|House Bills||House Commemorations||House Concurrent Resolutions|
|House Joint Resolutions||Senate Bills||Senate Commemorations|
|Senate Concurrent Resolutions||Senate Joint Resolutions||Senate Resolutions|
revise certain provisions concerning election procedures.
revise certain provisions concerning the type of documentation required for the registration of voters.
revise certain provisions concerning absentee voting.
establish certain record keeping requirements related to the selling of livestock that originated in the livestock inspection area and to establish a penalty.
revise certain provisions related to cancelled livestock brands.
revise certain provisions related to out-of-state cattle brands and to establish a penalty.
revise certain provisions related to the composition of livestock brands and to declare an emergency.
permit the immediate reclassification of nonagricultural acreage property under certain circumstances.
create additional classifications of agricultural property, to revise certain provisions concerning the valuation of agricultural land for ad valorem taxation, and to revise certain provisions concerning the taxation of certain agricultural property.
make form and style revisions to certain agriculture statutes.
increase the funds that may be expended to construct a student wellness center at South Dakota State University.
authorize the Board of Regents to construct an advanced materials processing and joining laboratory foundry addition to the Metallurgy Foundry Building at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.
make an appropriation to the Board of Regents for the construction, remodeling, or renovation of various structures or facilities on the campuses of the state's universities to provide additional support for women's athletic programs in furtherance of the policies and objectives of Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972.
authorize the Board of Regents to remodel certain locker room facilities and to renovate spectator, concession, press, and coaching facilities at the O'Harra Stadium at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and to make an appropriation therefor.
authorize the Board of Regents to acquire an equestrian facility for South Dakota State University and to declare an emergency.
provide for the creation of a renewable electricity and recycled energy renewable energy credit system by the Public Utilities Commission.
authorize the Public Utilities Commission to implement and comply with certain federal energy acts and to validate certain related commission actions.
delay the change in calculating the amount eligible for distribution from the Health Care Trust Fund and the Education Enhancement Trust Fund and to declare an emergency.
revise and redirect certain revenues relating to the state capital construction fund, the ethanol fuel fund, the state highway fund, the water and environment fund, and the state general fund.
reappropriate certain moneys to state aid to general education.
make an appropriation for costs related to disasters in the state and to declare an emergency.
revise the disposition of funds received for charges for board and room for work release inmates.
repeal certain provisions regarding standards for school district radio equipment.
repeal certain provisions providing for the appointment of the director of vocational education.
revise state aid to special education.
repeal certain provisions regarding qualifications for members of the South Dakota Board of Education.
change the unemployment insurance wage base and contribution rates and to assess interest on negative employer accounts under certain circumstances.
revise certain provisions regarding the transportation, possession, purchase, and sale of certain endangered and threatened species of wildlife and to provide a penalty for violation of those provisions.
prohibit the use of crossbows for fishing unless an exception is granted in rules promulgated by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
permit persons in the armed services and certain family members to acquire a turkey license under certain circumstances.
revise certain procedures and criteria permitting certain persons to acquire certain big game hunting licenses by means of landowner preference and to revise the areas permitted to be hunted under such licenses.
clarify that hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges associated with a resident license continue after change of residency.
permit persons arrested for certain boating violations to be released upon execution of a promise to appear in court or upon furnishing a bond and to provide a penalty for failure to appear in court.
revise the definition of anabolic steroid, to schedule certain controlled substances, and to declare an emergency.
revise the renewal fee paid by medical assistants.
revise certain provisions regarding the certification of an optometrist from another state and to increase the fee for a certificate of registration.
revise certain provisions related to the prescription of schedule II controlled drugs by physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives.
make an appropriation to reimburse certain family physicians and certain dentists who have complied with the requirements of the physician tuition reimbursement program and the dental tuition reimbursement program.
revise certain provisions pertaining to the disposition of funds collected on local exchange service lines, cellular telephones, and radio pager devices.
revise the minimum monthly fee charged for care at the Human Services Center.
allow for denial, suspension, or revocation of emergency medical technician certificates for past gross incompetence and for unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.
revise certain requirements regarding the license renewal of insurance producers.
revise certain provisions regarding life insurance exclusions.
clarify the application of certain provisions relating to the exemption of debt cancellation contracts from insurance regulation.
modify the requirements for coordination of benefits between health plans.
provide for certain provisions regarding the property casualty unfair claims practices.
revise certain sales and use tax provisions related to products and substances associated with the application of pesticides and to clarify the definition of pesticides.
revise the reporting and remittance requirements for certain state taxes and to declare an emergency.
revise the effective dates of certain laws regarding the regulation of motor vehicle license plates.
revise certain provisions regarding the taxation of motor fuel and the refunding of motor fuel taxes.
revise certain provisions regarding notice to a tribe of a child custody proceeding subject to the Indian Child Welfare Act.
update the reference to certain federal regulations regarding financial assistance to persons displaced by highway acquisition.
codify legislation enacted in 2005.
revise certain provisions regarding an increase of the prizes that certain lotteries may award.
appropriate money for international trade representation and to declare an emergency.
permit municipalities to delegate to employees the authority to enter into certain contracts on behalf of the municipality.
require certain children to be in booster seats when in motor vehicles.
revise certain provisions regarding investigations of the Division of Insurance.
provide for notification by the Department of Social Services to the parents of certain determinations of child abuse or neglect.
