Representative Mitch Fargen — 2010


Picture of Representative Mitch Fargen

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 08
Counties: Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn
Occupation: Rural Development Director SD Farmers Union


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 464 
EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1193allow certain local governments to participate in the state health insurance plan. 
HB 1268establish certain requirements and safeguards relating to wind easements and wind energy leases. 
HB 1269require the installation of ethanol blender pumps in certain state-operated fueling facilities and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HCR 1016Opposing certain indirect land use change provisions that unfairly impact biofuels production in the United States. 
SJR 6Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Articles IV and VIII of the Constitution, to combine the duties of the treasurer and the commissioner of school and public lands. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1089clarify permissible insurance policy provisions. 
HB 1098require state agencies to conduct a public hearing before acquiring certain real property. 
HB 1101provide for restructuring the membership of the Corn Utilization Council. 
HB 1102repeal certain provisions establishing the Wall Lake State Game Bird Refuge in Hand County. 
HB 1107provide for the renewal of certain nonresident commercial driver licenses. 
HB 1120revise certain provisions and assessments related to the South Dakota Oilseeds Council. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1125revise certain documentation requirements related to driver licensing. 
HB 1127authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. 
HB 1130include the families of certain members of the armed forces who died in military service as eligible for gold star special license plates. 
HB 1138create certified technology parks or certified sites to enhance knowledge and tech-based economic development. 
HB 1140prohibit the use of certain photo radar speed detection systems and of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1141provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. 
HB 1142prohibit campaign contributions to candidates for the Public Utilities Commission by certain persons or entities associated with regulated entities. 
HB 1144revise the Human Relations Act to include additional categories of persons. 
HB 1148authorize counties to change the method of electing the county board of commissioners to either an at-large or district basis. 
HB 1151authorize funeral establishments to operate branch chapels. 
HB 1152require the Department of Education to develop a framework for entrepreneurship education. 
HB 1155require the marking of certain anemometer towers used for wind energy testing purposes. 
HB 1156provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
HB 1160allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HB 1167revise the term of service of a grand jury. 
HB 1170authorize the issuance of certain lifetime hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1171revise certain provisions regarding the fees for certain special motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1175provide for the establishment of performance standards for certified teachers, and to provide for the evaluation of the performance of certified teachers. 
HB 1184revise employee sick leave used for the care of a spouse, child, or parent of the employee if the spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
HB 1186prohibit certain regulated entities from providing financial support for events involving the Public Utilities Commission. 
HB 1187prohibit the killing, injury, or interference with a law enforcement support animal and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1188restrict the use of minor adjustments to school district boundaries and to revise the application process for minor boundary changes. 
HB 1189prohibit discrimination based on domestic violence in life and health insurance policies. 
HB 1190revise the high school course requirements and the requirements necessary to maintain eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1194revise certain provisions concerning wind easements and to specify certain information to be included in the recorded documents. 
HB 1203provide for the regulation of acupuncturists. 
HB 1213allow artisan distillers and farm wineries to sell certain distilled spirits to wholesalers and retailers. 
HB 1217regulate passenger elevators, escalators, and similar conveyance facilities. 
HB 1218provide for the election of the secretary of agriculture. 
HB 1226set certain age requirements for persons who sell malt beverages and South Dakota made wine at certain alcoholic beverage off-sale licensees. 
HB 1239establish certain procedures for counties to follow when requiring landowners to cut and remove grass, weeds, and brush from the road right-of-way. 
HB 1241establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. 
HB 1257remove certain provisions relating to countersignatures for insurance producers. 
HB 1262adjust certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. 
HB 1264provide for the issuance of free antlerless deer licenses to certain landowners and lessees. 
HB 1267create a new malt beverage retailer licenses that has certain membership and age requirements. 
HB 1272revise certain provisions regarding paternity and termination of parental rights. 
HB 1273restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
HB 1276create a task force to study the functioning of the Office of Tribal Government Relations. 
HB 1277provide for a process of obtaining certain information from online content providers in slander and libel actions. 
HB 1278provide for a process of obtaining certain information from online content providers in slander and libel actions. 
