Senator Sandy Jerstad — 2020


Picture of Senator Sandy Jerstad

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 12
Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha
Occupation: Retired Professor and Coach

Home Address:
19 Riverview Heights
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Home: 605-261-1044
Capitol: 605-261-1044


Email: sen.Jerstad@state.sd.us

Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 71broaden the application of the public indecency and indecent exposure statutes. 
SB 79provide for the primary enforcement of seat belt laws and to define passenger buses. 
SB 146increase the penalty for solicitation of a minor. 
SB 152prohibit the physical presence of registered sex offenders at certain day care, preschool, and elementary school premises under most circumstances and to provide a penalty therefor. 
SB 153provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates and the contact preference of birth parents. 
HB 1125prohibit the use of certain wireless communications devices while driving. 
HB 1194repeal the contractor's excise tax. 
HB 1204provide for the partial replacement of nursing home facilities under certain circumstances. 
HB 1225require certain authorization for the installation of certain fixtures on rental property and to establish penalties related thereto. 
HB 1241clarify that certain special education placements are not suspensions or expulsions. 
HB 1287permit evidence of the defendant's commission of other acts of child molestation to be admissible in certain child molestation cases. 

Co Sponsor

SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 103provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law. 
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 110repeal the limited campaign finance disclosure statement which could be used by certain candidates or candidate campaign committees for legislative office. 
SB 117revise certain budgetary provisions relating to certain funds received from the federal government. 
SB 126revise certain provisions regarding school attendance. 
SB 128create a limited electrician license. 
SB 134provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
SB 137require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 149revise certain provisions regarding the general fund levies of school districts. 
SB 150establish a presumption regarding occupational disease disabilities of certain firefighters. 
SB 156revise the scope of certain provisions related to hate crimes. 
SB 157provide for the participation of independent voters in primary elections. 
SB 160revise the grounds for which a license of an athletic trainer may be revoked, suspended, or canceled. 
SB 168prohibit certain business entities from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
SB 177adopt the South Dakota Indian Child Welfare Act. 
SB 178limit the amount that may be claimed in liens. 
SB 179require title insurers to offer coverage for liens filed after certain purchases of real property. 
SB 180revise certain provisions concerning statements submitted by organizations making contributions to ballot questions committees. 
SB 191establish eligibility criteria, community planning processes, and quality benchmarks for state-supported prekindergarten programs. 
SB 199exempt certain food items from sales and use tax, to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services, to provide for the distribution of certain revenue to municipalities and Indian tribes, and to repeal the sales tax on food refund program. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the 2007-2008 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: David Peters, Spearfish, School Superintendent; Richard Unruh, Jr., Yankton, School Business Official; Norman Graham, Sturgis, Elementary School Principal; Neil Goter, Wagner, Secondary School Principal; Michael Taplett, Huron, Middle School Principal; Brad Brandsrud, Watertown, Assistant Secondary Principal; Dorothy Zuiderhof, Brookings, Curriculum Director; and Dennis Champ, Pierre, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 8Honoring Earv Archambeau, son of Rita and the late Merv Archambeau of Avon, South Dakota, for his outstanding accomplishments as a high school athlete. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
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 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
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.  
SC 34Congratulating and honoring Jami Fralick, a native of Martin, South Dakota, for his eighth place finish in the Bassmaster Classic. 
SCR 6Supporting certain health screening programs sponsored by the South Dakota Lions Foundation. 
SCR 7Requesting the State of Nebraska to provide tax relief and amnesty for certain South Dakota trucking companies. 
HB 1092regulate the practice of genetic counseling and to prohibit the practice of genetic counseling without a license. 
HB 1096provide for a temporary reduction of legislator salaries and to declare an emergency. 
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 1118revise the type of slot machines that may be owned or leased by the City of Deadwood. 
HB 1133authorize certain specialty license plates to be placed on motorcycles. 
HB 1144revise certain provisions relating to the joint and several liability of a husband and wife for necessities. 
HB 1155require that the testing of blood samples of suspects of sexual assault be initiated within a specified time. 
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 1164exempt certain trees from requirements related to the removal of vegetation and debris from township road rights-of-way. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
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 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1185revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009. 
HB 1186reimburse and reward public school counselors who earn the credential of National Certified School Counselor. 
HB 1190provide for the reduction of the sales and use tax on certain food items. 
HB 1191increase the state's percentage of video lottery net machine income and to revise the allocation of the revenue. 
HB 1192require lighted front and rear lamps on motor vehicles when the windshield wipers are in use. 
HB 1197allow single-family dwellings that are under construction or listed for sale by contractors to be classified as owner-occupied single-family dwellings for the purpose of taxation. 
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 1227increase license fees for certain noncommercial motor homes and trailers. 
HB 1228require mopeds used on public highways to be titled and licensed as a motorcycle and to increase license fees for motorcycles. 
HB 1245provide certain protections to governmental employees who report certain violations or suspected violations of law. 
HB 1248authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction of a college of veterinary medicine and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1258allow certain children of overseas citizens to vote in the state. 
HB 1259limit the amount that may be charged for obtaining copies of medical records if the request is made pursuant to Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claims. 
HB 1279require each school district to develop a policy to prohibit bullying and harassment that meets certain requirements. 
HB 1280create reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes, to authorize the state fire marshal to monitor such standards, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1286create a task force to study the feasibility of establishing a cabinet-level Department of Native Affairs and to identify benefits that could result from a closer working relationship between the executive and legislative branches and the tribal governments. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
HC 1002Commending 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, DacotahTipis 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 - South Dakota, 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; Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota. 
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 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 1008Expressing support for improved adolescent health and wellness by recognizing the importance of an adolescent well physical to prevent chronic diseases, help better identify and treat chronic diseases, and update immunizations. 
HCR 1012Supporting the exploration and development of energy resources. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 

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