revise the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district.
provide for certain audits of associations of school boards.
prohibit an insurance producer from being the beneficiary on certain life insurance policies.
clarify certain provisions concerning the authority of certain courts to issue warrants or summonses on indictment.
increase the penalty for subsequent convictions for the crime of stalking.
extend immunity to certain directors, trustees, committee members and officers of certain nonprofit corporations and to members of certain advisory boards.
prohibit certain sex offenders from residing within a specified distance from certain places where children are present.
classify certain persons as residents for purposes of higher education tuition.
require the names of certain parties to be listed in instruments recorded by the register of deeds.
prohibit the public sale of tax certificates.
prohibit insurers from taking certain actions based on receipt of a notice of hearing and charges against insurance producers and to require that persons receiving such notice also receive notice of the final determination of the matter.
amend the composition, supervision, and functioning of the State Seed Certification Board.
direct the Department of Social Services to establish the South Dakota long-term care partnership program.
revise the circumstances under which certain arrests may be effected without warrant.
provide for recognition of certain stalking or physical violence protection orders as foreign domestic violence orders.
revise certain provisions relating to the disposition of confiscated weapons and firearms.
increase the amount of funding for conservation purposes from certain unclaimed motor fuel tax refunds.
authorize water user districts to establish and operate wastewater systems.
revise certain provisions concerning the bonding of township clerks and treasurers.
define an enrolled student.
restrict the use of eminent domain under certain circumstances and to protect certain private property rights from acquisition by the use or threat of eminent domain.
exempt from the sales and use taxes certain maintenance items used on agricultural machinery and equipment and to declare an emergency.
provide for uniform jurisdiction in the regulation of certain seed, commercial fertilizer, commercial feed, animal remedies, and pesticide.
limit the authority of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to promulgate rules restricting the application of permits to carry a concealed pistol.
authorize counties to regulate the operation of certain off-road vehicles in highway ditches.
prohibit the feeding of certain big game animals and to provide a penalty therefor.
restrict the rights of certain sex offenders related to adoption or visitation of children.
appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute.
allow athletic trainers to be compensated for services rendered as athletic trainers if such charges are not excessive nor fraudulent.
appropriate money for the Vietnam War Memorial.
appropriate money for compensatory payments to certain school districts and to revise provisions related to certain school district entitlements.
authorize the Public Utilities Commission to approve tariff mechanisms for the automatic annual adjustment of charges for jurisdictional costs of new or modified transmission facilities.
extend certain lien provisions to physicians.
establish certain criteria regarding the construction and sale of homes by a state agency or the South Dakota Housing Development Authority.
clarify a custodian's access to certain sealed records.
clarify the elements of the crime of impersonating another.
regulate access to and use of natural nonmeandered lakes and to provide certain penalties.
permit municipalities to refund certain sales and use taxes to contractors and subcontractors.
exempt swine and cattle semen from sales and use taxes.
revise certain provisions regarding the allowance for support when a divorce is granted.
provide for the establishment of standards for persons conducting home studies for purposes of child custody and visitation.
provide for the indemnification of a trustee for a political subdivision of this state and to make an appropriation therefor.
expand the board of technical professions.
appropriate money to postsecondary technical institutes for the maintenance and repair of buildings.
revise the elements of the crime of eavesdropping.
provide for the regulation of certain persons operating X ray equipment for diagnosis and treatment.
provide for a legislative study of the taxes imposed on the telecommunications industry.
clarify the definition of a salvage vehicle.
define negligent homicide and to provide a penalty therefor.
provide civil immunity to qualified mental health professionals designated by the chairs of the county board of mental illness.
provide compensation to certain retailers for collecting and remitting the sales tax after a certain threshold is met.
require certain third party administrators to provide reports of claims experience upon request.
exempt certain real property owned by local industrial development corporations from property taxation.
exempt claims related to wildland fire operations outside the state from certain workers' compensation provisions and to declare an emergency.
exempt from motor vehicle license fees certain motor vehicles used to transport children to and from certain head start programs.
reauthorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances.
establish the prairie dog management assistance program and to make an appropriation therefor.
revise provisions regarding bond for persons charged with certain crimes involving methamphetamine.
revise certain provisions regarding failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer and regarding eluding a law enforcement officer in a vehicle.
repeal certain mandatory minimum sentences for driving under the influence, to expand those substances under which a person may be found to be under the influence, and to revise certain driving under the influence provisions for clarity and consistency.
revise certain provisions regarding the operation of a snowmobile or boat while under the influence.
revise notification requirements for certain planning and zoning changes.
permit road districts to receive a portion of the county wheel tax revenue.
exempt feed for certain game birds from the sales and use tax.
make an appropriation to the Department of Tourism and State Development to provide for the promotion in Mexico of tourist opportunities in South Dakota and of the products made in South Dakota.
provide certain insurance and medicaid coverage for hyperbaric oxygen therapy and related services.
prohibit the charging of admission to the Cultural Heritage Center.
authorize the Gaming Commission to fund gambling addiction treatment programs.
revise certain provisions concerning the valuation of agricultural land for ad valorem taxation.
exempt certain facilities used for business incubators from property taxation.
revise the definition of a temporary supplemental lot for use by vehicle dealers.
regulate an insurer's use of global positioning systems in motor vehicles.
create immunity for reporting prenatal alcohol or substance abuse.
