Key Votes

2010 South Dakota Key Votes

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3/30 SD SB 196 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - House (44 - 25) 3/30 SD SB 196 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 3/29 SD SB 121 Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Education Promotion Programs Veto Override Failed - House (33 - 34) 3/29 SD SB 121 Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Education Promotion Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 4) 3/29 SD SB 169 Insurance Law Amendments Veto Override Failed - Senate (21 - 13) 3/29 SD HB 1060 Wind Energy Facility Tax Refunds Veto Override Passed - House (49 - 19) 3/10 SD HB 1231 Prescription Drug Registry Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 9) 3/10 SD SB 169 Insurance Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 3/09 SD HB 1231 Prescription Drug Registry Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5) 3/08 SD SB 18 Restrictions on Retirement for Rehired Public Employees Bill Passed - House (55 - 13) 3/08 SD SB 169 Insurance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (39 - 28) 3/08 SD HB 1240 Need-Based Education Grant Fund Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11) 3/04 SD Cooper Nomination John L. Cooper, Game, Fish and Parks Commission Nomination Confirmed - Senate (22 - 12) 3/03 SD SB 89 Exempts Certain Firearms From Federal Regulation Bill Passed - House (49 - 19) 3/01 SD HCR 1009 Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 33) 3/01 SD SB 63 Pilot Charter School Bill Passed - House (49 - 20) 2/24 SD HCR 1009 Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum Resolution Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 2/23 SD HB 1083 Appropriations for the Sanford Lab at Homestake Bill Failed - House (45 - 23) 2/23 SD HB 1240 Need-Based Education Grant Fund Bill Passed - House (64 - 4) 2/19 SD HB 1107 Driver's License Renewal by Mail Bill Failed - House (33 - 30) 2/18 SD SB 89 Exempts Certain Firearms From Federal Regulation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4) 2/17 SD HCR 1009 Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum Resolution Passed - House (36 - 30) 2/17 SD HB 1178 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Failed - House (32 - 37) 2/11 SD Jerstad Amdt Per Student Funding Increase Amendment Rejected - Senate (17 - 18) 2/10 SD HB 1060 Agriculture and Business Facility Tax Refund Reductions Bill Passed - House (48 - 19) 1/27 SD SB 18 Restrictions on Retirement for Rehired Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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