Representative Jim Peterson — 2014


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Minority Whip

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 04
Counties: Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Grant
Occupation: Farmer


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 
TaxationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Ag. Land Assessment Task ForceMember 
Highway Needs and FinancingMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1006provide for the assessment and taxation of agricultural land based on its actual use. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding school board opening day decision petitions. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1076revise certain requirements relating to party fishing. 
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 1098provide for the election of the secretary of education. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1131clarify that a credit card is not required to establish a revolving credit account. 
HB 1133repeal or revise certain provisions concerning townships. 
HB 1140permit townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
HB 1153define certain entities using a common paymaster as a single employing unit for the purposes of unemployment compensation. 
HB 1154authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. 
HB 1155allow a court to vacate certain convictions if the offense was committed as a result of human trafficking. 
HB 1156allow the transmission of electronic documents related to insurance policies. 
HB 1159revise the documentation requirements for designation as a veteran on driver licenses, permits, and nondriver identification cards. 
HB 1161establish a cause of action for wrongful human trafficking. 
HB 1162prohibit the practice of sex-selective abortions, to establish certain procedures to better ensure that sex-selective abortions are not practiced in South Dakota, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1184declare the fourth Saturday in July Day of the American Cowboy. 
HB 1185revise certain provisions relating to nonresident waterfowl licenses. 
HB 1186establish the elements of the crimes of witness intimidation and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1188revise the manner in which the Governor is to make appointments to legislative vacancies. 
HB 1189prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
HB 1191accommodate legislation relating to the alleviation of livestock losses as a result of the late autumn West River blizzard. 
HB 1192designate the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead as the official mining museum of South Dakota. 
HB 1193establish certain requirements relating to in situ leach mining. 
HB 1195revise the membership requirements and election procedures for members of the South Dakota Wheat Commission. 
HB 1207repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity. 
HB 1208restrict certain activities on waters that inundate private property. 
HB 1209provide for reimbursement of property taxes paid on certain private lands inundated by the waters of nonmeandered lakes. 
HB 1210expand Medicaid eligibility. 
HB 1217provide oversight of the immigrant investor program. 
HB 1218authorize school districts to use certain tax levies for pension and health insurance purposes. 
HB 1221exempt certain amateur sports coaches from sales and use tax. 
HB 1224create a Legislative Economic Development Investigative and Oversight Committee, to provide for its composition and duties, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1226create a work-share program available to employers during times of economic distress. 
HB 1230revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. 
HB 1242revise certain provisions concerning the township snow removal reserve fund. 
HB 1246increase the maximum bet limit and to eliminate the award limit on video lottery games. 
HB 1261authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HC 1022Congratulating and celebrating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) championship teams of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2013 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. 
HC 1030Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. 
HC 1031Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. 
HC 1032Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country 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 1050Honoring the Madison High School Boys Basketball Team for its 2013 Boys State A Basketball Championship. 
HC 1053Congratulating and recognizing the football team from Arlington High School for their runner-up finish in the 2013 Class 9AA Football Playoffs. 
HC 1054Congratulating and recognizing Anita Boeck from Arlington High School as the Region 3 volleyball coach of the year. 
HC 1056Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HC 1058Honoring Sonyah Shae Clifford of Rockyford, South Dakota, for her outstanding job representing Indian rodeo and being named Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 at the Indian National Finals Rodeo. 
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 1017Urging Congress, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. 
HCR 1018Recognizing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a serious and chronic disease in South Dakota. 
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 
SB 8revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property. 
SB 73allow certain nonresidents to participate in school district elections. 
SB 81prohibit the possession of certain items in jails, to provide a penalty therefor, and to revise the penalty for the procurement of certain items into a jail. 
SB 83authorize townships and counties to impose real estate transfer fees. 
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 104authorize the use of night vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions. 
SB 111revise certain property tax limitations. 
SB 117establish a county highway capital improvement fund and to levy a capital improvement property tax for county highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts. 
SB 119update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names. 
SB 122provide for certain insurance coverage for the treatment of hearing impairments for persons under the age of nineteen. 
SB 125prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain areas. 
SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 131provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. 
SB 143provide for a civil remedy for a bad faith assertion of patent infringement. 
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 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. 
SB 171recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. 
SB 172revise certain provisions relating to services performed by dental hygienists. 
SB 180authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may be placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions. 
SB 181define vapor products as tobacco products for the purpose of regulating the use of the products by minors and to place certain restrictions on the sale of vapor products. 
SC 5Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. 
SC 22Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. 
SC 23Honoring the 2013 Andes Central High School Girls Golf Team. 
SCR 4Celebrating and honoring the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead on the occasion of its centennial on August 31, 2014. 
SCR 6Expressing the Legislature's support for citizens and communities in eastern South Dakota impacted by severe high water conditions over the last two decades. 
SJR 3To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled