Representative Bill L. Van Gerpen — 2010


Picture of Representative Bill L. Van Gerpen

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 19
Counties: Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook
Occupation: PT Pastor/Farmer/Ret. LTC Natl. Guard


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
EducationVice-Chair MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1106limit the fee that may be charged for inmate labor used in response to emergency and disaster situations. 
HB 1107provide for the renewal of certain nonresident commercial driver licenses. 
HB 1108revise the definition of general fund base percentage in the calculation of state aid to education. 
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 1134revise the organizational status of the Mike Durfee State Prison. 
HB 1166clarify the locations where the local boards of equalization may meet. 
HB 1215appropriate funds for increased wages for employees of nursing facilities and to transfer funds from the health care trust fund. 
SB 105provide a statutory reference for the code of ethics for certified teachers and administrators. 
SB 160allow certain local governments to participate in the state health insurance plan. 
SB 189revise certain provisions regarding nonmedical remedial health services for children. 
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 18Honoring the Associate Division of the Associated General Contractors - Building Chapter of South Dakota for its generous contribution to Honor Flight South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1085prohibit certain interaction between children and registered sex offenders at youth activities. 
HB 1095permit local industrial development corporations to conduct bingo games and lotteries under certain conditions. 
HB 1096revise the penalty for an open burning violation in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1101provide for restructuring the membership of the Corn Utilization Council. 
HB 1116limit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents and executive officers of state institutions of higher education. 
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 1129provide for the early reinstatement of a student expelled from school under certain circumstances. 
HB 1133prohibit minors from using certain wireless communication devices while operating motor vehicles upon the public highways and to provide certain exceptions. 
HB 1147permit townships to provide certain health, life, and disability income insurance benefits. 
HB 1154require written incident notice from law enforcement to a juvenile's school under certain circumstances. 
HB 1155require the marking of certain anemometer towers used for wind energy testing purposes. 
HB 1160allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HB 1161provide that an out-of-country foreign judgment need not be recognized if the cause of action resulted in a defamation judgment obtained in a jurisdiction outside the United States, unless a court in this state first determines that the defamation law applied in the foreign court's adjudication provided at least as much protection for freedom of speech and press as would be provided in this state. 
HB 1167revise the term of service of a grand jury. 
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 1188restrict the use of minor adjustments to school district boundaries and to revise the application process for minor boundary changes. 
HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1216prohibit local units of government from requiring fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
HB 1233provide for a temporary reduction of the salaries of legislators and certain state officers and employees and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1248revise the definition of fall enrollment in the state aid to education formula and to eliminate the one-time payments for school districts with increasing enrollments. 
HB 1273restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
HB 1274repeal certain restrictions relating to the location of apiaries. 
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 1016Commending the Wagner Red Raiders Volleyball Team for its 2008 and 2009 State A Volleyball Championships. 
HC 1020Honoring the three-time State B Champion Wagner High School Red Raider Wrestling Team and its coaches. 
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 1006Urging the United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other federal agencies to actively manage mountain pine beetle infestations on lands under their control in South Dakota. 
HCR 1008Urging Congress to oppose current energy and climate legislation under consideration in the United States Senate. 
HCR 1009Calling for a balanced approach for instruction in the public schools relating to global climatic change. 
HCR 1012Directing the South Dakota State Investment Council to apply its Social Activism Policy to address the ongoing genocide and other atrocities being committed in Sudan. 
HCR 1014Urging the members of the United States Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. 
HCR 1017Opposing federal control of state water rights through unnecessary expansion of the federal Clean Water Act 
SB 85revise the continuing education requirements for certain veterinarians. 
SB 86revise certain requirements related to the licensure of veterinarians. 
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 106authorize the Board of Regents and the Building Authority to contract for construction of classroom facilities at the University Center in Sioux Falls to replace facilities leased from the Sioux Falls School District, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 108prohibit dental insurers from setting fees for noncovered services. 
SB 130revise certain provisions concerning the township road system. 
SB 134provide for divestiture of state investment funds in certain companies liable to sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. 
SB 142prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
SB 157authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
SB 167provide for the reconfiguration of the South Dakota sex offender registry to facilitate enhanced utilization by the public. 
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 3Commending and honoring the Tyndall Accordion Club for their dedication to playing and sharing accordion music for over two decades. 
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. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to revise the authority of the Board of Regents. 
SJR 3Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot. 

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