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

JudiciaryChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 74direct the Office of the Attorney General to study the creation of a state medical examiner system. 
SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 98revise the minimum amount required for reporting damage to a motor vehicle and a boat. 
SB 99authorize Supreme Court rules related to the collection of fees, costs, and civil penalties. 
HB 1097provide for certain filing fees and surcharges in certain civil cases and to provide exemptions in certain cases. 
HB 1101allow affidavits for change of judge in habeas corpus actions. 
HB 1146prohibit the torture of animals and to provide certain penalties therefor. 
HB 1147extend civil immunity to licensed veterinarians in certain circumstances. 
HB 1169revise the certain provisions concerning the regulatory planning and zoning powers of municipalities. 
HB 1283require legislative approval for agreements with Indian tribes. 

Co Sponsor

SB 70repeal the provision requiring a forty-eight hour waiting period to purchase a pistol. 
SB 71broaden the application of the public indecency and indecent exposure statutes. 
SB 77repeal the maximum number of off-sale alcoholic beverage licenses that may be issued to any person, corporation, or business entity and to establish requirements for physical barriers for certain off-sale alcoholic beverage establishments. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 91allow any school district, for a period of three years, to expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation costs, for the purchase of property and casualty insurance, and for energy costs, and the cost of utilities. 
SB 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 106revise certain provisions regarding the distribution of funds to sparse school districts, and to appropriate funds to distribute to sparse school districts. 
SB 107revise certain provisions regarding the posting of the penalty for the illegal use of a designated parking space for a person with a physical disability. 
SB 108exclude parole agents from concealed weapons permit requirements. 
SB 115revise certain provisions related to the initiation of modifications to county comprehensive plans. 
SB 116impose a tax on ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol used in motor vehicles on the public highways and to revise certain provisions regarding the fuel excise tax. 
SB 120encourage energy conservation and efficiency by establishing certain procedures regarding the reporting, sale, and marketing of renewable energy and recycled energy certificates. 
SB 131authorize sheriffs to order autopsies. 
SB 132allow resident students that attend school out of state to be counted in the resident school district's average daily membership for the purpose of distributing school and public lands funds. 
SB 137require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 138revise the qualifications for the director and employees of the Division of Veterans Affairs and for county veterans' service officers. 
SB 143require a searchable internet website for the posting and access of certain public records and financial information. 
SB 144require certain contracts to be retained in the contract's original format or made available by a publicly accessible internet website or database. 
SB 149revise certain provisions regarding the general fund levies of school districts. 
SB 150establish a presumption regarding occupational disease disabilities of certain firefighters. 
SB 154require new construction of certain structures and buildings to comply with the building code. 
SB 159revise certain provisions regarding bank names. 
SB 171impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. 
SB 172prohibit any school district from transporting students who participate in the enrollment options program beyond the boundaries of that school district. 
SB 175set a maximum limit on certain license and permit fees that may be established by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
SB 177adopt the South Dakota Indian Child Welfare Act. 
SB 182repeal the methodology that assesses agricultural land based on its agricultural income value, to dissolve the implementation and oversight advisory task force, and to revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of real property. 
SB 196increase the sales and use tax and to allocate and appropriate the increased revenue for property tax reduction. 
SB 203make an appropriation for the purposes of funding the Birth to Three Program in the Department of Education and to require a review of the program. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2008 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota "Habitat Supporters of the Year": Ward Cheney, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity - Rapid City; Paul Evenson and Rob Boniface, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity - Brookings: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity - Ft. Thompson; Paul Johnson, East Central South Dakota Habitat for Humanity - Lake and Moody Counties; Wells Fargo Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; First United Methodist Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Nystrom Electrical Contracting, Inc., Oahe Habitat for Humanity - Pierre; State Bank of Eagle Butte, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity - Eagle Butte; Habitat for Humanity - SD, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity - Mission; Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Martin Mazourek, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County - Yankton; and Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - SD. 
SC 11Honoring Sioux Falls Washington, Armour, Bonesteel-Fairfax, Bridgewater, DeSmet, Edgemont, Emery, Harding County, Harrisburg, Hot Springs, Lake Preston, Lyman, McIntosh, Waubay, and White Lake High Schools for their recognition by News & World Report's rankings of the nation's top high schools. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
SC 13Honoring Malcom Chapman of Rapid City as the 2008 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. 
