Senator Bob Ewing — 2018


Picture of Senator Bob Ewing

Majority Whip

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: Business Owner/Rancher

Home Address:
PO Box 607
120 W. Dakota St.
Spearfish, SD 57783

Home: 605-722-5559
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-641-9095

Email: Bob.Ewing@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
State AffairsChair MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 68revise certain provisions regarding the assistance provided to counties by state firefighting resources. 
SB 69allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically. 
SB 70define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. 
HB 1167revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions. 
HB 1214revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. 
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. 

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 74create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child and to declare an emergency. 
SB 82revise certain provisions providing for the inspections of large passenger vehicles used by nonprofit organizations. 
SB 87revise certain provisions regarding the lawful possession of firearms in certain locations. 
SB 88revise certain provisions in regarding disinterment permits. 
SB 90revise certain provisions regarding the payment of taxes and fees before transferring title of mobile homes or manufactured homes. 
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 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SB 99authorize the release of certain 911 emergency surcharge information to public safety answering points. 
SB 100establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies. 
SB 111revise certain provisions regarding expenditures incurred during civil proceedings. 
SB 114revise certain provisions regarding the removal and storage of abandoned vehicles. 
SB 119provide certain provisions regarding the furnishing of fraudulent disability documentation when renting accommodations. 
SB 125clarify the authority of the Government Operations and Audit Committee to issue a subpoena. 
SB 144revise certain provisions related to party affiliation on voter registration cards. 
SB 155revise certain provisions regarding the liability of the cost of jail confinement. 
SB 156revise certain provisions regarding brand inspections. 
SB 172provide for an opt out by certain professions from the temporary licensing compact. 
SB 173authorize malt beverage manufacturers to transfer a certain amount of product to certain retail facilities. 
SB 206revise certain provisions to authorize for the inclusion of legislators in the South Dakota Retirement System. 
SC 1Honoring Ruhama Tereda of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Girls State Governor and Bridger Gordon of Whitewood, South Dakota, Boys State Governor and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
SC 4Commending and honoring the 2016-2017 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dan Leikvold, Lead-Deadwood, School Superintendent; Belinda Miller, Sioux Valley, Middle School Principal; Susan Kurtz, West Central, School Business Official; Kim Johnson, Vermillion, Elementary School Principal; Bud Gusso, Douglas, Secondary School Principal; Todd Foster, Brookings, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Marge Stoterau, Brandon Valley, Curriculum Leader; and Tracy Kelly-Christensen, James Valley Education Coop, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Titans Boys Soccer Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 6Commending and honoring the 2017 Tea Area High School Boys Basketball Team and the students and staff involved in the program. 
SC 7Commending and honoring Joan Allison, a second grade teacher at Legacy Elementary, on being named Tea Area School District's Teacher of the Year. 
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 23Congratulating and honoring Jeff and Janine Nielsen on being awarded the 2018 South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award by the South Dakota Retailers Association. 
SC 24Honoring and congratulating the Matt and Paula Loewe family as the 2018 Farm Family of the Year as awarded by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. 
SC 36Honoring The Salvation Army for their dedication and service to the Aberdeen Community for one hundred twenty-five years. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 41Commending and honoring the service and sacrifice of Army Corporal Branden Stackenwalt of Rapid City to our country and to soldiers recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. 
SCR 7Supporting the State of Israel. 
SCR 8Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness areas in South Dakota without approval of the Legislature. 
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 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
SCR 16Expressing our gratitude to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for Making America Great Again. 
SJR 4Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund with the net receipts from certain unclaimed property. 
HB 1073provide for the protection of free speech on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
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 1081repeal the sunset clause regarding the recreational use of nonmeandered water. 
HB 1083reduce certain fees for enhanced permits to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1085adopt the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. 
HB 1103require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. 
HB 1105revise certain provisions regarding the validation of absentee ballot signatures. 
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 1121revise the fees for certain on-sale and off-sale retail liquor licenses. 
HB 1123prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. 
HB 1166revise certain provisions regarding waivers recommended by the School Finance Accountability Board. 
HB 1184provide certain provisions regarding waste disposal lines along or under highways. 
HB 1273revise certain provisions regarding convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. 
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 1014Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1015Honoring Brian Garrett for his outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the Oglala Lakota people. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HCR 1002Recognizing the great need and offering support for additional mental health services in western South Dakota. 
HCR 1004Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
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 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. 
HJR 1003Rescinding House Joint Resolution 1001, adopted by the Ninetieth Legislature of the State of South Dakota. 

Hearings

02/22 10:00 AM House TransportationSB 69allow certain registration and permit documents to be stored and presented electronically.