define the extraterritorial platting jurisdictional area of municipalities for the purpose of platting land.
to revise certain provisions regarding the justifiable use of force.
revise certain provisions relating to domestic limited liability companies, domestic limited liability partnerships, and the appointment of certain agents.
revise certain provisions relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy.
revise certain provisions relating to the practice of counseling.
authorize first class municipalities to issue nonsmoking establishment on-sale licenses under certain conditions.
define the use of vehicles bearing dealer's demonstration or in-transit permits and to revise the penalty for the misuse of such permits.
revise certain provisions regarding the continuing eligibility requirements for opportunity scholarship recipients.
provide standards for interpreting for the deaf and hard-of-hearing by requiring national interpreter certification and to repeal the state certification process and replace it with registration.
appropriate money to the state library for digital access to newspapers.
authorize the Board of Regents to renovate Wecota Hall at South Dakota State University, and to make an appropriation therefor.
provide contractors' excise, sales, and use tax refunds for certain energy generation facilities.
establish the biotechnology incentive fund and to provide for its funding and purpose.
provide for the issuance of certain unused nonresident waterfowl licenses.
revise certain eligibility restrictions related to secondary school extracurricular activities.
appropriate money for heating costs at postsecondary technical institutes.
revise certain felony and misdemeanor provisions not located in the criminal code.
revise certain provisions relating to controlled drugs and substances.
revise certain provisions concerning the use of certain real property sales to value other real property and to revise the general fund levies of school districts.
establish damage claims procedures for certain claims against construction professionals.
revise the definition of a prohibited sexual act.
impose an excise tax on the gross receipts from the sale and use of farm machinery, farm attachment units, and irrigation equipment, to exempt the gross receipts from the sale of farm machinery, farm attachment units, and irrigation equipment from sales and use tax, and to declare an emergency.
allow local units of government to regulate the sales, distribution, marketing, promotion, and use of tobacco products.
require a study of the continuum of care needs for senior citizens.
extend opportunity scholarship eligibility to South Dakota students who attend college or technical school out-of-state and then return to South Dakota to attend school.
require an expert review when a medical malpractice action is commenced.
define the business of abstracting.
provide additional state funding to school districts that offer certain services and opportunities to students receiving alternative instruction.
provide additional methods for the formation of special zoning areas.
provide for restitution to the state for expenses incurred in investigating false claims related to pesticide use.
revise certain provisions regarding court suspensions and revocations of driver licenses.
revise the taxation of leased motorcycles and motorized bicycles.
establish a workers compensation small claims procedure.
revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula.
create a tax relief fund and to dedicate certain sales and use tax revenue received by the state through the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.
revise the method for imposing the excess levy for the general fund of school districts.
limit certain campaign contributions.
revise certain provisions concerning the voting requirements of the board of adjustment.
permit the court to award attorneys' fees in certain custody and visitation cases.
revise certain provisions related to the allocation of nonresident big game hunting licenses.
limit the authority of the state agencies to promulgate rules restricting the application of permits to carry a concealed pistol.
revise certain provisions concerning business improvement districts.
require all children to attend kindergarten and to establish a minimum length of time for kindergarten programs.
define enrolled pupils or students for purposes of state aid to education.
limit the amount in the Employer's Investment in South Dakota's Future Fund.
provide for the establishment of certain honorary trusts and of certain trusts for animals.
regulate certain consumer small loans and payday loans.
prohibit certain acts of child abuse and endangerment and to provide penalties therefor.
revise certain provisions regarding humane societies.
allow school districts to expend from the capital outlay fund for some of their mileage reimbursement costs.
provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices.
provide that health care providers and institutions need not participate in certain health care services.
revise certain provisions regarding directed trusts to include custodial accounts.
provide a procedure for implementing the standard visitation guidelines.
establish a wine direct shipper permit and to provide for certain direct shipments of wine.
revise certain insurance liquidity provisions for private placement policies.
exempt the value of motor vehicles donated to certain nonprofit corporations from state taxes.
specifically exclude ridden animals and bicycles from violations of the DUI statutes.
authorize the issuance of lifetime hunting and fishing licenses.
provide for state employee compensation for certain disaster recovery work.
limit certain cooperative arrangements among school districts.
prohibit the distribution of contraceptives to public school students.
reduce state government reliance on video lottery proceeds and to revise the distribution of video lottery proceeds.
require certain new construction of structures to comply with the building code.
revise certain provisions regarding the reduction of unemployment benefits.
define the applicable standard of care in regard to screening of risk factors for all abortions except in the case of a medical emergency.
prohibit the release of information concerning the applicants and holders of permits to carry a concealed pistol.
revise the bank franchise tax.
establish certain requirements regarding the acquisition of real property by eminent domain.
revise certain provisions related to sexually transmitted diseases.
define marital and nonmarital property for the purposes of the division of property between parties at divorce.
exempt certain persons from jury duty because of religious beliefs.
provide for an exemption to the records search fee for attorneys of record.
provide contractors' excise, sales, and use tax refunds for the filming of certain motion pictures, documentaries, television advertisements, or television films.
create a rebate program for installation of corn stove heating systems and to make an appropriation therefor.
require that certain persons convicted of drug and alcohol felonies be incarcerated in the county jail.
revise certain provisions regarding money lending.
