Senator Dan Ahlers — 2009


Picture of Senator Dan Ahlers

Party: Democrat
Term: Other House
District: 25
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Small Business Owner


Session Committees

Joint AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 363 

Interim Committees

AppropriationsMember 
Executive BoardMember 
Long-term Highway Needs and Department of Transportation...Member 
State-Tribal RelationsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 141establish certain requirements regarding the siting of certain wind turbine towers. 
SB 142place certain limitations on legislative travel, expenses, and reimbursement. 
SB 163revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
SB 175set a maximum limit on certain license and permit fees that may be established by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
HB 1096provide for a temporary reduction of legislator salaries and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1247revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
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 1265allow sellers to receive attorney fees in actions involving the disclosure statement required for certain real estate transfers. 
HC 1004Acknowledging the Tri-Valley High School Football Team for winning the 2008 State 11B Football Championship. 
HC 1006Commending the Tri-Valley School District's observance of the National Education Association's "Read Across America Day." 
HC 1008Commending the 2008 Dell Rapids Quarriers High School Football Team for winning the State 11A Championship. 
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. 

Co Sponsor

SB 10increase the excise tax on motor vehicles. 
SB 11repeal the reduction of motor vehicle license fees for certain older motor vehicles. 
SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 79provide for the primary enforcement of seat belt laws and to define passenger buses. 
SB 82provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
SB 86revise certain provisions concerning the application of the inventory tax on certain fuels in storage immediately prior to a tax increase. 
SB 91allow any school district, for a period of three years, to expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation costs, for the purchase of property and casualty insurance, and for energy costs, and the cost of utilities. 
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 96revise certain provisions concerning the indemnification of employees, officers, and agents of rural electric cooperatives. 
SB 98revise the minimum amount required for reporting damage to a motor vehicle and a boat. 
SB 113clarify certain provisions related to the provision of water services by municipalities or rural water systems in areas located within three miles of a municipality. 
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 137require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 139provide for certain restrictions for the use of tanning devices by minors. 
SB 145prohibit the transfer and subsequent expenditure of certain moneys appropriated to state aid to general and special education without specific legislative authorization. 
SB 146increase the penalty for solicitation of a minor. 
SB 152prohibit the physical presence of registered sex offenders at certain day care, preschool, and elementary school premises under most circumstances and to provide a penalty therefor. 
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 187allow the merger or consolidation of a cooperative and its subsidiary. 
SB 191establish eligibility criteria, community planning processes, and quality benchmarks for state-supported prekindergarten programs. 
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 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 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 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 23Honoring Dr. Sam Holland, State Veterinarian, for his many years of service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 26Honoring Valerie Melmer for her outstanding commitment and service to the South Dakota legislative page program and the youth of South Dakota. 
SC 27Commending David Adickes of President's Park Sculpture Garden near Lead, South Dakota, for his vision and talent as the designer and creator of the monumental patriotic artworks on permanent display in the Black Hills. 
SC 28Honoring the life and times of Chester Sorensen of Freeman, South Dakota. 
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 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. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the utilization of English as the official language. 
HB 1006create a Highway Finance Task Force to study long-term highway needs and to reform the method of financing highways in the state. 
HB 1092regulate the practice of genetic counseling and to prohibit the practice of genetic counseling without a license. 
HB 1098regulate state investment in certain companies conducting business in Sudan. 
HB 1101allow affidavits for change of judge in habeas corpus actions. 
HB 1123remove certain sanctions related to public assistance for certain felony drug offenders. 
HB 1134require notice of the cost of certain public notices. 
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 1173appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1181establish a veterinary education loan repayment program for veterinarians who fulfill certain requirements and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1185revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009. 
HB 1199authorize the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority to study the feasibility of nuclear power plant facility in South Dakota and to make an appropriation therefor. 
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 1214remove certain speed restrictions for certain vehicles hauling agricultural products or livestock. 
HB 1221increase the monthly benefit for child dependants of workers who are killed on the job. 
HB 1225require certain authorization for the installation of certain fixtures on rental property and to establish penalties related thereto. 
HB 1230provide for the assessment of actual representation expenses from nonunion employees. 
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 1264provide for the utilization of conditional early release bonds in regard to certain furloughs and paroles. 
HB 1269provide for the governance of public postsecondary technical education and to provide for the transfer of authority for public postsecondary technical education from local school districts to the Department of Education. 
HB 1270change the purpose of the veterans affairs special revenue fund. 
HB 1280create reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes, to authorize the state fire marshal to monitor such standards, and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1283require legislative approval for agreements with Indian tribes. 
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 1289provide for legislative redistricting based on single- member house districts. 
HB 1295authorize the establishment of charter schools. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
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 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 1024Recognizing and congratulating Jeremiah Peterson of Canton for being named the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2009 State Class A Wrestling Tournament. 
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 1001Urging Congress to pass a well-funded, multi-year federal highway program in a timely manner. 
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 1007Supporting the Employee Free Choice Act and urging Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act. 
HCR 1014Urging awareness and support for reading programs in our homes and communities. 
HCR 1019Urging South Dakota school districts and the South Dakota High School Activities Association to reexamine travel policies for high school athletic activities. 

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