Bills Sponsored by Democrats

  • House Bill 1017

    Prime Sponsors: Rep. Linda Duba (District 15) and Sen. Erin Tobin (District 21) at the request of the Committee on Sustainable Models for Long Term Care

    Introduction: adopt the psychology interjurisdictional licensure compact.

  • House Bill 1042

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kadyn Wittman (District 15)

    Introduction: establish parameters for the reimbursement of school districts that provide free or reduced price meals to students.

  • House Bill 1044

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Linda Duba (District 15)

    Introduction: update the United States census survey used to ascertain and adjust the salary of members of the Legislature.

  • House Commemoration 8002

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kameron Nelson (District 10)

    Introduction: Celebrating the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit community in South Dakota.

  • Senate Bill 93

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Red Dawn Foster (District 27)

    Introduction: modify the definition of public infrastructure to allow a federally recognized Indian tribe to be eligible for housing infrastructure loans and grants.

  • Senate Bill 95

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Liz Larson (District 10)

    Introduction: exempt one motor vehicle of a debtor from being taken by legal process.

  • Senate Bill 96

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Liz Larson (District 10)

    Introduction: prohibit the use of a deepfake to influence an election, to provide a penalty therefor, and to declare an emergency.

  • House Bill 1098

    Prime Sponsors: Sen. Liz Larson (District 10) and Rep. Tyler Tordsen (District 14)

    Introduction: provide free birth certificates to persons experiencing homelessness.

  • Senate Bill 119

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: permit the use of tribal identification cards when registering to vote.

  • Senate Bill 113

    Prime Sponsors: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15) and Rep. Linda Duba (District 15)

    Introduced: establish the state flag design commission.

  • House Bill 1122

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Erin Healy (District 10)

    Introduction: prohibit cost sharing in certain health insurance policies for diagnostic and supplemental breast imaging examinations.

  • Senate Bill 117

    Prime Sponsors: Rep. Oren Lesmeister (District 28A) and Sen. Joshua Klumb (District 20)

    Introduction: revise provisions regarding industrial hemp.

  • Senate Bill 109

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba

    Introduction: provisionally repeal capital punishment.

  • House Bill 1131

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kadyn Wittman (District 15)

    Introduction: waive certain fees for nondriver identification cards for individuals who are homeless.

  • House Bill 1134

    Prime Sponsors: Rep. Kameron Nelson (District 10) and Sen. Liz Larson (District 10)

    Introduction: amend the school funding formula to provide for the use of an averaged fall enrollment when determining local need.

  • Senate Bill 123

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15)

    Introduction: require the state board of elections to meet annually to review the state’s election law and recommend changes if necessary.

  • Senate Bill 132

    Prime Sponsors: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15) and Rep. Kameron Nelson (District 10)

    Introduction: increase the state minimum wage.

  • Senate Bill 139

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: exempt enrolled members of Indian tribes from admission fees, camping permit fees, and park service fees at state parks or recreation areas.

  • Senate Bill 140

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: prohibit the imposition of fishing and hunting license fees on members of an Indian Tribe.

  • Senate Bill 141

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: include a medical marijuana card issued by a South Dakota tribe in the definition of nonresident cardholder.

  • Senate Bill 142

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: recognize geographic place names containing the word scalp as offensive.

  • Senate Bill 143

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: create the Commission on Indian Affairs.

  • Senate Bill 133

    Prime Sponsors: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15) and Rep. Linda Duba (District 15)

    Introduction: permit the use of campaign contributions for child day care services.

  • Senate Bill 145

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15)

    Introduction: modify the amount of time to report an injury for workers’ compensation.

  • Senate Bill 178

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15)

    Introduction: expand the authorization for performance of an abortion beyond preserving the life of a pregnant female.

  • Senate Bill 154

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: establish the Commission on Truth and Reconciliation.

  • Senate Bill 155

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: permit the playing of an Honor Song at graduation ceremonies.

  • Senate Bill 156

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: authorize enrolled tribal members to attend certain institutions of higher education without payment of tuition and mandatory fees.

  • Senate Bill 157

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: establish the nonbeneficiary student scholarship program and make an appropriation therefor.

  • Senate Bill 158

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux

    Introduction: transfer the Office of Indian Education to the Department of Education.

  • Senate Bill 158

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: prohibit school districts from using certain mascots and team names that are derogatory toward Native American peoples or culture.

  • Senate Bill 160

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: rename South Scalp Creek Lakeside Use Area in Gregory County.

  • Senate Bill 161

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: incorporate the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings in the social studies curriculum.

  • Senate Bill 162

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: make an appropriation for the erection of the South Dakota Sioux Code Talker Memorial and to declare an emergency.

  • Senate Bill 185

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: require members of the Legislature and staff of the Legislative Research to attend a course on Indian law.

  • Senate Bill 186

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: modify provisions pertaining to the voting rights of members of an Indian tribe.

