Key Votes

2013 South Dakota Key Votes

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3/25 SD SB 115 Increases Commercial Fertilizer Inspection Fee Veto Override Failed - Senate (22 - 13) 3/06 SD SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 10) 3/05 SD HB 1142 Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 23) 3/04 SD HB 1087 Authorizes School Sentinel Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - House (40 - 19) 3/04 SD SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House (43 - 23) 2/28 SD HB 1237 Prohibits Weekends and Holidays from Being Considered Part of the 72-Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 2/27 SD HB 1087 Authorizes School Sentinel Programs Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 2/22 SD HB 1214 Authorizes Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (39 - 28) 2/21 SD SB 52 Authorizes Gamblers to Bet $0.01 on Lottery Games Bill Passed - House (39 - 28) 2/20 SD HB 1237 Prohibits Weekends and Holidays from Being Considered Part of the 72-Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (56 - 13) 2/20 SD HB 1142 Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network Bill Passed - House (39 - 30) 2/19 SD SB 142 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 2/19 SD SB 195 Establishes Incentives for Wind Energy Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7) 2/06 SD SB 107 Limits Drivers With Restricted Permits To 1 Passenger Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 2/06 SD SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 1/31 SD SB 70 Establishes Alternative Court Programs for Nonviolent Offenders Bill Passed - House (63 - 7) 1/30 SD HB 1113 Requires Certain State Electronic Exchanges to Be Made Public Bill Failed - House (34 - 35) 1/29 SD HB 1087 Authorizes School Sentinel Programs Bill Passed - House (42 - 27) 1/28 SD HB 1108 Exempts Certain Advisory Bodies From Providing Telephone or Internet Access Bill Passed - House (63 - 5)

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