Senator Dennis Schmidt — 2009


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Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Business Owner


Session Committees

JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
TransportationVice-Chair MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

SB 82provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1150revise certain requirements for any person to sell motorcycles at an event and to provide a penalty for violation thereof. 
HB 1182increase the required minimum school district size from a fall enrollment of one hundred to a fall enrollment of one hundred ninety-five. 
HB 1189revise certain provisions regarding the notice of meetings of public bodies. 
HB 1257provide for the right to possess a firearm on the campuses of public institutions of higher education. 
HB 1278revise certain provisions prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
HB 1281enhance funding for state highways by increasing fees on certain signs, displays, or devices. 

Co Sponsor

SB 70repeal the provision requiring a forty-eight hour waiting period to purchase a pistol. 
SB 78provide for a plan to be presented to the Legislature regarding the need for additional drug courts and certain other correctional issues. 
SB 85clarify certain rules of evidence to determine the value of services for which special damages may be awarded in health care malpractice cases. 
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 92require the physical presence of any physician scheduled to perform an abortion at the site of the abortion procedure on the day prior to the abortion procedure. 
SB 93provide for the establishment of rural community-based energy development projects. 
SB 94exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 110repeal the limited campaign finance disclosure statement which could be used by certain candidates or candidate campaign committees for legislative office. 
SB 117revise certain budgetary provisions relating to certain funds received from the federal government. 
SB 126revise certain provisions regarding school attendance. 
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 139provide for certain restrictions for the use of tanning devices by minors. 
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 160revise the grounds for which a license of an athletic trainer may be revoked, suspended, or canceled. 
SB 163revise certain provisions relating to the transfer of appropriations. 
SB 184require the terms of certain easements or options to accommodate other easements for wind or essential services. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-first anniversary. 
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 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 23Honoring Dr. Sam Holland, State Veterinarian, for his many years of service to the State of South Dakota. 
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 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 29Honoring Jack Van Der Geest who passed away on March 5, 2009. 
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 4Supporting transportation of horses to foreign processing facilities. 
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 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 1101allow affidavits for change of judge in habeas corpus actions. 
HB 1102prohibit certain contractual provisions that restrict legal actions to locations outside the state. 
HB 1105require public high school students to perform acts of volunteerism in order to receive a high school diploma. 
HB 1106deposit money in the permanent school fund based on acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
HB 1107revise the composition of the State Brand Board, to provide for its election by district, and to revise certain powers of the board. 
HB 1120provide for the transfer of predatory animal control, rodent control, and reptile control from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to the Department of Agriculture. 
HB 1121establish certain procedural requirements related to the relocation of electrical lines, communication lines, and pipelines. 
HB 1126revise certain provisions regarding a private applicator of pesticides becoming a qualified driver for the purpose of motor carrier safety. 
HB 1149allow a person or entity to offer postsecondary education credit in South Dakota while seeking accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency. 
HB 1154revise certain requirements for eligibility for opportunity scholarships. 
HB 1156provide for the establishment of a task force to study human trafficking. 
HB 1165revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads. 
HB 1179provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
HB 1184clarify provisions dealing with the initiative process. 
HB 1198allow school districts to charge students a fee to participate in interscholastic activities for which no academic credit is earned. 
HB 1208establish certain presumptions concerning the results of blood, breath, and urine tests administered in connection with driving under the influence arrests. 
HB 1234revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. 
HB 1256provide for a temporary increase in the sales and use tax and to declare an emergency. 
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 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. 
HB 1293provide for the establishment of school administration regions and to provide for the sharing of certain school administrators and school service specialists among school districts. 
HB 1298require the Board of Regents to prepare a plan to close one of the postsecondary educational institutions under its control. 
HC 1001Honoring Coach Don Meyer for becoming the most winning coach in men's college basketball. 
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 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 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 1013Reasserting sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers and serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates. 

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