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South Dakota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 30, 2010 SB 196 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 14)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SB 121 Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Education Promotion Programs Veto Override Passed - Senate
(30 - 4)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SB 169 Insurance Law Amendments Veto Override Failed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Nay
March 10, 2010 SB 169 Insurance Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Nay
March 9, 2010 HB 1231 Prescription Drug Registry Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 5)
Yea
March 8, 2010 HB 1240 Need-Based Education Grant Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Nay
March 4, 2010 Cooper Nomination John L. Cooper, Game, Fish and Parks Commission Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 HCR 1009 Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum Resolution Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2010 SB 89 Exempts Certain Firearms From Federal Regulation Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 Jerstad Amdt Per Student Funding Increase Amendment Rejected - Senate
(17 - 18)
Nay
Jan. 27, 2010 SB 18 Restrictions on Retirement for Rehired Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Nay
Jan. 22, 2010 SB 89 Exempts Certain Firearms From Federal Regulation Senate Sponsor
March 13, 2009 HB 1300 2009-2010 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Yea
March 12, 2009 HB 1197 Tax Changes Relating to Single Family Dwellings Under Construction Veto Override Passed - Senate
(26 - 8)
Yea
March 4, 2009 HB 1240 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2009 SB 195 Stem Cell Research Amendments Bill Failed - Senate
(14 - 20)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2009 HB 1171 Exemptions from School District Minimum Size Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2009 SB 106 School Funding Formula Revision Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2009 SB 156 Expansion of Hate Crime Law Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 21)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2009 SJR 1 Authorization of Legal Gaming due to Gaming in Bordering States Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2009 SJR 3 Extending Senate Terms and Legislative Term-Limits Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2009 HB 1278 Ban on Local Firearm Restrictions House Sponsor
Feb. 3, 2009 SB 79 Primary Seat Belt Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2009 SB 83 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Failed - Senate
(17 - 18)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2009 HB 1197 Tax Changes Relating to Single Family Dwellings Under Construction House Sponsor
March 17, 2008 HB 1233 Government Spending Database Veto Override Failed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 HB 1085 Constructing Science Facilities at Universities Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 3)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 HB 1233 Government Spending Database Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2008 HB 1151 Adult-Oriented Business Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2008 HB 1250 Legislative Pay Raise Bill Tabled - Senate
(29 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2008 SB 174 Railroad Eminent Domain Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2008 SJR 1 Eliminating Term Limits Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2008 SB 189 Accessibility of Public Records Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 126 Repealing Liquor License Cap Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 14)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 164 Right to Obtain Contraception Bill Failed - Senate
(12 - 22)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 31, 2008 SB 173 Eliminating Restrictions on Corporate Dairy Farms Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2008 SB 88 Offering Sonograms to Women Considering Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2008 SB 126 Repealing Liquor License Cap Bill Failed - Senate
(16 - 19)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2008 SB 174 Railroad Eminent Domain Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2008 SB 189 Accessibility of Public Records Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2008 SB 26 State Regulation of Preschools Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 16, 2008 HB 1193 Offering Sonograms to Women Considering Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 16, 2008 HB 1233 Government Spending Database House Sponsor
Jan. 15, 2008 SB 88 Offering Sonograms to Women Considering Abortion Senate Sponsor
March 3, 2007 HB 1048 Campaign Contribution Reform Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(19 - 16)
Yea
March 1, 2007 HB 1082 School District Consolidation Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2007 HB 1139 Tobacco Tax Funds Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2007 HB 1048 Campaign Contribution Reform Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2007 SB 208 Tanning Restrictions Bill Failed - Senate
(10 - 24)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2007 SB 157 Teacher Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 5)
Yea

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

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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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