Senator Helene Duhamel — 2020


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Party: Republican
Term: Govs. Appointment
District: 32
Counties: Pennington
Occupation: Sheriff's Office, Business Owner


Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentVice-Chair MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Prime Sponsor

SB 60adopt the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact. 
SB 61revise certain provisions regarding a municipal office nominating petition. 
SB 71revise the offenses for which an order for interception of communications may be granted. 
HB 1065revise drone surveillance protections. 

Co Sponsor

SB 64prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness. 
SB 65revise certain provisions pertaining to trusts. 
SB 68authorize a county gross receipts tax. 
SB 78increase funding for court appointed special advocates. 
SB 80revise certain sheriff's fees and costs. 
SB 81establish eligibility criteria for out-of-state health institutions to receive financing from the Health and Educational Facilities Authority. 
SB 84authorize service animals in-training to enter certain establishments. 
SB 85establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles and electric hybrid motor vehicles. 
SB 104limit entitlement to mechanics' liens. 
SB 109provide protections for health care decisions governed by conscience. 
SB 135increase the bid limit for certain public improvements. 
SB 136authorize certain witnesses to be accompanied by a certified therapeutic dog in a criminal proceeding. 
SB 138amend parole provisions regarding life sentences. 
SB 155provide for step therapy protocol regarding certain prescription drugs. 
SB 171establish term limits for members of the Commission on Uniform Legislation. 
SC 801Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-second Anniversary. 
SC 803Commending the Bare Bodkins Theatre Company for their hard work and dedication to producing professional and accessible Shakespeare productions in Sioux Falls. 
SC 809To honor and commend the late Senator Gene Abdallah for his dedicated service to his community and state. 
SCR 601Supporting trade negotiations to remove barriers to country of origin labelling. 
SCR 605Calling for statewide recognition of South Dakota's military veteran entrepreneurs and Bunker Labs of Rapid City. 
SJR 501Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events and to revise provisions regarding certain municipal proceeds of gaming revenues. 
SJR 502Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election, an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of the pooled local investment fund. 
HB 1059revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones. 
HB 1060revise certain provisions regarding the use of the aeronautics fund. 
HB 1066revise and repeal provisions regarding aviation. 
HB 1067modify certain provisions regarding notice, service, and execution of judgments in forceable entry and detainer actions. 
HB 1071revise provisions regarding surface water quality complaints. 
HB 1074revise certain provisions regarding the required time that sexual assault kits be preserved. 
HB 1079authorize a county to assess an administration fee for the processing of certain title applications. 
HB 1081exempt from alcoholic beverage regulations certain uses of alcohol by postsecondary institutions. 
HB 1083rename the postsecondary technical institutes as technical colleges. 
HB 1101provide for the reinstatement of a driver license under certain conditions. 
HB 1105revise certain provisions regarding restrictions on State Investment Council members. 
HB 1106authorize the state investment officer to include an indemnity provision in certain investment-related documents. 
HB 1107define style and form and authorize the code commission to make certain style and form edits to legislative acts. 
HB 1108adopt the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. 
HB 1109revise the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. 
HB 1110provide for a uniform template to be used by each state agency in the conduct of performance management reviews. 
HB 1119include certain offenses committed in another state for purposes of an enhanced penalty. 
HB 1123revise provisions regarding termination of a lease by a victim of alleged domestic abuse. 
HB 1129authorize the provision of telecommunications device location information to law enforcement agencies. 
HB 1131prohibit the use of misleading identification for telephonic communications. 
HB 1169prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1174establish the date of kindergarten enrollment eligibility. 
HB 1201provide for the distribution of a list of possible reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. 
HB 1261provide procedures to enforce the integrity of the United States Constitution. 
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 8008Recognizing and honoring the Veterans Honor Park in Madison, South Dakota. 
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 8012Recognizing Peace Corps volunteers and returned volunteers for their service to our country and the world. 
HC 8013To commend and acknowledge the Ground Works and South Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom as a South Dakota educational nonprofit that incorporates interactive computer activities, youth summer camps, and teaching gardens to deliver hands-on lessons in STEAM education, agriculture literacy, health and wellness, and student leadership. 
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. 
HC 8020To honor the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights as the 2019 Class 11 AAA State High School Football Champions. 
HCR 6003Supporting the Electoral College. 
HCR 6008To authorize a legislative study for the continuum of care for the disabled and elderly of South Dakota. 
HCR 6017To encourage the creation of an interim legislative study to address infrastructure and funding support related to the expansion of Ellsworth Air Force Base. 

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