adopt the revised Uniform Arbitration Act and to repeal certain provisions regarding arbitration.
revise the formula for using certain real property sales to assess other real property.
revise certain provisions related to limited big game hunting licenses for landowners.
provide for the compensation of school districts that experience significant gains in enrollment from one year to the next.
create a school holiday on the Tuesday after Labor Day.
establish certain legislative findings, to reinstate the prohibition against certain acts causing the termination of an unborn human life, to prescribe a penalty therefor, and to provide for the implementation of such provisions under certain circumstances.
define the applicable standard of care in regard to screening of risk factors for all abortions except in the case of a medical emergency, to provide civil remedies, and to exempt medical emergencies from the requirements of this Act.
provide for the clarification of sexual abstinence instruction.
establish a task force to study education for divorcing parents and visitation and custody matters.
revise the advice that a law enforcement officer must give any person arrested for driving under influence.
temporarily allow contractual agreements between certain school districts and to declare an emergency.
create a statewide mathematics initiative and to make an appropriation therefor.
require regental institutions to annually report to the Legislature regarding intellectual diversity.
require the Department of Education to include proposed legislation in the final report of the study of school funding, and to submit it to the Governor.
revise certain provisions regarding the prior approval of premium rates for certain health benefit plans.
rename the office and the title of the head of the Old Age and Survivors Insurance Division in the Office of the State Auditor and specify the position's duties.
expand the tax refund for agricultural processing facilities to include expansions to existing facilities and to revise the time period in which an application must be submitted.
provide a property tax exemption for coal-fired power plants upgrading pollution control equipment.
adjust the period of time requiring the use of lighted front and real lamps on motor vehicles.
revise the classification of certain real property used for residential purposes.
provide for improvements in the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
require certain corrections statistics related to race to be collected and maintained.
revise certain provisions concerning the freeze on property assessments for disabled and senior citizens.
provide for the establishment and operation of artisan distillers and to revise certain provisions concerning farm wineries.
require all children to attend kindergarten and to establish a minimum length of time for kindergarten programs.
increase the compulsory attendance age for school attendance.
create the South Dakota Virtual High School.
make an appropriation to fund tax refunds for elderly and disabled persons and to revise the income eligibility requirements for property tax and sales tax refunds.
authorize the Board of Regents to purchase certain real property for the sole purpose of providing a site for the operation of instructional, research and service programs delivered through institutions established by the Legislature and governed by the Board of Regents, to make an appropriation therefor, to require the Board of Regents to submit a comprehensive plan and to make certain reports, and to declare an emergency.
make appropriations from the water and environment fund, the environment and natural resources fee fund, the water pollution control revolving fund subfund, the drinking water revolving fund subfund for various water and environmental purposes, to revise the state water plan, and to declare an emergency.
make an appropriation for low income energy assistance, and to declare an emergency.
reappropriate certain moneys to fund sales tax on food refunds.
transfer funds from the railroad trust fund to the property tax reduction fund.
make an appropriation to the Department of Education to reimburse certain school districts for consolidation incentives.
make an appropriation to construct instructional classrooms, to require certain reporting, and to declare an emergency.
provide for an increase in the state minimum wage.
authorize the state to join an interstate compact for the prevention and control of forest fires.
revise certain provisions relating to educational benefits for spouses of members of the South Dakota National Guard.
provide for the regulation of persons interpreting for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Honoring Robert Cook of Rapid City as a 2005 Milken Educator.
Honoring O'Gorman High School and Corsica Elementary School which were named No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools.
Honoring Barbara Dowling of Sioux Falls as South Dakota's 2006 Teacher of the Year.
Honoring and congratulating outstanding tennis coach, State Representative Burt Elliott, on his selection as a recipient of the 2005 South Dakota Tennis Achievement Award.
Commending and honoring Tom Craig of the Vermillion School District Board on his selection as the 2005-2006 Outstanding School Board member.
Commending and honoring the 2004-2005 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Robert Arend, Garretson, School Superintendent; David Peterson, Retired, School Business Official; Nancy Whitcher, Rapid City, Elementary School Principal; Christena Schultz, Emery, Secondary School Principal; Mike Taplett, Huron, Middle School Principal; Dr. Patricia Peel, Rapid City, Curriculum Director; and Karen Roth, Sioux Falls, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups.
Honoring South Dakota's 2005 Little Britches World Rodeo Champions, Taylor Shoemaker, Cole Boomer, Nikki Steffes, Joseph Wilson, Kody Woodward, Lane Lindsay, and Tyler Manke and 2005 High School Champion Jessica Painter.
Honoring Ron Madison and all of the staff and administration of Cedar Shore Resort in Chamberlain for receiving the 2005 George S. Mickelson Great Service Award at the Governor's Conference on Tourism.
Commending Cassandra Soeffing, a science teacher at Axtell Park Middle School, for being awarded an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship.
Honoring Charles Kuehl of Canton for a life of public service.
Honoring Jeffery Willert on his 2005 PRCA Saddle Bronc world title.
Honoring Eric Ransom, a senior at Wolsey-Wessington High School, who has received recognition for exemplary athleticism by earning more than one thousand points during his high school basketball career.
Honoring Mason Kleinsasser, a senior at James Valley Christian High School, who has received recognition for exemplary athleticism by earning more than one thousand points during his high school basketball career.
