Senator Craig Kennedy — 2020


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Assistant Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 18
Counties: Yankton
Occupation: Lawyer (Retired)

Home Address:
101 W. 31st St.
Yankton, SD 57078

Home: 605-661-0128
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-661-0128

Email: Craig.Kennedy@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 114require an incentive program to provide diversion opportunities for certain substance abuse offenses. 
SB 115revise the penalty for the ingestion of certain controlled substances. 
HB 1010revise provisions regarding testimony of qualified mental health professionals at involuntary commitment hearings. 
HB 1107define style and form and authorize the code commission to make certain style and form edits to legislative acts. 
HB 1113provide for remote participation in a shareholders' meeting. 
HB 1114authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. 
HB 1122require child abuse or neglect investigations upon the filing of truancy complaints. 
HB 1230provide for an increased distribution from the education enhancement trust fund in fiscal year 2021. 
HB 1274establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. 

Co Sponsor

SB 64prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. 
SB 70authorize the use of Spanish in obtaining certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 75provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. 
SB 82provide for a risk protection order authorizing the seizure of firearms and ammunition. 
SB 89revise provisions regarding victim's rights. 
SB 96prohibit the denial of benefits based solely on a controlled substance felony. 
SB 97title vehicles older than thirty years with no existing record. 
SB 101prohibit internet service providers from selling certain customer data without consent. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions regarding initiated measures. 
SB 124to revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
SB 126provide civil remedies for certain construction permits issued by the Public Utilities Commission. 
SB 138amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. 
SB 146revise provisions related to tribal identification cards. 
SC 801Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. 
SC 803Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls. 
SC 809To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state. 
SCR 603Recognizing the importance of gun safety. 
SCR 604Recognizing June as Move Over Awareness Month and urging drivers to slow down and move over for stopped vehicles. 
SJR 503Rescinding House Joint Resolutions calling for a constitutional convention for the sole purpose of changing the Constitution of the United States. 
SR 701In support of rescinding the Medals of Honor given to United States soldiers for the involvement and participation of the soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. 
HB 1006authorize the secretary of revenue to contract with certain entities for purposes of creating or maintaining a database to determine agricultural income value and to specify the mandatory and permissive data of the database. 
HB 1007require certain adjustments to the assessed value of agricultural land if factors impact the land's productivity and to require those adjustments to be documented. 
HB 1069authorize certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1071revise provisions regarding surface water quality complaints. 
HB 1073authorize special event alcohol licenses for full-service restaurant licensees. 
HB 1103authorize the forensic medical examination of certain minor victims without parental or guardian consent. 
HB 1106authorize the state investment officer to include an indemnity provision in certain investment-related documents. 
HB 1123revise provisions regarding termination of a lease by a victim of alleged domestic abuse. 
HB 1131prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. 
HB 1132create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1134permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. 
HB 1143prohibit school districts from using school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames that are determined to be racially derogatory or discriminatory. 
HB 1169prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. 
HB 1182provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1194authorize federally recognized Indian tribes to receive PEACE funds. 
HB 1206revise certain provisions regarding the commitment of a delinquent child to the Department of Corrections. 
HB 1207extend the termination date for the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Oversight Council. 
HB 1223provide for the creation of an international business and trade office. 
HB 1228include children with a hearing loss in the reporting criteria required for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. 
HB 1237establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
HB 1243require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1254require a habitat stamp for certain hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and jet skiing activities. 
HB 1279require property owners to receive notification of property tax reduction programs. 
HC 8002Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 8006Honoring South Dakota Chief Deputy Attorney General Charles McGuigan for receiving the 2019 Senior Staff of the Year Award from the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington D.C. 
HC 8007Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's Ellwein family of Rapid City for being awarded the Association of the United States Army Volunteer Family of the Year Award for 2019. 
HC 8008Recognizing and honoring the Veterans Honor Park in Madison, South Dakota. 
HC 8011Commending and honoring Renee Ullom, a member of the Brandon Valley School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2019. 
HC 8012Recognizing Peace Corps volunteers and returned volunteers for their service to our country and the world. 
HC 8015Honoring Girls State Governor Success Suehne of Sioux Falls and Boys State Governor Johnathan Smith of Sioux Falls and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
HC 8016Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. 
HC 8017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. 
HC 8018Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 8019Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HCR 6004To create a task force for the purpose of reviewing the manner in which mental health services are delivered in this state and considering changes to existing models or alternative models that could be utilized for the delivery of mental health services on a regional basis in this state. 
HCR 6007Supporting students and other persons afflicted by epilepsy and raising awareness of epilepsy in South Dakota. 
HCR 6010Supporting the creation of an early education advisory council. 
HCR 6013Urging all South Dakotans to participate in the 2020 United States Census. 
HCR 6017To encourage the creation of an interim legislative study to address infrastructure and funding support related to the expansion of Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
HCR 6022Urging the State Trade Office in the Governor's Office of Economic Development to promote international business and trade on behalf of South Dakota exporters. 
HJR 5002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to legislative reapportionment. 

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