Senator Phil Jensen — 2020


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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 

Interim Committees

State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 86establish limitations applicable to initial family assessments. 
SB 87add information required to be provided to a woman receiving an abortion. 
SB 88require parental notification of self-injurious behavior expressed during counseling sessions. 
SB 93establish conditions under which a parent may refuse consent for health care services. 
SB 145recalculate abatement of the basic child support obligation. 
SB 173to establish limitations applicable to initial family assessments. 
HB 1056authorize video monitoring of residents in assisted living centers and nursing facilities. 
HB 1104limit the scope of medical information that may be required as a condition of participation in sanctioned activities. 
HB 1258provide for child safety accounts for students subject to certain safety incidents. 
HCR 6006Requesting the members of South Dakota's congressional delegation to annually appear before a joint session of the Legislature to provide information and answer questions. 

Co Sponsor

SB 50revise certain provisions regarding the practice of a certified registered nurse anesthetist. 
SB 59to protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
SB 60adopt the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact. 
SB 66provide for the creation and funding of Oceti Sakowin community-based schools. 
SB 79modify provisions regarding the building of fences across certain unimproved highways. 
SB 90revise the distribution of motor fuel tax revenue, create a small structure and large culvert fund, provide for the use and administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation thereof. 
SB 98extend the notification period for possession of a concealed pistol in the state capitol. 
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 120establish exceptions regarding the possession of a pistol by a minor. 
SB 124to revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
SB 153prohibit certain social media censorship. 
SB 160authorize the construction and operation of a nursing home facility in Moody County, South Dakota, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 163establish certain restrictions on the foreign ownership of agricultural land. 
SB 166provide a transfer of funds for the postsecondary scholarship grant fund and to declare an emergency. 
SB 171establish term limits for members of the Commission on Uniform Legislation. 
SCR 601Supporting trade negotiations to remove barriers to country of origin labelling. 
SCR 602To invite responsible gun owners from Virginia to relocate to South Dakota. 
HB 1057prohibit certain acts against children and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1068include out-of-state convictions for the basis of an enhanced penalty for the crime of stalking. 
HB 1069authorize certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1072place certain substances on the controlled substances schedule. 
HB 1076require a designation on a driver license for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances. 
HB 1078exempt firearms from retail sales tax and use tax. 
HB 1083rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. 
HB 1085provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1093establish a pipeline liability fund, to authorize a special fee for extraordinary expenses, and to make a continuous appropriation therefor. 
HB 1095revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 
HB 1101provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. 
HB 1114authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. 
HB 1121establish immunity from liability for the inherent risks of camping. 
HB 1125revise conditions for selling non-temperature-controlled baked goods without license. 
HB 1130revise the requirements for an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1133provide a rebuttable presumption in favor of joint physical custody of a minor child. 
HB 1139require the payment of attorney's fees in cases addressing noncompliance with visitation orders. 
HB 1140provide for a regular review of parenting guidelines. 
HB 1148provide for protection orders. 
HB 1149establish qualifications for child custody evaluators. 
HB 1153authorize the limited possession of a knife in the state capitol. 
HB 1154revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1156to prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. 
HB 1158remove irreconcilable differences as a cause for divorce. 
HB 1167revise provisions regarding confidential communications between a student and certain school employees. 
HB 1168revise tenant and landlord rights. 
HB 1172require the annual submission of a zero-based budget from certain departments or budget units. 
HB 1173prohibit a school board from denying an application for open enrollment from certain students with autism. 
HB 1176authorize the consumption of alcohol in certain common areas. 
HB 1177require that school district elections occur in conjunction with the general election. 
HB 1182provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1184provide limited deer and antelope licenses to landowners. 
HB 1195provide for the dismissal of charges against pregnant women for certain controlled substance offenses under certain circumstances. 
HB 1218require responses and reporting regarding the testing, assessment, evaluation, or observation of students. 
HB 1219require certain health care professionals to recommend treatments alternative to opioids. 
HB 1225restrict the use of funds for abortion. 
HB 1235revise provisions regarding immunizations. 
HB 1242provide for the reissuance of certain enhanced permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1252grant property tax relief to certain persons who are long-term residents and long-term property owners. 
HB 1276provide for a review of occupational regulation. 
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 8003Recognizing the thirtieth anniversary of Native American Day. 
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 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 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 6017To encourage the creation of an interim legislative study to address infrastructure and funding support related to the expansion of Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
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. 
HJR 5003Proposing 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 of the property tax relief trust fund and to provide for the transfer of unobligated cash. 
HR 7002To formally invite President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to the great state of South Dakota for the 4th of July fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore. 

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