Senator Gene G. Abdallah — 2020


Picture of Senator Gene G. Abdallah

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 10
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Retired Law Enforcement

Home Address:
4908 S Glenview Rd
Sioux Falls, SD 57108-4707

Home: 605-338-0544
Capitol: 605-773-3851


Email: rep.abdallah@state.sd.us

Session Committees

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

Prime Sponsor

SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SB 175direct the Office of the Attorney General to study the creation of a state medical examiner system and to provide an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1001provide for a jury trial in forfeiture proceedings. 
HB 1196allow the fingerprinting of children for certain criminal offenses. 
HB 1260revise sex offender registry provisions for persons without a residence address. 
HC 1023Honoring the 2007 University of Sioux Falls Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress not to impose any new performance fees, taxes, royalties, or other charges relating to the public performance of sound recordings on local radio stations and to support the Local Radio Freedom Act. 

Co Sponsor

SB 63require local law enforcement officers to provide certain information to repossession businesses under certain circumstances. 
SB 65define intentional exposure to HIV infection by sexual intercourse as a sex crime subject to registry as a sex offender. 
SB 69add marijuana to the list of abusive substances for the purposes of determining child abuse. 
SB 72make an appropriation for an engineering survey and a repair cost estimate of Richmond Lake Dam. 
SB 74appropriate funds for the repair of the Lake Wanalain Dam. 
SB 75establish a residential geothermal heat pump grant program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 83repeal a medical malpractice limitation applicable to minors aged six or over. 
SB 103establish certain provisions regarding the use of replacement crash parts in the repair of certain motor vehicles. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 111extend the prohibition of road hunting of big game to include hunting using certain additional weapons. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 128revise certain provisions regarding the modification of credit card agreements. 
SB 133require that any adult arrested for a qualifying offense provide a DNA sample. 
SB 136require convicted sex offenders to register their online identifiers, to allow limited release of online identifier information in the sex offender registry to certain communications service entities, to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide penalties to violations thereof. 
SB 141prohibit certain acts of sexual penetration and contact between high school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 144to prohibit age misrepresentation with intent to solicit a minor and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 147revise certain provisions regarding the enforcement of seat belt laws. 
SB 151revise certain provisions concerning the purchase price and determining just compensation for electric facilities in areas annexed by municipalities. 
SB 156revise certain provisions regarding special motor vehicle license plates for veterans with a disability, prisoners of war, Pearl Harbor survivors, and Purple Heart recipients. 
SB 159allow the discretionary formula for reduced property taxation to be applied to research facilities. 
SB 160require the Unified Judicial System to provide internet access to certain criminal history information. 
SB 161create the South Dakota Boxing Commission and to provide for the supervision of boxing and kickboxing competitions and sparring exhibitions in the state. 
SB 174revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
SB 176authorize the Legislative Research Council to remodel, renovate, and furnish certain facilities on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 187revise the state aid to education formula for the purpose of increasing teachers salaries, to direct the Department of Education to review certain curriculum and to develop a framework for a twenty-first century high school, to create the Teacher Compensation Assistance Program Advisory Council, and to revise certain provisions related to the payment of additional funds to consolidating school districts. 
SB 189revise certain provisions regarding public records and the accessibility of public records. 
SB 190provide for regulatory oversight of oil pipelines and to create a task force. 
SB 194provide for the establishment of public charter schools, of the State Board for Public Charter Schools, and the creation, operation, and maintenance of public charter schools. 
SB 197make an appropriation for the costs of the centers for independent living. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2007 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Laurie Shelton, Huron, Beadle County Habitat for Humanity; Barbara Garcia and Mayor Jim Shaw, Rapid City, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity; Steve Helling, Brookings, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity; Melanie Urich, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity; Rita Edwards, Madison, East Central SD Habitat for Humanity; Harry Kittams, Sioux Falls, Greater Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity; Doris Holden, Pierre, Oahe Habitat for Humanity; First Financial Bank USA, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity; Clint Waara, Pierre, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity; Thomas Burns, Watertown, Watertown Region Habitat for Humanity; Barb Mechtenberg, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County; Sicangu Takaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Midwest Resource Center; and StarMark, Sioux Falls, Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota, Inc. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 7Petitioning the United States Congress to repeal the REAL ID Act. 
SCR 10Urging the Congress and the President of the United States to restore funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
HB 1112revise certain provisions related to the direction, supervision, and registration fees for veterinary technicians. 
HB 1113provide minimum notice requirements to persons who lease real property for their own mobile or manufactured homes. 
HB 1122increase the jurisdictional amount in certain civil actions and small claims proceedings. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions regarding the registration of business names. 
HB 1137adopt the Model Registered Agents Act. 
HB 1140provide for the issuance without charge of certain big game licenses to resident active duty military personnel. 
HB 1142authorize additional off-sale retail liquor licenses in certain municipalities. 
