Representative Oren L. Lesmeister — 2018

Picture of Representative Oren L. Lesmeister

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

Home Address:
HC 76 Box 23
Parade, SD 57625

Home: 605-964-3023
Capitol: 605-773-3851


Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1143revise certain provisions regarding the tax exemption of certain school owned property. 
HCR 1010Recognizing and honoring William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Tamakoce Tek'hila, for his unselfish and loyal contributions to the State of South Dakota and to his country. 
SB 88revise certain provisions in regarding disinterment permits. 
SB 205authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
SCR 15making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge or discharge under honorable conditions for their service regardless of current income status. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the militia of the state. 
SJR 8making formal application to the United States Congress to lawfully change the medical enrollment criteria for the Veterans Health Administration, to include all veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War and who received an honorable discharge for their service regardless of current income status. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1075authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs) and the demolition of Lowry Hall at Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1076authorize townships to use a tax levy for emergency medical services. 
HB 1077update certain language regarding capital punishment and to revise the mandatory sentence for persons with an intellectual disability convicted of murder in the first degree. 
HB 1078revise certain provisions regarding the removal of security freezes. 
HB 1082revise certain provisions regarding licensure for the lending of money. 
HB 1083revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1086exempt certain assisted living facilities from the salon license requirement. 
HB 1087allow certain students to test for cosmetologist, esthetician, and nail technician licensure. 
HB 1089repeal the South Dakota certified beef program and to transfer remaining funds from the South Dakota certified beef fund. 
HB 1090revise the deposits of the proceeds from the sale of certain surplus real estate at the South Dakota Veterans' Home. 
HB 1093authorize certain insurance transactions and policies in a language other than English. 
HB 1100require a name be printed on public contracts. 
HB 1101revise certain provisions regarding used motorcycles offered for sale at an event. 
HB 1102revise certain provisions regarding the use and display of the great seal of South Dakota. 
HB 1103require state agencies to comply with the appropriate display or use of the state seal. 
HB 1104revise certain provisions regarding the arrest of certain victims of domestic abuse. 
HB 1107revise and repeal various provisions regarding the construction and maintenance of county and township highways and bridges. 
HB 1109provide for parole eligibility for certain inmates. 
HB 1116revise certain provisions regarding special interest motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1117revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of historical motor vehicles. 
HB 1118make an appropriation to allow the Veterans Services Center in Sioux Falls to resume and enhance operational services on Saturdays. 
HB 1119revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. 
HB 1120provide equal access for all students to activities sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association or school districts. 
HB 1123prohibit certain persons suffering from a severe mental illness from receiving capital punishment. 
HB 1125revise the minimum purchase price for the off-sale delivery of certain alcohol. 
HB 1139revise the applicability of adverse possession to certain partition fences. 
HB 1146revise certain provisions regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers aboard vehicles operated by licensed carriers. 
HB 1153create certain protections and accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in their places of employment. 
HB 1167revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of county commissioners to county planning commissions. 
HB 1168revise certain provisions regarding the abandonment or dissolution of television translator districts. 
HB 1171establish a nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1172revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies. 
HB 1181repeal the tax exempt status of certain farm mutual insurers and fraternal benefit societies. 
HB 1182provide certain protection to state and local government employees regarding the disclosure of information in good faith. 
HB 1190revise the time period for which certain motor vehicle license plates are used. 
HB 1195revise certain provisions regarding refunds of motor vehicle license fees. 
HB 1213revise certain provisions regarding telephone and telegraph corporations. 
HB 1214revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. 
HB 1218establish an independent legislative redistricting commission. 
HB 1221expand the partners in education tax credit program to include tribally controlled schools on a federally recognized Indian reservation. 
HB 1223create a moratorium on oil pipeline construction. 
HB 1224prohibit certain extractive activities in the Black Hills. 
HB 1225require notice and a hearing before the issuance of certain temporary water use permits. 
HB 1229provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. 
HB 1230provide for the primary enforcement of the law prohibiting certain electronic communications while operating a motor vehicle and to revise the penalty for a violation of that law. 
HB 1236provide for the acquisition of certain motor vehicle titles by auction agencies in certain circumstances. 
HB 1237revise certain provisions regarding voting in elections. 
HB 1238lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
HB 1241establish an annual fee for certain electric motor vehicles and electric hybrid motor vehicles. 
HB 1249authorize the training of tribal law officers at the Law Enforcement Training Center. 
HB 1252prohibit certain government entities from restricting the wearing of tribal regalia during certain events. 
HB 1253require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1257designate certain highways by townships and counties as no maintenance highways. 
HB 1267prohibit campaign contributions from certain government contractors and certain attorneys. 
HB 1268provide for revised dates to prefile legislation. 
HB 1288provide contractors' excise, sales, and use tax refunds for the filming of certain motion pictures, documentaries, television advertisements, or television films. 
HB 1289create a film commission within the Governor's Office of Economic Development. 
HB 1293increase the penalty for certain assaults committed against firefighters, ambulance service, or health care facility personnel while engaged in the performance of their duties. 
HB 1297revise certain provisions regarding capital outlay obligations. 
HB 1312establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. 
HC 1001Honoring Arlene Kvislen for her outstanding commitment and dedicated service to the State of South Dakota, the Legislature, and the South Dakota House of Representatives. 
HC 1006Expressing gratitude and admiration for all the men and women who are in active military service, who are veterans, or who are or have been first responders in our state. 
HC 1007Recognizing and congratulating Sioux Falls Little League on their historic first season of Little League Baseball in 2017. 
HC 1008Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life. 
HC 1009Recognizing and congratulating the Sioux Falls Storm for the team's successes both on and off the playing field. 
HC 1011Congratulating Augustana University on its 100th anniversary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and recognizing the university's continued impact on students and communities throughout the state. 
