Senator Elizabeth Kraus — 2019


Picture of Senator Elizabeth Kraus

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Retired Medical Tech./Pharmaceutical Rep.

Home Address:
3411 Brookside Drive
Rapid City, SD 57702

Home: 605-721-6815
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: sen.kraus@state.sd.us

Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesVice-Chair MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 65allow nonpublic schools accredited by certain accrediting agencies other than the Department of Education to become members of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. 
SB 114provide that parties to a divorce or separate maintenance action be restrained from making changes to insurance coverage. 
SB 131clarify certain provisions relating to establishing identity by applicants for certain licenses, permits, and identification cards. 
SCR 1Honoring pregnancy care centers. 
HB 1095prohibit certain acts of sexual contact between certain school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1133revise certain provisions relating to the excusal of a child from school. 
HB 1169provide for the enlargement of special zoning areas, to revise certain provisions regarding special zoning areas, and to provide for the appointment of special zoning area commissions. 
HB 1171expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children. 
HB 1197require the party affiliations of candidates for municipal and school elections to be printed on the ballot. 

Co Sponsor

SB 72revise how certain kindergarten students are counted for the purpose of state aid to education funding, to establish in statute the minimum number of hours required in a school term for grades one through three, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. 
SB 83revise certain requirements relating to the publication of municipal ordinances and resolutions. 
SB 84revise certain provisions regarding administrative penalties when filing campaign finance disclosure statements. 
SB 85revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. 
SB 88revise certain penalties involving the bribery of a voter. 
SB 109authorize the secretary of state to promulgate rules concerning lobbyist registration fees, to impose a penalty for the failure to timely file lobbyist or lobbyist employer reports, and to repeal certain provisions concerning lobbyists who fail to comply with certain requirements. 
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 127provide standards for electronic prescription transmission. 
SB 139exempt from state regulation certain medical foster home care for veterans. 
SB 140provide for access critical nursing facilities to ensure access to health care within a reasonable distance. 
SB 144establish dates to begin absentee voting for primary and general elections. 
SB 149establish policies for youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities. 
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 153revise fees for resident nurserymen and nursery stock dealers. 
SB 156prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 160repeal exemptions from sales and use taxes for certain security and commodity brokers. 
SB 165reduce by ten percent the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to appropriate the money saved by the state as a result of the reduction to fund the education service agencies. 
SB 173allow specific details of alleged sex crimes against minors be suppressed under certain conditions. 
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 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. 
SCR 5Recognizing February 4, 2011, as Wear Red Day and urging citizens of the state to be aware of cardiovascular disease in order to save lives. 
HB 1045authorize dental hygienists to provide preventive and therapeutic services to more persons under certain circumstances. 
HB 1076increase the fee for a payor to withhold child support. 
HB 1077establish performance standards for principals, to require an annual evaluation of principals, and to provide for the development of a model evaluation instrument. 
HB 1093revise the criteria used to exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize. 
HB 1094revise certain provisions concerning the filing of campaign finance disclosure statements. 
HB 1108revise certain provisions with regard to the rights of industrial and construction equipment dealers. 
HB 1117permit public bodies to keep minutes of executive session and restrict who may review the minutes. 
HB 1144create a statutory lien for certain health care providers. 
HB 1151provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. 
HB 1153prohibit the Board of Education from adopting certain standards for the subject of history. 
HB 1158revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. 
HB 1162authorize the secretary of state to allow a person in charge of election to use the state system. 
HB 1184limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is fully compensated. 
HB 1193clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
HB 1196provide for the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain state colleges and universities. 
HB 1198provide for the state and local enforcement of certain federal immigration laws, to criminalize the knowing transportation, concealment, or solicitation of illegal aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1204prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1210provide for the lease of hunting rights on certain school and public lands. 
HB 1217establish certain legislative findings pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to better insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. 
HB 1218prohibit surrogate mother contracts, to prohibit enforcement of such arrangements, and to establish standards to award custody of children born as a result of such arrangements. 
HB 1252grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures. 
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 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 1048Endorsing the Read Across America program. 
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 1013Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. 
HJR 1004Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to prohibiting the application of international law, the law of foreign nations, and certain foreign religious or moral codes in the state courts of South Dakota. 

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