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South Dakota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2014 HB 1177 Prohibits Texting While Driving Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 7)
Yea
March 12, 2014 SB 98 Authorizes Certain Municipalities to Increase Occupancy Tax Veto Override Failed - Senate
(16 - 19)
Nay
March 5, 2014 HB 1229 Requires Certain Individuals to be Reported to the National Background Check System Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Nay
March 5, 2014 HJR 1001 Authorizes Additional Types of Games in Deadwood City Casinos Amendment Adopted - Senate
(25 - 10)
Nay
March 5, 2014 HJR 1002 Increases Legislative Term Limit Length Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(12 - 23)
Nay
March 4, 2014 HB 1123 Extends the Alcoholic Beverage Service Hours of Certain Hotels Bill Failed - Senate
(15 - 20)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2014 SB 180 Increases Maximum Number of Video Lottery Machines Authorized in a Licensed Establishment Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2014 SB 142 Increases Salary for State Legislators Bill Failed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2014 SB 98 Authorizes Certain Municipalities to Increase Occupancy Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 16)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 75 Prohibits a Local Government From Establishing a Dog Breed-Specific Regulation Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 HB 1185 Authorizes Certain Nonresidents to Obtain Waterfowl Hunting Licenses House Co-sponsor
Jan. 29, 2014 SB 76 Amends Self Defense Against a Mountain Lion Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2014 HCR 1008 Prohibits Expansion of Common Core State Standards House Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2014 HB 1097 Amends Criteria for Classifying Property as Agricultural Land House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2014 SB 75 Prohibits a Local Government From Establishing a Dog Breed-Specific Regulation Senate Sponsor
Jan. 23, 2014 SB 76 Amends Self Defense Against a Mountain Lion Senate Co-sponsor
March 25, 2013 SB 115 Increases Commercial Fertilizer Inspection Fee Veto Override Failed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
March 6, 2013 SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Yea
March 5, 2013 HB 1142 Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network Bill Failed - Senate
(11 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 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)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2013 HB 1087 Authorizes School Sentinel Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2013 SB 142 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2013 SB 195 Establishes Incentives for Wind Energy Facilities Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2013 SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2013 SB 107 Limits Drivers With Restricted Permits To 1 Passenger Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 25, 2013 SB 195 Establishes Incentives for Wind Energy Facilities Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2013 HB 1142 Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network House Co-sponsor
Jan. 17, 2013 HB 1087 Authorizes School Sentinel Programs House Co-sponsor
March 19, 2012 SB 157 Prohibits Cities From Limiting Outdoor Digital Billboards Veto Override Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HB 1248 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of a Handgun Without a Permit Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HB 1253 Prohibits State Enforcement of Religious Codes Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2012 HB 1206 Repeals the South Dakota Sales Tax on Food Refund Program Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2012 HB 1234 Eliminates Teacher Tenure Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2012 HCR 1004 Urging Academic Study of the Bible in Public Schools Resolution Passed - Senate
(25 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 25, 2012 HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects House Sponsor
Jan. 24, 2012 HCR 1004 Urging Academic Study of the Bible in Public Schools House Sponsor
Oct. 24, 2011 HB 1001 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 4)
Yea
March 2, 2011 HB 1217 Requiring Counseling and a Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 SB 156 Prohibits Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2011 HB 1061 Regulation of Registered Midwives House Sponsor

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.

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