Commending the 2005-2006 Yankton High School Gazelles girls volleyball team for winning the state title in the Class AA State Volleyball Tournament.
Commending the 2005 Yankton High School Gazelles girls cross country team for winning the state title in the Class AA State Cross Country Meet.
Commending the 2005 Yankton High School Bucks boys cross country team for winning the state title in the Class AA State Cross Country Meet.
Honoring Ernie and Laurel Nemec, owners of Ernie's Building Center in Midland, for being named the 2006 South Dakota Retailers of the Year.
Honoring McKenzie Haley of Winner as the 2005-2006 South Dakota High School Rodeo Queen.
Honoring the 2005 Arlington High School football team and the students and staff involved in the football program as 2005 Class 9AA State High School Football Champions.
Honoring Ruth Nelson, a senior at Huron High School, for exemplary athleticism and for setting a new AA girls basketball scoring record in South Dakota.
Honoring Ambrose "Red" Schultz for his exemplary service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Legislature.
Honoring the West Central Trojans High School football program, coaches, and staff, on an unprecedented ten state championships.
honoring Noelle Rist as the recipient of the 2005 National Agri-Entrepreneurship Award.
Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team for winning the 40th Annual International BB Gun Championship match in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on July 2-3, 2005.
Honoring Jason Frerichs from Wilmot, South Dakota, for being named American Star in Agricultural Placement when he received the American FFA Degree at the past National FFA Convention.
Honoring the town of Murdo, South Dakota, on its celebration of one hundred years.
Honoring the town of Vivian, South Dakota, on its celebration of one hundred years.
Honoring the town of Draper, South Dakota, on its celebration of one hundred years.
Commending and honoring Kerry Konda for qualifying for the national Interstate Oratory Competition to be held in Pensacola, Florida, on April 20 through 23, 2006.
Honoring the 4 Seasons Cooperative in Britton, South Dakota, for installing new blending pumps at the Britton station that offer regular unleaded gas, 10/90, 20/80, 30/70, and e-85.
Commending and honoring the 2005-2006 Watertown Girls Gymnastics Team and their coach, Mark Bellum, for the school's first Gymnastics State Championship.
Commending and honoring the 2005-2006 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for their twelfth straight championship title in the Class A Gymnastics State Tournament.
Honoring the Milbank School District for outstanding accomplishments in state competitions.
Honoring Stephanie Cooper of Brookings, South Dakota, and Brianne Nelson of Volga, South Dakota, on being named among the top youth volunteers in South Dakota for 2006, in the annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Honoring Alcester-Hudson Elementary School for being named as a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School for 2005.
Honoring Jean Nelson for being named Social Worker of the Year by the East River Intrastate Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.
House Concurrent Resolutions
Supporting and commending the Conservation Reserve Program for its impact on land, water, and wildlife conservation, for increasing business and economic development and restoration, and for providing alternative economic opportunities for South Dakota.
Endorsing the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program and supporting its efforts to promote responsible dog ownership in the state of South Dakota.
Recognizing the efforts of United States Senator Tim Johnson, United States Senator John Thune, United States Representative Stephanie Herseth, Governor M. Michael Rounds and the preparedness of the Rapid City area's Ellsworth Task Force and the Black Hills area's government and business leaders for their outstanding achievement in retaining Ellsworth Air Force Base as a vital component of our nation's defenses.
Urging the voters of South Dakota to reject the Judicial Accountability Initiated Law (J.A.I.L.), which will be submitted to South Dakota voters in November 2006, designated Amendment E.
Supporting a Taiwan-United States free trade agreement.
Urging further support from Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the United States Department of Defense for the South Dakota National Guard.
Honoring all who came to the aid of South Dakotans who experienced a continuous severe winter storm with heavy snow, freezing rain, and high winds November 27 through November 29, 2005.
Commemorating the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the South Dakota State University.
Urging Congress to restore funding for the Urban Indian Health Program.
Supporting the development of nuclear power in South Dakota.
House Joint Resolutions
To revise and establish certain constitutional provisions regarding the lieutenant governor and the presiding officers of the Senate and House of Representatives.
To repeal certain voided constitutional provisions regarding term limits for United States senators and representatives.
To revise certain constitutional provisions regarding the Legislature.
Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of a corporate income tax and dedication of the revenue therefrom.
Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to revenue and expenditure limits for the State of South Dakota.
provide for the mandatory withdrawal of blood or other bodily substances subsequent to arrest for driving while under influence.
appropriate money for the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the second judicial circuit.
revise certain provisions concerning the establishment of representation areas for school board members and determination of vacancies on school boards.
establish certain air quality standards for hydrogen sulfide and to provide for their application to livestock facilities.
adjust certain participation standards for the South Dakota special pay retirement program.
define certain terms related to the South Dakota Retirement System.
clarify certain provisions regarding the level income payment option within the South Dakota Retirement System.
establish to whom the South Dakota Retirement System may make benefit payments on behalf of minors.
revise certain beneficiary provisions of the South Dakota Retirement System.
establish and revise certain provisions relating to South Dakota Retirement System disability benefits.
provide for the use of electronic ballot marking systems and for the appointment of precinct assistants and to declare an emergency.
prescribe the form of certain ballots used in local elections.
revise certain provisions concerning the publication of facsimile ballots.
revise certain residency requirements regarding the eligibility for admission to the State Veterans' Home.
revise certain provisions concerning trademark registration.
