Senator Cooper Garnos — 2019


Picture of Senator Cooper Garnos

Majority Whip

Party: Republican
Term: Other House
District: 21
Counties: Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory, Tripp
Occupation: Teacher/Rancher/Bus. Owner

Home Address:
PO Box 119
Presho, SD 57568-0119

Home: 605-895-2414
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-895-2414

Email: sen.garnos@state.sd.us

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
TransportationChair MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 67require high school students to submit at least one application to a postsecondary educational institution. 
SB 74appropriate funds for the repair of the Lake Wanalain Dam. 
SB 75establish a residential geothermal heat pump grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 76make an appropriation to support the South Dakota Hall of Fame. 
SB 171establish the ranching development livestock loan program. 
SC 26Recognizing April 23, 2008, as Adopt a Library Day. 
SC 27Congratulating the Wagner High School Wrestling Team for winning the 2008 Class B State Wrestling Championship. 
HB 1009revise provisions relating to persons engaged in the business of money transmission. 
HB 1127establish a loan repayment program for veterinarians and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1153establish requirements and procedures for the certification of parent-taught driver education courses and to allow parents to teach driver education to their qualified children. 
HB 1214create a required minimum salary for teachers who teach in school districts that receive state aid funding. 
HB 1259make an appropriation for the detection and prevention of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. 
HB 1287permit taxing districts to revise the base amount of revenue payable from property taxes. 
HC 1012Honoring Platte's Summer Recreation program and its three 2007 state champion youth baseball and softball teams. 

