Representative Margaret V. Gillespie — 2008


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Assistant Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 16
Counties: Lincoln, Union
Occupation: Attorney


Session Committees

Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
JudiciaryMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Government Operations & AuditMember 
Legislative ProcedureMember 

Prime Sponsor

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 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 1244require the county planning and zoning commission to publish certain minutes. 
HB 1248establish the South Dakota soil conservation award program and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1278require certain safety devices or systems to be installed during the construction of public swimming pools or spas. 
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 1035Honoring Sarah Thvedt as a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1005To declare March 29, 2008, as Vietnam Veterans Day, in South Dakota. 
SB 99exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. 
SB 117revise certain tax levy limitations and property tax levies for school districts. 
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 165provide a preference for residents in competitive bids for certain public contracts. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1122increase the jurisdictional amount in certain civil actions and small claims proceedings. 
HB 1123establish a state renewable and recycled energy objective and to provide certain reporting requirements. 
HB 1125permit the local board of equalization to remain in session for a sufficient period of time to consider property assessment appeals. 
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 1139revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. 
HB 1149revise certain provisions regarding protection orders granted upon a finding of domestic abuse. 
HB 1150provide for the recall of certain school district officials. 
HB 1151regulate the location and hours of operation of adult oriented businesses. 
HB 1154require an opportunity for public testimony at public meetings. 
HB 1157revise certain provisions relating to the residency or military presence of parties in divorce or separate maintenance proceedings. 
HB 1165prohibit certain immunizations from containing more than trace amounts of mercury. 
HB 1172revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
HB 1174revise certain provisions related to the composition of water development district boards of directors. 
HB 1184create a renewable energy property tax incentive program. 
HB 1192appropriate money for international trade representation. 
HB 1196allow the fingerprinting of children for certain criminal offenses. 
HB 1201revise certain provisions regarding the placement or return of abused or neglected children. 
HB 1209allow unemployment benefits for an individual in the employ of a tribal government educational institution. 
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 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 1253require that home studies conducted for custody determinations be completed by certain professionals. 
HB 1271abolish the doctrine of abatement ab initio of a criminal proceeding and to provide for the posthumous sentencing of certain criminal defendants. 
HB 1286provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1297provide a maximum finance charge for short-term consumer loans and title loans. 
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. 
HC 1003Honoring Brittany Davis of Waubay as the 2008 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
HC 1009Honoring Drew Carroll for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
HC 1010Honoring Drew Whitney for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
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 1034Honoring Sue Horstmeyer for her years of dedicated service to the South Dakota education system. 
HC 1037Commending and honoring Casimir Ziolkowski for pushing forward with his father's dream of the Crazy Horse Memorial. 
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 1010Supporting the "25 by 25" Initiative and promoting the increased production of renewable energy by the agricultural community. 
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 1001To propose a constitutional amendment to repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. 
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 1005Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to hunting, fishing, and trapping. 
SB 63require local law enforcement officers to provide certain information to repossession businesses under certain circumstances. 
SB 77repeal the provision that prohibits radio or televison broadcasting or taking of photographs of judicial proceedings from courtrooms. 
SB 95increase certain fees collected by sheriffs for collecting delinquent taxes. 
SB 102revise certain provisions regarding the homestead exemption, personal property exemptions, and insurance and annuity exemptions. 
SB 106limit state expenditures. 
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 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 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 179increase 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 184establish an incentive grant program for the installation of ethanol blender pumps and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 189revise certain provisions regarding public records and the accessibility of public records. 
SB 190provide for regulatory oversight of oil pipelines and to create a task force. 
SC 6Honoring Jordan Arneson for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 7Honoring Anthony P. Sutton for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
SC 8Recognizing and congratulating the Scotland Highlander Football Team for winning the 2007 State Class 9A Football Championship. 
SC 9Honoring John C. Feske for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 
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. 
SCR 4Urging the United State Congress to remove Section 132 from the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 before its final passage. 
SCR 5Urging the Midwest Independent System Operator to reconsider its pricing methodology with respect to certain energy transmission costs. 
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. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled