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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 - House
(52 - 18)
Yea
March 10, 2014 SB 180 Increases Maximum Number of Video Lottery Machines in a Licensed Establishment Bill Failed - House
(26 - 44)
Yea
March 3, 2014 SB 98 Authorizes Certain Municipalities to Increase Occupancy Tax Bill Passed - House
(39 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2014 HB 1229 Requires Certain Individuals to be Reported to the National Background Check System Bill Passed - House
(53 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2014 HB 1097 Amends Criteria for Classifying Property as Agricultural Land Bill Passed - House
(37 - 33)
Nay
Feb. 6, 2014 HB 1123 Extends the Alcoholic Beverage Service Hours of Certain Hotels Bill Passed - House
(36 - 33)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2014 HB 1185 Authorizes Certain Nonresidents to Obtain Waterfowl Hunting Licenses Bill Passed - House
(36 - 32)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 HJR 1002 Increases Legislative Term Limit Length Joint Resolution Passed - House
(54 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 HB 1185 Authorizes Certain Nonresidents to Obtain Waterfowl Hunting Licenses House Co-sponsor
Jan. 30, 2014 HJR 1001 Authorizes Additional Types of Games in Deadwood City Casinos Amendment Adopted - House
(37 - 30)
Nay
Jan. 29, 2014 HCR 1008 Prohibits Expansion of Common Core State Standards Joint Resolution Failed - House
(31 - 35)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2014 SB 98 Authorizes Certain Municipalities to Increase Occupancy Tax Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2014 SB 75 Prohibits a Local Government From Establishing a Dog Breed-Specific Regulation Senate Sponsor
March 4, 2013 HB 1087 Authorizes School Sentinel Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(40 - 19)
Nay
March 4, 2013 SB 106 Prohibits Minors from Using a Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House
(43 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2013 HB 1214 Authorizes Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(39 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2013 SB 52 Authorizes Gamblers to Bet $0.01 on Lottery Games Bill Passed - House
(39 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2013 HB 1142 Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network Bill Passed - House
(39 - 30)
Nay
Feb. 20, 2013 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)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2013 SB 70 Establishes Alternative Court Programs for Nonviolent Offenders Bill Passed - House
(63 - 7)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2013 HB 1113 Requires Certain State Electronic Exchanges to Be Made Public Bill Failed - House
(34 - 35)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2013 HB 1087 Authorizes School Sentinel Programs Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2013 HB 1108 Exempts Certain Advisory Bodies From Providing Telephone or Internet Access Bill Passed - House
(63 - 5)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2013 HB 1214 Authorizes Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2013 SB 195 Establishes Incentives for Wind Energy Facilities Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 SB 115 Increases Commercial Fertilizer Inspection Fee Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 SB 70 Establishes Alternative Court Programs for Nonviolent Offenders Senate Co-sponsor
March 30, 2010 SB 196 2010-2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 14)
Did Not Vote
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)
Yea
March 10, 2010 SB 169 Insurance Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
Yea
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)
Yea
March 4, 2010 Cooper Nomination John L. Cooper, Game, Fish and Parks Commission Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2010 HCR 1009 Urges Changes to the Public School Environmental Curriculum Resolution Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
Nay
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)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2010 SB 121 None Senate Sponsor
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)
Nay
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)
Nay
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)
Yea
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)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2009 SB 79 Primary Seat Belt Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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