Representative Oren L. Lesmeister — 2020


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Minority Whip

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 28A
Counties: Corson, Dewey, Ziebach
Occupation: Farmer/Rancher Ag Business Owner


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Co Sponsor

HB 1006authorize the secretary of revenue to contract with certain entities for purposes of creating or maintaining a database to determine agricultural income value and to specify the mandatory and permissive data of the database. 
HB 1007require certain adjustments to the assessed value of agricultural land if factors impact the land's productivity and to require those adjustments to be documented. 
HB 1008legalize the growth, production, and transportation of industrial hemp in the state, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the use of the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1064restrict certain vapor products. 
HB 1067modify certain provisions regarding notice, service, and execution of judgments in forceable entry and detainer actions. 
HB 1076require a designation on a driver license for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances. 
HB 1077establish certain requirements regarding funeral processions. 
HB 1082revise the conditions under which a licensed vehicle dealer may display or sell certain vehicles. 
HB 1085provide for permanent daylight savings time. 
HB 1092provide for an assumption of risk by any person engaged in off-road vehicle activity and to limit the liability of the renters of off-road vehicles under certain circumstances. 
HB 1095revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 
HB 1100make an appropriation to begin the research and development of a new bioprocessing facility and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1102make an appropriation to reimburse the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1111revise provisions regarding the qualifications to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1112authorize the hiring of law enforcement officers by the South Dakota State Brand Board and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1121establish immunity from liability for the inherent risks of camping. 
HB 1138establish shooting course requirements for current or former law enforcement officers seeking an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. 
HB 1141require a feasibility study and actuarial analysis on long-term care services and supports. 
HB 1149establish qualifications for child custody evaluators. 
HB 1154revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. 
HB 1184provide limited deer and antelope licenses to landowners. 
HB 1197require testing of moisture meters and protein-measuring devices. 
HB 1223provide for the creation of an international business and trade office. 
HB 1238permit modification of the term of a perpetual conservation easement after the death of the grantor. 
HB 1279require property owners to receive notification of property tax reduction programs. 
HC 8002Commending and honoring the 2018-2019 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: JOEL JORGENSON, Madison Central, School Superintendent; DON LYON, Spearfish, Middle School Principal; PAUL LUNDBERG, Brandon Valley, School Business Official; MATT ALLEY, West Central, Elementary School Principal; JOE CHILDS, Mitchell, Secondary School Principal; DAVE PREHEIM, Tea, Assistant High School Principal; MICHAEL AMOLINS, Harrisburg, Curriculum Leader; WENDY OTHEIM, Brookings, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
HC 8007Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's Ellwein family of Rapid City for being awarded the Association of the United States Army Volunteer Family of the Year Award for 2019. 
HC 8011Commending and honoring Renee Ullom, a member of the Brandon Valley School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2019. 
HC 8016Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls for being awarded the Meritorious Unit Award and Winston P. Wilson Trophy for 2019. 
HC 8017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 139th Brigade Support Battalion of Brookings for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckard Trophy and General Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for 2019. 
HC 8018Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 153rd Forward Support Company of Huron on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' General John J. Pershing Trophy. 
HC 8019Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 730th Area Support Medical Company of Vermillion on being awarded the National Guard Association of the United States' Certificate of Victory. 
HCR 6009Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan’s international participation. 
HCR 6019Urging greater awareness and understanding of post-traumatic stress injury. 
HCR 6024Commending automotive enthusiasts in South Dakota and the Specialty Equipment Market Association for their contributions in preserving classic automobiles and urging the Governor to declare a South Dakota Collector Car Appreciation Day this year. 
HR 7001To ensure the existence of a healthy, sustainable equine population. 
SB 53provide for a discount to senior citizens for state parks and recreation areas. 
SB 60adopt the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact. 
SB 64prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. 
SB 78increase funding for court appointed special advocates. 
SB 80revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. 
SB 162provide limitations on the use of lighting equipment while hunting. 
SB 166provide a transfer of funds for the postsecondary scholarship grant fund and to declare an emergency. 
SJR 503Rescinding House Joint Resolutions calling for a constitutional convention for the sole purpose of changing the Constitution of the United States. 

Hearings

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