Senator Stace Nelson — 2019


Picture of Senator Stace Nelson

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 19
Counties: Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook
Occupation: Retired NCIS Agent/Small Farmer/USMC Veteran

Home Address:
24739 420th Ave.
Fulton, SD 57340

Home: 605-770-7461
Capitol: 605-773-3821


Email: Stace.Nelson@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Military and Veterans AffairsChair Call of Chair 8:00 AM TBA 

Prime Sponsor

SB 6revise certain provisions regarding sonogram and heart auscultation prior to an abortion. 
SB 7revise certain provisions regarding prohibited activities near polling places. 
SB 9provide for the Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 39prohibit the state employment of certain relatives. 
SB 50remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. 
SB 69provide for the meeting times of sessions and committees of the Legislature. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
SB 104require random drug testing of legislators. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
SB 108require certain legislative meetings to be open to the public. 
SB 109prohibit certain state employees from acting as a lobbyist for a certain period following termination of employment. 
SB 110revise provisions regarding adjustments to the motor fuel tax fund balance. 
SB 111revise provisions regarding certification of emergency medical responders. 
SB 142require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in state custody. 
SB 143revise visitation rights of a person causing conception by rape or incest. 
SB 161provide for reporting of hours worked by certain constitutional officers and their employees. 
SC 1Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Swenson upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 2Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant Paul Gerken upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 3Honoring, commending, and thanking South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant Trooper Darren Hall upon his retirement for his many dedicated years of service to South Dakotans as a highway patrolman. 
SC 39Recognizing and commending Technical Sergeant Michelle Eosso for being selected as Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 40Recognizing and commending Captain Frank Mercurio on being selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 41Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Benjamin Broussard on being selected Airman of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 42Recognizing and commending Senior Master Sergeant Andrea Scheving on being selected Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 43Recognizing and commending Senior Airman Dyllon Schwartz for being selected as the Honor Guard Member of the Year. 
SC 44Recognizing and commending Master Sergeant Toni Dominguez on being selected First Sergeant of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 45Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Anthony Morgan on being selected Noncommissioned Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 46Recognizing and commending Major Scott Howe on being selected as Field Grade Officer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 47Recognizing and commending Staff Sergeant Janay Jones on being selected as Military Volunteer of the Year of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base. 
SC 48Celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the annual award winners of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base 
SCR 3Commending, honoring, and thanking South Dakota's numerous women veterans for their service to our country and state. 
SCR 4Commending and thanking the men and women of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging Congress and the President to fund construction of steel barriers and border control impediments along with the strengthening of current border control infrastructure, and urging Congress and the President to ensure compliance with and enforcement of federal immigration laws. 
SCR 9Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion law passed in New York state; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
SJR 3Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to partisan elections of judges. 
SR 3Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in journalism. 
SR 5Petitioning Congress and the President to immediately defund Planned Parenthood of all federal funding; strongly condemning the recent unrestrictive abortion laws passed in New York and Vermont; and, expressing South Dakotans' continued resolve to secure the blessings of life and liberty for our posterity. 
SR 6Supporting and encouraging all efforts, public and private, to enjoin the implementation of any regulation that impermissibly and unconstitutionally defines a machine gun to include a bump-stock-type device. 
HB 1102establish certain provisions regarding fairness in repairs of equipment sold or used in this state. 
HB 1105revise certain provisions regarding child support orders. 
HB 1106revise certain provisions regarding support obligations. 
HB 1107revise the definition of adultery. 
HB 1156designate the accordion as the official state musical instrument. 
HB 1174revise provisions regarding civil forfeitures. 
HB 1177provide an opportunity to view a sonogram and hear the child's heartbeat prior to an abortion. 
HB 1182require a balanced and representative membership on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1190provide for certain reporting requirements related to abortions. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1217prohibit the endangerment of any child by means of driving under the influence and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1224revise certain provisions regarding violations of county and municipal ordinances. 
HB 1266provide opportunities for the private sector commercialization of interstate rest areas and welcome centers. 
HB 1269temporarily revise the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. 
HC 1004Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 
HC 1006Celebrating and honoring Tabor's Annual Czech Days festivities on the occasion of its seventy-first anniversary on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. 
HC 1020Honoring the South Dakota Army National Guard Specialist Bailey Ruff for being named the national 2018 Soldier of the Year for the Army National Guard. 
HC 1026Honoring the service of the South Dakota National Guard's Adjutant General, Major General Timothy A. Reisch, for his tenure serving as Adjutant Major General for the State of South Dakota Department of Military from April 2011 through June 2019. 
HCR 1005Petitioning Congress and the President to defend Israel against hostile actions; expressing the strongest support for, and unity with, the people and State of Israel; and strongly condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and the increasing incidents of anti-Semitism against Israel and the Jewish people. 
HCR 1006Instructing South Dakota's congressional representatives to support an effort in Congress to terminate the U.S. Department of Education. 