revise certain re-employment requirements in the South Dakota Retirement System.
prohibit certain young drivers from using a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle.
revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of home inspectors.
revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2006 regarding appropriations to the Board of Regents and the Department of Corrections.
authorize the Board of Regents to construct a new dairy manufacturing plant at South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor.
authorize the Board of Regents to construct a manure separator for the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and to make an appropriation therefor.
authorize the Board of Regents to transfer title to a T-28 experimental aircraft from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to the Strategic Air and Space Museum.
authorize the Board of Regents to construct a livestock feed storage room as an addition to the livestock feed facility at the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Southeast Research Farm and to make an appropriation therefor.
revise certain provisions concerning the authority of the Public Utilities Commission with regard to AC/DC conversion projects and energy conversion facilities.
revise certain provisions concerning motor carrier regulation and to transfer the authority to regulate motor carriers from the Public Utilities Commission to the Department of Revenue and Regulation.
make an appropriation for costs related to suppression of wildfires in the state and to declare an emergency.
make an appropriation to the state fair and to declare an emergency.
revise and correct certain provisions related to the criminal code revision of 2005.
revise certain provisions regarding the examination of teacher and administrator preparation programs.
revise the use of certain funds in the Department of Education.
revise certain provisions relating to the licensing and regulation of technical professions.
reauthorize a grant program within the Department of Health for the purchase of equipment and materials for mosquito prevention and control efforts at the local level and to declare an emergency.
require each applicant for licensure as a nurse and each licensee who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation to submit to a state and federal criminal background check.
revise the quorum requirements for the Board of Nursing.
rename the Board of Counselor Examiners and to revise certain provisions relating to the rule-making authority of the board.
revise certain provisions pertaining to interpreters for the deaf.
revise certain provisions regarding fire safety and regarding the authority of the Department of Public Safety to promulgate rules pertaining to fire safety.
increase the annual operation certificate fee for certain boilers.
revise certain provisions regarding petroleum and motor fuels testing, quality, and labeling.
revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of weighing and measuring devices and the regulation of service agencies of weighing and measuring devices.
revise and update certain provisions pertaining to motor carrier safety and transportation of hazardous materials.
update and revise certain provisions pertaining to saddlemount motor vehicle combinations.
update certain provisions for the storage of explosive materials.
repeal certain provisions regarding waiting periods for the filing of insurance rates.
modify certain requirements for group health coverage for premature births, congenital defects, and birth abnormalities.
clarify the taxes for certain life insurance premiums and annuity considerations.
allow health maintenance organizations to rate employer sponsored plans without prior approval.
clarify certain statutory references regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages.
modify the requirements for health discount plans.
make certain persons responsible for making tax returns and payment of tax debts.
revise certain dates pertaining to references to the Internal Revenue Code.
eliminate the requirement for a signature on certain tax applications.
revise certain provisions regarding the consideration of assets for the purpose of long-term care eligibility.
revise the state trunk highway system.
modify the process for state highway road closures due to inclement weather.
authorize the railroad authority to acquire certain railroad facilities and to declare an emergency.
revise the definition of deceptive acts and practices and to increase the statute of limitations regarding deceptive trade practices.
define gamma hydroxyl butyrate as a controlled substance.
provide for the use of chemist's affidavits in certain parole, probation, and contested case proceedings.
revise certain provisions concerning the licensure of polygraph examiners.
establish the Motor Vehicle Insurance Data Base Task Force and to provide for its composition, scope, and administration.
revise certain reclamation surety requirements regarding uranium exploration and to authorize the Board of Minerals and Environment to adopt rules for the construction, operation, monitoring, and closure of uranium and other in situ leach mines.
include officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Investigations in the definition of federal law enforcement officer.
repeal certain outdated statutorily created funds.
appropriate money for roof repairs at Western Dakota Technical Institute and to declare an emergency.
exempt water distribution system routes from certain restrictions related to the acquisition of property or property rights.
revise the amnesty provisions for sellers under the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.
revise certain provisions regarding the administration of trusts and estates.
revise certain provisions relating to insurable interests and to declare an emergency.
appropriate money to the Dakota Valley school district.
revise the voting requirements for certain actions taken by the board of adjustment.
authorize veterinary livestock assistants to perform equine dentistry in certain circumstances.
allow certain federally activated military personnel to be issued replacement elk, bighorn sheep, or mountain goat hunting licenses.
repeal the Game, Fish and Parks Commission exemption relating to small business impact statements.
rescind the repeal of certain provisions relating to small business impact statements.
allow an applicant for a responsible broker's license to complete certain required education requirements after licensure as a responsible broker.
extend the time between a municipal candidate election and a secondary election.
revise certain provisions relating to the submission of direct legislation to a vote of the people at a general election.
exempt the purchase of farm machinery, farm attachment units, and irrigation equipment from sales and use tax.
exempt feed for certain game birds from sales and use tax.
prohibit the acquiring or selling of certain communications records.
provide for the appointment of a Native American law enforcement officer to the Law Enforcement Office Standards Commission.
increase the length of time for which nationally certified teachers may receive stipends.
provide that the state fair be held at the option of the secretary of agriculture.
revise certain provisions relating to state fair contracts.
require the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to receive the approval of the Legislature before acquiring certain land.
require a broker to obtain written consent to advertise or market property on behalf of an owner.