HC 1001Commending and honoring Greg Mortenson for his sixteen years of visionary work in building schools and relationships in the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring South Dakota's one hundred eighty-eight agriculture educators on National Teach Agriculture Day, February 25, 2010. 
HC 1018Commending and honoring the 2009 State A Boys' Track Champions, the Dell Rapids Quarriers, for their outstanding athletic performance in Spearfish and Rapid City at the 2009 State A Boys' Track Meet. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2009 State A Girls' Cross Country Champions, the Garretson Blue Dragons, for their outstanding athletic performance at the 2009 State A Girls' Cross Country Meet. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Tyler Oran Sorenson, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Western Wrestling Conference 197-pound champion, for his outstanding and unprecedented athletic performance in Brookings, South Dakota, at the 2010 Western Wrestling Conference Meet. 
HC 1026Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1004Expressing the heartfelt condolences of South Dakotans to the people of Haiti for their losses resulting from the devastating and horrific earthquake of January 12, 2010, and also to urge the people of South Dakota to be charitable in this time of great human suffering. 
HCR 1007 Urging the Bureau of Indian Education and other federal and state agencies to provide for the design and implementation of appropriate measures of adequate yearly progress for Native American students under the No Child Left Behind Act. 
HCR 1015Supporting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 
SB 70provide certain restrictions regarding the passing of a bicycle. 
SB 71provide driver licensing stations and provide the same level of service at each station as was prior to October 1, 2009. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
SB 89exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota. 
SB 93exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 97provide that salvage titles be issued for stolen vehicles and to provide that thefts be noted on the title of recovered motor vehicles. 
SB 99revise the distribution of the pesticide registration fee and to establish the weed and pest early detection rapid response fund. 
SB 108prohibit dental insurers from setting fees for noncovered services. 
SB 109revise certain provisions concerning the deposit of county funds related to the 24/7 sobriety program. 
SB 116require that certain insurers provide notice by certified or registered mail under certain circumstances. 
SB 118allow the register of deeds to electronically preserve certain documents. 
SB 133revise certain procedures for handling complaints regarding open meeting requirements. 
SB 140reorganize the Department of Tourism and State Development. 
SB 141establish certain provisions regarding documents or instruments filed with the register of deeds that may contain personally identifiable information and to revise certain format requirements relating to real estate documents filed with the register of deeds. 
SB 143require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 144limit increases in spending by state government. 
SB 145revise certain qualifications for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 151provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 156require that determinations in both adult and juvenile court proceedings relative to a controlled substance violation of a high school student participating in extracurricular activities be reported to the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to the school administrator. 
SB 160allow certain local governments to participate in the state health insurance plan. 
SB 179require that certain contested cases be heard by hearing examiners in the Office of Hearing Examiners. 
SB 184revise certain provisions concerning the taxes imposed by water development districts and the addition and withdrawal of territory for water development districts. 
SB 191establish the South Dakota Early Learning Council, and to establish community planning processes and eligibility criteria for entities seeking state funding to provide voluntary prekindergarten programs to children from low-income families. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its first annual event. 
SC 2Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-second anniversary. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Don Kirkegaard, Britton-Hecla, School Superintendent; Sherry Hansen, Tripp-Delmont, School Business Official; Dr. Jackie McNamara, Sioux Falls, Elementary School Principal; Jerry Rasmussen, Dakota Valley, Secondary School Principal; Dr. Debra Johnson, Chamberlain, Middle School Principal; Don Lyon, Meade, Assistant Secondary Principal; Darci Love, Huron, Curriculum Director; and John Fathke, South Central Ed Coop, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the South Dakota Association of Community Based Services, as the recipient of the national "Moving Mountains Best Practice Award" for 2008-2009 from the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. 
SC 14Honoring and congratulating the members of the 2009 Corsica VFW Teener youth baseball team: Kris Menning, Adam Fink, Aaron Groeneweg, Kiefer Johnson, Luke Bamberg, Colin Wieczorek, Gunner Baan Hofman, Ryan Hongslo, Eric Vanden Hoek, Harlan Big Crow, and Kyle Beltman with bat boy Gavin Zomer and Coaches Bob Bamberg and Dave Holstein on their first-ever State B Baseball Championship Title 
SC 20Recognizing Don Meyer for his distinguished service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 24Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its sixteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 30Commending and honoring former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his many years of service to South Dakota. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 5Expressing support for the public awareness of multiple sclerosis and recognizing MS Awareness Week as March 8-14, 2010. 

Hearings

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