Senator Scott N. Heidepriem — 2009


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Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 13
Counties: Lincoln, Minnehaha
Occupation: Lawyer


Session Committees

JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Legislative ProcedureMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 137require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 138revise the qualifications for the director and employees of the Division of Veterans Affairs and for county veterans' service officers. 
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 197create a South Dakota Federal Stimulus Fund Commission. 
SCR 3Supporting a study of the potential creation of a Department of Veterans Affairs as a cabinet-level department. 
SJR 1To propose a constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature on the advice of the Governor, to forestall certain threats from interstate gaming. 
HB 1113require the filing of the complete contents of wind easement agreements with the register of deeds. 
HB 1158revise certain provisions relating to private placement policies. 
HB 1166provide for DNA testing for certain inmates for the purposes of determining whether they may have been wrongfully convicted. 
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 1289provide for legislative redistricting based on single- member house districts. 
HB 1290increase the state's percentage of the net machine income from video lottery and to declare an emergency. 
HC 1031Honoring three top seniors from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
HC 1032Congratulating Sioux Falls Washington High School for its U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal rating. 
HC 1033Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Girls' Basketball Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2008 South Dakota State AA championship season. 
HC 1034Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Boys' Golf Team on its 2008 South Dakota State Class AA championship season. 
HC 1035Congratulating Coach Brett Schlekeway as the recipient of the South Dakota High School Coaches Association 2008 Assistant Coach of the Year Award. 
HC 1036Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Highsteppers on the success of their dance team as 2008-2009 South Dakota State AA Champions. 
HC 1037Congratulating the Washington High School Competitive Cheer Team and coaches for their 2008 South Dakota State AA championship season. 
HC 1038Congratulating Sioux Falls Washington High School student Josh Heitkamp for his 2008 South Dakota State AA Boys' Cross Country Individual Championship and for being awarded All-American status by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. 
HCR 1002To honor and congratulate Barack Obama, the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. 
HCR 1016Urging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Western Area Power Administration to avoid overly restrictive wildlife criteria and overly burdensome procedural requirements that create unnecessary delays in the siting of wind energy development projects. 

Co Sponsor

SB 8revise certain provisions relating to the promulgation of rules to set various licensing and other fees for certain professions and occupations. 
SB 74direct the Office of the Attorney General to study the creation of a state medical examiner system. 
SB 77repeal the maximum number of off-sale alcoholic beverage licenses that may be issued to any person, corporation, or business entity and to establish requirements for physical barriers for certain off-sale alcoholic beverage establishments. 
SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 80revise the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. 
SB 83prohibit smoking tobacco or carrying lighted tobacco products in certain places and to require certain persons to inform violators of the prohibition. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 89adopt the revised uniform commercial code, Article 7-Documents of Title. 
SB 93provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
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 103provide for the primary enforcement of the seat belt law. 
SB 106revise certain provisions regarding the distribution of funds to sparse school districts, and to appropriate funds to distribute to sparse school districts. 
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 124require persons claiming reimbursement for state travel to sign affidavits of performance of duties. 
SB 125revise certain provisions of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. 
SB 134provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
SB 141establish certain requirements regarding the siting of certain wind turbine towers. 
SB 142place certain limitations on legislative travel, expenses, and reimbursement. 
SB 145prohibit the transfer and subsequent expenditure of certain moneys appropriated to state aid to general and special education without specific legislative authorization. 
SB 147provide for public access to public records, to provide certain exemptions, and to provide for judicial remedies for noncompliance. 
SB 150establish a presumption regarding occupational disease disabilities of certain firefighters. 
SB 157provide for the participation of independent voters in primary elections. 
SB 163revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
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 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 172prohibit any school district from transporting students who participate in the enrollment options program beyond the boundaries of that school district. 
SB 175set a maximum limit on certain license and permit fees that may be established by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
SB 176allow slot machines to be substituted for video lottery machines in certain alcoholic beverage establishments. 
SB 177adopt the South Dakota Indian Child Welfare Act. 
SB 191establish eligibility criteria, community planning processes, and quality benchmarks for state-supported prekindergarten programs. 
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 3Commending and honoring the 2007-2008 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: David Peters, Spearfish, School Superintendent; Richard Unruh, Jr., Yankton, School Business Official; Norman Graham, Sturgis, Elementary School Principal; Neil Goter, Wagner, Secondary School Principal; Michael Taplett, Huron, Middle School Principal; Brad Brandsrud, Watertown, Assistant Secondary Principal; Dorothy Zuiderhof, Brookings, Curriculum Director; and Dennis Champ, Pierre, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
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 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 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. 
SC 32Congratulating and honoring Delaney Tyon, the Nastar National Ski Champion. 
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. 
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 11Urging the Environmental Protection Agency to authorize the use of higher blends of ethanol in non-flex fuel vehicles. 
HB 1092regulate the practice of genetic counseling and to prohibit the practice of genetic counseling without a license. 
HB 1096provide for a temporary reduction of legislator salaries and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1097provide for certain filing fees and surcharges in certain civil cases and to provide exemptions in certain cases. 
HB 1102prohibit certain contractual provisions that restrict legal actions to locations outside the state. 
HB 1103revise certain provisions regarding limited partnerships and limited liability companies related to the rights of judgment creditors. 
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 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. 
HB 1206allow a school district to transfer funds from the capital outlay fund to the bond redemption fund for a period of one year following a reorganization. 
HB 1207provide for the reduction of certain sentences upon provision of substantial assistance from the recipient. 
HB 1221increase the monthly benefit for child dependants of workers who are killed on the job. 
HB 1233revise certain provisions regarding the campaign finance reporting of the expenditures of certain organizations. 
HB 1240prohibit smoking tobacco or carrying lighted tobacco products in certain places and to require certain persons to inform violators of the prohibition. 
HB 1247revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
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 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 1291provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1295authorize the establishment of charter schools. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
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 1013Commending and honoring Joanne Groves, a member of the Huron School District Board, on her selection as the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota. 
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 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 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 1003Expressing solidarity with Israel in its defense against terrorism in the Gaza Strip. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HCR 1018Urging increased cooperation and collaboration between state, local, and tribal governments. 

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