Senator Phil Jensen — 2020


Picture of Senator Phil Jensen

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Small Business Owner

Home Address:
10215 Pioneer Ave.
Rapid City, SD 57702

Home: 605-209-7404
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: Phil.Jensen@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentChair MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 141provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. 
HB 1097repeal provisions regarding certain disclosures on campaign communications. 
HB 1098revise provisions regarding publication of official ballots in a legal newspaper. 
HB 1108prohibit certain gender dysphoria instruction in public schools. 
HB 1113establish certain provisions regarding ethics and responsibility for public elementary and secondary school teachers. 
HB 1126revise real estate licensure requirements for the sale of businesses. 
HB 1205provide parents with certain rights regarding health care treatment of a minor child. 
HB 1268authorize electronic monitoring of residents in assisted living centers and nursing facilities. 
HB 1270protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
HCR 1002Requesting that local school boards establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility for educators in public elementary and secondary schools. 

Co Sponsor

SB 6revise certain provisions regarding sonogram and heart auscultation prior to an abortion. 
SB 9provide for the Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 50remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. 
SB 52require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. 
SB 59revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
SB 61provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. 
SB 63increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
SB 66establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. 
SB 69provide for the meeting times of sessions and committees of the Legislature. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
SB 84authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 85revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 104require random drug testing of legislators. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 109prohibit certain state employees from acting as a lobbyist for a certain period following termination of employment. 
SB 110revise provisions regarding adjustments to the motor fuel tax fund balance. 
SB 138revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. 
SB 148provide for state employee protection from retaliation for certain communications. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 164establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
SB 170revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 
SC 12Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. 
SC 18Congratulating Owen Ponto of Rapid City, South Dakota for the extraordinary honor of winning a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
SC 29Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
SC 33Honoring Cammack Ranch as the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 
SC 39Recognizing and commending Technical Sergeant Michelle Eosso for being selected as Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 40Recognizing and commending Captain Frank Mercurio on being selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 41Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Benjamin Broussard on being selected Airman of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 42Recognizing and commending Senior Master Sergeant Andrea Scheving on being selected Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 43Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Dyllon Schwartz for being selected as the Honor Guard Member of the Year. 
SC 44Recognizing and commending Master Sergeant Toni Dominguez on being selected First Sergeant of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 45Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Anthony Morgan on being selected Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 46Recognizing and commending Major Scott Howe on being selected as Field Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 47Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Janay Jones on being selected as Military Volunteer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 48Celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the annual award winners of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base 
SCR 3Commending, honoring, and thanking South Dakota's numerous women veterans for their service to our country and state. 
SCR 4Commending and thanking the men and women of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging Congress and the President to fund construction of steel barriers and border control impediments along with the strengthening of current border control infrastructure, and urging Congress and the President to ensure compliance with and enforcement of federal immigration laws. 
SCR 5Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. 
SCR 8Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. 
SCR 9Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
SCR 11requesting that the President of the United States designate a single state funeral be held upon the death of the last living identifiable veteran from World War II. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events. 
SR 3Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in journalism. 
SR 4Rebuking Congressman Dusty Johnson for voting against President Trump's emergency measures to secure the Southern border, and urging Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to support President Trump's constitutional efforts as our military Commander in Chief to do so. 
SR 5Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion laws passed in New York and Vermont; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
SR 7 Urging South Dakota's congressional representation to seek a federal disaster declaration and to provide federal aid for counties and tribes in South Dakota suffering from devastating effects created by Winter Storm Ulmer. 
HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1041provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
HB 1044authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. 
HB 1054revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1056prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. 
HB 1058require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1069provide for the proper display and use of the state seal by state agencies. 
HB 1076revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HB 1105revise certain provisions regarding child support orders. 
HB 1106revise certain provisions regarding support obligations. 
HB 1114revise provisions regarding state-owned motor vehicles. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 
HB 1116prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. 
HB 1118revise provisions regarding excise taxes on the purchase price of motor vehicles. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1125create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1157revise provisions regarding challenges to candidate nominating petitions. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. 
HB 1171allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1177provide an opportunity to view a sonogram and hear the child's heartbeat prior to an abortion. 
HB 1190provide for certain reporting requirements related to abortions. 
HB 1197prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1204exempt certain sales of goods and services by minors from the sales tax. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1224revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1245revise certain provisions regarding the right of a mother to breastfeed her child. 
HB 1266provide opportunities for the private sector commercialization of interstate rest areas and welcome centers. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1004Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 
HC 1007Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy 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. 
HC 1008Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 
HC 1009Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1010Honoring the James Valley Christian High School Boys Cross Country Team for its outstanding performance and victory in the 2018 State Class B Cross Country Championship. 
HC 1013Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. 
HC 1016Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HCR 1005Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. 
HCR 1006Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. 
HCR 1007 Expressing and encouraging support for voluntary country-of-origin labels. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. 
HJR 1005To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. 

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