Representative Mitch Fargen — 2019


Picture of Representative Mitch Fargen

Assistant Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 08
Counties: Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn
Occupation: Rural Development Director SD Farmers Union

Home Address:
603 2nd Ave. W
Flandreau, SD 57028-1016

Home: 605-695-0705
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-695-0705

Email: rep.fargen@state.sd.us

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1105restrict political events in the vicinity of certain state-sponsored events. 
HB 1106provide a time period before certain action on the general appropriation bill may commence. 
HB 1121revise certain legislative policies relating to the establishment of legislative districts. 
HB 1122restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
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 1216prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. 
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. 
SC 8 Honoring Jeff Heinemeyer of Madison as Municipal Finance Officer of the Year. 

Co Sponsor

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 1072provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1091repeal the provision requiring certain school districts with a fall enrollment of less than one hundred to reorganize. 
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 1107provide for a process to limit state government spending. 
HB 1123provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. 
HB 1135require certification for operators of boilers in public buildings. 
HB 1146limit copayment or coinsurance amounts for chiropractic services. 
HB 1147revise the taxation of rural electric companies with respect to receipts collected for compliance with certain environmental laws. 
HB 1154require persons convicted of crimes involving domestic violence to support domestic violence programs. 
HB 1156define intentional strangulation as aggravated assault and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1159create an ombudsman position to assist taxpayers with property assessment appeals. 
HB 1168revise certain provisions regarding the public records open to inspection and copying. 
HB 1179permit local political subdivisions with volunteer advanced life support personnel to establish deferred compensation plans. 
HB 1180revise and repeal certain outdated provisions regarding land surveying. 
HB 1184limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. 
HB 1186require certain children to be in booster seats when in motor vehicles. 
HB 1188authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. 
HB 1194establish the State of South Dakota endowment fund. 
HB 1205provide for the distribution of certain stimulus money as state aid to education. 
HB 1206revise certain provisions relating to grandparent visitation and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1211establish provisions to enhance education in the state concerning the history of labor and collective bargaining. 
HB 1213limit increases in state government spending. 
HB 1220permit a nonresident youth to purchase a resident small game hunting license. 
HB 1224provide a maximum finance charge for payday loans and title loans. 
HB 1225conduct a study on the feasibility of maintaining aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation. 
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. 
HB 1242authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. 
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 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 1007Commending the South Dakota Dental Association, the Donated Dental Services Program, and the Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota for their care of the elderly and disabled in South Dakota. 
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 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 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 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 1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. 
HCR 1013Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the limitation of expenditures for the State of South Dakota. 
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 76exempt certain gift certificates and closed-loop prepaid cards from the unclaimed property provisions. 
SB 106provide for reciprocal nonresident trapping licenses. 
SB 107require the state to provide the public with access to an electronic database containing certain information on any loans, grants, or tax rebates provided by the state for the purpose of economic development. 
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 113revise certain provisions regarding the notice requirements for changes in zoning requested by landowners. 
SB 132provide the right of first refusal to construct and own electric transmission lines to incumbent electric utilities. 
SB 153revise fees for resident nurserymen and nursery stock dealers. 
SB 157establish an agricultural supplier's lien and to provide for its grant, content, filing, priority, and effect. 
SB 160repeal exemptions from sales and use taxes for certain security and commodity brokers. 
SB 164revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of traffic on municipal streets. 
SB 169revise certain requirements relating to participation by tribal schools in the federal school lunch program. 
SB 170amend the South Dakota Uniform Securities Act with certain provisions relating to fraud and civil liability. 
SB 176provide for the crime of human trafficking, to establish the elements and degrees of the crime, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof. 
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 6Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
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 

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