Senator Jim Bolin — 2020


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Assistant Majority Leader

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 16
Counties: Lincoln, Union
Occupation: Retired Educator

Home Address:
403 W. 11th St.
Canton, SD 57013

Home: 605-261-9669
Capitol: 605-773-3821
Business: 605-261-9669

Email: Jim.Bolin@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Joint Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Retirement LawsVice-Chair Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

SB 2adjust for inflation the amount of the special education appropriation that may be set aside for extraordinary expenses. 
SB 3create the Special Education Interim Legislative Committee. 
SB 48authorize counties on behalf of certain improvement districts to issue convention facility on-sale licenses to sell alcoholic beverages. 
SB 49declare void the transgender procedure adopted by the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. 
SB 52require a survey to determine the adequacy of civics and history instruction in accredited schools. 
SB 75revise certain provisions regarding who is eligible to serve as a candidate in the event of a vacancy. 
SB 76allow a candidate for legislative or county office to be considered for nomination to statewide office. 
SB 87enhance South Dakota. 
SB 88enhance education in South Dakota. 
SB 89enhance health care in South Dakota. 
SB 151revise the course requirements for the opportunity scholarship. 
SB 162require that local government bond elections be held in conjunction with the primary or general election in even-numbered years. 
SC 30Commending, honoring, and thanking President George H. W. Bush for his many years of great service to our country. 
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. 
SC 38Honoring Alec Atwood of Beresford High School. 
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. 
HB 1051establish the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. 
HB 1084provide for specific classification of affordable housing structures for purposes of taxation. 
HB 1085revise certain programs to advance health care in South Dakota. 
HB 1086revise certain programs to expand economic development in South Dakota. 
HB 1091provide for the selection of a lieutenant governor by a candidate for governor. 

Co Sponsor

SB 1add a legislator to the membership of the Extraordinary Cost Oversight Board, to establish the board in statute, and to repeal the administrative rules creating the board. 
SB 55require the national motto of the United States to be displayed in public schools. 
SB 56revise certain provision regarding the regulation of fireworks and to declare an emergency. 
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 64require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. 
SB 70revise certain provisions regarding hospital liens. 
SB 84authorize the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by school district and nonpublic school personnel, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 90revise provisions regarding certain financial interest statements filed by persons elected to state or local office. 
SB 115authorize the conditional carrying of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by certain persons. 
SB 154authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
SC 5Congratulating and recognizing Chris Nilsen from the University of South Dakota on breaking the NCAA Championship men's pole vault meet record. 
SC 6Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Track and Field Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning their first Summit League Outdoor Championship in the 2018 season. 
SC 10Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Volleyball Team for their outstanding athletic performance upon winning the 2018 Summit League Tournament Championship. 
SC 11Commending and honoring Carla McMurry-Kozak, a high school English teacher at Vermillion High School, on being named English Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and Speech Communication Association. 
SC 13Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship. 
SC 14Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Basketball Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their third regular season Summit League Championship in four years. 
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. 
SCR 1Urging Congress to increase federal funding for special education. 
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. 
HB 1001revise the timing of the recalculation of the allocations for the disability levels in the state aid to special education formula. 
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 1049revise certain provisions regarding driving after consuming certain drugs or substances. 
HB 1055require parental notification and agreement before the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation from certain patients. 
HB 1061provide for a court order to test for HIV at the request of victims of certain crimes. 
HB 1077revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. 
HB 1083revise certain programs to support education in South Dakota. 
HB 1092revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance disclosure reports. 
HB 1111provide for professional or occupational licensure for certain active duty military personnel and spouses. 
HB 1137revise certain provisions regarding pharmacy benefit managers. 
HB 1145establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 
HB 1206provide for divestiture of certain state investment holdings. 
HB 1226revise the distance certain wind energy systems must be set back from surrounding property. 
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 1012Honoring the 2018 Augustana University Baseball Team and the students and staff involved in the baseball program. 
HC 1015Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters BB Gun Team for placing second in the 2018 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Raica, a police service dog for the South Dakota Highway Patrol and her Police Service Dog Handler Trooper Michael Dale, for their loyal team service to the State of South Dakota for the past seven years. 
HC 1028Celebrating and commemorating the commissioning of the USS South Dakota. 
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 1005To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. 

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