Senator Nancy Turbak Berry — 2008


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Party: Democrat
Term: New Member
District: 05
Counties: Codington
Occupation: Lawyer


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Code CommissionMember 
Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks ReviewMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 83repeal a medical malpractice limitation applicable to minors aged six or over. 
SB 102revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption, personal property exemptions, and insurance and annuity exemptions. 
SB 103establish certain provisions regarding the use of replacement crash parts in the repair of certain motor vehicles. 
SB 139revise the definition for authorized emergency vehicles. 
SB 189revise certain provisions regarding public records and the accessibility of public records. 
HB 1119codify legislation enacted in 2007. 
HB 1122increase the jurisdictional amount in certain civil actions and small claims proceedings. 
HB 1139revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. 
HB 1146revise certain provisions regarding subsequent administration of an estate. 
HB 1157revise certain provisions relating to the residency or military presence of parties in divorce or separate maintenance proceedings. 
HB 1172revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
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 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
HB 1286provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1294authorize a class of full-service restaurant on-sale licenses to be issued by first class municipalities. 
HJR 1001To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. 

Co Sponsor

SB 63require local law enforcement officers to provide certain information to repossession businesses under certain circumstances. 
SB 65define intentional exposure to HIV infection by sexual intercourse as a sex crime subject to registry as a sex offender. 
SB 69add marijuana to the list of abusive substances for the purposes of determining child abuse. 
SB 72make an appropriation for an engineering survey and a repair cost estimate of Richmond Lake Dam. 
SB 77repeal the provision that prohibits radio or televison broadcasting or taking of photographs of judicial proceedings from courtrooms. 
SB 89direct the State-Tribal Relations Committee to hold hearings on certain issues related to Native American health care. 
SB 95increase certain fees collected by sheriffs for collecting delinquent taxes. 
SB 100revise the definition of certain public entities that are prohibited from making political campaign contributions. 
SB 101authorize funding for certain tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students at tribal colleges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 106limit state expenditures. 
SB 107authorize county special assessments for certain improvements, maintenance, and repair to roadways in unorganized townships. 
SB 119prohibit insurers or adjusters from knowingly underestimating the value of an insurance claim and to establish a penalty. 
SB 122provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education. 
SB 126allow municipalities and counties to issue additional on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses. 
SB 136require convicted sex offenders to register their online identifiers, to allow limited release of online identifier information in the sex offender registry to certain communications service entities, to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide penalties to violations thereof. 
SB 144to prohibit age misrepresentation with intent to solicit a minor and to provide a penalty therefor. 
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 149increase 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. 
SB 150increase general funding for schools, to impose a temporary limit on the growth of state general fund spending, to suspend the transfer of moneys from the general fund to the budget reserve fund and to the property tax reduction fund, to provide funding for the postsecondary technical institutes, to provide for the modernization of science facilities and laboratories at public universities, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
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 164clarify the application of certain statutes relative to contraception and birth control. 
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 177revise certain provisions regarding the disposal of abandoned tenant's property left on leased residential premises. 
SB 181create the South Dakota teachers tuition reimbursement program. 
SB 195create the South Dakota Commission on Higher Pay and Economic Prosperity, to prescribe its duties, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. 
SC 14Commending the Stratford Community Theatre and its many volunteers for building social and economic bonds in their local communities through the performing arts. 
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 24Recognizing and commending the anniversary of the fiftieth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. 
SCR 3requesting all state agencies and all local governments which subsidize new business development in the state to require certain benefitting businesses to pay a living wage and to provide adequate health benefits to its employees. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
SCR 9Urging the use of market-driven upstream carbon offset programs in the development of regional carbon trading systems. 
SCR 10Urging the Congress and the President of the United States to restore funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. 
SCR 12Recognizing the United States of America Women's Olympic Softball Team. 
HB 1016establish a new system of funding for the postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1126revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of on-sale wine licenses and the sale of wine. 
HB 1128provide for the regulation of tanning devices. 
HB 1129establish the Commission on Equal Access to Our Courts and to make an appropriation therefor and to provide for the distribution of any residual funds from class action lawsuits to the commission or other nonprofit charitable organizations. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions regarding the registration of business names. 
HB 1137adopt the Model Registered Agents Act. 
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 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 1149revise certain provisions regarding protection orders granted upon a finding of domestic abuse. 
HB 1162prohibit the branding of a minor and to provide a penalty therefor. 
HB 1163increase the duration of juvenile diversion programs. 
HB 1165prohibit certain immunizations from containing more than trace amounts of mercury. 
HB 1166revise the distribution of revenues generated by Deadwood gaming. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions related to the composition of water development district boards of directors. 
HB 1181revise certain provisions concerning information related to the assessment of property that is to be provided by the director of equalization. 
HB 1182revise certain provisions related to property tax assessments for elderly and disabled persons. 
HB 1187require the Department of Revenue and Regulation to maintain an internet site that allows the public to search for certain property assessment and taxation information. 
HB 1195revise the requirements for a damage disclosure statement for motor vehicles. 
HB 1196allow the fingerprinting of children for certain criminal offenses. 
HB 1202make an appropriation to fund an expansion of Teach for America. 
HB 1210prohibit recyclers, scrap metal dealers, or scrap yard operators from purchasing certain beer kegs. 
HB 1217authorize the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the Seventh Judicial Circuit and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 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 1230appropriate money to promote the development of centers for secondary career and technical education. 
HB 1231increase the one-time payments made to school districts with growing enrollments. 
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 1234require the property tax notification sent to taxpayers to include the breakdown of property taxes by each tax levy. 
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 1245revise the boundaries of the Central Plains, East Dakota, James River, and South Central water development districts, and to revise provisions related to the board of directors in the affected districts. 
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 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
HB 1265prohibit the sale, purchase, use, or possession of alcohol without liquid devices. 
HB 1270prohibit improper influence regarding real estate appraisals and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1271abolish the doctrine of abatement ab initio of a criminal proceeding and to provide for the posthumous sentencing of certain criminal defendants. 
HB 1281permit municipalities and counties to assess surcharges against intoxicated persons responsible for certain expenditures of local resources. 
HB 1285establish an incentive grant program for the installation of ethanol blender pumps and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 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 1304implement the recommendations of the Indian Child Welfare Commission. 
HB 1317require the Department of Education to develop a pilot program which provides certain school district information on a centralized website and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HC 1002Honoring Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota, for setting the all-time scoring record for South Dakota boys' high school basketball. 
HC 1003Honoring Brittany Davis of Waubay as the 2008 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
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 1022Honoring Trent Kubik of Hamill, 2007 South Dakota American Legion Boys State Governor, and Lauren Beadnell of Watertown, 2007 South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Boys State and Girls State programs. 
HC 1033Honoring Dora Brugier of Eagle Butte for her lifelong civic contributions as a Lakota storyteller, deacon, grandmother, aunt, mother, and community leader. 
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 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 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. 

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