Senator Nancy Turbak Berry — 2009


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Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 05
Counties: Codington
Occupation: Lawyer


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Code CommissionMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 6revise certain requirements regarding the code. 
SB 7codify legislation enacted in 2008. 
SB 134provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
HB 1291provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 

Co Sponsor

SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 84revise certain provisions relating to collateral real estate mortgages. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 96revise certain provisions concerning the indemnification of employees, officers, and agents of rural electric cooperatives. 
SB 99authorize Supreme Court rules related to the collection of fees, costs, and civil penalties. 
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 126revise certain provisions regarding school attendance. 
SB 137require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 142place certain limitations on legislative travel, expenses, and reimbursement. 
SB 143require a searchable internet website for the posting and access of certain public records and financial information. 
SB 144require certain contracts to be retained in the contract's original format or made available by a publicly accessible internet website or database. 
SB 147provide for public access to public records, to provide certain exemptions, and to provide for judicial remedies for noncompliance. 
SB 159revise certain provisions regarding bank names. 
SB 161prohibit the use of federal income tax credits when assessing property. 
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 173revise the elements of the crimes of vehicular homicide and vehicular battery. 
SB 182repeal the methodology that assesses agricultural land based on its agricultural income value, to dissolve the implementation and oversight advisory task force, and to revise certain provisions concerning the assessment of real property. 
SB 191establish eligibility criteria, community planning processes, and quality benchmarks for state-supported prekindergarten programs. 
SB 195repeal the ban on certain medical research and to provide certain limitations for human embryonic stem cell research. 
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 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
SC 2Honoring the memory and the life of Fred Koupal. 
SC 8Honoring Earv Archambeau, son of Rita and the late Merv Archambeau of Avon, South Dakota, for his outstanding accomplishments as a high school athlete. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
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 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 32Congratulating and honoring Delaney Tyon, the Nastar National Ski Champion. 
SC 33Commending and congratulating the Philip High School Lady Scotties Basketball Team for earning a trip to the State Class B Girls' Basketball Tournament for the first time in the school's history.  
SC 34Congratulating and honoring Jami Fralick, a native of Martin, South Dakota, for his eighth place finish in the Bassmaster Classic. 
SCR 2Urging the reinstatement and funding of a federal inspection program governing horse slaughter and euthanasia facilities. 
SCR 8urging the members of the State Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board to amend its treatment of certain food coupons, certificates, and other documentation as gross receipts. 
SCR 10 Supporting legislative efforts in other states addressing the need to provide for equine slaughter and processing in the United States. 
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 1142appropriate money for an adult farm and ranch management program. 
HB 1154revise certain requirements for eligibility for opportunity scholarships. 
HB 1183leverage public investments in higher education facilities and grant programs with private moneys, to authorize the Board of Regents and the South Dakota Building Authority to contract for construction of the Higher Education Center-West River, to fund certain postsecondary education grant programs, to authorize the use of higher education facilities funds to construct the new dairy manufacturing plant at South Dakota State University in Brookings, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1207provide for the reduction of certain sentences upon provision of substantial assistance from the recipient. 
HB 1210revise certain provisions of administrative rules that establish the mileage allowance for the use of privately owned motor vehicles by state employees. 
HB 1213allow school districts to enter into group health insurance contracts that include dental and vision insurance, and to allow school districts to offer group life and group health insurance benefits to retired employees. 
HB 1219allow a filing entity or qualified foreign entity to file a short form in lieu of an annual report under certain conditions. 
HB 1245provide certain protections to governmental employees who report certain violations or suspected violations of law. 
HB 1246revise certain provisions relating to service of garnishee summons, affidavit, and garnishment disclosure. 
HB 1247revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
HB 1258allow certain children of overseas citizens to vote in the state. 
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 1280create reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes, to authorize the state fire marshal to monitor such standards, and to provide penalties therefor. 
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. 
HC 1005Honoring Olivia Olson of Waubay as the 2009 South Dakota Snow Queen. 
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 1022Honoring Milo Smith of Pierre for his service to the South Dakota Legislature. 
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 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 1005To honor and thank George W. Bush, the forty-third president of the United States of America. 
HCR 1007Supporting the Employee Free Choice Act and urging Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act. 

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