Representative Paul Dennert — 2009


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Assistant Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 02
Counties: Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink
Occupation: Farmer/Cattleman


Session Committees

Joint AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Ag. Land Assessment Task ForceMember 
AppropriationsMember 
Government Operations & AuditMember 
Legislative ProcedureMember 
Medicaid Reimbursement StudyMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1174appropriate money from the budget reserve fund to increase the state funded portion to state aid to education, decrease current tax levies, and increase provider inflation. 
HB 1185revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009. 
SB 150establish a presumption regarding occupational disease disabilities of certain firefighters. 
SB 171impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. 
SB 203make an appropriation for the purposes of funding the Birth to Three Program in the Department of Education and to require a review of the program. 
SC 23Honoring Dr. Sam Holland, State Veterinarian, for his many years of service to the State of South Dakota. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1092regulate the practice of genetic counseling and to prohibit the practice of genetic counseling without a license. 
HB 1094require applicants for licensure as real estate brokers, broker associates, salespersons, property managers, residential rental agents, auctioneers, home inspectors, and timeshare agents and such licensees who are the subject of a disciplinary investigation to submit to a state and federal criminal background check. 
HB 1095include the improper influence of a real estate appraisal by a real estate licensee to the acts constituting unprofessional conduct. 
HB 1096provide for a temporary reduction of legislator salaries and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1099revise certain provisions regarding insurance coverage for residential property that is destroyed while under construction. 
HB 1100revise where business records of insurance producers may be maintained. 
HB 1108repeal certain provisions relating to the purchase of stationery for county officers. 
HB 1109eliminate the offices of county and township constables. 
HB 1110repeal certain provisions relating to limited liability for Y2K litigation. 
HB 1111clarify and repeal certain redundancies in the provisions relating to the sale of substandard milk. 
HB 1114allow a broker to form certain business entities under certain conditions. 
HB 1115increase the education requirement for broker associate license. 
HB 1118revise the type of slot machines that may be owned or leased by the City of Deadwood. 
HB 1123remove certain sanctions related to public assistance for certain felony drug offenders. 
HB 1129ensure the integrity of pipelines to be used for the transportation of carbon dioxide for the purpose of enhanced oil recovery or geologic carbon sequestration. 
HB 1131exempt the gross receipts from certain auctions from sales and use tax. 
HB 1132prohibit the charging of admission to the Cultural Heritage Center. 
HB 1142appropriate money for an adult farm and ranch management program. 
HB 1152establish certain requirements relating to appraisals of real property by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
HB 1160revise certain provisions requiring the construction of fences by railroads. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1177revise the definition of transmission facilities. 
HB 1179provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1186reimburse and reward public school counselors who earn the credential of National Certified School Counselor. 
HB 1191increase the state's percentage of video lottery net machine income and to revise the allocation of the revenue. 
HB 1192require lighted front and rear lamps on motor vehicles when the windshield wipers are in use. 
HB 1193increase the license fees for certain noncommercial motor homes, recreational vehicles, and noncommercial trailers and semitrailers. 
HB 1194repeal the contractor's excise tax. 
HB 1196require the consent of the governing bodies of certain local governments before creating tax incremental districts. 
HB 1230provide for the assessment of actual representation expenses from nonunion employees. 
HB 1239create the South Dakota Boxing Commission and to provide for the supervision of boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts competitions and sparring exhibitions in the state. 
HB 1245provide certain protections to governmental employees who report certain violations or suspected violations of law. 
HB 1248authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction of a college of veterinary medicine and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1255revise certain provisions concerning the telecommunications gross receipts tax. 
HB 1259limit the amount that may be charged for obtaining copies of medical records if the request is made pursuant to Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claims. 
HB 1260require that a request for proposals be issued for certain state contracts for professional services. 
HB 1261allow slot machines to be substituted for video lottery machines in certain alcoholic beverage establishments. 
HB 1282allow counties to assign the responsibility for the redemption of bonded indebtedness of a former school district to a new school district after a reorganization. 
HB 1286create a task force to study the feasibility of establishing a cabinet-level Department of Native Affairs and to identify benefits that could result from a closer working relationship between the executive and legislative branches and the tribal governments. 
HB 1295authorize the establishment of charter schools. 
HB 1296authorize the use of tribal identification cards as the equivalent of certain state-issued documents for identification purposes. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
HC 1002Commending and honoring the 2008 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Ward Cheney, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity - Rapid City; Paul Evenson and Rob Boniface, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity - Brookings; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, DacotahTipis Habitat for Humanity - Ft. Thompson; Paul Johnson, East Central South Dakota Habitat for Humanity - Lake and Moody Counties; Wells Fargo Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; First United Methodist Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Nystrom Electrical Contracting, Inc., Oahe Habitat for Humanity - Pierre; State Bank of Eagle Butte, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity - Eagle Butte; Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity - Mission; Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Martin Mazourek, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County - Yankton; Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota. 
HC 1005Honoring Olivia Olson of Waubay as the 2009 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
HC 1009Honoring Kiko Mendoza of Eagle Butte for his many accomplishments both in athletics and academics. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring Eldon and Regina Roth for their outstanding efforts to increase the value of beef in the United States, for their entrepreneurial spirit, and for their commitment to excellence. 