  • House Bill 1153

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Linda Duba (District 15)

    Introduction: impose a reporting requirement regarding a lost or stolen firearm and to provide a penalty therefor.

  • House Bill 1174

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Linda Duba (District 15)

    Introduction: require proper storage of a firearm and to provide a penalty therefor.

  • House Bill 1184

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Linda Duba (District 15)

    Introduction: require the Department of Social Services and the Department of Education to apply for and administer the summer electronic benefit transfer for children program, to make an appropriation therefore, and to declare an emergency.

  • Senate Bill 172

    Prime Sponsors: Rep. Linda Duba (District 15) and Sen. David Wheeler (District 22)

    Introduction: allow a person to temporarily take responsibility of a feral animal for the purpose of spaying or neutering the animal.

  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 602

    Prime Sponsors: Rep. Linda Duba (District 15) and Sen. Jean Hunhoff (District 18)

    Introduction: To analyze and report information on the healthcare workforce in South Dakota.

  • House Bill 1159

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Eric Emery (District 26A)

    Introduction: transfer the Office of Indian Education to the Department of Education.

  • House Bill 1160

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Eric Emery (District 26A)

    Introduction: modify and establish provisions regarding remote sales tax and tribal tax agreements.

  • Senate Bill 166

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Red Dawn Foster (District 27)

    Introduction: revise provisions regarding drones.

  • Senate Bill 180

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Liz Larson (District 10)

    Introduction: modify provisions pertaining to unethical conduct and improper collection of fees relating to assistance or referrals in a veterans benefits matter.

  • House Bill 1155

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kameron Nelson (District 10)

    Introduction: require the consideration of certain definitions when investigating unfair or discriminatory practices.

  • Senate Bill 163

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15)

    Introduction: recognize hair discrimination as an unfair or discriminatory practice for employment.

  • Senate Bill 164

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15)

    Introduction: lower the state sales tax rate and the state use tax rate on food to zero percent, and to increase certain gross receipts tax rates, excise tax rates, and use tax rates.

  • Senate Bill 179

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15)

    Introduction: create provisions for the protection of warehouse distribution center employees.

  • Senate Joint Resolution 510

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15)

    Introduction: To refer to the voters the question of whether this state should lower the state sales and use tax rate on food to zero percent, and to increase certain gross receipts tax rates, excise tax rates, and use tax rates.

  • House Bill 1151

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Peri Pourier (District 27)

    Introduction: define and require active efforts for purposes of preserving and reuniting families following instances of abuse or neglect.

  • House Bill 1154

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kadyn Wittman (District 15)

    Introduction: establish the minimum age for marriage.

  • House Commemoration 8006

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kameron Nelson (District 10)

    Introduction: Celebrating the South Dakota State University Jackrabbit football team winning a second consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Championship.

  • House Bill 1207

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Erin Healy (District 10)

    Introduction: create requirements for the disclosure of certain information relating to health care sharing arrangements.

  • House Bill 1223

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Erin Healy (District 10)

    Introduction: repeal a section of the Administrative Rules of South Dakota regarding cooperation with the Division of Child Support.

  • Senate Bill 202

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: require active efforts in abuse and neglect proceedings that involve Indian children.

  • Senate Resolution 701

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Shawn Bordeaux (District 26)

    Introduction: In support of investigating and opening an official inquiry into the Medals of Honor given to United States soldiers for their involvement and participation of the soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.

  • Senate Bill 220

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Liz Larson (District 10)

    Introduction: prohibit an employer from withholding compensation from an employee who quits without notice.

  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 605

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Liz Larson (District 10)

    Introduction: Affirming the value of grassland ecosystems and the importance of farmers and ranchers as managers.

  • Senate Bill 210

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba (District 15)

    Introduction: establish an individual’s right to make autonomous decisions about the individual’s reproductive health care, and to repeal provisions related to abortion.

  • Senate Bill 216

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba

    Introduction: modify provisions related to prohibited medical interventions on minors.

  • Senate Bill 218

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba

    Introduction: restrict the power of eminent domain to a utility used for a public purpose.

  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 604

    Prime Sponsor: Sen. Reynold Nesiba

    Introduction: Urging the South Dakota Congressional delegation to work with the Biden administration to address the nation’s immigration system.

  • House Bill 1249

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Peri Pourier (District 27)

    Introduction: establish a task force to address the welfare of Indian children in South Dakota.

  • House Bill 1195

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kadyn Wittman (District 15)

    Introduction: provide authority for a court to order offenders convicted of vehicular homicide to pay restitution in the form of child support.

  • House Bill 1204

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kadyn Wittman (District 15)

    Introduction: establish a civil action for nonconsensual condom removal.

  • House Bill 1222

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kadyn Wittman (District 15)

    Introduction: require free voice communication services for correctional inmates and to make an appropriation therefor.

  • Senate Bill 193

    Prime Sponsor: Rep. Kadyn Wittman (District 15) and Sen. Michael Rohl (District 01)

    Introduction: permit fees to be prorated for alcoholic licenses.

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