Representative Burt Elliott — 2008


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Minority Whip

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 02
Counties: Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink
Occupation: Teacher/Coach


Session Committees

EducationMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 413 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 413 
TransportationMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1158exempt certain school districts from reorganization requirements. 
SC 12Honoring Kelsey Kimbler for achieving the title of Junior Miss Aberdeen. 
SC 13Honoring Amber Kolb for achieving the title of Miss Aberdeen. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
SCR 14Requesting the Governor, the Commissioner of School and Public Lands, the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to develop a system of managing and maintaining the state-owned dams. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1088revise certain provisions relating to temporary custody prior to divorce or separate maintenance. 
HB 1089revise certain provisions relating to the rights and duties of joint legal custodians. 
HB 1090require that most records and applications regarding a child reference the names and addresses of both parents. 
HB 1091provide that either parent is to reasonably inform the other parent about routine decisions concerning children when residing with the other. 
HB 1092revise certain terminology in the statutes providing for standard child visitation guidelines. 
HB 1093revise certain provisions relating to the custody, service, and earnings of children. 
HB 1094repeal certain provisions concerning the rights of custodial parents that have been superseded by other statutes. 
HB 1095adopt the South Dakota Family Law Arbitration Act and provide for its implementation and enforcement. 
HB 1096authorize the court appointment of parenting coordinators in certain custody and visitation disputes. 
HB 1097provide for the imposition of certain sanctions against parties who willfully do not comply with custody or visitation decrees. 
HB 1098revise certain provisions relating to the rights of alleged contemnors in visitation and custody matters. 
HB 1099require custody or visitation dispute mediation under certain circumstances. 
HB 1100create a rebuttable presumption against the award of custody to any person with a proven history of domestic abuse. 
HB 1101provide for an order of joint physical care over certain children whose parents exercise joint legal custody and to create a rebuttable presumption against joint legal custody and joint physical custody under certain circumstances. 
HB 1102provide for a statewide visitation enforcement program and to provide for its funding by making an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1113provide minimum notice requirements to persons who lease real property for their own mobile or manufactured homes. 
HB 1121prohibit the employment of illegal aliens and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1123establish a state renewable and recycled energy objective and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HB 1128provide for the regulation of tanning devices. 
HB 1138prohibit the use of a false academic degree or a degree that is not completed. 
HB 1142authorize additional off-sale retail liquor licenses in certain municipalities. 
HB 1143repeal certain requirements related to school district employee retirement benefits. 
HB 1147allow the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula to increase in value each year based upon the per student allocation. 
HB 1148exempt the land application of certain solid waste used for irrigation purposes from requirements related to large-scale solid waste facilities. 
HB 1155provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1164authorize the purchase or lease of computer hardware and software through the general fund of school districts. 
HB 1165prohibit certain immunizations from containing more than trace amounts of mercury. 
HB 1169clarify certain provisions regarding the contractor's excise tax for isolated or occasional realty improvements. 
HB 1180appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1195revise the requirements for a damage disclosure statement for motor vehicles. 
HB 1209allow unemployment benefits for an individual in the employ of a tribal government educational institution. 
HB 1213provide a uniform standard for processing of accident and health carrier policy rate and form filings. 
HB 1214create a required minimum salary for teachers who teach in school districts that receive state aid funding. 
HB 1215revise the criteria required for land to be classified as agricultural land. 
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 1219revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2008 regarding appropriations to the Department of Education for the payment of bonds at the technical institutes. 
HB 1220make an appropriation to the postsecondary technical institutes for the maintenance and repair of buildings, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1221create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding to the postsecondary technical institutes for the costs of maintenance and repair. 
HB 1222create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding from the future fund to the technical institutes for the start-up costs of new programs being created to meet workforce development needs. 
HB 1223create the postsecondary technical institute auxiliary fund and to provide continuing funding from the future fund to the technical institutes for the cost of replacing old or outdated equipment to meet workforce development needs. 
