Senator Jim Bradford — 2019


Picture of Senator Jim Bradford

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 27
Counties: Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Pennington, Oglala Lakota
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 690
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Home: 605-685-4241
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: Jim.Bradford@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 159increase the maximum allowable uniform charge relating to 911 emergency services.  
SB 169revise certain requirements relating to participation by tribal schools in the federal school lunch program. 
HB 1074revise the allowable time periods for use of nonresident small game hunting licenses. 
HB 1127repeal the requirement that rear vehicle registration plates be illuminated. 
HB 1137prohibit the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1138provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. 
HB 1161prohibit the use of certain photo radar speed detection systems and of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1179permit local political subdivisions with volunteer advanced life support personnel to establish deferred compensation plans. 
HB 1190exempt certain wind farms from taxation if located in an Indian reservation on land held in trust by the United States. 
HB 1242authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. 

Co Sponsor

SB 1make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to natural resources. 
SB 58provide tuition benefits to certain National Guard members attending tribal colleges. 
SB 63repeal certain provisions regarding the reduction in state aid to education based upon the school district's general fund balance. 
SB 65allow nonpublic schools accredited by certain accrediting agencies other than the Department of Education to become members of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. 
SB 73establish a preference for veterans and disabled persons when leasing residential property owned by counties. 
SB 75revise the requirements for the annual conference held for the directors of equalization. 
SB 91revise certain provisions relating to nonresident special deer hunting licenses in central South Dakota. 
SB 92extend for three years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs, to include group health insurance costs among those costs, and to increase the percentage of capital outlay funds which may be expended for those costs. 
SB 96revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds. 
SB 97revise the membership of certain local boards of equalization. 
SB 98revise certain provisions concerning the employment of a city manager and to declare an emergency. 
SB 99revise the provisions that determine the amount of the motor vehicle registration fees that shall be applied based on the age of the vehicles. 
SB 103revise certain provisions concerning special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events. 
SB 108allow for the appointment of an alternate board member for the county legal expense relief board. 
SB 111extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs. 
SB 112repeal the provision that requires county treasurers to collect the oldest delinquent property tax first. 
SB 120revise the amount of compensation that water user district directors may receive. 
SB 128require the Commission of Human Rights to meet no less than annually. 
SB 129revise which county employees may assist in the execution of United States passport applications and to declare an emergency. 
SB 145revise the provisions concerning the types of taxes that the state may enter into compacts with Indian tribes. 
SB 161prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. 
SB 162provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission and to declare an emergency. 
SB 170amend the South Dakota Uniform Securities Act with certain provisions relating to fraud and civil liability. 
SB 174temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund the state budget shortfall and to declare an emergency. 
SC 2Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. 
SC 4Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. 
SC 5Congratulating and honoring the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Programming Team for competing in the 2011 World Finals of the Association for Computing's Intercollegiate Programming Contest. 
SC 6Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
SC 12Honoring and supporting the Isabel Celebration in Isabel, South Dakota, on the occasion of the town's centennial anniversary. 
SC 13Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. 
SC 15Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. 
SC 16Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. 
SC 17Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. 
SC 19Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration. 
SC 23Commending and honoring former Army Corporal Frank Buckles for his service in World War I. 
SCR 2Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System 
SCR 4Endorsing the adoption of a national flag to honor and remember those who died while serving in America's military. 
HB 1045authorize dental hygienists to provide preventive and therapeutic services to more persons under certain circumstances. 
HB 1046revise the composition of the State Brand Board and to provide for its election by district. 
HB 1047revise certain prairie dog shooting season provisions. 
HB 1048provide for the distribution of the proceeds of certain civil fines and civil penalties. 
HB 1049require that funds from the sale of certain estrays and livestock on "hold" status be deposited in the permanent school fund. 
HB 1057repeal the provision that requires the county auditor to assist in locating unregistered mobile homes. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions concerning how motor vehicle license fees are distributed in the unorganized territories of a county. 
HB 1063provide for the deposit in the general fund of the proceeds from the sale of certain contraband or abandoned items by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
HB 1072provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1073authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. 
HB 1077establish performance standards for principals, to require an annual evaluation of principals, and to provide for the development of a model evaluation instrument. 
HB 1091repeal the provision requiring certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred to reorganize. 
HB 1092revise the time frame for conducting hearings to vacate municipal streets or alleys. 
HB 1096repeal certain provisions relating to the appointment of municipal officers. 
HB 1100prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
HB 1114revise the conditions under which contracts with local officials are permitted. 
HB 1123provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. 
HB 1124authorize the taking of carp by snagging. 
HB 1125increase the amount of certain veterans' bonus payments. 
HB 1126revise the salary schedule for veterans' service officers. 
HB 1144create a statutory lien for certain health care providers. 
HB 1146limit copayment or coinsurance amounts for chiropractic services. 
HB 1181authorize the release of information related to users of certain state lodging facilities. 
HB 1182provide for the release of information relating to persons attending or invited to certain state-sponsored events. 
HB 1184limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. 
HB 1189impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. 
HB 1205provide for the distribution of certain stimulus money as state aid to education. 
HB 1210provide for the lease of hunting rights on certain school and public lands. 
HB 1211establish provisions to enhance education in the state concerning the history of labor and collective bargaining. 
HB 1212revise certain provisions regarding the county wheel tax. 
HB 1213limit increases in state government spending. 
HB 1216prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. 
HB 1222temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund education and other budget needs and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1001Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. 
HC 1002Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. 
HC 1009Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. 
HC 1011Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. 
HC 1012Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. 
HC 1014Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
HC 1015Honoring Mary Jo May on her participation and achievements in the Washington Internships for Native Students program. 
HC 1016Recognizing and honoring James and Theresa Sedlacek on receiving the 2009 Spark Plug of Scotland Award. 
HC 1019Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
HC 1020commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. 
HC 1021Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State Class B Championship and successful 2009-2010 season. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
HC 1023Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. 
HC 1024Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. 
HC 1027Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
HC 1028Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. 
HC 1029Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. 
HC 1031Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. 
HC 1039Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. 
HC 1040Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1041Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1042Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. 
HC 1043Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. 
HC 1044Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. 
HC 1045Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. 
HC 1046Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. 
HC 1048Endorsing the Read Across America program. 
HC 1049Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. 
HC 1050Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. 
HC 1052Commemorating the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce. 
HC 1053Commending and honoring Keith Cutler for his dedication to developing and promoting the sport of baseball throughout the state of South Dakota. 
HCR 1008Expressing opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to levy fees for the storage of water in the Missouri River reservoirs. 
HCR 1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. 
HCR 1010Recognizing the needs of certain veterans for state assistance. 
HCR 1012Urging local safety measures relating to horses and other animal entries in parades. 
HJR 1001To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for the purchase, construction, and operation of a horse processing plant. 

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