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South Dakota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 9, 2011 HB 1061 Regulation of Registered Midwives Bill Passed - House
(37 - 32)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2007 SB 196 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 16, 2014 HB 1185 Authorizes Certain Nonresidents to Obtain Waterfowl Hunting Licenses Signed - Executive
Sign
March 14, 2014 HB 1229 Requires Certain Individuals to be Reported to the National Background Check System Signed - Executive
Sign
March 11, 2014 SB 98 Authorizes Certain Municipalities to Increase Occupancy Tax Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 25, 2013 SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
March 20, 2013 SB 155 Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2013 HB 1185 2013 General Appropriations Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 20, 2013 HB 1137 2013 Supplemental Education Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 8, 2013 HB 1237 Prohibits Weekends and Holidays from Being Considered Part of the 72-Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
March 8, 2013 HB 1087 Authorizes School Sentinel Programs Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 7, 2013 SB 70 Establishes Alternative Court Programs for Nonviolent Offenders Signed - Executive
Sign
March 19, 2012 SB 157 Prohibits Cities From Limiting Outdoor Digital Billboards Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 19, 2012 HB 1248 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of a Handgun Without a Permit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 19, 2012 HB 1234 Eliminates Teacher Tenure Signed - Executive
Sign
March 12, 2012 SB 194 Relating to Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Style and Form Veto
March 12, 2012 HB 1253 Prohibits State Enforcement of Religious Codes Signed - Executive
Sign
March 12, 2012 HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 12, 2012 HB 1058 Relating to Judicial Record Search Fees Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Feb. 29, 2012 HB 1116 Relating to Sales and Use Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 25, 2011 HB 1001 State Legislative Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
April 4, 2011 SB 202 State Workers' Compensation Advisory Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 18, 2011 SB 202 State Workers' Compensation Advisory Council Vetoed - Executive
Style and Form Veto
March 17, 2011 SB 57 Investment Fee Rate Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 10, 2011 HB 1192 Increased Vehicle Registration Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 3, 2011 HB 1146 Limiting Copayments for Chiropractic Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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