Representative James D. Wangsness — 2020


Picture of Representative James D. Wangsness

Party: Republican
Term: Govs. Appointment
District: 23
Counties: Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Potter, Spink, Walworth
Occupation: Farmer/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 21
20211 355th Avenue
Miller, SD 57362

Home: 605-853-3493
Capitol: 605-773-3851


Email: James.Wangsness@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
Commerce and EnergyMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1080revise certain provisions regarding grain buyers. 
SB 125revise provisions regarding the exemption from taxation of certain substances used for agricultural purposes. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1059revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the use of the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1065revise drone surveillance protections. 
HB 1066revise and repeal provisions regarding aviation. 
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 1076require a designation on a driver license for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances. 
HB 1077establish certain requirements regarding funeral processions. 
HB 1083rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. 
HB 1091revise provisions regarding the compensation of merchandise dealers for diagnostic and warranty work. 
HB 1095revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 
HB 1096prohibit commercial surrogacy contracts, provide a penalty for facilitating a commercial surrogacy, and establish an interim committee to evaluate surrogacy in the state. 
HB 1098authorize certain off-sale licenses for certain entities and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1100make an appropriation to begin the research and development of a new bioprocessing facility and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1101provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. 
HB 1102make an appropriation to reimburse the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1107define style and form and authorize the code commission to make certain style and form edits to legislative acts. 
HB 1108adopt the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. 
HB 1109revise the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. 
HB 1110provide for a uniform template to be used by each state agency in the conduct of performance management reviews. 
HB 1112authorize the hiring of law enforcement officers by the South Dakota State Brand Board and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1113provide for remote participation in a shareholders' meeting. 
HB 1114authorize additional abbreviations in naming corporations, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. 
HB 1119include certain offenses committed in another state for purposes of an enhanced penalty. 
HB 1120authorize the governing body of a second or third class municipality to act as a planning and zoning commission. 
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 1129authorize the provision of telecommunications device location information to law enforcement agencies. 
HB 1130revise the requirements for an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1131prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. 
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 1152provide financial assistance for school sentinel training. 
HB 1153authorize the limited possession of a knife in the state capitol. 
HB 1154revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1155exempt certain retirement funds from division of property in a divorce. 
HB 1167revise provisions regarding confidential communications between a student and certain school employees. 
HB 1169prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1172require the annual submission of a zero-based budget from certain departments or budget units. 
HB 1176authorize the consumption of alcohol in certain common areas. 
HB 1177require that school district elections occur in conjunction with the general election. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. 
HB 1182provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1184provide limited deer and antelope licenses to landowners. 
HB 1197require testing of moisture meters and protein-measuring devices. 
HB 1202revise provisions regarding certain sales and use tax rates. 
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 1216revise certain provisions regarding sexual harassment. 
HB 1219require certain health care professionals to recommend treatments alternative to opioids. 
HB 1223provide for the creation of an international business and trade office. 
HB 1224authorize requests for medical clearance as a condition of continued licensure to drive a motor vehicle. 
HB 1227make an appropriation for the rural veterinary medical education program and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1231authorize premium cigars to be shipped and transported and modify tax provisions pertaining to premium cigars. 
HB 1236revise provisions regarding the management of the animal damage control program. 
HB 1238permit modification of the term of a perpetual conservation easement after the death of the grantor. 
HB 1241revise requirements for legal newspapers. 
HB 1242provide for the reissuance of certain enhanced permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1243require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1252grant property tax relief to certain persons who are long-term residents and long-term property owners. 
HB 1257revise certain provisions regarding hunting, fishing, or trapping on private property without permission. 
HB 1267designate Orion as the official constellation of South Dakota. 
HB 1268provide timely refunds for excess payments made in lieu of contributions to the unemployment compensation trust fund. 
HB 1271establish certain provisions regarding the rural broadband fund. 
HB 1279require property owners to receive notification of property tax reduction programs. 
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 8013To commend and acknowledge the Ground Works and South Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom as a South Dakota educational nonprofit that incorporates interactive computer activities, youth summer camps, and teaching gardens to deliver hands-on lessons in STEAM education, agriculture literacy, health and wellness, and student leadership. 
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 8022Honoring the James Valley Christian High School Boys Golf team for its outstanding performance and victory in the 2019 State B Golf Championship. 
HC 8028Honoring and commending the annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive for being named the America's Blood Centers' Blood Drive of the Year for 2019. 
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 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. 
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. 
SB 60adopt the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact. 
SB 75provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. 
SB 80revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. 
SB 84authorize service animals in-training to enter certain establishments. 
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 124to revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. 
SB 150revise nonresident waterfowl licensure. 

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