HB 1144make an appropriation for costs related to the purchase of motorcycles for use in the motorcycle safety training courses, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1145revise certain campaign speech provisions relating to constitutional amendments, initiated measures, and referred laws. 
HB 1149revise certain provisions regarding protection orders granted upon a finding of domestic abuse. 
HB 1150provide for the recall of certain school district officials. 
HB 1153establish requirements and procedures for the certification of parent-taught driver education courses and to allow parents to teach driver education to their qualified children. 
HB 1154require an opportunity for public testimony at public meetings. 
HB 1156revise the composition of local boards of equalization. 
HB 1157revise certain provisions relating to the residency or military presence of parties in divorce or separate maintenance proceedings. 
HB 1158exempt certain school districts from reorganization requirements. 
HB 1161revise certain provisions regarding secondary roads within townships. 
HB 1166revise the distribution of revenues generated by Deadwood gaming. 
HB 1168clarify the penalty applicable to violations of certain no contact orders. 
HB 1172revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1173revise certain provisions pertaining to the effect of suspended impositions of sentence on parole eligibility of certain offenders. 
HB 1182revise certain provisions related to property tax assessments for elderly and disabled persons. 
HB 1187require the Department of Revenue and Regulation to maintain an internet site that allows the public to search for certain property assessment and taxation information. 
HB 1189require a review of any proposal to establish a new board or add duties to an existing board. 
HB 1193require abortion facilities to offer sonograms to pregnant women under certain circumstances. 
HB 1195revise the requirements for a damage disclosure statement for motor vehicles. 
HB 1197revise certain provisions regarding the requirement of passenger restraint in a passenger vehicle. 
HB 1198revise the amount of a judgment in a petty offense case. 
HB 1199establish a definition of a building for the purposes of regulating gambling in the City of Deadwood. 
HB 1210prohibit recyclers, scrap metal dealers, or scrap yard operators from purchasing certain beer kegs. 
HB 1212allow the marketing of group insurance for wireless telecommunications equipment under certain conditions. 
HB 1231increase the one-time payments made to school districts with growing enrollments. 
HB 1238revise the limitation period for commencing child abuse prosecutions. 
HB 1240increase certain vehicle dealer license fees. 
HB 1241provide licensed dealers additional time to deliver a title under certain conditions and to authorize the establishment of a transaction fee for certain online access to the title and registration system. 
HB 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
HB 1252revise certain procedures regarding real property assessment and taxation, to revise certain criteria for property to qualify for the nonagricultural acreage classification, to repeal the alternative assessment procedure for agricultural land based on agricultural income value, and to repeal certain provisions regarding the assessment of property. 
HB 1253require that home studies conducted for custody determinations be completed by certain professionals. 
HB 1256require certain disclosures when selling labor law posters to employers. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1263establish a hunter mentoring program, to authorize hunting under certain conditions by persons less than sixteen years of age, and to authorize the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to promulgate rules. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1268establish a statewide minimum teacher salary that school districts must meet within five years and to allow school districts to receive funds through the teachers compensation assistance program to meet the minimum salary requirement. 
HB 1269allow a beer and wine combination license. 
HB 1271abolish the doctrine of abatement ab initio of a criminal proceeding and to provide for the posthumous sentencing of certain criminal defendants. 
HB 1287permit taxing districts to revise the base amount of revenue payable from property taxes. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1306allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HB 1313prohibit the use of certain electronic communication devices to communicate threats and harassment and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1004Congratulating coach Eric Smith and players Corey Backer, Parker Hanson, Kyle Cooper, Tyler Pridey, Trevor Mathison, and Levi Smith of the Sioux Falls Washington High School Boys' Golf Team for their 2007 State Class AA Championship season. 
HC 1013Honoring Lisa Jan Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota, for being selected to represent her state as South Dakota's Junior Miss 2007 in the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in Mobile, Alabama. 
HC 1015Honoring five top seniors from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
HC 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1025Recognizing and congratulating the 2007 Sioux Falls Roosevelt Rough Riders Football Team for winning the State Class 11AA Football Championship. 
HC 1027Honoring Jeff Berndt for being selected as the South Dakota Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year. 
HC 1028Honoring Emma Wang for earning a Siemens Foundation Award for excelling in math and science. 
HC 1029Honoring Daniel Parrott for earning a Siemens Foundation Award for excelling in math and science. 
HC 1030Honoring eleven top seniors from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
HCR 1001Requesting the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to give Martha Smith of Fairburn, South Dakota, the hide of a mountain lion she recently killed. 
HCR 1002To commend Taiwan on its contributions to the promotion of freedom, democracy, and human rights, and to support its efforts to join certain international organizations. 
HCR 1003Supporting a Taiwan-United States free trade agreement. 
HCR 1004Encouraging the use of sunscreen and discouraging young persons from using tanning devices. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1009Supporting full funding, at the federal level, for immigration and custom enforcement officers for the detention of persons who have been determined to be in South Dakota illegally and have been reported to them by local law enforcement officers. 
HCR 1011Expressing the Legislature's consummate respect and appreciation for the service of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota to clarify which educational institutions are under the control of the Board of Regents. 

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