Senator Bill Van Gerpen — 2014


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Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 19
Counties: Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook
Occupation: PT Pastor/Farmer/Ret. LTC Natl. Guard


Session Committees

AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 363 
Joint AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 159revise the General Appropriations Act for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 2014. 
SB 164revise the allocation of certain temporary nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. 
SC 1Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days Festivities on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary on June 19, 20, and 21, 2014. 
SC 34Congratulating and honoring Cheryl Hovorka for her excellent service and leadership to the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. 
SC 35Congratulating and honoring Katerina Renken on her excellent creativity and representation of South Dakota in the 2013 VSA International Children's Art Program. 
HB 1126revise the persons authorized to countersign school board payments. 
HB 1159revise the documentation requirements for designation as a veteran on driver licenses, permits, and nondriver identification cards. 
HB 1219require joint municipal and school annual elections. 
HC 1009Commending and honoring Staff Sergeant Sam Schaefers for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring Specialist Dalton Deboer for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year. 
HC 1011Commending and honoring Senior Master Sergeant Zona Hornstra for her selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1014Commending and honoring Technical Sergeant Christopher Wilsey for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. 
HC 1017Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Shane Severyn upon his retirement, for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
HC 1026commending and honoring the Community Bank in Avon, South Dakota, for their continued entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and dedication to the community for the past 100 years. 
HCR 1005Urging Congress and the President to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
HCR 1006Recognizing the anniversary of the addition of the words "under God" to the United States Pledge of Allegiance. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, to revise term limits for legislators. 

Co Sponsor

SB 62establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 63protect the privacy of the records of individual students. 
SB 64require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. 
SB 66provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. 
SB 67provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. 
SB 84update certain statutes relating to notification of certain transfers. 
SB 90revise certain provisions related to the High School Activities Association. 
SB 101ensure that a teacher may provide instruction in the area of personhood before birth. 
SB 103establish certain civil penalties for tampering or removing any highway marker, sign, or control device and to distribute the revenue from such civil penalties. 
SB 112prohibit schools from preventing the instruction of intelligent design. 
SB 120provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency. 
SB 123require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. 
SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 127make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 145encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 149establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 156revise the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula. 
SB 160exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. 
SB 163prohibit a social host from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on the social host's premises and to provide penalties therefor. 
SB 165develop a systematic process for the performance management review of state agencies. 
SB 169provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota. 
SC 2Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. 
SC 3Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. 
SC 17Congratulating and honoring the Tea Weekly and the Lennox Independent writers for receiving numerous first place awards at the South Dakota/North Dakota Newspaper Associations' Convention. 
SC 19Commending and honoring LuAnn Lindskov, 2014 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. 
SC 22Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. 
SC 23Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. 
SCR 1Urging Congress to reject the proposal to remove the states' authority to designate a hospital as a necessary provider under the critical access hospital program. 
SCR 3Urging the members of the South Dakota Congressional delegation to sponsor and support the Marketplace Fairness Act, or similar legislation that would grant the states authority to collect sales and use tax on remote sales. 
SCR 4Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. 
HB 1003revise the definition of the index factor in the state aid to education formula to include a minimum annual percentage increase of two percent. 
HB 1004set the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula for school fiscal year 2015. 
HB 1080clarify that emergency personnel driving records are not to include motor vehicle accidents resulting while engaged in the performance of their official duties. 
HB 1081revise the computation of the promotional fee on wheat. 
HB 1087change how rural fire protection districts conduct elections. 
HB 1089allow certain school districts that receive state aid to education to receive funding for certain students with limited English proficiency. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1133repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. 
HB 1142enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1150require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom. 
HB 1158provide medical care for certain unborn children. 
HB 1227reduce state government reliance on video lottery proceeds, to revise the distribution of video lottery proceeds, and to dedicate certain deposits and income from the education enhancement trust fund. 
HB 1234require notice to property owners in certain eminent domain cases. 
HB 1238provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. 
HB 1248regulate the state of South Dakota's relationship to certain presidential executive orders and decrees. 
HB 1250provide for a coordinated effort to assist victims of human trafficking. 
HC 1001Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. 
HC 1002Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1034Honoring and commending the 2013 Avon High School Football Team. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HCR 1001Encouraging school districts to build on their individual strengths by working together with other school districts to provide a rich educational opportunity for all students. 
HCR 1002Recognizing the teacher shortage in this state and the difficulties school districts in South Dakota face in attracting and retaining qualified teachers. 
HCR 1003Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. 
HCR 1013Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and "The Star Spangled Banner", and recognizing the historical significance, heroic human endeavor, and sacrifices of members of the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Revenue Marine Service, and state militias, during and since the War of 1812. 
HCR 1015In support of protecting American sovereignty and defending individual second amendment rights from United Nations interference. 
HCR 1020Recognizing the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy which resulted in the loss of over six hundred lives. 
HJR 1006Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to revenue and expenditure limits for the State of South Dakota. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled