Representative Fred Romkema — 2010


Picture of Representative Fred Romkema

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: Small Business Owner


Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 412 
Local GovernmentMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1072provide for the election of a vice chair for county commissions. 
HB 1162limit the liability of covered persons if health care service contractors are impaired or liquidated. 
SB 132permit the utilization of certain DNA samples to determine parentage under certain conditions. 
SB 145revise certain qualifications for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 

Co Sponsor

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 1105permit the record of a person's arrest to be expunged. 
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 1144revise the Human Relations Act to include additional categories of persons. 
HB 1156provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
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 1164revise no contact provisions in cases of stalking and domestic abuse. 
HB 1165revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1168require children to attend school until age sixteen rather than age eighteen. 
HB 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1181eliminate the consolidation incentives for any school districts that consolidate after July 1, 2010. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
HB 1194revise certain provisions concerning wind easements and to specify certain information to be included in the recorded documents. 
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 1254revise the requirements for the assignment of certain funeral benefits. 
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. 
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 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. 
SB 84revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
SB 87require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of certain vehicle registrations. 
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 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 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 188revise certain provisions relating to the sale and display of alcoholic beverages in certain establishments. 
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 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. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
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. 

Hearings

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