Co Sponsor

SB 10include Dakota and Nakota with certain requirements for instruction in the Lakota language. 
SB 63require local law enforcement officers to provide certain information to repossession businesses under certain circumstances. 
SB 71establish a rural community-based energy development program. 
SB 82revise certain provisions concerning the accumulation of funds by counties for capital outlay purposes. 
SB 87reduce the period of effectiveness for cease and desist orders issued to certain dealers. 
SB 98regulate establishments in the business of providing obscene material. 
SB 102revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption, personal property exemptions, and insurance and annuity exemptions. 
SB 103establish certain provisions regarding the use of replacement crash parts in the repair of certain motor vehicles. 
SB 104excuse certain elderly persons from jury duty upon request. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 111extend the prohibition of road hunting of big game to include hunting using certain additional weapons. 
SB 112revise eligibility requirements for continuation of health care coverage. 
SB 113exempt certain individual health benefit plans from certain premium rating requirements. 
SB 114allow for risk pool eligibility and rate flexibility for certain health insurance conversion plans. 
SB 118establish a wind energy incentive payment program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 129revise the grounds for which continuation or conversion is not required for group health policies. 
SB 132clarify provisions regarding the continuation of coverage after an employer ceases business operations. 
SB 133require that any adult arrested for a qualifying offense provide a DNA sample. 
SB 141prohibit certain acts of sexual penetration and contact between high school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 167make an appropriation to the railroad trust fund to enhance certain railroad facilities. 
SB 169revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula and to establish a minimum salary schedule for teachers. 
SB 170authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SB 174revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
SB 176authorize the Legislative Research Council to remodel, renovate, and furnish certain facilities on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 181create the South Dakota teachers tuition reimbursement program. 
SB 185restrict the combination of numbers and letters which may be permitted on personalized motor vehicle license plates. 
SB 187revise the state aid to education formula for the purpose of increasing teachers salaries, to direct the Department of Education to review certain curriculum and to develop a framework for a twenty-first century high school, to create the Teacher Compensation Assistance Program Advisory Council, and to revise certain provisions related to the payment of additional funds to consolidating school districts. 
SB 192authorize the Board of Regents to lease a site for delivery of public higher education in Pierre and to use money appropriated by the Legislature from the higher education facilities fund to make lease payments therefor. 
SB 194provide for the establishment of public charter schools, of the State Board for Public Charter Schools, and the creation, operation, and maintenance of public charter schools. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
SC 2Commending and honoring the 2006-2007 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Larry Johnke, Irene-Wakonda, School Superintendent; Dennis Povondra, Bon Homme, School Business Official; Ruth Claeys, Box Elder, Elementary School Principal; James Bridge, Alexandria, Secondary School Principal; Bradley Berens, Mitchell, Middle School Principal; Wallace Bosch, Yankton, Assistant Secondary Principal; Dr. Lesli Hanson, Watertown, Curriculum Director; and Daniel Goodwin, Sioux Falls, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 3Honoring Tom Schlimgen of Scotland, for his dedication to the sport of baseball and his induction into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. 
SC 6Honoring Jordan Arneson for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 7Honoring Anthony P. Sutton for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 8Recognizing and congratulating the Scotland Highlander Football Team for winning the 2007 State Class 9A Football Championship. 
SC 9Honoring John C. Feske for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 10Honoring an outstanding South Dakota newspaperman, Wayne Bertrand, of Scotland, South Dakota, on his induction into the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame. 
SC 11Honoring an outstanding South Dakota newspaperman, Ralph Nachtigal for his numerous contributions to the state of South Dakota and the newspaper industry. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
SC 16Recognizing 2007 as the Year of the Coaches at Scotland High School. 
SC 17Honoring an outstanding South Dakota baseball enthusiast and family man Clement C. Fejfar of Tabor, South Dakota, for his unwavering commitment to his country, family, and community. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2007 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Laurie Shelton, Huron, Beadle County Habitat for Humanity; Barbara Garcia and Mayor Jim Shaw, Rapid City, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity; Steve Helling, Brookings, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity; Melanie Urich, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity; Rita Edwards, Madison, East Central SD Habitat for Humanity; Harry Kittams, Sioux Falls, Greater Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity; Doris Holden, Pierre, Oahe Habitat for Humanity; First Financial Bank USA, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity; Clint Waara, Pierre, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity; Thomas Burns, Watertown, Watertown Region Habitat for Humanity; Barb Mechtenberg, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County; Sicangu Takaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Midwest Resource Center; and StarMark, Sioux Falls, Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota, Inc. 
SC 19Honoring an outstanding South Dakota couple, Leonard and Mildred Cimpl, of Tabor, South Dakota, on receiving the Ben Black Elk Award which recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to South Dakota's tourism industry. 
SC 24Recognizing and commending the anniversary of the fiftieth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
SC 25Recognizing and commending the Kuchen Festival in Delmont, South Dakota. 
SCR 1Supporting the use of video cameras in state, tribal, and local law enforcement vehicles. 
SCR 2Urging Congress to provide additional funding for tribal historic preservation offices. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 7Petitioning the United States Congress to repeal the REAL ID Act. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
SCR 13Opposing the development of the NAFTA Superhighway. 
HB 1008update and revise certain provisions relating to the Abstracters' Board of Examiners. 
HB 1123establish a state renewable and recycled energy objective and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HB 1143repeal certain requirements related to school district employee retirement benefits. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions regarding franchise protection for certain types of merchandise. 
HB 1160add a portion of roadway in Mellette County to the state trunk highway system as a part of Highway 63. 
HB 1164authorize the purchase or lease of computer hardware and software through the general fund of school districts. 
HB 1169clarify certain provisions regarding the contractor's excise tax for isolated or occasional realty improvements. 
HB 1177create the beverage container recycling and redemption program. 
HB 1180appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1186revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship by allowing a student to take the ACT or SAT test after graduating from high school. 
HB 1192appropriate money for international trade representation. 
HB 1196allow the fingerprinting of children for certain criminal offenses. 
HB 1213provide a uniform standard for processing of accident and health carrier policy rate and form filings. 
HB 1234require the property tax notification sent to taxpayers to include the breakdown of property taxes by each tax levy. 
HB 1235reduce the license fees for motor vehicles displaying distinctive license plates for Purple Heart recipients. 
HB 1236allow free tuition to certain members of the military. 
HB 1251authorize the Board of Regents to acquire land for the Higher Education Center--West River. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1264permit certain persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to get an endorsement on a commercial driver license to drive a school bus. 
HB 1294authorize a class of full-service restaurant on-sale licenses to be issued by first class municipalities. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1306allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1013Honoring Lisa Jan Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota, for being selected to represent her state as South Dakota's Junior Miss 2007 in the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in Mobile, Alabama. 
HC 1023Honoring the 2007 University of Sioux Falls Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
HC 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1004Encouraging the use of sunscreen and discouraging young persons from using tanning devices. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1006 Urging that the delisting of gray wolves as a threatened or endangered species be extended to include all parts of South Dakota. 
HCR 1009Supporting full funding, at the federal level, for immigration and custom enforcement officers for the detention of persons who have been determined to be in South Dakota illegally and have been reported to them by local law enforcement officers. 
HCR 1011Expressing the Legislature's consummate respect and appreciation for the service of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. 
HJR 1003To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 
HJR 1004To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. 
HJR 1005Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to hunting, fishing, and trapping. 

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