Representative Oren L. Lesmeister — 2019


Picture of Representative Oren L. Lesmeister

Minority Whip

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 28A
Counties: Corson, Dewey, Ziebach
Occupation: Farmer/Rancher Ag Business Owner

Home Address:
HC 76 Box 23
Parade, SD 57625


Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-365-6856

Email: Oren.Lesmeister@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 414 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1211revise provisions regarding lottery winner confidentiality. 
HB 1212make an appropriation to fund the industrial hemp licensure program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 68define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1059revise certain provisions regarding vehicle dealer licensing. 
HB 1060make an appropriation for increased reimbursement for care of residents of nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. 
HB 1068authorize the Transportation Commission to promulgate rules to allow certain motor vehicles to follow another motor vehicle on a state highway more closely than otherwise permitted by law. 
HB 1076revise certain real estate licensee advertising restrictions and grant rule-making authority regarding real estate teams. 
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 1082to revise certain provisions regarding scrap metal purchases. 
HB 1088prohibit the use of certain electronic devices while driving. 
HB 1092revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. 
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 1122revise references to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
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 1138revise provisions regarding the mandatory retirement age of judges. 
HB 1145establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 
HB 1148create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1150establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1151permit certain acts at a school honoring or graduation ceremony. 
HB 1153revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. 
HB 1161revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of temporary permits for the use of public water. 
HB 1163establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. 
HB 1164revise certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles upon the approach of authorized emergency vehicles. 
HB 1171allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1174revise provisions regarding civil forfeitures. 
HB 1175establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
HB 1188revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. 
HB 1213require a feasibility study and actuarial analysis on long-term care services and supports. 
HB 1230add clergy to the list of mandatory reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. 
HB 1243revise provisions regarding hate crimes. 
HB 1244provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
HB 1267prohibit county commissioners from holding municipal office. 
HB 1269temporarily revise the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. 
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 1005Recognizing the month of September as Opioid Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. 
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 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 1008Recognizing February as Black History Month and South Dakota's rich history of African American achievements. 
HCR 1001Supporting the Governor's efforts to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
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.  
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 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. 
HJR 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HR 1001Commending and honoring Angela Kennecke for excellence in investigative reporting and service to the people of South Dakota. 
SB 9provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 61provide certain provisions regarding nursing facility closures. 
SB 62provide for the use of certain general funds to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for existing Medicaid providers. 
SB 63increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
SB 66remove the right of an annexing municipality to acquire service territory of an electric utility. 
SB 71prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 
SB 94revise provisions regarding rule-making authority to establish certain fuel standards. 
SB 109prohibit certain state employees from acting as a lobbyist for a certain period following termination of employment. 
SB 112provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. 
SB 113provide that certain information contained within applications for money lending licenses are public records. 
SB 114attribute campaign contributions by certain minors to their parents. 
SB 116provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 
SB 117authorize Spanish to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 119revise provisions regarding investments by farm mutual insurers. 
SB 126revise certain provisions regarding the common language of the state and to recognize the official indigenous language of the state. 
SB 150revise the penalty for possession of substances containing cannabis intended for consumption other than by smoking or inhalation. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SB 164establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
SB 171designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. 
SB 183revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2017-2018 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Kelly Glodt, Pierre, School Superintendent; Cotton Koch, Madison Central, Middle School Principal; Cathy Telin, Britton-Hecla, School Business Official; Chris Noid, Howard, Elementary School Principal; Julie Marshall, Timber Lake, Secondary School Principal; Brad McDonald, Tri-Valley, Assistant Middle School Principal; Sue McAdaragh, Sioux Falls, Curriculum Leader; and Jerry Aberle, Northeast Education Cooperative, Director of Special Education, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 12Commending and honoring Shane O'Connell for his success and achievement in national and international rodeo competitions. 
SCR 6Urging the President of the United States to make agricultural exports a priority and protect agricultural products from all current and future tariffs. 
SCR 7Directing the Executive Board to create a fifteen-member task force to study and make legislative proposals regarding alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of the crime of ingestion of controlled substances. 
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. 
SJR 1Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events. 

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