HB 1225direct the Department of Education to undertake a study of the state's school districts and the efficiency of the statewide delivery of education services to the state's students. 
HB 1235reduce the license fees for motor vehicles displaying distinctive license plates for Purple Heart recipients. 
HB 1236allow free tuition to certain members of the military. 
HB 1237revise certain provisions regarding the prohibition of smoking in certain public places or places of employment. 
HB 1238revise the limitation period for commencing child abuse prosecutions. 
HB 1239permit persons convicted of driving under the influence to operate a vehicle for 24/7 sobriety testing and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1242require the Department of Education and the Board of Regents to establish certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. 
HB 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
HB 1250increase the salary for legislators. 
HB 1252revise certain procedures regarding real property assessment and taxation, to revise certain criteria for property to qualify for the nonagricultural acreage classification, to repeal the alternative assessment procedure for agricultural land based on agricultural income value, and to repeal certain provisions regarding the assessment of property. 
HB 1254create the facility equity fund to assist certain school districts with critical need for capital construction. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1264permit certain persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to get an endorsement on a commercial driver license to drive a school bus. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1268establish a statewide minimum teacher salary that school districts must meet within five years and to allow school districts to receive funds through the teachers compensation assistance program to meet the minimum salary requirement. 
HB 1272revise the defined sources of renewable electricity and recycled energy. 
HB 1286provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1288allow any school district that qualifies for both the declining enrollment allowance and the growing enrollment payment in the same fiscal year to only benefit from the one that provides the most additional funding to the district. 
HB 1290exempt certain entities from certain requirements for persons in the business of mortgage lending. 
HB 1291allow students who have dyslexia to receive special education or special education and related services. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
HB 1302establish notification requirements for certain relatives of children in the custody of the Department of Social Services. 
HB 1303require the South Dakota State Library to deliver services and materials to residents in remote areas of the state, and to deliver those services and materials free of charge. 
HB 1310authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
HB 1311prevent seizures by prohibiting the interchange of anti-epileptic drugs without prior notification and consent. 
HB 1312change the South Dakota virtual high school to the South Dakota virtual school. 
HC 1003Honoring Brittany Davis of Waubay as the 2008 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
HC 1006Honoring Marletta Pacheco for her efforts as the founder of the South Dakota Prisoner Support Group.  
HC 1007Expressing appreciation to the groups and agencies associated with the observance of Native American Day at the Capitol. 
HC 1009Honoring Drew Carroll for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
HC 1010Honoring Drew Whitney for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
HC 1013Honoring Lisa Jan Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota, for being selected to represent her state as South Dakota's Junior Miss 2007 in the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in Mobile, Alabama. 
HC 1023Honoring the 2007 University of Sioux Falls Football Team and the students and staff involved in the football program. 
HC 1024Honoring Toby Flint of Brookings as a recipient of a 2008 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1033Honoring Dora Brugier of Eagle Butte for her lifelong civic contributions as a Lakota storyteller, deacon, grandmother, aunt, mother, and community leader. 
HC 1034Honoring Sue Horstmeyer for her years of dedicated service to the South Dakota education system. 
HC 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
HCR 1001Requesting the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to give Martha Smith of Fairburn, South Dakota, the hide of a mountain lion she recently killed. 
HCR 1004Encouraging the use of sunscreen and discouraging young persons from using tanning devices. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
HCR 1007Supporting the establishment of USDA-inspected horse processing plants in the State of South Dakota. 
HCR 1009Supporting full funding, at the federal level, for immigration and custom enforcement officers for the detention of persons who have been determined to be in South Dakota illegally and have been reported to them by local law enforcement officers. 
HCR 1011Expressing the Legislature's consummate respect and appreciation for the service of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. 
HJR 1002Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota to clarify which educational institutions are under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HJR 1003To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. 
