Senator Jason E. Frerichs — 2019


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Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 01
Counties: Brown, Day, Marshall, Roberts
Occupation: Farmer/Rancher

Home Address:
13507 465th Ave.
Wilmot, SD 57279

Home: 605-938-4273
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: Jason.Frerichs@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 152authorize the hunting of coyotes using artificial light under certain conditions. 
SB 153clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts. 
SB 211provide for additional consumer protections by requiring the attorney general to share certain information related to consumer complaint investigations on contractors. 
SB 212permit auctioneers to sell certain motor vehicles that have out-of-state titles. 
SB 213require certain opportunity scholarship recipients to reside in South Dakota for five years following graduation from postsecondary education. 
SC 29Honoring Courtney Peterson of Sisseton, South Dakota, as the recipient of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America First Runner-up Award. 
SC 30Honoring Kristina Maddocks of Hecla, South Dakota as 2013 Miss Rodeo South Dakota. 
SC 31Honoring Helen Graslie for her years of service for the South Dakota State University chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho men's agricultural fraternity. 
HB 1119establish a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1132include wolves in the definition of predator/varmint. 
HB 1180allow veterans to receive credit for certain military training and experience. 
HB 1196establish the rural economic development partnership program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1205expand Medicaid. 
HB 1207provide for net metering for certain renewable energy systems. 
HB 1229require municipalities to dedicate a portion of the municipal sales and use tax to support the funding of tax incremental districts. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1067Honoring Hartman Katz, Reagan Francom, and Matt Halter of the Huron High School Wrestling Team for participating in the 2013 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
HC 1068 Honoring and commending Pace Douglas Clayton for his military service to the United States of America. 
HC 1085Honoring and thanking Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff and their family for the contributions of South Dakota Magazine to the state of South Dakota. 
HC 1095Honoring Calder Eschenbaum from Lake Preston High School. 
HC 1096Honoring Amanda Poppen from DeSmet High School. 
HC 1098Honoring Eugene Martin from DeSmet High School for his back to back state wrestling titles. 

