2008 Keyword - State Affairs and Government

HB 1065revise certain provisions regarding the 24/7 sobriety program. 
HB 1111revise the responsibilities of the Corrections Commission and to require an annual report of Corrections Commission activities. 
HB 1123establish a state renewable and recycled energy objective and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HB 1127establish a loan repayment program for veterinarians and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1154require an opportunity for public testimony at public meetings. 
HB 1175provide partial reimbursement to legislators for constituent services. 
HB 1205make annual salary increases for legislators consistent with annual increases for other state officials and employees. 
HB 1206increase the salaries of legislators. 
HB 1218increase the maximum allowable outstanding amount of bonds issued by the Health and Educational Facility Authority on behalf of the four technical institutes. 
HB 1233bring transparency to state spending by requiring the Bureau of Finance and Management to create a website making certain state government information available to the public. 
HB 1246provide for a public records dispute resolution procedure. 
HB 1250increase the salary for legislators. 
HB 1280revise certain provisions regarding public records and public meetings. 
HB 1286provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HJR 1003To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 
HJR 1004To propose a constitutional amendment to provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. 
SB 19revise certain provisions regarding the duties of the executive director of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority. 
SB 54revise certain provisions regarding the duties and reporting requirements for the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority. 
SB 61increase the tax on alcoholic beverages, to dedicate the revenue from such tax increase, to create the South Dakota Teen Court Commission, and to create the South Dakota Commission on Equal Access to Our Courts. 
SB 80restrict the release or use of social security numbers by the state and its political subdivisions unless certain security measures are taken. 
SB 89direct the State-Tribal Relations Committee to hold hearings on certain issues related to Native American health care. 
SB 90provide for voluntary limitations on campaign spending for legislative office. 
SB 106limit state expenditures. 
SB 153authorize the Governor to enter the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact and the Western Regional Education Compact, and to provide for the appointment of resident members to both commissions.  
SB 170authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. 
SB 171establish the ranching development livestock loan program. 
SB 176authorize the Legislative Research Council to remodel, renovate, and furnish certain facilities on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 186revise certain provisions regarding public records. 
SB 199revise certain provisions concerning public meetings. 
SB 203appropriate 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. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate term limits for legislators.