SB 65define intentional exposure to HIV infection by sexual intercourse as a sex crime subject to registry as a sex offender. 
SB 67require high school students to submit at least one application to a postsecondary educational institution. 
SB 68repeal certain provisions regarding mufflers on motorcycles. 
SB 72make an appropriation for an engineering survey and a repair cost estimate of Richmond Lake Dam. 
SB 94repeal certain provisions relating to the right to work upon the contingency of repealing the right to work provisions of the Constitution. 
SB 106limit state expenditures. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 112revise eligibility requirements for continuation of health care coverage. 
SB 113exempt certain individual health benefit plans from certain premium rating requirements. 
SB 114allow for risk pool eligibility and rate flexibility for certain health insurance conversion plans. 
SB 120require that certain bond sales be competitive. 
SB 122provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education. 
SB 128revise certain provisions regarding the modification of credit card agreements. 
SB 129revise the grounds for which continuation or conversion is not required for group health policies. 
SB 130provide for a property tax levy to fund the health insurance benefits of school district employees and to create a school district health insurance fund. 
SB 132clarify provisions regarding the continuation of coverage after an employer ceases business operations. 
SB 145revise the definition of an opportunity wage for the purposes of the minimum wage requirement. 
SB 146repeal certain provisions regarding the minimum wage for tipped employees. 
SB 151revise certain provisions concerning the purchase price and determining just compensation for electric facilities in areas annexed by municipalities. 
SB 154allow public schools to maintain pre-kindergarten programs, to provide the Board of Education with rule making authority for pre-kindergarten programs, and to provide funding through the state aid to education formula for students in accredited pre-kindergarten programs. 
SB 159allow the discretionary formula for reduced property taxation to be applied to research facilities. 
SB 164clarify the application of certain statutes relative to contraception and birth control. 
SB 169revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula and to establish a minimum salary schedule for teachers. 
SB 170authorize a loan from the REDI fund for the purpose of constructing an equine processing facility. 
SB 172appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol. 
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 194provide for the establishment of public charter schools, of the State Board for Public Charter Schools, and the creation, operation, and maintenance of public charter schools. 
SB 195create the South Dakota Commission on Higher Pay and Economic Prosperity, to prescribe its duties, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 199revise certain provisions concerning public meetings. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
SC 8Recognizing and congratulating the Scotland Highlander Football Team for winning the 2007 State Class 9A Football Championship. 
SC 10Honoring an outstanding South Dakota newspaperman, Wayne Bertrand, of Scotland, South Dakota, on his induction into the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame. 
SC 11Honoring an outstanding South Dakota newspaperman, Ralph Nachtigal for his numerous contributions to the state of South Dakota and the newspaper industry. 
SC 16Recognizing 2007 as the Year of the Coaches at Scotland High School. 
SC 17Honoring an outstanding South Dakota baseball enthusiast and family man Clement C. Fejfar of Tabor, South Dakota, for his unwavering commitment to his country, family, and community. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2007 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Laurie Shelton, Huron, Beadle County Habitat for Humanity; Barbara Garcia and Mayor Jim Shaw, Rapid City, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity; Steve Helling, Brookings, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity; Melanie Urich, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity; Rita Edwards, Madison, East Central SD Habitat for Humanity; Harry Kittams, Sioux Falls, Greater Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity; Doris Holden, Pierre, Oahe Habitat for Humanity; First Financial Bank USA, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity; Clint Waara, Pierre, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity; Thomas Burns, Watertown, Watertown Region Habitat for Humanity; Barb Mechtenberg, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County; Sicangu Takaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Midwest Resource Center; and StarMark, Sioux Falls, Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota, Inc. 
SC 21Honoring the Patriot Guard Riders of South Dakota and their unwavering respect for those who risk their lives for America's freedom and security. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
SCR 13Opposing the development of the NAFTA Superhighway. 
SJR 2To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal the right to work provisions of the State Constitution. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled