Senator Jason E. Frerichs — 2018


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Minority Whip

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 01
Counties: Brown, Day, Marshall, Roberts
Occupation: Farmer/Rancher

Home Address:
13507 465th Ave.
Wilmot, SD 57279

Home: 605-938-4273
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business:

Email: Jason.Frerichs@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
Joint Select Committee on Joint RulesMember Call of Chair 11:30 AM Room 423 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 137revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age. 
SB 138revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of wind energy tax revenue to school districts. 
SB 157establish a bid process for the haying of certain interstate and highway medians. 
SB 158require certain transfers of funds from the state highway fund to the local bridge improvement grant fund. 
SB 171provide for the taxation of severed mineral interests and to provide for the extinction of de minimis claims through the utilization of tax deeds. 
SB 188require certain groundwater observation wells in the event of an oil spill. 
SB 210transfer certain funds from the ethanol fuel fund to the ethanol infrastructure incentive fund. 
SB 211create a Legislative Water Management Committee. 
SC 25Honoring and recognizing Myron Sonne for his outstanding commitment and service to Mitchell Technical Institute and to the young minds of South Dakota. 
SC 26Honoring and recognizing Larry Goette for his commitment and dedication to military veterans and for his service to his country. 
SCR 12Urging the Environmental Protection Agency to update the Clean Air Act to allow mid-range ethanol blends in all standard automobiles. 
HB 1119revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. 
HB 1218establish an independent legislative redistricting commission. 
HB 1219revise certain provisions regarding the use of night vision equipment in hunting. 
HB 1263increase the allowable general fund cash balances for school districts. 
HC 1005Honoring the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems, Inc. on being named 2017 State Association of the Year. 
HCR 1004Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
HCR 1005Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2018 as National Social Work Month. 
HJR 1009Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for state legislative redistricting by an independent commission. 