HC 1015Commending and honoring the South Dakota Home Builders Association, their one thousand eight hundred members, and their eight local affiliated associations on their thirtieth anniversary, including the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, the Black Hills Home Builders Association, the Aberdeen Home Builders Association, the Watertown Home Builders Association, the Brookings Home Builders Association, the Lewis and Clark Home Builders Association, the Mitchell Home Builders Association, and the Oahe Home Builders Association. 
HC 1017Honoring the Pierre Junior Shooters' BB Gun Team as International Champions. 
HC 1018Honoring Dr. Robert V. Burns on thirty-five years of outstanding service to the South Dakota Legislative Internship Program. 
HC 1020Honoring Elizabeth Volzke as a Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient. 
HC 1022Honoring Milo Smith of Pierre for his service to the South Dakota Legislature. 
HC 1023Commending the Platte-Geddes High School Black Panthers Boys' Basketball Team for winning the 2008 State A Boys' Basketball Championship. 
HC 1027Honoring Terry Woster for his contributions to South Dakota journalism and culture and for forty years of reporting on the South Dakota State Legislature. 
HC 1039Honoring Tyler Sorenson of South Dakota State University for qualifying for the Division I NCAA National Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis, March 19-21, 2009. 
HC 1040Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1002To honor and congratulate Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. 
HCR 1003Expressing solidarity with Israel in its defense against terrorism in the Gaza Strip. 
HCR 1005To honor and thank George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States of America. 
HCR 1012Supporting the exploration and development of energy resources. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HJR 1001Proposing 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. 
SB 3revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of agricultural land. 
SB 4provide for additional responsibilities to the Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force. 
SB 71broaden the application of the public indecency and indecent exposure statutes. 
SB 79provide for the primary enforcement of seat belt laws and to define passenger buses. 
SB 90increase the number of varieties of malt beverages, wine, distilled spirits, liqueur, and cordials that an off-sale alcoholic beverage licensee may offer for sampling in one day. 
SB 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 95authorize certain schools to own and operate wind energy conversion systems, to establish a grant program for such purposes, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 100revise the method of sale of certain tobacco products. 
SB 108exclude parole agents from concealed weapons permit requirements. 
SB 115revise certain provisions related to the initiation of modifications to county comprehensive plans. 
SB 116impose a tax on ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol used in motor vehicles on the public highways and to revise certain provisions regarding the fuel excise tax. 
SB 117revise certain budgetary provisions relating to certain funds received from the federal government. 
SB 120encourage energy conservation and efficiency by establishing certain procedures regarding the reporting, sale, and marketing of renewable energy and recycled energy certificates. 
SB 121revise certain provisions related to municipal election procedures. 
SB 128create a limited electrician license. 
SB 130require written consent for the issuance of certain disinterment permits. 
SB 132allow resident students that attend school out of state to be counted in the resident school district's average daily membership for the purpose of distributing school and public lands funds. 
SB 134provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
SB 137require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 145prohibit the transfer and subsequent expenditure of certain moneys appropriated to state aid to general and special education without specific legislative authorization. 
SB 159revise certain provisions regarding bank names. 
SB 163revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
SB 168prohibit certain business entities from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
SB 170authorize certain schools to own and operate wind energy conversion systems, to establish a grant program for such purposes, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 172prohibit any school district from transporting students who participate in the enrollment options program beyond the boundaries of that school district. 
SB 176allow slot machines to be substituted for video lottery machines in certain alcoholic beverage establishments. 
SB 193expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women upon certain conditions and to provide an appropriation therefor. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2008 Habitat for Humanity - South Dakota "Habitat Supporters of the Year": Ward Cheney, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity - Rapid City; Paul Evenson and Rob Boniface, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity - Brookings: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity - Ft. Thompson; Paul Johnson, East Central South Dakota Habitat for Humanity - Lake and Moody Counties; Wells Fargo Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; First United Methodist Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Nystrom Electrical Contracting, Inc., Oahe Habitat for Humanity - Pierre; State Bank of Eagle Butte, Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity - Eagle Butte; Habitat for Humanity - SD, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for Humanity - Mission; Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Martin Mazourek, Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County - Yankton; and Larson Manufacturing and Larson Family Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - SD. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
SC 13Honoring Malcom Chapman of Rapid City as the 2008 winner of the South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. 
SC 15Honoring Anna Joy Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota's Junior Miss 2009. 
SC 18Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its fifteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 22Commending Steve Morgan for his election as South Dakota Sportscaster of the Year for 2008. 
SC 25expressing the Legislature's respect and appreciation for the sixteen years of devoted service by Gil Koetzle, the first and only legislator in the history of South Dakota to be term limited out of the House of Representatives and the Senate. 
SC 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
SC 28Honoring the life and times of Chester Sorensen of Freeman, South Dakota. 
SC 30Honoring the life of Elsa Marie Winter Siefken of Wessington, South Dakota, on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday. 
SCR 4Supporting transportation of horses to foreign processing facilities. 
SCR 6Supporting certain health screening programs sponsored by the South Dakota Lions Foundation. 
SCR 7Requesting the State of Nebraska to provide tax relief and amnesty for certain South Dakota trucking companies. 

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