Senator Kathy Miles — 2020


Picture of Senator Kathy Miles

Party: Democrat
Term: Other House
District: 15
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Clinic Nurse Manager

Home Address:
610 N Summit
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Home: 605-338-8288
Capitol:
Business: 605-322-7305

Email: sen.miles@state.sd.us

Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 139provide for certain restrictions for the use of tanning devices by minors. 
HB 1090prohibit the possession of Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1145revise provisions related to the waiver or reduction of certain special assessments. 
HB 1193increase the license fees for certain noncommercial motor homes, recreational vehicles, and noncommercial trailers and semitrailers. 
HB 1212revise certain requirements of written contract documents for public improvements. 
HB 1275authorize electronic bingo devices. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

SB 72make an appropriation to initiate a master of social work degree program in higher education. 
SB 73permit persons sixteen years of age to donate blood under certain circumstances. 
SB 76require background investigations for certain optometrist licensees and applicants. 
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 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 79provide for the primary enforcement of seat belt laws and to define passenger buses. 
SB 82provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 83prohibit smoking tobacco or carrying lighted tobacco products in certain places and to require certain persons to inform violators of the prohibition. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 93provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 95authorize certain schools to own and operate wind energy conversion systems, to establish a grant program for such purposes, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 98revise the minimum amount required for reporting damage to a motor vehicle and a boat. 
SB 100revise the method of sale of certain tobacco products. 
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 113clarify certain provisions related to the provision of water services by municipalities or rural water systems in areas located within three miles of a municipality. 
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 117revise certain budgetary provisions relating to certain funds received from the federal government. 
SB 130require written consent for the issuance of certain disinterment permits. 
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 151provide for a special motor vehicle license plate for parents of members of the United States Armed Forces who died while in service of this country. 
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 154require new construction of certain structures and buildings to comply with the building code. 
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 170authorize certain schools to own and operate wind energy conversion systems, to establish a grant program for such purposes, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 173revise the elements of the crimes of vehicular homicide and vehicular battery. 
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 192exempt the gross receipts from certain food coupons from sales tax. 
SB 193expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women upon certain conditions and to provide an appropriation therefor. 
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 2Honoring the memory and the life of Fred Koupal. 
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 23Honoring Dr. Sam Holland, State Veterinarian, for his many years of service to the State of South Dakota. 
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 28Honoring the life and times of Chester Sorensen of Freeman, South Dakota. 
SC 29Honoring Jack Van Der Geest who passed away on March 5, 2009. 
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 3Supporting a study of the potential creation of a Department of Veterans Affairs as a cabinet-level department. 
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. 
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. 
SCR 9Opposing certain practices by corporations in the genetically modified and genetically engineered seed industry. 
SCR 10 Supporting legislative efforts in other states addressing the need to provide for equine slaughter and processing in the United States. 
HB 1091make an appropriation to initiate a master of social work degree program in higher education. 
HB 1092regulate the practice of genetic counseling and to prohibit the practice of genetic counseling without a license. 
HB 1099revise certain provisions regarding insurance coverage for residential property that is destroyed while under construction. 
HB 1100revise where business records of insurance producers may be maintained. 
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 1117permit water user districts to provide certain health and life insurance benefits. 
HB 1121establish certain procedural requirements related to the relocation of electrical lines, communication lines, and pipelines. 
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 1130make an appropriation to the Department of Tourism and State Development to provide for the promotion in Mexico of tourist opportunities in South Dakota and of the products made in South Dakota. 
HB 1133authorize certain specialty license plates to be placed on motorcycles. 
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 1144revise certain provisions relating to the joint and several liability of a husband and wife for necessities. 
HB 1148clarify requirements for employment of a city engineer. 
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 1163provide for excusing certain elderly persons from jury duty upon request. 
HB 1169revise the certain provisions concerning the regulatory planning and zoning powers of municipalities. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1185revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009. 
HB 1190provide for the reduction of the sales and use tax on certain food items. 
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 1199authorize the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority to study the feasibility of nuclear power plant facility in South Dakota and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1202permit certain persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to get an endorsement on a commercial driver license to drive a school bus. 
HB 1209require electrical utilities to file certain information with the Public Utilities Commission. 
HB 1211revise the time frame and requirements for certain alcoholic beverage licensees to provide on-sale service of alcoholic beverages on Sunday. 
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 1225require certain authorization for the installation of certain fixtures on rental property and to establish penalties related thereto. 
HB 1230provide for the assessment of actual representation expenses from nonunion employees. 
HB 1232decrease publication costs for certain notices by reducing the number of required official newspapers that shall be designated by the counties. 
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 1240prohibit smoking tobacco or carrying lighted tobacco products in certain places and to require certain persons to inform violators of the prohibition. 
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 1265allow sellers to receive attorney fees in actions involving the disclosure statement required for certain real estate transfers. 
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 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. 
HB 1290increase the state's percentage of the net machine income from video lottery and to declare an emergency. 
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 1024Recognizing and congratulating Jeremiah Peterson of Canton for being named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
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 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. 

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