Co Sponsor

SB 67permit a victim of child sex trafficking or exploitation to expunge any criminal or delinquency record obtained as a result of the victimization. 
SB 72revise certain provisions regarding historical license plates for motor vehicles. 
SB 73authorize a vehicle dealer to lease space in the common area of a shopping mall for displaying new vehicles. 
SB 74create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. 
SB 76revise certain provisions regarding voter registration. 
SB 77revise certain provisions regarding required campaign finance disclosure statements submitted by ballot question committees. 
SB 79authorize for voters with no party affiliation to sign nominating petitions for candidates with a party affiliation. 
SB 84revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
SB 86revise certain requirements when a local unit of government sells surplus property through a real estate broker. 
SB 88revise certain provisions in regarding disinterment permits. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Sioux Falls, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92provide a felony penalty for the intentional injury or disfigurement by certain corrosive materials. 
SB 95revise certain provisions regarding ingestion of certain controlled substances. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SB 97provide a special motor vehicle license plate for certain women veterans. 
SB 105authorize a health care practitioner to administer a toxicology test to an infant under certain circumstances. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. 
SB 113revise certain provisions regarding guaranteed energy savings contracts. 
SB 120require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 121prohibit employers from obtaining, seeking, or using certain prior salary information. 
SB 127revise certain requirements for a proposed wind energy facility applicant. 
SB 128revise certain provisions regarding ballot question committees. 
SB 129revise certain limitations and penalties concerning campaign contributions. 
SB 130make an appropriation to the building South Dakota fund and to provide for the disbursement thereof. 
SB 131create the career and technical education consortium grant program and the career and technical education consortium fund. 
SB 132establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 134provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 
SB 135revise certain provisions regarding the collection of confidential communications records. 
SB 136authorize other languages to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 148revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 151revise certain provisions regarding the sale of trailers at special events, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 154revise certain provisions concerning the transfer of motor vehicle titles to satisfy unpaid motor vehicle repair bills. 
SB 156revise certain provisions regarding brand inspections. 
SB 159revise the designated use of the additional net revenue from sales taxes collected from certain remote sellers. 
SB 163require certain reports in the event of an oil spill. 
SB 164prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. 
SB 166revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. 
SB 173authorize malt beverage manufacturers to transfer a certain amount of product to certain retail facilities. 
SB 175revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of concealed pistols by certain persons. 
SB 176establish certain provisions regarding the prescription of opioids. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 182revise certain provisions regarding the crime of rape. 
SB 183authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of a precision agriculture classroom and laboratory building and renovation of the first and second floors of Berg Agriculture Hall at South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 186prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. 
SB 192provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
SB 194revise certain provisions regarding registration fees of pesticide products and create the precision agriculture building fund. 
SB 195establish certain provisions regarding the state procurement process for internet, data, and telecommunications services. 
SB 197revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. 
SB 205authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
SB 206revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. 
SB 212revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. 
SC 8Honoring and commending Rick Williamson for his service to our state and nation and for his service as state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
SC 9Honoring the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program. 
SC 36Honoring The Salvation Army for their dedication and service to the Aberdeen Community for one hundred twenty-five years. 
SCR 1Honoring the memory and accomplishments of President Grover Cleveland. 
SCR 5Recognizing the tribal council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in its petition to the Legislature for redress of grievances pursuant to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article VI  
SCR 6Recognizing the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2018, and the celebration of Human Rights Day. 
SCR 9Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
SCR 11Expressing support for access to patient-centered and family focused advance care planning. 
SCR 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
SCR 15making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge or discharge under honorable conditions for their service regardless of current income status. 
SJR 6to provide for the appointment process for the secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations. 
SJR 8making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge for their service regardless of current income status. 
SJR 9Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton. 
SR 1Confirming the legitimacy of, and South Dakota's support for, the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. 
HB 1075authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1076authorize townships to use a tax levy for emergency medical services. 
HB 1077update certain language regarding capital punishment and to revise the mandatory sentence for persons with an intellectual disability convicted of murder in the first degree. 
HB 1081repeal the sunset clause regarding the recreational use of nonmeandered water. 
HB 1085adopt the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. 
HB 1090revise the deposits of the proceeds from the sale of certain surplus real estate at the South Dakota Veterans' Home. 
HB 1100require a name be printed on public contracts. 
HB 1106authorize hunting preference points to be granted to persons age ten years or older. 
HB 1107revise and repeal various provisions regarding the construction and maintenance of county and township highways and bridges. 
HB 1113revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles required to stop at a state weighing station. 
HB 1114establish certain requirements for students enrolling in resident school districts or assigned schools after participating in open enrollment. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. 
HB 1116revise certain provisions regarding special interest motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1117revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of historical motor vehicles. 
HB 1118make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. 
HB 1123prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions related to cooperatives. 
HB 1137revise certain provisions regarding the registration of lobbyists. 
HB 1139revise the applicability of adverse possession to certain partition fences. 
HB 1146revise certain provisions regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers aboard vehicles operated by licensed carriers. 
HB 1147revise certain provisions concerning property tax collections, delinquent property taxes, tax certificates, and tax deeds. 
HB 1149prohibit the sale of certain industrial and construction equipment at a price higher than is offered to other buyers. 
HB 1153create certain protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1156require voter registration information be made available to the public by certain licensing agents. 
HB 1157authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding energy conversion and transmission facility permits. 
HB 1171establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1172revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies. 
HB 1179provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1182provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1205require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. 
HB 1213revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. 
HB 1214revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. 
HB 1232revise the payment for the dual credit program. 
HB 1236provide for the acquisition of certain motor vehicle titles by auction agencies in certain circumstances. 
HB 1237revise certain provisions regarding voting in elections. 
HB 1239revise certain provisions regarding the inspection and copying of public records. 
HB 1243revise provisions related to the hold or sale of certain livestock. 
HB 1253require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1257provide for the abandonment of certain highways by townships and counties. 
HB 1262exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1264authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of a precision agriculture classroom and laboratory building and renovation of the first and second floors of Berg Agriculture Hall at South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1266provide funds for the purpose of increasing wages for certain employees of community support providers and nursing facilities. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1279increase the state's percentage of the video lottery net machine income, create a fund for the proceeds, and repeal video lottery. 
HB 1293increase the penalty for certain assaults committed against firefighters or ambulance service personnel while engaged in the performance of their duties. 
HB 1294increase the tax on certain alcoholic beverages and to distribute the revenue. 
HB 1305authorize independents to vote at a primary election under certain conditions. 
HC 1006Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. 
HC 1007Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. 
HC 1009Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. 
HC 1015Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 
HCR 1003Promoting a resilient and healthy Black Hills forest through endorsement of the forest management principles identified in "Black Hills Resilient Forest Strategy" published December 2017. 
HCR 1006Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 
HCR 1007Encouraging thoughtful taxation of alcohol products in the state and calling for alcohol to become budget neutral rather than a drain on the resources and the economy of South Dakota. 
HCR 1008that tobacco, alcohol, and other drug marketing have no place in the lives of the children of the state. 
HCR 1009Encouraging awareness of alcohol as a direct cause of seven types of cancer and encourages the Department of Health to research potential awareness campaigns related to alcohol and cancer. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Melvin "Billy" Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. 
HCR 1011Making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem reimbursement to eligible veterans in need of assisted living services. 
HJR 1010Proposing and submitting to voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising legislative terms of office. 

Hearings

02/20 02:00 PM SenateHB 1219revise certain provisions regarding the use of night vision equipment in hunting. 
02/20 10:00 AM Senate Agriculture and Natural ResourcesSB 211create a Legislative Water Management Committee. 
02/20 08:00 AM House Committee on AppropriationsHB 1263increase the allowable general fund cash balances for school districts. 
02/20 10:00 AM House TransportationSCR 12Urging the Environmental Protection Agency to update the Clean Air Act to allow mid-range ethanol blends in all standard automobiles.