Co Sponsor

SB 38provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 59revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
SB 61provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 84authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 85revise the deadline for the Department of Health's annual report regarding abortions. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 121revise certain provisions regarding manufacturers' warranties for motor vehicles to include all-terrain vehicles. 
SB 122restrict the enactment of policies governing the possession of firearms at public institutions of higher education. 
SB 123provide for the adoption of privacy protection policies. 
SB 138revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. 
SB 141provide for the administration of certain assessments in a paper format. 
SB 147provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 163revise certain provisions regarding jury lists. 
SB 170revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 
SC 12Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. 
SC 17Honoring the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home. 
SC 29Honoring Lois Henry for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
SC 33Honoring Cammack Ranch as the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award recipient. 
SC 35Recognizing and honoring the bravery of the Beresford FFA students who quickly and courageously acted to help the residents of a burning apartment building. 
SC 36Honoring the Canton High School wrestling team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season. 
SCR 5Commending Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for their votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and wishing Associate Justice Kavanaugh well in his new role. 
SCR 8Requesting Congress to lawfully change the Medicaid eligibility requirements to give states the option to provide Medicaid services to persons in jail pending disposition. 
SCR 13Recognizing the "Know Before You Fly" campaign as an official source of safety education for operators of unmanned aircraft systems and instructing the Department of Public Safety to educate the public about the campaign. 
SR 4Rebuking Congressman Dusty Johnson for voting against President Trump's emergency measures to secure the Southern border, and urging Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to support President Trump's constitutional efforts as our military Commander in Chief to do so. 
SR 7Rebuking Congressman Dusty Johnson for voting against President Trump's emergency measures to secure the Southern border, and urging Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to support President Trump's constitutional efforts as our military Commander in Chief to do so. 
HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1041provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
HB 1043require the Department of Social Services to collect and report certain information regarding the military affiliation of a parent whose child is subject to a report of abuse or neglect. 
HB 1044authorize certain children who are subject to a pending military relocation to apply for enrollment in a school district. 
HB 1051establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. 
HB 1054revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1056prohibit certain local ordinances regarding firearms. 
HB 1058require the provision of certain services regarding special education to students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1077revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. 
HB 1079allow a person to perform plumbing work on the person's own property without a license and establish a fee. 
HB 1097repeal provisions regarding certain disclosures on campaign communications. 
HB 1098revise provisions regarding publication of official ballots in a legal newspaper. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
HB 1109exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1110establish a penalty for certain persons who fail to file a birth certificate or who fail to provide the notice required for the filing of a death certificate. 
HB 1113establish certain provisions regarding ethics and responsibility for public elementary and secondary school teachers. 
HB 1114revise provisions regarding state-owned motor vehicles. 
HB 1115revise certain provisions regarding local referendums. 
HB 1116prohibit the conduct of certain physical examinations or screenings on students in a school district without parental consent. 
HB 1118revise provisions regarding excise taxes on the purchase price of motor vehicles. 
HB 1124require health care facilities that perform mammography to inform mammography patients on breast density. 
HB 1125create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. 
HB 1126revise real estate licensure requirements for the sale of businesses. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1145establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 
HB 1171allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1186repeal the termination of the juvenile detention cost-sharing fund. 
HB 1193provide a criminal penalty for causing an abortion against a pregnant mother's will. 
HB 1197prohibit intentionally damaging monuments, statues, or memorials and provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1204exempt certain sales of goods and services by minors from the sales tax. 
HB 1210authorize the direct shipment of wine by wine clubs. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1233reduce the percentage of a winery's annual production that may be bulk wine. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1008Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 
HC 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1013Honoring and commending Dr. David E. Peterson for his outstanding service in the field of dentistry to patients in South Dakota. 
HC 1016Commending and honoring Dakota Wesleyan University Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first NAIA Division II National Championship in the 2018 season. 
HC 1021Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing of Sioux Falls on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Award, and William W. Spruance Safety Award for 2018. 
HC 1022Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Pierre for being awarded the Major General Milton A. Reckford Trophy, General Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. Award, and the U.S. Army Supply Excellence Awards for 2018. 
HC 1023Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery of Watertown on being awarded the Certificate of Victory for the National Guard Association of the United States. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HCR 1002Requesting that local school boards establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility for educators in public elementary and secondary schools. 
HCR 1004Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and Taiwan; supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between Taiwan and the United States; and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
HCR 1007 Expressing and encouraging support for voluntary country-of-origin labels. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota regarding appointments to fill legislative vacancies. 
HJR 1002Rescinding an adopted joint resolution regarding a federal balanced budget amendment. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the creation and administration of a trust fund using the net receipts from unclaimed property. 

Hearings

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