Key Votes

2012 South Dakota Key Votes

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3/19 SD SB 157 Prohibits Cities From Limiting Outdoor Digital Billboards Veto Override Failed - House (43 - 24) 3/19 SD SB 157 Prohibits Cities From Limiting Outdoor Digital Billboards Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 7) 3/19 SD HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects Veto Override Failed - House (44 - 23) 3/19 SD HB 1248 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of a Handgun Without a Permit Veto Override Failed - House (27 - 40) 3/01 SD SB 141 Amends the Definition of Domestic Abuse Motion Agreed - House (39 - 25) 3/01 SD HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 16) 2/29 SD HB 1206 Repeals the South Dakota Sales Tax on Food Refund Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 6) 2/29 SD HB 1234 Eliminates Teacher Tenure Concurrence Vote Passed - House (36 - 33) 2/28 SD SB 141 Amends the Definition of Domestic Abuse Bill Passed - House (46 - 22) 2/28 SD HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15) 2/28 SD HB 1253 Prohibits State Enforcement of Religious Codes Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 4) 2/28 SD HB 1248 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of a Handgun Without a Permit Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11) 2/28 SD H Amdt 141 Defining Domestic Abuse as Abuse Witihin an Opposite-Sex Relationship Amendment Adopted - House (35 - 33) 2/27 SD HB 1206 Repeals the South Dakota Sales Tax on Food Refund Program Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 2/27 SD HB 1234 Eliminates Teacher Tenure Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 2/14 SD HB 1253 Prohibits State Enforcement of Religious Codes Bill Passed - House (47 - 22) 2/13 SD HB 1248 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of a Handgun Without a Permit Bill Passed - House (50 - 18) 2/13 SD HB 1234 Eliminates Teacher Tenure Bill Passed - House (41 - 28) 1/30 SD HCR 1004 Urging Academic Study of the Bible in Public Schools Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 1/25 SD HCR 1004 Urging Academic Study of the Bible in Public Schools Resolution Passed - House (55 - 13)

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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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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