Senator Bill Van Gerpen — 2019


Picture of Senator Bill Van Gerpen

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 19
Counties: Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook
Occupation: PT Pastor/Farmer/Ret. LTC Natl. Guard

Home Address:
PO Box 10
Tyndall, SD 57066

Home: 605-589-3064
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-660-3406

Email: Bill.VanGerpen@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 363 
Joint AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 

Prime Sponsor

SB 99revise the term used to refer to the imposition of an additional property tax levy for raising revenue for school districts. 
SB 122revise the dates for holding township board meetings. 
SB 194extend the sunset date for certain expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. 
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. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, concerning term limits for legislators. 
HB 1067designate POW/MIA Recognition Day as a working holiday. 
HB 1122revise certain requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. 
HB 1221provide for the establishment and maintenance of a state veterans and public servants cemetery and memorial park. 
HC 1001Commending and honoring Specialist James Furry for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. 
HC 1002Commending and honoring Sergeant Jacob Vissia for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1003Commending and honoring Chief Warrant Officer Four Kenneth Schoenfelder for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year. 
HC 1004Commending and honoring First Lieutenant Cody Becker for his selection as South Dakota Army National Guard Lieutenant of the Year. 
HC 1011Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant James D. Volden for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1012Commending and honoring Senior Airman Jared S. Mengenhausen for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring Captain Nicole Franklin for her selection as South Dakota Air National Guard Lieutenant of the Year for 2012. 
HC 1014Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Thomas N. Tomko for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1026Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Hans Gukeisen. 
HC 1028Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Cory Brooks. 
HC 1029Posthumously honoring Private First Class Sheldon Hawk Eagle. 
HC 1030Posthumously honoring Lance Corporal Jeremy Bohlman. 
HC 1031Posthumously honoring Captain Christopher Soelzer. 
HC 1032Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Scott Saboe. 
HC 1033Posthumously honoring Sergeant Jeremiah Boehmer. 
HC 1034Posthumously honoring Sergeant Allen Kokesh, Jr. 
HC 1035Posthumously honoring Corporal Brett Lundstrom. 
HC 1036Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Bryan Berky. 
HC 1037Posthumously honoring Specialist Dennis Jensen. 
HC 1038Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant LeRoy Webster. 
HC 1039Posthumously honoring Specialist Patrick Herried. 
HC 1040Posthumously honoring Sergeant Dennis Morgan. 
HC 1041Posthumously honoring Senior Airman Jonathan Vega Yelner. 
HC 1042Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Jeremy Vrooman. 
HC 1043Posthumously honoring Specialist Estell Turner. 
HC 1044Posthumously honoring Corporal Tanner O'Leary. 
HC 1045Posthumously honoring First Lieutenant Thomas Martin. 
HC 1046Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Zachary Tomczak. 
HC 1047Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Robb Rolfing. 
HC 1048Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Gregory Wagner. 
HC 1049Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Daniel Cuka. 
HC 1050Posthumously honoring Sergeant First Class Richard Schild. 
HC 1051Posthumously honoring Chief Warrant Officer Two Paul Pillen. 
HC 1052Posthumously honoring Specialist Daniel Bartels. 
HC 1053Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Jason Montefering. 
HC 1054Posthumously honoring Private First Class Gunnar Becker. 
HC 1055Posthumously honoring Lance Corporal Joseph Welke. 
HC 1057Posthumously honoring Captain Dale Goetz. 
HC 1058Posthumously honoring Senior Airman Michael Hinkle II. 
HC 1059Posthumously honoring Sergeant Israel Paul O'Bryan. 
HC 1060Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Lex Lewis. 
HC 1061Posthumously honoring Staff Sergeant Shane Barnard. 
HC 1062Posthumously honoring Sergeant Eduviges Guadalupe Wolf. 
HC 1064Honoring Ray Slaba for his contributions to education in South Dakota. 
HC 1065Honoring and commending Bryan and Laura Klock and the staff at Klock Werks for their selfless commitment to their fellow man. 
HCR 1001in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers. 

Co Sponsor

SB 77require that certain information be provided to debtors when entities are collecting certain debts. 
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 126revise the provisions that authorize townships to combine the offices of the clerk and the treasurer. 
SB 151clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. 
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 158provide for the funding of educational programs for children in residential treatment centers, intensive residential treatment centers, or licensed group care centers. 
SB 169provide for the assignment of insurance payments for ambulance service providers. 
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 207make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. 
SB 218establish a program to assist rural counties to recruit attorneys. 
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 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 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 16Commending and honoring Gale Lundberg on his retirement from teaching and coaching for fifty years in South Dakota schools. 
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 1086revise certain provisions relating to the publication of certain records by cooperatives. 
HB 1121require the publication of information on the number of veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities employed by South Dakota state government. 
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 1130define certain terms relating to bail bonds. 
HB 1131revise the property exempted from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1153exempt certain environmental upgrade values from assessment during construction and to provide a sunset clause for the environmental upgrade exemption. 
HB 1160clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops. 
HB 1171exempt certain property from bankruptcy levy. 
HB 1173establish an education property tax credit program. 
HB 1191provide for the issuance of additional retail fireworks licenses. 
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 1219amend the benefit allowance exempt from levy in bankruptcy cases. 
HB 1226provide remedies for assets omitted from the division of property in the entry of a divorce decree. 
HB 1242make application under Article V of the United States Constitution for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention. 
HC 1005Commending and honoring the 2012 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1006Honoring the City of Whitewood, South Dakota, on its one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary as an incorporated city. 
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 1070Honoring the memory of Milo Smith. 
HCR 1002Urging the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade case and to overturn its decision. 
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. 

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