Senator Tom Nelson — 2019


Picture of Senator Tom Nelson

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: President Deadwood Gaming Ass./Mayor of Lead

Home Address:
616 Sunnyhill Road
Lead, SD 57754-1119

Home: 605-584-2600
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-584-1401

Email: sen.nelson@state.sd.us

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyChair TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
Retirement LawsVice-Chair Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 60repeal the reduction in state aid to general education funding for any school district that receives proceeds from the Commission on Gaming. 
SB 61authorize board members of sanitary districts to contract with the districts in limited cases. 
SB 62revise procedures and amounts relating to compensation and expense reimbursement for sanitary district board members. 
SB 163revise the penalties for violations concerning smoking in public. 
SC 1Honoring the city of Deadwood on its fiftieth anniversary as a National Historic Landmark. 
SC 21Commending and honoring Steve Morford of Lawrence County as the 2011 South Dakota High School Principal of the Year. 
SC 22Commending and honoring Nick Gottlob of Lawrence County as the 2011 South Dakota Middle School Principal of the Year. 
HB 1036revise the time when financial reports of the guaranty association are submitted to the director of insurance. 
HB 1058clarify the definition of motor vehicle for the purpose of supplemental automobile liability insurance. 
HB 1099revise certain provisions regarding local historic preservation projects. 
HB 1114revise the conditions under which contracts with local officials are permitted. 
HB 1129define a loaded firearm. 
HB 1141establish a date to begin absentee voting and to revise the deadline for the printing of ballots. 

Co Sponsor

SB 64provide that interest paid on negative balances in employers' experience rating accounts be credited to their experience rating accounts. 
SB 70prohibit the creation of private transfer fee obligations and to require certain procedures for notice and disclosure for existing private transfer fee obligations. 
SB 74classify certain farm winery land as agricultural. 
SB 78repeal the provision that prohibits the use of federal income tax credits when assessing certain property. 
SB 89clarify a municipality's ability to assess a fee for street maintenance. 
SB 94repeal and revise certain provisions related to building energy codes. 
SB 96revise the fee schedule for certain documents filed with the county register of deeds. 
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 112repeal the provision that requires county treasurers to collect the oldest delinquent property tax first. 
SB 119revise certain provisions relating to sureties for water user district treasurers. 
SB 121authorize an alcoholic beverage retail license for certain malt beverage and wine dealers. 
SB 122revise certain provisions relating to the expenditure of water user district funds. 
SB 125revise the time period for computing unemployment insurance employer contribution rates. 
SB 138enact the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote. 
SB 144establish dates to begin absentee voting for primary and general elections. 
SB 152revise certain provisions concerning state aid to education, to revise and provide for the adjustment of the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula, and to revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. 
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. 
SB 198provide for a study the issue of creating the Kadoka-Caputa Rails to Hope Trail as a state park.  
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 9Honoring Erin Williams of Watertown, South Dakota Girls State Governor, and Daniel Wanous 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 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 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 1054increase the amount that the court may assess against the defendant for failure to appear in regard to certain motor vehicle violations. 
HB 1056establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. 
HB 1062adopt the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. 
HB 1064deposit certain funds associated with snowmobiles and motorized boats into the state highway fund. 
HB 1069define electronic communication devices for certain crimes involving threatening or harassing calls. 
HB 1090provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. 
HB 1108revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. 
HB 1119revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1144create a statutory lien for certain health care providers. 
HB 1147revise the taxation of rural electric companies with respect to receipts collected for compliance with certain environmental laws. 
HB 1148revise the minimum wage law for certain seasonal employees and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1184limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. 
HB 1222temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund education and other budget needs and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1238revise who may be issued special alcoholic beverage licenses in conjunction with a special event and to require local governing bodies to establish rules regulating and restricting the operation of special alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HC 1003Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
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 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 1017commending the 200th Camo Quilt Project for their support of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard. 
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 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 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 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 1002To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1006In support of reforming the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. 
HCR 1013Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. 

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