extend residency status to graduates of any in-state, accredited high school operated by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.
require the Division of Insurance to study the offering of assisted living facility benefits to certain persons with long-term care insurance.
revise certain provisions regarding the approval of plats and the format standards for certain real estate documents recorded with the register of deeds.
remove the requirement of providing social security numbers in certain probate matters.
revise the formula for determining the amount of the sales, use, and contractors' excise tax refund provided to certain new business facilities.
provide for an early presidential primary.
make an appropriation to reimburse counties for the cost of the 2008 presidential primary.
clarify that certain statutory interim committees may introduce legislation on their own motion.
exempt religious organizations from sales and use taxes.
allow the governing body of taxing districts to automatically refer a property tax opt out to the voters.
limit the transfer or renewal of certain alcohol beverage licenses.
establish a task force to study sexual assault and to provide for its composition, scope, and administration.
revise the distribution from certain constitutionally created trust funds, to revise certain provisions regarding state fund condition statements, and to declare an emergency.
establish the Public Utilities Commission as a separate agency.
provide for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
exempt from motor vehicle license fees certain motor vehicles used to transport children to and from certain head start programs.
place the administration of the state fair under the South Dakota State Fair Commission.
require financial assurances for certain concentrated animal feeding operations for the remediation of potential environmental damage.
exempt certain small sand, gravel, and other extraction operations from license fees and surety requirements.
revise the definition of manufacturer as it relates to the ownership of certain motor vehicle dealerships and to declare an emergency.
revise certain provisions defining employer contributions that are not deemed to be wages.
provide for statewide mutual aid requests among certain public agencies.
require a court to determine whether a child is granted an excuse from school attendance under certain circumstances.
repeal the excise tax on the gross receipts of personal communications system, wireless, and cellular telecommunications companies.
provide for an order of joint physical care over certain children whose parents exercise joint legal custody.
revise the composition of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
prohibit certain video screens in motor vehicles.
allow a mother to breast-feed her child anywhere she and the child have a right to be.
restrict certain enforcement actions by humane society personnel.
establish the opening day of the school term.
revise certain provisions regarding the type of personal identification required when voting.
revise certain provisions concerning the use of the emergency rule adoption procedure.
increase general funding for school districts, to impose a temporary limit on the growth of state general fund spending, and to suspend the transfer of moneys from the general fund to the budget reserve fund and to the property tax reduction fund.
clarify provisions regarding the use of railroad rights-of-way by utility companies.
exempt certain breeding stock animals, products, and facilities from certain corporate farming restrictions.
place certain requirements on sales of prescription drugs.
restrict certain penalties for pesticide applicators.
rename Lake Henry Dam.
prohibit the state health plan from paying for health care services provided out-of-state except in certain cases.
revise the notice of sale of real property for taxes.
authorize the Bureau of Administration to negotiate contracts under certain circumstances.
provide for the licensing of persons in the business of recycling motor vehicles.
impose the 911 monthly telephone surcharge to prepaid telephone calling services.
repeal certain provisions regarding the minimum wage for tipped employees.
clarify the jurisdiction of conservation officers to enforce certain alcohol-related provisions.
revise certain provisions relating to charges associated with installment sales contracts.
revise the distribution of state aid to education, to provide funding for sparse school districts, and to make an appropriation therefor.
abolish the state fair.
revise the calculation of state aid to general education and to appropriate money therefor.
increase the distribution from the education enhancement trust fund.
revise certain provisions regarding the appointment of an agent to receive any legal process.
provide for the impoundment and forfeiture of motor vehicles in connection with the arrest of persons who have committed certain offenses.
establish minimum sentencing and electronic monitoring requirements for certain sex offenders.
revise certain requirements related to the registration and monitoring of sex offenders.
direct the Office of the Attorney General to study open government issues in South Dakota.
make an appropriation to the state fair.
provide for the erection of certain highway supplemental guide signs for higher education institutions.
authorize funding for certain tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students at tribal colleges and to make an appropriation therefor.
update certain statutory references to the South Dakota Firefighters Association, Incorporated.
prohibit the use of certain vehicles with tail lamps and stop lamps upon which certain decorative coverings have been placed.
revise certain provisions regarding the sex offender registry and the supervision of sex offenders.
create community safety zones, to prohibit certain persons from residing or loitering in community safety zones, and to provide penalties for violations thereof.
require the state's participation in the National Sex Offender Public Registry and to provide for the posting of a state internet sex registry site.
define the local government contribution for the construction of an armory.
appropriate money for the design and construction of National Guard armories and to declare an emergency.
transfer certain moneys from the railroad trust fund to the property tax reduction fund and to declare an emergency.
create a life protection litigation subfund within the extraordinary litigation fund and provide for its use and to declare an emergency.
permit salespersons and broker associates within the same firm to form a business corporation or limited liability company under certain conditions.
prohibit the picketing of funerals under certain circumstances, to provide penalties for the violation thereof, and to declare an emergency.
repeal certain provisions regarding the exercise of the right of eminent domain by a railroad and to provide for the use of railroad rights-of-way by utility companies.
appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety for the coordination of 911 services.
prohibit certain civil penalties on dishonored checks and to revise the duties of the state's attorneys with respect thereto.
appropriate money for heating costs at postsecondary technical institutes.
establish a renewable energy production incentive for wind power and to make an appropriation therefor.