SC 15Honoring Anna Joy Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota's Junior Miss 2009. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its fifteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 22Commending Steve Morgan for his election as South Dakota Sportscaster of the Year for 2008. 
SC 25expressing the Legislature's respect and appreciation for the sixteen years of devoted service by Gil Koetzle, the first and only legislator in the history of South Dakota to be term limited out of the House of Representatives and the Senate. 
SC 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
SC 27Commending David Adickes of President's Park Sculpture Garden near Lead, South Dakota, for his vision and talent as the designer and creator of the monumental patriotic artworks on permanent display in the Black Hills. 
SC 32Congratulating and honoring Delaney Tyon, the Nastar National Ski Champion. 
SC 33Commending and congratulating the Philip High School Lady Scotties Basketball Team for earning a trip to the State Class B Girls' Basketball Tournament for the first time in the school's history.  
SCR 1Reappointing Mr. Marty Guindon of Pierre, South Dakota, to the office of auditor general. 
SCR 4Supporting transportation of horses to foreign processing facilities. 
SCR 6Supporting certain health screening programs sponsored by the South Dakota Lions Foundation. 
SCR 8urging the members of the State Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board to amend its treatment of certain food coupons, certificates, and other documentation as gross receipts. 
SJR 1To propose a constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature on the advice of the Governor, to forestall certain threats from interstate gaming. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the utilization of English as the official language. 
HB 1090prohibit the possession of Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1092regulate the practice of genetic counseling and to prohibit the practice of genetic counseling without a license. 
HB 1098regulate state investment in certain companies conducting business in Sudan. 
HB 1102prohibit certain contractual provisions that restrict legal actions to locations outside the state. 
HB 1105require public high school students to perform acts of volunteerism in order to receive a high school diploma. 
HB 1108repeal certain provisions relating to the purchase of stationery for county officers. 
HB 1109eliminate the offices of county and township constables. 
HB 1110repeal certain provisions relating to limited liability for Y2K litigation. 
HB 1111clarify and repeal certain redundancies in the provisions relating to the sale of substandard milk. 
HB 1119permit background checks for persons seeking employment with municipalities. 
HB 1122require that prosecutors notify victims of domestic abuse regarding the status of their case. 
HB 1123remove certain sanctions related to public assistance for certain felony drug offenders. 
HB 1126revise certain provisions regarding a private applicator of pesticides becoming a qualified driver for the purpose of motor carrier safety. 
HB 1133authorize certain specialty license plates to be placed on motorcycles. 
HB 1134require notice of the cost of certain public notices. 
HB 1135authorize the posting on the internet by the state, municipalities, counties, and school districts in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1137establish certain eligibility requirements for purchasers of houses sold through the Governor's house program. 
HB 1138provide for the defeasance of the Commission on the Status of Women. 
HB 1139repeal certain obsolete provisions relating to the discontinuance of county homes. 
HB 1149allow a person or entity to offer postsecondary education credit in South Dakota while seeking accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency. 
HB 1155require that the testing of blood samples of suspects of sexual assault be initiated within a specified time. 
HB 1156provide for the establishment of a task force to study human trafficking. 
HB 1157provide for the establishment of a task force to study issues relating to domestic abuse and sexual assault and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions requiring the construction of fences by railroads. 
HB 1162provide for joinder of judgment creditors as third parties in certain foreclosure actions. 
HB 1166provide for DNA testing for certain inmates for the purposes of determining whether they may have been wrongfully convicted. 
HB 1167revise the statute of frauds with respect to the sale of grain, grain sorghums, beans, and oilseeds. 
HB 1168prohibit multiple payday loan transactions with the same person or within a specified time period and to provide for a database to verify transactions. 
HB 1177revise the definition of transmission facilities. 
HB 1178require the Department of Education to administer a pilot program for the purpose of increasing graduation rates among at-risk minority students, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1180create a dual credit grant program for public high school students and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1183leverage public investments in higher education facilities and grant programs with private moneys, to authorize the Board of Regents and the South Dakota Building Authority to contract for construction of the Higher Education Center-West River, to fund certain postsecondary education grant programs, to authorize the use of higher education facilities funds to construct the new dairy manufacturing plant at South Dakota State University in Brookings, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1188require that five percent of the qualified electors in one-half of the counties sign initiative and referendum petitions. 