HC 1014Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship. 
HC 1016Commending the entire South Dakota Army National Guard on being elected as the overall winner in the 2017 Army Communities of Excellence Awards. 
HC 1017Commending the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award. 
HC 1019To honor and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Vermeer Corporation and their contribution to the farming industry. 
HC 1020Commending the Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the landowners of South Dakota on thirty years of partnership to provide public hunting access through the Walk-In Area program. 
HC 1021Honoring and thanking Bonnie Luecke for her thirty-one years of dedicated service to Detachment 780, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, at South Dakota State University. 
HC 1022Commending and honoring Shannon Tjaden for being selected as the 2017-18 Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Society for Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) of South Dakota. 
HC 1023Recognizing and congratulating Oran Sorenson on his induction into the State Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
HC 1028Honoring the life and public service of former State Representative Hal Wick on the occasion of his death on March 7, 2018. 
HCR 1001Calling for statewide recognition of the migration of many young people from our state and urging state and local officials to take steps to counter that action and attract new residents to our state. 
HCR 1004Urging the Governor to fuel the state fleet with premium E-30 fuel. 
HCR 1005Commending and recognizing the numerous contributions made by South Dakota's social workers and recognizing March 2018 as National Social Work Month. 
HCR 1006Commemorating the life of George Speaker Mickelson and calling for a bust of Mickelson to be displayed in the lobby of the State House of Representatives. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, regarding filling legislative vacancies. 
HJR 1003Rescinding House Joint Resolution 1001, adopted by the Ninetieth Legislature of the State of South Dakota. 
HJR 1009Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for state legislative redistricting by an independent commission. 
SB 71revise certain provisions related to a license renewal for the practice of medicine, osteopathy, surgery, or obstetrics. 
SB 73authorize a vehicle dealer to lease space in the common area of a shopping mall for displaying new vehicles. 
SB 76revise certain provisions regarding voter registration. 
SB 83authorize certain patriotic societies access to public schools. 
SB 84revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
SB 91authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the design, construction, and equipping of a state veterans cemetery in Minnehaha County, to create a veterans cemetery fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92provide a felony penalty for the intentional injury or disfigurement by certain corrosive materials. 
SB 93revise certain provisions regarding the intentional exposure of others to certain diseases. 
SB 94establish certain provisions regarding the opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 96designate chislic as the official nosh of the State of South Dakota. 
SB 97provide a special motor vehicle license plate for certain women veterans. 
SB 102revise certain provisions defining gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. 
SB 112repeal certain provisions requiring the attorney general to obtain the consent of the Governor prior to commencing an investigation. 
SB 120require a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees. 
SB 121prohibit employers from obtaining, seeking, or using certain prior salary information. 
SB 129revise certain limitations and penalties concerning campaign contributions. 
SB 130make an appropriation to the building South Dakota fund and to provide for the disbursement thereof. 
SB 131create the career and technical education consortium grant program and the career and technical education consortium fund. 
SB 132establish the Early Learning Advisory Council. 
SB 133revise the retention of state fiscal records. 
SB 134provide for the transfer of funds from the future fund to the education enhancement trust fund for the purpose of funding needs-based grants. 
SB 135revise certain provisions regarding the collection of confidential communications records. 
SB 136authorize other languages to be used in the process of issuing certain driver licenses and permits. 
SB 148revise the list of organizations that may approve and accredit a nonpublic school. 
SB 154revise certain provisions concerning the transfer of motor vehicle titles to satisfy unpaid motor vehicle repair bills. 
SB 155revise certain provisions regarding the liability of the cost of jail confinement. 
SB 156revise certain provisions regarding brand inspections. 
SB 158require certain transfers of funds from the state highway fund to the local bridge improvement grant fund. 
SB 162prohibit school lunch shaming. 
SB 163require certain reports in the event of an oil spill. 
SB 164prohibit certain instances of inserting a urinary catheter without consent of the patient. 
SB 166repeal certain provisions regarding the inspection of moisture and protein-measuring devices. 
SB 171provide for the taxation of severed mineral interests and to provide for the extinction of de minimis claims through the utilization of tax deeds. 
SB 172provide for an opt out by certain professions from the temporary licensing compact. 
SB 176provide for certain employees in the Office of the Attorney General to investigate and litigate opioid misuse, to provide an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 181provide for the Servicemember Firearms Protection Act. 
SB 186prohibit the cancellation or nonrenewal of a health insurance policy for a preexisting condition. 
SB 192provide for the disclosure of certain documents and records of public officials. 
SB 195establish certain provisions regarding the state procurement process for internet, data, and telecommunications services. 
SB 196remove the statute of limitations for bringing a civil action for certain cases of child sexual abuse. 
SB 197revise certain provisions on the protection of historic properties. 
SB 210transfer certain funds from the ethanol fuel fund to the ethanol infrastructure incentive fund. 
SB 212revise certain provisions regarding the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications assistance to schools. 
SC 40Commending the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing on being awarded the Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. 
SC 46Commending Reverend William (Billy) F. Graham, Jr. for his life of evangelistic ministry and efforts to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. 
SCR 5Recognizing the tribal council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in its petition to the Legislature for redress of grievances pursuant to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article VI  
SCR 6Recognizing the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2018, and the celebration of Human Rights Day. 
SCR 9Strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of South Dakota and the Republic of China (Taiwan), supporting the signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement between Taiwan and the United States, and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan's international profile. 
SCR 12Urging the Environmental Protection Agency to update the Clean Air Act to allow mid-range ethanol blends in all standard automobiles. 
SCR 14Encouraging Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to overturn the rules regarding electronic logging devices. 
SCR 17Supporting and encouraging the continued evaluation of the Native American achievement school program at Todd County Middle School. 


No Hearings Scheduled