Senator Jim Bolin — 2020


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Assistant Majority Leader

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 16
Counties: Lincoln, Union
Occupation: Retired Educator

Home Address:
403 W. 11th St.
Canton, SD 57013

Home: 605-261-9669
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-261-9669

Email: Jim.Bolin@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 413 
Military and Veterans AffairsChair Call of Chair 8:00 AM TBA 
Retirement LawsVice-Chair Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 74revise provisions regarding legislative candidates. 
SB 105accommodate legislation enhancing education. 
SB 106accommodate legislation enhancing health care. 
SB 107accommodate legislation enhancing basic government services in the state. 
SB 167revise a provision regarding eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship. 
SB 171establish term limits for members of the Commission on Uniform Legislation. 
SC 805Honoring the 2019 Canton C-Hawk High School football team as champions of the Class 11A football championship. 
SC 823Honoring Mr. E.O. Lawrence for his achievements and accomplishments throughout his life and career, and encouraging our schools to recognize his achievements, and encouraging other recognitions of his life and achievements as deemed appropriate by the state of South Dakota. 
SC 824Honoring the 2019-2020 Canton C-Hawk High School wrestling team for its outstanding accomplishments. 
HB 1061exempt vehicles owned by improvement districts from certain vehicle registration fees. 
HB 1177require that school district elections occur in conjunction with the general election. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

SB 3revise certain provisions regarding documents of the Legislature. 
SB 65revise certain provisions pertaining to trusts. 
SB 78increase funding for court appointed special advocates. 
SB 79modify provisions regarding the building of fences across certain unimproved highways. 
SB 80revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. 
SB 97title vehicles older than thirty years with no existing record. 
SB 103limit the disclosure of presidential election results and to provide for a suspension of such disclosure. 
SB 109provide protections for health care decisions governed by conscience. 
SB 116establish requirements certain state entities must follow when applying for federal grants. 
SB 124to revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
SB 138amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. 
SB 155provide for step therapy protocol regarding certain prescription drugs. 
SB 156repeal provisions regarding the South Dakota Veterans Commission. 
SB 164revise the penalties and provisions regarding approaching stopped vehicles. 
SB 165require all wind energy facilities to include an aircraft detection lighting system. 
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 808Commending and honoring the 2019 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Basketball Team. 
SC 809To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state. 
SCR 604Recognizing June as Move Over Awareness Month and urging drivers to slow down and move over for stopped vehicles. 
SJR 502Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election, an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of the pooled local investment fund. 
SR 702Calling for statewide recognition of South Dakota's military veteran entrepreneurs and Bunker Labs of Rapid City. 
HB 1001repeal certain provisions regarding the organization of the Legislature. 
HB 1002revise certain provisions regarding documents of the Legislature. 
HB 1003repeal certain provisions regarding legislative employees. 
HB 1062increase the financial empowerment of state residents. 
HB 1069authorize certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1077establish certain requirements regarding funeral processions. 
HB 1083rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. 
HB 1105revise certain provisions regarding restrictions on State Investment Council members. 
HB 1106authorize the state investment officer to include an indemnity provision in certain investment-related documents. 
HB 1111revise provisions regarding the qualifications to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1112authorize the hiring of law enforcement officers by the South Dakota State Brand Board and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1114authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. 
HB 1123revise provisions regarding termination of a lease by a victim of alleged domestic abuse. 
HB 1126provide authority for real estate brokers to conduct real property evaluations. 
HB 1127revise provisions regarding real estate appraisers. 
HB 1128modify the penalty for causing a child to be present during methamphetamine use, distribution, or manufacture. 
HB 1138establish shooting course requirements for current or former law enforcement officers seeking an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1140provide for a regular review of parenting guidelines. 
HB 1170revise provisions regarding the use of certain lights by tow truck vehicles and Department of Transportation authorized vehicles. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. 
HB 1207extend the termination date for the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Oversight Council. 
HB 1213provide a transfer of funds for critical teaching needs scholarships and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1218require responses and reporting regarding the testing, assessment, evaluation, or observation of students. 
HB 1220accommodate legislation enhancing education. 
HB 1221accommodate legislation enhancing health care. 
HB 1222accommodate legislation enhancing basic government services. 
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 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. 
HC 8020To honor the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights as the 2019 Class 11 AAA State High School Football Champions. 
HC 8025Commending and honoring those who served in the Korean War on the seventieth anniversary of the war. 
HC 8033Commending and honoring Jason Hancock for his outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislature. 
HCR 6003Supporting the Electoral College. 
HCR 6005Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 6009Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan’s international participation. 
HCR 6020Denouncing the National Education Association's recent policy to support "the fundamental right to abortion." 
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 5001To 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. 

Hearings

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