Senator Phil Jensen — 2019


Picture of Senator Phil Jensen

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
10215 Pioneer Ave.
Rapid City, SD 57702

Home: 605-343-1335
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-343-1335

Email: Phil.Jensen@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Retirement LawsVice-Chair Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 160require health care facilities to allow patients to supply their own prescription medications. 
SB 201remove the requirement that fluoride be added to municipal water supplies. 
SJR 3Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the fundamental right of state citizens to bear arms cannot be infringed and is subject to strict scrutiny. 
HB 1173establish an education property tax credit program. 
HB 1176define truancy. 
HB 1177criminalize the failure to return rented or leased property and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1199prohibit the sharing of patient records in a health information exchange by the state without written authorization from the patient. 
HB 1200require a school board to conduct a public hearing on certain proposals which will obligate the school district for future payments. 
HB 1232differentiate the penalty for hiring another person to engage in sexual activity based on the age of the victim and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HCR 1002Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. 

Co Sponsor

SB 70improve public safety. 
SB 74require the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. 
SB 83designate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. 
SB 94prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 96exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. 
SB 97prohibit the publication of certain information pertaining to firearm possession and ownership. 
SB 98revise certain statutory immunization exemption requirements. 
SB 100establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine. 
SB 114provide a definition of smoking and to permit smoking of hookah or shisha tobacco in certain licensed establishments. 
SB 125provide for the award of joint physical custody of children under certain circumstances. 
SB 139regulate certain market activity in a health exchange. 
SB 165provide authority to establish special purpose districts for libraries. 
SB 169provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. 
SB 177limit the authority of certain institutions of higher education to regulate the possession of guns by students on campus. 
SB 187allow a school district to opt out of the continuing contract requirements for teachers. 
SB 191increase state aid to education and revise certain provisions related to education funding. 
SB 199exempt certain property used for educational purposes from taxation. 
SB 225prohibit a person from keeping or maintaining a place allowing underage drinking and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 233create the critical teaching needs scholarship program, to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 236appropriate money to the Board of Regents to fund the expansion of information systems programs and cyber security programs at Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency. 
SC 2Commending Principal Dan Walsh for his years of service in education in South Dakota. 
SC 4Honoring and commending the recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. 
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 11Acknowledging the Deubrook Area High School Football Team for winning the 2012 State 9AA Football Championship. 
SC 19Commending and honoring the White River Tigers Boys Basketball Team for its 2012 State Class B Basketball Championship. 
SC 32Honoring Paige McPherson for winning a bronze medal in Taekwondo during the 2012 summer Olympic Games. 
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. 
HB 1064provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts. 
HB 1065allow student midwives to practice the functions of a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in certain instances. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1087provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. 
HB 1091establish certain provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel at a retail fuel pump and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1100authorize the use of certain gold and silver coins as legal tender. 
HB 1104require the Unified Judicial System to provide access of criminal records and civil case information and to establish a fee. 
HB 1105revise the maximum security deposit for residential premises. 
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 1130define certain terms relating to bail bonds. 
HB 1131revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1142promote patient choice in selecting health care providers. 
HB 1156revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
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 1171exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. 
HB 1175establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens. 
HB 1186remove a requirement that certain documents presented for driver licensing purposes be copied and retained. 
HB 1191provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. 
HB 1194revise the period during which fireworks may be discharged. 
HB 1203allow nonpublic schools to obtain state accreditation without adhering to any Common Core standards. 
HB 1204require the Board of Education to obtain legislative approval before adopting any further Common Core standards, and to repeal a provision requiring the board to conduct certain public hearings. 
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 1219amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HB 1222provide that any federal law that attempts to ban firearms, to limit the size of firearm magazines, or to impose other limitations on firearms is unenforceable in South Dakota, to provide a penalty, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1233grant limited immunity for the provision of voluntary medical services under certain circumstances. 
HB 1242make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. 
HB 1243protect employees from certain automatic deductions or transfers for the purpose of funding political contributions. 
HB 1248allow assisted living centers to accept and retain residents with dementia. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1017Commending and honoring the 2011-2012 Girls AA Mitchell High School Kernel Basketball Team for winning the State AA Girls Basketball Championship. 
HC 1025Recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. 
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 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 1008Exposing and opposing United Nations Agenda 21. 
HCR 1011Encouraging pedestrians and bicyclists to wear brightly colored clothing when using a public highway and for motorists to watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

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