Co Sponsor

SB 6determine whether factors affecting productivity should be applied if the actual use of agricultural land does not correspond to the soil classification standards. 
SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 77require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. 
SB 80reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers. 
SB 89limit the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. 
SB 111amend provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to electronic funds transfers and to declare an emergency. 
SB 115increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. 
SB 116establish a subordinate agricultural supplier's lien for an unpaid charge account billing statement. 
SB 119ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. 
SB 122revise the dates for holding township board meetings. 
SB 125provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. 
SB 126revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. 
SB 127revise certain provisions concerning the health and educational facilities authority. 
SB 128provide authority to counties to prohibit and restrict the use of fireworks and to declare an emergency. 
SB 129revise certain provisions that dedicate property tax revenue for the financing of tax incremental districts. 
SB 132grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 142prohibit the use of certain handheld electronic wireless devices for electronic messaging while driving and to prohibit conflicting municipal regulations. 
SB 146provide for the collection of certain gaming taxes, penalties, and interest and to declare an emergency. 
SB 151clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. 
SB 155establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 156authorize township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. 
SB 157revise the distribution from the wind energy tax fund. 
SB 158provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. 
SB 161authorize certain persons to perform limited equine dentistry procedures. 
SB 162establish goals and objectives for economic development. 
SB 176appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. 
SB 178enhance animal and livestock sustainability. 
SB 182enhance economic development. 
SB 183revise provisions relating to hunting trespass and to increase certain penalties for trespassing. 
SB 184revise the number of ownership acres necessary to qualify for certain big game hunting licenses to be used on a landowner's property. 
SB 185clarify the authority of the interim rules review committee. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 193revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 
SB 195revise the distribution of the wind energy tax. 
SB 196revise the index factor in the state aid to general education and state aid to special education formulas. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 206revise certain provisions relating to liability and to worker's compensation and disability payments for law enforcement officers performing duties in other jurisdictions. 
SB 214prohibit certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on veteran or military status. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
SB 222clarify the voting status of certain parolees and probationers. 
SB 225prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 227revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles. 
SB 228enhance the Public Utilities Commission. 
SB 229make an appropriation for the purpose of providing funding for career and technical education. 
SB 238appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. 
SB 240provide townships the authority to impose real estate transfer fees. 
SC 1Honoring Bethold (Bert) Fried on his 90th birthday. 
SC 5Commending and congratulating Colton Manville, Trevor Mahoney, and Dean Laganiere, students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, for qualifying for the Olympics of Computer Science which will take place in Russia. 
SC 8Honoring Harold Thune and Jerald Applebee of Murdo for their individual accomplishments, as well as their efforts and involvement with the Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament. 
SC 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
SC 12Commending and honoring the Parker State Class B Boys Cross Country Champions. 
SC 13Honoring the crew of North Carolina Air National Guard, MAFFS (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) 7, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina. 
SC 14honoring Molly Hermann of Sturgis, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Ty Wiley 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. 
SC 15Honoring the Kopriva family of Clark County as the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 
SC 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
SC 18Commending and honoring Parker Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
SC 22Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 20, 21, and 22, 2013. 
SC 32Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. 
SC 34Honoring Ronald Olinger for his long-standing service as a lobbyist at the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 1Urging action by Congress on agricultural issues and the federal farm bill. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support legislation granting states the authority to require sellers, regardless of nexus, to collect sales and use taxes if certain tax simplification and streamlining thresholds are met by the states. 
SCR 5Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington. 
SCR 6Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that were in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933). 
SR 1endorsing the induction of Tom C. Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. 
SR 2Commending the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) pilot program at Wagner Community School, and honoring Sage Zephier for delivering the student address for the JAG National Leadership Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. 
HB 1007restrict the term of conservation easements. 
HB 1065allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. 
HB 1066continue the current rate of the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1068repeal certain provisions relating to the deferral of action by municipalities on committee reports. 
HB 1086revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. 
HB 1089require statewide livestock ownership inspection. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1093allow the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions and leashed dogs to track and retrieve wounded or presumed dead big game animals. 
HB 1095exempt persons that have not been drinking from charges of open container in a motor vehicle. 
HB 1098require the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with disabilities. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
HB 1122revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. 
HB 1123increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1124provide for the appointment of members of the South Dakota Pulse Crops Council. 
HB 1133establish an innovation grant program for school districts and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1135regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property. 
HB 1141revise certain provisions regarding certain motor vehicle dealer license plates and permits. 
HB 1142promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. 
HB 1152revise certain provisions relating to the administrative office and to the appointment and direction of the executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Utilization, Research and Market Development Commission. 
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1157increase certain penalties regarding the sale of petroleum products. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
HB 1161establish and provide certain incentives for projects that create new jobs or promote economic activity and to establish the rural economic development partnership program. 
HB 1165revise certain provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. 
HB 1166reward teachers in school districts that have a low percentage of graduates in need of remediation upon entering higher education, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1167restructure the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. 
HB 1168increase certain levies relating to predator control districts. 
HB 1172appropriate one-time funds for enhancement of secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1178appropriate money to the South Dakota Board of Regents - Agricultural Experiment Station to implement a research investment program. 
HB 1181enhance animal and livestock sustainability. 
HB 1182provide for the licensure and regulation of private detectives. 
HB 1187provide alternative brand inspection procedures for certain rodeo livestock. 
HB 1189permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
HB 1201compensate school districts for recent funding shortfalls by increasing the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula over the next three years. 
HB 1202revise the index factor in the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1210restrict state involvement in certain tribal aspects of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HB 1211provide for an Indian Child Welfare Act court monitoring program. 
HB 1212increase the expense allowances of legislators. 
HB 1215limit the authority of delegates to a limited constitutional convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof. 
HB 1216prohibit computer damage, computer theft, and unauthorized computer access and provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1227provide for an affirmative defense of medical necessity for certain marijauna offenses. 
HB 1228give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer. 
HB 1239appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1240provide for the practice of cosmetology services in certain venues outside of a licensed salon. 
HB 1241require certain food packaging to be labeled if the packaging contains bisphenol A. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team as National BB Gun Champions. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1019Recognizing and honoring the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation for its efforts to raise awareness and work towards the prevention and cure of arthritis in children and adults. 
HC 1020Honoring the memory of Don Hight. 
HC 1021Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
HC 1022Honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for one hundred ten years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota's agriculture for today and tomorrow. 
HC 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
HC 1056Honoring those persons who encourage children to read and those children who participate in the Read Across America Program that builds awareness and supports reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HC 1063Recognizing the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. 
HC 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HC 1086Honoring Colton Fryer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, for selflessness and good sportsmanship. 
HC 1087Commending and honoring Homes Are Possible Inc. for constructing its one hundredth house. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 
HCR 1003Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Expressing support for the 2013 South Dakota coordinated plan for natural resources conservation. 
HCR 1005Recognizing November 2013 as COPD Awareness Month. 
HCR 1006Petitioning the President of the United States and the Department of State to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 5 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative redistricting. 

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