Representative Thomas R. Hills — 2008


Picture of Representative Thomas R. Hills

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: Retired College Professor


Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

SB 155provide state aid to education to certain school districts for certain students. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1112revise certain provisions related to the direction, supervision, and registration fees for veterinary technicians. 
HB 1123establish a state renewable and recycled energy objective and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HB 1125permit the local board of equalization to remain in session for a sufficient period of time to consider property assessment appeals. 
HB 1126revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of on-sale wine licenses and the sale of wine. 
HB 1138prohibit the use of a false academic degree or a degree that is not completed. 
HB 1144make an appropriation for costs related to the purchase of motorcycles for use in the motorcycle safety training courses, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1164authorize the purchase or lease of computer hardware and software through the general fund of school districts. 
HB 1186revise the eligibility requirements for the opportunity scholarship by allowing a student to take the ACT or SAT test after graduating from high school. 
HB 1188require the property tax notification sent to taxpayers to include taxable value, assessed value, and market value of the property. 
HB 1197revise certain provisions regarding the requirement of passenger restraint in a passenger vehicle. 
HB 1198revise the amount of a judgment in a petty offense case. 
HB 1214create a required minimum salary for teachers who teach in school districts that receive state aid funding. 
HB 1230appropriate money to promote the development of centers for secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1231increase the one-time payments made to school districts with growing enrollments. 
HB 1242require the Department of Education and the Board of Regents to establish certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. 
HB 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
HB 1249allow the Department of Education to enter into certain enrollment agreements with the State of Nebraska. 
HB 1251authorize the Board of Regents to acquire land for the Higher Education Center--West River. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1270prohibit improper influence regarding real estate appraisals and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1288allow any school district that qualifies for both the declining enrollment allowance and the growing enrollment payment in the same fiscal year to only benefit from the one that provides the most additional funding to the district. 
HB 1291allow students who have dyslexia to receive special education or special education and related services. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1300revise certain provisions related to school district reorganization and to the payment of additional funds to consolidating school districts, and to revise the general state aid to education formula for the purpose of increasing teachers salaries. 
HB 1303require the South Dakota State Library to deliver services and materials to residents in remote areas of the state, and to deliver those services and materials free of charge. 
HB 1308require the Board of Education to revise the alternative certification standards for career and technical education teachers. 
HB 1312change the South Dakota virtual high school to the South Dakota virtual school. 
HB 1313prohibit the use of certain electronic communication devices to communicate threats and harassment and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1315create a Highway Finance Task Force to study highway needs and financing. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1003Honoring Brittany Davis of Waubay as the 2008 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
HC 1011Honoring the life, character, and achievements of Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle. 
HC 1013Honoring Lisa Jan Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota, for being selected to represent her state as South Dakota's Junior Miss 2007 in the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in Mobile, Alabama. 
HC 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1034Honoring Sue Horstmeyer for her years of dedicated service to the South Dakota education system. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
HCR 1001Requesting the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to give Martha Smith of Fairburn, South Dakota, the hide of a mountain lion she recently killed. 
HCR 1002To commend Taiwan on its contributions to the promotion of freedom, democracy, and human rights, and to support its efforts to join certain international organizations. 
HCR 1003Supporting a Taiwan-United States free trade agreement. 
HCR 1004Encouraging the use of sunscreen and discouraging young persons from using tanning devices. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1009Supporting full funding, at the federal level, for immigration and custom enforcement officers for the detention of persons who have been determined to be in South Dakota illegally and have been reported to them by local law enforcement officers. 
HCR 1011Expressing the Legislature's consummate respect and appreciation for the service of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. 
HJR 1003To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 
HJR 1004To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 147revise certain provisions regarding the enforcement of seat belt laws. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
SB 176authorize the Legislative Research Council to remodel, renovate, and furnish certain facilities on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 181create the South Dakota teachers tuition reimbursement program. 
SB 183permit the creation of a transportation district and to establish its powers and bonding authority. 
SB 192authorize the Board of Regents to lease a site for delivery of public higher education in Pierre and to use money appropriated by the Legislature from the higher education facilities fund to make lease payments therefor. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
SC 16Recognizing 2007 as the Year of the Coaches at Scotland High School. 
SC 17Honoring an outstanding South Dakota baseball enthusiast and family man Clement C. Fejfar of Tabor, South Dakota, for his unwavering commitment to his country, family, and community. 
SCR 4Urging the United State Congress to remove Section 132 from the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 before its final passage. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 10Urging the Congress and the President of the United States to restore funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled