Senator Margaret V. Gillespie — 2009


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Minority Whip

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


Session Committees

Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Interim Committees

Government Operations & AuditMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 96revise certain provisions concerning the indemnification of employees, officers, and agents of rural electric cooperatives. 
SB 122clarify the status of property contiguous to a municipality that is crossed by railroad property. 
SB 123revise certain evidentiary rules relating to the statements of children. 
SB 124require persons claiming reimbursement for state travel to sign affidavits of performance of duties. 
SB 130require written consent for the issuance of certain disinterment permits. 
SB 131authorize sheriffs to order autopsies. 
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 133provide for central filing of documents necessary to perfect a security interest in personal property or fixtures of a rural electric cooperative. 
SB 183establish certain requirements concerning the publication of county notices. 
SC 15Honoring Anna Joy Thvedt, of Beresford, South Dakota's Junior Miss 2009. 
SC 31Honoring Mark Steck for receiving the 2008 Distinguished Service Award. 
HB 1098regulate state investment in certain companies conducting business in Sudan. 
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 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 1122require that prosecutors notify victims of domestic abuse regarding the status of their case. 
HB 1138provide for the defeasance of the Commission on the Status of Women. 
HB 1153revise the elements of the crime of indecent exposure involving a child, to revise the elements of the crime of indecent exposure, and to establish the crime of private indecent exposure. 
HB 1155require that the testing of blood samples of suspects of sexual assault be initiated within a specified time. 
HB 1157provide for the establishment of a task force to study issues relating to domestic abuse and sexual assault and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1162provide for joinder of judgment creditors as third parties in certain foreclosure actions. 

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 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 106revise certain provisions regarding the distribution of funds to sparse school districts, and to appropriate funds to distribute to sparse school districts. 
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 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 154require new construction of certain structures and buildings to comply with the building code. 
SB 155provide for the revision of certain offensive geographic place names. 
SB 156revise the scope of certain provisions related to hate crimes. 
SB 159revise certain provisions regarding bank names. 
SB 173revise the elements of the crimes of vehicular homicide and vehicular battery. 
SB 191establish eligibility criteria, community planning processes, and quality benchmarks for state-supported prekindergarten programs. 
SB 193expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women upon certain conditions and to provide an appropriation therefor. 
SB 198require notice if certain immunizations contain more than trace amounts of mercury. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
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 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 11Honoring Sioux Falls Washington, Armour, Bonesteel-Fairfax, Bridgewater, DeSmet, Edgemont, Emery, Harding County, Harrisburg, Hot Springs, Lake Preston, Lyman, McIntosh, Waubay, and White Lake High Schools for their recognition by News & World Report's rankings of the nation's top high schools. 
SC 12Honoring Chairman Michael Jandreau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for his dedication and lifelong service to his tribe, state, and nation. 
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.  
SCR 3Supporting a study of the potential creation of a Department of Veterans Affairs as a cabinet-level department. 
SCR 7Requesting the State of Nebraska to provide tax relief and amnesty for certain South Dakota trucking companies. 
SCR 10 Supporting legislative efforts in other states addressing the need to provide for equine slaughter and processing in the United States. 
HB 1092regulate the practice of genetic counseling and to prohibit the practice of genetic counseling without a license. 
HB 1097provide for certain filing fees and surcharges in certain civil cases and to provide exemptions in certain cases. 
HB 1119permit background checks for persons seeking employment with municipalities. 
HB 1134require notice of the cost of certain public notices. 
HB 1136repeal certain provisions relating to the purchase of private water lines. 
HB 1139repeal certain obsolete provisions relating to the discontinuance of county homes. 
HB 1146prohibit the torture of animals and to provide certain penalties therefor. 
HB 1147extend civil immunity to licensed veterinarians in certain circumstances. 
HB 1159provide for the adjustment of prices in certain public contracts. 
HB 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1207provide for the reduction of certain sentences upon provision of substantial assistance from the recipient. 
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 1220provide an affirmative defense regarding a violation involving an unchanging traffic-control device. 
HB 1233revise certain provisions regarding the campaign finance reporting of the expenditures of certain organizations. 
HB 1245provide certain protections to governmental employees who report certain violations or suspected violations of law. 
HB 1265allow sellers to receive attorney fees in actions involving the disclosure statement required for certain real estate transfers. 
HB 1279require each school district to develop a policy to prohibit bullying and harassment that meets certain requirements. 
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 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
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 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 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 1008Expressing support for improved adolescent health and wellness by recognizing the importance of an adolescent well physical to prevent chronic diseases, help better identify and treat chronic diseases, and update immunizations. 

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