Representative Jim Bradford — 2019


Picture of Representative Jim Bradford

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 27
Counties: Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Pennington, Oglala Lakota
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 690
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Home: 605-685-4241
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: Jim.Bradford@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
TaxationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1215revise the criteria required for land to be classified as agricultural land. 
HB 1216eliminate the requirement that an application or request for an absentee ballot be notarized. 
HB 1309prohibit the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage licenses for establishments located near Bear Butte. 
HB 1310authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
SB 100revise the definition of certain public entities that are prohibited from making political campaign contributions. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1008update and revise certain provisions relating to the Abstracters' Board of Examiners. 
HB 1009revise provisions relating to persons engaged in the business of money transmission. 
HB 1114revise certain provisions concerning the definition and operation of farm wineries. 
HB 1118authorize the issuance of special off-sale package wine dealers licenses. 
HB 1155provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1160add a portion of roadway in Mellette County to the state trunk highway system as a part of Highway 63. 
HB 1180appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1207establish a pilot program to collect and maintain certain statistics related to traffic law enforcement. 
HB 1209allow unemployment benefits for an individual in the employ of a tribal government educational institution. 
HB 1218increase the maximum allowable outstanding amount of bonds issued by the Health and Educational Facility Authority on behalf of the four technical institutes. 
HB 1219revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2008 regarding appropriations to the Department of Education for the payment of bonds at the technical institutes. 
HB 1220make an appropriation to the postsecondary technical institutes for the maintenance and repair of buildings, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1221create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding to the postsecondary technical institutes for the costs of maintenance and repair. 
HB 1222create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding from the future fund to the technical institutes for the start-up costs of new programs being created to meet workforce development needs. 
HB 1223create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding from the future fund to the technical institutes for the cost of replacing old or outdated equipment to meet workforce development needs. 
HB 1239permit persons convicted of driving under the influence to operate a vehicle for 24/7 sobriety testing and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1242require the Department of Education and the Board of Regents to establish certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. 
HB 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
HB 1250increase the salary for legislators. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1286provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1287permit taxing districts to revise the base amount of revenue payable from property taxes. 
HB 1288allow any school district that qualifies for both the declining enrollment allowance and the growing enrollment payment in the same fiscal year to only benefit from the one that provides the most additional funding to the district. 
HB 1290exempt certain entities from certain requirements for persons in the business of mortgage lending. 
HB 1291allow students who have dyslexia to receive special education or special education and related services. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1302establish notification requirements for certain relatives of children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. 
HB 1303require the South Dakota State Library to deliver services and materials to residents in remote areas of the state, and to deliver those services and materials free of charge. 
HB 1304implement the recommendations of the Indian Child Welfare Commission. 
HB 1306allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HC 1001Honoring LaBradford Eagle Deer for addressing the United Nations on October 17, 2007, in observance of the twentieth annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1003Honoring Brittany Davis of Waubay as the 2008 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
HC 1006Honoring Marletta Pacheco for her efforts as the founder of the South Dakota Prisoner Support Group.  
HC 1007Expressing appreciation to the groups and agencies associated with the observance of Native American Day at the Capitol. 
HC 1011Honoring the life, character, and achievements of Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle. 
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 1020Honoring the 2007 Todd County High School Cross Country Team and the students and staff involved in the boys and girls cross country program. 
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 1033Honoring Dora Brugier of Eagle Butte for her lifelong civic contributions as a Lakota storyteller, deacon, grandmother, aunt, mother, and community leader. 
HC 1034Honoring Sue Horstmeyer for her years of dedicated service to the South Dakota education system. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1002To commend Taiwan on its contributions to the promotion of freedom, democracy, and human rights, and to support its efforts to join certain international organizations. 
HCR 1003Supporting a Taiwan-United States free trade agreement. 
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 1007Supporting the establishment of USDA-inspected horse processing plants in the State 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 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota to clarify which educational institutions are under the control of the Board of Regents. 
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. 
SB 10include Dakota and Nakota with certain requirements for instruction in the Lakota language. 
SB 65define intentional exposure to HIV infection by sexual intercourse as a sex crime subject to registry as a sex offender. 
SB 68repeal certain provisions regarding mufflers on motorcycles. 
SB 71establish a rural community-based energy development program. 
SB 89direct the State-Tribal Relations Committee to hold hearings on certain issues related to Native American health care. 
SB 90provide for voluntary limitations on campaign spending for legislative office. 
SB 91establish design and construction standards for newly constructed or renovated state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. 
SB 101authorize funding for certain tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students at tribal colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 106limit state expenditures. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 118establish a wind energy incentive payment program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 120require that certain bond sales be competitive. 
SB 121revise the definition of trans-state transmission facility. 
SB 122provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 145revise the definition of an opportunity wage for the purposes of the minimum wage requirement. 
SB 146repeal certain provisions regarding the minimum wage for tipped employees. 
SB 154allow public schools to maintain pre-kindergarten programs, to provide the Board of Education with rule making authority for pre-kindergarten programs, and to provide funding through the state aid to education formula for students in accredited pre-kindergarten programs. 
SB 159allow the discretionary formula for reduced property taxation to be applied to research facilities. 
SB 168provide for the development and financing of certain wind energy projects by school districts. 
SB 169revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula and to establish a minimum salary schedule for teachers. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
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 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 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 8Recognizing and congratulating the Scotland Highlander Football Team for winning the 2007 State Class 9A Football Championship. 
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 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. 
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 8Opposing efforts in Congress to expand the jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act by revising the terms "navigable waters" and "waters of the United States". 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 

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