Senator Larry Rhoden — 2020


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Majority Whip

Party: Republican
Term: Other House
District: 29
Counties: Butte, Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 12
16868 SD Hwy. 34
Union Center, SD 57787

Home: 605-985-5461
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-985-5461

Email: Larry.Rhoden@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesChair TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 70repeal the provision requiring a forty-eight hour waiting period to purchase a pistol. 
SB 73permit persons sixteen years of age to donate blood under certain circumstances. 
SB 187allow the merger or consolidation of a cooperative and its subsidiary. 
SB 188provide for the appointment of members of the State Brand Board by district. 
SCR 4Supporting transportation of horses to foreign processing facilities. 
SCR 5Encouraging flexibility by local governments to accommodate the development of wind energy projects. 
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 1107revise the composition of the State Brand Board, to provide for its election by district, and to revise certain powers of the board. 
HB 1136repeal certain provisions relating to the purchase of private water lines. 
HB 1156provide for the establishment of a task force to study human trafficking. 
HB 1179provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1181establish a veterinary education loan repayment program for veterinarians who fulfill certain requirements and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1203limit asbestos-related liabilities for certain successor corporations. 
HB 1232decrease publication costs for certain notices by reducing the number of required official newspapers that shall be designated by the counties. 
HB 1284provide for the transport of electricity generated by certain customer-owned wind generation facilities and to establish maximum transporting charges for the electricity. 
HB 1285place certain restrictions on the granting of easements associated with pipelines. 
HC 1026Commending the Sturgis Brown High School Scoopers Wrestling Team on winning the 2009 South Dakota Class A Wrestling Championship. 
HCR 1015Stating South Dakota's policy on animal identification programs. 

Co Sponsor

SB 3revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of agricultural land. 
SB 4provide for additional responsibilities to the Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force. 
SB 74direct the Office of the Attorney General to study the creation of a state medical examiner system. 
SB 75allow dogs to be used in the hunting of mountain lions. 
SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 82provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 87repeal the forthcoming mandate that, beginning on July 1, 2009, will require students to stay in school until age eighteen or graduation. 
SB 88rescind the repeal on funding for sparse school districts that will take effect on June 30, 2009. 
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 119revise the authority of the state, counties, and townships to transfer highway right-of-ways under certain conditions. 
SB 147provide for public access to public records, to provide certain exemptions, and to provide for judicial remedies for noncompliance. 
SB 159revise certain provisions regarding bank names. 
SB 173revise the elements of the crimes of vehicular homicide and vehicular battery. 
SB 175set a maximum limit on certain license and permit fees that may be established by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 
HB 1094require applicants for licensure as real estate brokers, broker associates, salespersons, property managers, residential rental agents, auctioneers, home inspectors, and timeshare agents and such licensees who are the subject of a disciplinary investigation to submit to a state and federal criminal background check. 
HB 1095include the improper influence of a real estate appraisal by a real estate licensee to the acts constituting unprofessional conduct. 
HB 1106deposit money in the permanent school fund based on acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
HB 1114allow a broker to form certain business entities under certain conditions. 
HB 1115increase the education requirement for broker associate license. 
HB 1116require post-licensing education for broker associates. 
HB 1118revise the type of slot machines that may be owned or leased by the City of Deadwood. 
HB 1120provide for the transfer of predatory animal control, rodent control, and reptile control from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to the Department of Agriculture. 
HB 1121establish certain procedural requirements related to the relocation of electrical lines, communication lines, and pipelines. 
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 1141repeal certain provisions permitting the payment for lands acquired by eminent domain including the cost and expenses of condemnation proceedings from the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks fund. 
HB 1149allow a person or entity to offer postsecondary education credit in South Dakota while seeking accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency. 
HB 1165revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
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 1196require the consent of the governing bodies of certain local governments before creating tax incremental districts. 
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 1198allow school districts to charge students a fee to participate in interscholastic activities for which no academic credit is earned. 
HB 1202permit certain persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to get an endorsement on a commercial driver license to drive a school bus. 
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 1224place certain restrictions on state participation in a national animal identification system. 
HB 1229increase the gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related businesses and to revise certain provisions concerning the tourism promotion fund. 
HB 1234revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. 
HB 1242rescind the repeal on funding for sparse school districts that will take effect on June 30, 2009, and to decrease the value of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula. 
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 1255revise certain provisions concerning the telecommunications gross receipts tax. 
HB 1277permit municipalities and counties to assess surcharges against intoxicated persons responsible for certain expenditures of local resources. 
HB 1279require each school district to develop a policy to prohibit bullying and harassment that meets certain requirements. 
HB 1281enhance funding for state highways by increasing fees on certain signs, displays, or devices. 
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 1010Commending and honoring Eldon and Regina Roth for their outstanding efforts to increase the value of beef in the United States, for their entrepreneurial spirit, and for their commitment to excellence. 
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 1040Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
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 1013Reasserting sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HCR 1017Urging a finding by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service that the black-tailed prairie dog is not likely to become an endangered species. 

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