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South Dakota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 4, 2010 Cooper Nomination John L. Cooper, Game, Fish and Parks Commission Senate Sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 12, 2010 SB 196 2010-2011 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
March 29, 2010 HB 1231 Prescription Drug Registry Signed - Executive
Sign
March 29, 2010 HB 1107 Driver's License Renewal by Mail Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2010 HB 1060 Wind Energy Facility Tax Refunds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 24, 2010 SB 102 Relating to the Black Hills Playhouse Lease Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 24, 2010 SB 121 Requiring Establishment of Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Education Promotion Programs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 23, 2010 HB 1241 Fireworks Regulation Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 23, 2010 HB 1240 Need-Based Education Grant Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 12, 2010 SB 18 Restrictions on Retirement for Rehired Public Employees Signed - Executive
Sign
March 12, 2010 SB 89 Exempts Certain Firearms From Federal Regulation Signed - Executive
Sign
March 10, 2010 SB 63 Pilot Charter School Signed - Executive
Sign
March 10, 2010 SB 103 Trust Law Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Style and Form Veto
March 3, 2010 HB 1137 Allowing the Secretary of State to Cancel Trademark or Service Mark Registrations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 106 School Funding Formula Revision Signed - Executive
Sign
March 30, 2009 HB 1300 2009-2010 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
March 30, 2009 HB 1240 Smoking Ban Signed - Executive
Sign
March 10, 2009 HB 1197 Tax Changes Relating to Single Family Dwellings Under Construction Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 3, 2009 HB 1004 Legalizing the Killing of Threatening Mountain Lions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 2, 2009 HB 1171 Exemptions from School District Minimum Size Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 17, 2008 HB 1151 Adult-Oriented Business Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 SB 126 Repealing Liquor License Cap Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 HB 1085 Constructing Science Facilities at Universities Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 SB 173 Eliminating Restrictions on Corporate Dairy Farms Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 SB 88 Offering Sonograms to Women Considering Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 SB 174 Railroad Eminent Domain Signed - Executive
Sign
March 14, 2008 SB 129 Revise the Grounds for which Continuation or Conversion is Not Required for Group Health Policies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1233 Government Spending Database Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1269 Allow a beer and wine combination license Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1258 Require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1016 Establish a New System of Funding for the Postsecondary Technical Institutes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1242 Require the Department of Education and the Board of Regents to establish certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 SB 203 Appropriate Money for the Ordinary Expenses of the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Departments of the State, the Expenses of State Institutions, Interest on the Public Debt, and for Common Schools Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 1048 Campaign Contribution Reform Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 SB 207 Minimum Wage Increase Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 SB 74 Allowing Friends to Make Medical Decisions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 HB 1139 Tobacco Tax Funds Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 SB 199 Mandatory School Attendance Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 SB 157 Teacher Compensation Signed - Executive
Sign
March 20, 2007 SB 95 Control of Technical Institutes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2007 SB 103 An Act to provide for the appointment of members of the Brand Board by district. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2007 HB 1131 An Act to increase the amount of funding for conservation and value-added agriculture purposes from certain unclaimed motor fuel tax refunds. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 15, 2007 SB 183 An Act to exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 6, 2007 HB 1189 An Act to require certain children to be in booster seats when in motor vehicles. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 2, 2007 HB 1174 An Act to increase the maximum amount for which used motor vehicles may be sold or transferred to be exempt from excise tax. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 2, 2007 HB 1026 An Act to classify certain bird species as unprotected. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 23, 2007 HB 1175 Lethal Injection Reform Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 23, 2007 HB 1160 Physician Presence at Executions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 24, 2006 SB 210 2006-2007 Budget Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign

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