HB 1196require the consent of the governing bodies of certain local governments before creating tax incremental districts. 
HB 1204provide for the partial replacement of nursing home facilities under certain circumstances. 
HB 1206allow a school district to transfer funds from the capital outlay fund to the bond redemption fund for a period of one year following a reorganization. 
HB 1207provide for the reduction of certain sentences upon provision of substantial assistance from the recipient. 
HB 1208establish certain presumptions concerning the results of blood, breath, and urine tests administered in connection with driving under the influence arrests. 
HB 1210revise certain provisions of administrative rules that establish the mileage allowance for the use of privately owned motor vehicles by state employees. 
HB 1211revise the time frame and requirements for certain alcoholic beverage licensees to provide on-sale service of alcoholic beverages on Sunday. 
HB 1212revise certain requirements of written contract documents for public improvements. 
HB 1213allow school districts to enter into group health insurance contracts that include dental and vision insurance, and to allow school districts to offer group life and group health insurance benefits to retired employees. 
HB 1234revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. 
HB 1239create the South Dakota Boxing Commission and to provide for the supervision of boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts competitions and sparring exhibitions in the state. 
HB 1245provide certain protections to governmental employees who report certain violations or suspected violations of law. 
HB 1250provide funding to certain school districts for students who enroll in the district's virtual school after the date on which fall enrollment is calculated. 
HB 1260require that a request for proposals be issued for certain state contracts for professional services. 
HB 1261allow slot machines to be substituted for video lottery machines in certain alcoholic beverage establishments. 
HB 1269provide for the governance of public postsecondary technical education and to provide for the transfer of authority for public postsecondary technical education from local school districts to the Department of Education. 
HB 1280create reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes, to authorize the state fire marshal to monitor such standards, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1289provide for legislative redistricting based on single- member house districts. 
HB 1291provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
HC 1013Commending and honoring Joanne Groves, a member of the Huron School District Board, on her selection as the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota. 
HC 1015Commending and honoring the South Dakota Home Builders Association, their one thousand eight hundred members, and their eight local affiliated associations on their thirtieth anniversary, including the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, the Black Hills Home Builders Association, the Aberdeen Home Builders Association, the Watertown Home Builders Association, the Brookings Home Builders Association, the Lewis and Clark Home Builders Association, the Mitchell Home Builders Association, and the Oahe Home Builders Association. 
HC 1017Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team as International Champions. 
HC 1018Honoring Dr. Robert V. Burns on thirty-five years of outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislative Internship Program. 
HC 1020Honoring Elizabeth Volzke as a Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient. 
HC 1022Honoring Milo Smith of Pierre for his service to the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1027Honoring Terry Woster for his contributions to South Dakota journalism and culture and for forty years of reporting on the South Dakota State Legislature. 
HC 1031Honoring three top seniors from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
HC 1032Congratulating Sioux Falls Washington High School for its U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal rating. 
HC 1033Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Girls' Basketball Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2008 South Dakota State AA championship season. 
HC 1034Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Boys' Golf Team on its 2008 South Dakota State Class AA championship season. 
HC 1035Congratulating Coach Brett Schlekeway as the recipient of the South Dakota High School Coaches Association 2008 Assistant Coach of the Year Award. 
HC 1036Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Highsteppers on the success of their dance team as 2008-2009 South Dakota State AA Champions. 
HC 1037Congratulating the Washington High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for their 2008 South Dakota State AA championship season. 
HC 1038Congratulating Sioux Falls Washington High School student Josh Heitkamp for his 2008 South Dakota State AA Boys' Cross Country Individual Championship and for being awarded All-American status by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. 
HC 1040Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1002To honor and congratulate Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. 
HCR 1003Expressing solidarity with Israel in its defense against terrorism in the Gaza Strip. 
HCR 1005To honor and thank George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States of America. 
HCR 1012Supporting the exploration and development of energy resources. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article IX, ยง 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota and a new section to Article IX of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the consolidation of counties. 

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