revise certain provisions relating to the approval or disapproval of conditional use requests.
revise certain provisions regarding the financial statements filed with the Office of Secretary of State by political party committees.
require a pre-election campaign financing statement of candidates for legislative office.
appropriate money to the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority and declare an emergency.
adopt the Uniform Athlete Agents Act.
revise the conditions under which the state may enter into gaming compacts with Indian tribes.
appropriate money for enhancement of secondary career and technical education.
require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in schools.
establish and appropriate money to the 21st Century Education Fund, to increase funding for education, and to revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula.
appropriate money for energy development.
authorize certain nonresident members of the South Dakota National Guard to qualify for resident tuition rates.
exempt kerosene from sales and use taxes.
allow certain planted trees to remain in a township right-of-way under certain conditions.
ensure appropriate emergency health care for certain rape survivors and to require health care facilities and the Department of Health to provide information to certain rape survivors.
allow property taxes to be paid under certain circumstances on a pro rata basis by the owner of a manufactured home who is planning to move, sell, transfer, or reassign the manufactured home.
create a rebate program for businesses that invest in lactation facilities and to make an appropriation therefor.
reorganize the state's school districts and to increase the number of members allowed on a school district board.
direct the Bureau of Administration to provide all of the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature.
require consumer reporting agencies to provide security freezes for consumers who are victims of identity theft.
create a school district consolidation commission and to declare an emergency.
revise certain provisions regarding the organization decals that may be displayed on a motor vehicle license plate.
provide for distinctive motor vehicle license plates for certain military veterans.
require a report to the Legislature regarding certain veterans' health issues.
require inspections of certain facilities by the Department of Health.
classify the production of certain upland game birds as an agricultural pursuit.
provide for the creation of rural economic development zones and to provide contractors' excise, sales, and use tax refunds and property tax abatements for certain economic development projects.
prohibit governmental entities from selling certain goods, commodities, and services to the general public.
revise certain provisions concerning fire suppression agreements and payment of certain costs incurred in suppressing forest fires.
provide for certain increases in the state minimum wage.
permit certain organizations to conduct card game tournaments.
revise certain provisions to regulating the distribution of alcoholic beverages.
provide for the retention of certain grant fellows at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
revise the definition of wine for farm wineries.
permit certain municipalities to provide to residents of sanitary districts upon petition.
require balanced instruction on human sexuality in public schools.
establish a governing board for the post secondary technical institutes.
appropriate funds to increase funding to education and to assist sparse school districts and to require legislation as part of the final report of the study of school funding.
create a teacher compensation assistance program.
authorize the risk pool board to allow additional enrollees into the risk pool under certain circumstances.
revise the risk pool reimbursement method for certain health care providers.
make an appropriation for costs related to increased energy costs in K-12 school districts and postsecondary vocational education institutions and to declare an emergency.
make an appropriation for costs related to the statewide sex offender registry and to declare an emergency.
make an appropriation from the coordinated soil and water conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission.
revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2006 regarding the South Dakota opportunity scholarships.
revise certain provisions of the owner-occupied classification for property tax relief purposes.
revise certain provisions pertaining to the sale, purchasing, and possession of products containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine.
establish and enhance criminal penalties regarding certain sex offenders.
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.
revise certain appropriations contained in Senate Bill 209, the General Appropriations Act, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, as previously enacted by the Eighty-first Session of the South Dakota Legislature.
Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its fifty-eighth anniversary.
Honoring Maggie Van Bockern of Sioux Falls, 2005 South Dakota Girls State Governor and Alex J. Hewett of Sioux Falls, 2005 South Dakota Boys State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs.
Honoring an outstanding South Dakota educator, Carol Varilek, who passed recently after a well-fought battle with cancer, for her steadfast dedication to education.
Honoring Noah Luttmann for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Honoring Bryan Ellefson for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Honoring the Sioux Falls school resource officers and their supervisors for receiving the designation of a model agency from the National Association of School Resource Officers.
Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its fifty-fifth anniversary.
Recognizing and congratulating the Avon High School football team for winning the 2005 9-B championship.
Honoring the service and contributions of South Dakota's citizens who serve in the Armed Forces Reserve.
Commending and honoring Travis Arment, a senior business administration major at the University of Sioux Falls, for his exemplary leadership, character, and athletic achievement during his college career.
Honoring Patricia (Pat) Adam for her exceptional service to the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Senate.
Commending and honoring Leah Nixon for receiving the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for being one of the top volunteers in South Dakota.
Commending and honoring Abbey Merchen for receiving the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for being one of the top volunteers in South Dakota.
Senate Concurrent Resolutions
Urging the Congress of the United States to support the changes to the No Child Left Behind Act that were recommended by the special task force established by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Recommending Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble for the Medal of Honor.
Supporting youth mentoring programs for South Dakota.
Requesting the South Dakota Congressional Delegation and the United States Congress to address significant deficiencies in the dental health care provided to American Indians.
Recognizing the contributions of private landowners to the support of big game populations and requesting the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to alleviate financial losses to private landowners through wildlife depredation.
Urging the cessation of beef imports until they are shown to be safe and free from bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Requesting the federal government to honor certain state meat inspections for meat entering interstate commerce.
Senate Joint Resolutions
Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the prohibition of governmental entities from selling certain goods, commodities, and services to the general public.
Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to abortion.
Supporting the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court of the United States.