Senator Lance Russell — 2019


Picture of Senator Lance Russell

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 30
Counties: Custer, Fall River, Pennington
Occupation: Attorney

Home Address:
PO Box 184
Hot Springs, SD 57747


Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-745-3228

Email: Lance.Russell@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

JudiciaryChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 
TransportationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Rules ReviewMember 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 38provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
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 159provide for reimbursement of certain fire and rescue services. 
SC 17Honoring the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home. 
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 1041provide for the carrying of a concealed pistol without a permit. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
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 1117establish immunity from liability for injuries to or the death of a person engaged in off-road vehicle activity under certain circumstances. 
HB 1118revise provisions regarding excise taxes on the purchase price of motor vehicles. 
HB 1129revise provisions regarding residency of registered voters. 
HB 1142revise certain provisions regarding motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1172provide for cooperation with federal officials in matters of immigration. 
HB 1173permit the possession of firearms by certain employees. 
HCR 1007 Expressing and encouraging support for voluntary country-of-origin labels. 

Co Sponsor

SB 6revise certain provisions regarding sonogram and heart auscultation prior to an abortion. 
SB 9provide for the Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 50remove restrictions regarding the carrying of a concealed weapon in the state capitol by permit holders. 
SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 66establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. 
SB 67revise provisions regarding commitment of a child adjudicated as delinquent. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 74revise provisions regarding multiple convictions for certain offenses. 
SB 79increase the penalty for theft of a firearm. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 104require random drug testing of legislators. 
SB 107revise provisions regarding rape. 
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 115authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. 
SB 136provide for the utilization of telehealth by a health care professional. 
SB 137provide for the payment of claims for covered services provided by a health care professional via telehealth. 
SB 138revise certain provisions regarding microbreweries. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 163revise certain provisions regarding jury lists. 
SB 164establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
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 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. 
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. 
HB 1049revise certain provisions regarding driving after consuming certain drugs or substances. 
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 1069provide for the proper display and use of the state seal by state agencies. 
HB 1074provide a privilege for journalists and newscasters regarding refusal to disclose information. 
HB 1076revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. 
HB 1077revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. 
HB 1080increase the property tax exemption allowed for certain veterans with a disability and the surviving spouses of certain veterans with a disability. 
HB 1081authorize certain paraplegic or amputee veterans or their surviving spouses to retain a property tax exemption without having to reapply each year. 
HB 1098revise provisions regarding publication of official ballots in a legal newspaper. 
HB 1105revise certain provisions regarding child support orders. 
HB 1109exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
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 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 1174revise provisions regarding civil forfeitures. 
HB 1177provide an opportunity to view a sonogram and hear the child's heartbeat prior to an abortion. 
HB 1190provide for certain reporting requirements related to abortions. 
HB 1204exempt certain sales of goods and services by minors from the sales tax. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1229require optional services through Medicaid to be authorized through special appropriation. 
HB 1231revise certain provisions regarding emergency commitment. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
HC 1004Honoring and commending Myron Floren, for his service to the state of South Dakota through his exemplary work as an accordionist. 
HC 1007Honoring Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Boys State Governor and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
HCR 1001Supporting the Governor's efforts to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
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. 
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

03/29 10:00 AM Senate State AffairsSR 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. 

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