Representative Tamara St. John — 2019


Picture of Representative Tamara St. John

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 01
Counties: Brown, Day, Marshall, Roberts
Occupation: Archivist

Home Address:
702 Old Agency Dr. #142
Sisseton, SD 57262

Home: 605-268-0920
Capitol: 605-773-3851


Email: Tamara.StJohn@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Health and Human ServicesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 412 
JudiciaryMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Fighting Methamphetamine Addiction SubgroupMember 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1246provide for increase in participation of entrepreneurship and state economic development initiatives by the nine federally recognized tribes in South Dakota. 
HB 1269temporarily revise the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. 
SB 164establish procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous persons. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1040establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1069provide for the proper display and use of the state seal by state agencies. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of joint physical custody of a minor. 
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 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 1126revise real estate licensure requirements for the sale of businesses. 
HB 1147establish a tribal flag display on the capitol grounds. 
HB 1148create a Commission on Indian Affairs. 
HB 1156designate the accordion as the official state musical instrument. 
HB 1171allow certain veterans to attend courses offered at postsecondary technical institutes without payment of tuition. 
HB 1191legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
HB 1231revise certain provisions regarding emergency commitment. 
HB 1237establish the duty to collect data and share information on missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
HB 1238revise provisions regarding training on missing and murdered indigenous persons. 
HB 1241establish certain provisions regarding training for human trafficking prevention. 
HC 1002Honoring the life of Beverly Smith. 
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. 
HC 1009Honoring Rena Ortbahn for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
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 1007To refer to the voters the question of whether the state should expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
HR 1003Denouncing the recent passage of New York's abortion law and requesting that the Governor declare a day of prayer and fasting to atone for the unspeakable crime of abortion. 
SB 184revise certain provisions regarding certification of utility permits. 
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 9Commending and honoring Denise Lutkemeier, President of the Wilmot School District Board of Education, on her selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota's Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2018. 
SC 30Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. 
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. 

Hearings

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