alteration, addition to and repairing of courthouses, jails, incarceration reduction facilities, and other necessary buildings. 
SB 66remove the right of an annexing municipality to acquire service territory of an electric utility. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 71prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 
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. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 92revise certain provisions regarding the signature requirements for municipal elections. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding instruction and restricted driving permits. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 112provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. 
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 149increase the amount authorized for certain brand fees and to authorize a brand registration application fee. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
SC 11Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. 
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 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 6Urging the President of the United States to make agricultural exports a priority and protect agricultural products from all current and future tariffs. 
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. 
HB 1048authorize a public body to conduct certain deliberations in an executive or closed meeting. 
HB 1050revise certain provisions regarding the use and possession of scanning devices and reencoders. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1059revise certain provisions regarding vehicle dealer licensing. 
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 1072correct a definition in the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. 
HB 1082to revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases. 
HB 1088prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1123provide for the verification of hours worked on computers for certain government contracts. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions regarding emergency management. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1005Recognizing the month of September as Opioid Abuse Awareness and Prevention 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. 
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. 

Hearings

02/19 02:00 PM SenateHB 1049revise certain provisions regarding driving after consuming certain drugs or substances. 

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