Representative Oran A. Sorenson — 2010


Picture of Representative Oran A. Sorenson

Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 25
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Retired Teacher, Farmer


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1127authorize landowners and lessees to possess certain game animal and game bird trophies. 
HB 1167revise the term of service of a grand jury. 
HB 1217regulate passenger elevators, escalators, and similar conveyance facilities. 
HB 1225provide for a process to limit state government spending. 
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. 
SB 3require nondiscriminatory pricing between malt beverage suppliers and malt beverage wholesalers. 
SB 4revise certain rule-making authority regarding the sale of certain alcoholic beverage container sizes to on-sale licensees. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1001allow municipalities and counties to issue certain special alcoholic beverage licenses and to repeal certain special alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1003reduce the time period for revising fees for full-service restaurant on-sale licenses. 
HB 1004extend dram shop protection to certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
HB 1069revise certain provisions relating to the transportation of alcoholic beverages and to authorize transportation by religious organizations under certain circumstances. 
HB 1070revise certain provisions relating to the voidability of gambling contracts. 
HB 1071revise certain provisions relating to parental liability for willful acts of a child and to revise the limitation on recovery. 
HB 1098require state agencies to conduct a public hearing before acquiring certain real property. 
HB 1102repeal certain provisions establishing the Wall Lake State Game Bird Refuge in Hand County. 
HB 1106limit the fee that may be charged for inmate labor used in response to emergency and disaster situations. 
HB 1108revise the definition of general fund base percentage in the calculation of state aid to education. 
HB 1116limit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents and executive officers of state institutions of higher education. 
HB 1120revise certain provisions and assessments related to the South Dakota Oilseeds Council. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
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 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 1146provide for the regulation of certain commercial dog breeding operations. 
HB 1147permit townships to provide certain health, life, and disability income insurance benefits. 
HB 1148authorize counties to change the method of electing the county board of commissioners to either an at-large or district basis. 
HB 1150revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula for certain students who participate in open enrollment. 
HB 1151authorize funeral establishments to operate branch chapels. 
HB 1152require the Department of Education to develop a framework for entrepreneurship education. 
HB 1154require written incident notice from law enforcement to a juvenile's school under certain circumstances. 
HB 1160allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HB 1166clarify the locations where the local boards of equalization may meet. 
HB 1169prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
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 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1183authorize birth centers to operate in the state. 
HB 1188restrict the use of minor adjustments to school district boundaries and to revise the application process for minor boundary changes. 
HB 1190revise the high school course requirements and the requirements necessary to maintain eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1194revise certain provisions concerning wind easements and to specify certain information to be included in the recorded documents. 
HB 1199provide for the temporary curtailment of out-of-state legislative travel. 
HB 1207revise certain campaign finance requirements. 
HB 1208provide for legislative representation on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1218provide for the election of the secretary of agriculture. 
HB 1220provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1223provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates and the contact preference of birth parents. 
HB 1233provide for a temporary reduction of the salaries of legislators and certain state officers and employees and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1234increase certain state employee salaries. 
HB 1235increase funding for certain providers of medical services and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1236appropriate money from the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of providing increased funding for state aid to education. 
HB 1255lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
HB 1264provide for the issuance of free antlerless deer licenses to certain landowners and lessees. 
HB 1266assess and tax certain outdoor sign structures as real property. 
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 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 1019Honoring Joey Painter of Harding County High School for her outstanding achievements as a three-event state rodeo champion and her third-time recognition with an all-around cowgirl title. 
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 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 1017Opposing federal control of state water rights through unnecessary expansion of the federal Clean Water Act 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of a corporate income tax. 
SB 2revise certain provisions regarding alcoholic beverage control and licensing laws. 
SB 72revise certain provisions regarding the testing of applicants for a driver license. 
SB 75define certain terms related to liability for agritourism activities. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
SB 93exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 94provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 95establish a grant program to fund certain energy efficiency projects. 
SB 105provide a statutory reference for the code of ethics for certified teachers and administrators. 
SB 108prohibit dental insurers from setting fees for noncovered services. 
SB 110provide for the posting of a bond by parolees under certain circumstances. 
SB 111prohibit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents of state institutions of higher education. 
SB 116require that certain insurers provide notice by certified or registered mail under certain circumstances. 
SB 121require the Department of Education to promote certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. 
SB 124establish the per student allocation for FY 2011, and to revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
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 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 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 167provide for the reconfiguration of the South Dakota sex offender registry to facilitate enhanced utilization by the public. 
SB 170provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
SB 174appropriate funds for increased wages for employees of nursing facilities and to transfer funds from the health care trust fund. 
SB 179require that certain contested cases be heard by hearing examiners in the Office of Hearing Examiners. 
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 3Commending and honoring the Tyndall Accordion Club for their dedication to playing and sharing accordion music for over two decades. 
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 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 27Honoring John Frislie of Canton, South Dakota, for his contributions to conservation efforts in southeastern South Dakota and statewide. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 4Opposing certain federal legislation related to equine slaughter and processing and urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. 
SCR 5Expressing support for the public awareness of multiple sclerosis and recognizing MS Awareness Week as March 8-14, 2010. 
SJR 4Proposing a constitutional amendment to combine the offices of state treasurer and state auditor into the single office of state comptroller. 
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. 

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