Representative Paul Dennert — 2010


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Assistant Minority Leader

Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 02
Counties: Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink
Occupation: Farmer/Cattleman


Session Committees

Joint AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
AppropriationsMember MTWThF 8:00 AM Room 362 
Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
Legislative ProcedureMember Call of Chair 10:30 AM Room 413 

Interim Committees

Ag. Land Assessment Task ForceMember 
AppropriationsMember 
Government Operations & AuditMember 
Legislative ProcedureMember 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1009revise certain provisions regarding the documentation of data used to make adjustments for factors that affect the capacity of the land to produce agricultural products during the assessment process. 
HB 1209revise certain property tax limitations. 
HB 1210prohibit companies from charging for amounts paid in premium taxes on annuities. 
HB 1211exempt investment gains from the tax levied on premiums and consideration for annuities for section 1035 exchanges. 
HB 1275extend the age limit for cochlear implants. 
HJR 1004Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XIII of the Constitution, relating to the trust fund created from the proceeds of the state cement enterprise sales. 
HJR 1005Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Article XII, sections 5 and 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to the health care trust fund and the education enhancement trust fund. 
SB 120revise the appropriations budget transfer process. 
SB 171create an additional classification of real property and provide for its assessment and to revise certain provisions concerning the taxation of such property. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding the rights of certain new vehicle dealers and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1098require state agencies to conduct a public hearing before acquiring certain real property. 
HB 1099permit taxing districts to revise the base amount of revenue payable from property taxes. 
HB 1120revise certain provisions and assessments related to the South Dakota Oilseeds Council. 
HB 1130include the families of certain members of the armed forces who died in military service as eligible for gold star special license plates. 
HB 1138create certified technology parks or certified sites to enhance knowledge and tech-based economic development. 
HB 1142prohibit campaign contributions to candidates for the Public Utilities Commission by certain persons or entities associated with regulated entities. 
HB 1144revise the Human Relations Act to include additional categories of persons. 
HB 1149allow certain municipal interfund loans. 
HB 1157provide for the public release of certain subscription and licensee lists by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
HB 1170authorize the issuance of certain lifetime hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1183authorize birth centers to operate in the state. 
HB 1189prohibit discrimination based on domestic violence in life and health insurance policies. 
HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1194revise certain provisions concerning wind easements and to specify certain information to be included in the recorded documents. 
HB 1207revise certain campaign finance requirements. 
HB 1223provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates and the contact preference of birth parents. 
HB 1233provide for a temporary reduction of the salaries of legislators and certain state officers and employees and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1234increase certain state employee salaries. 
HB 1239establish certain procedures for counties to follow when requiring landowners to cut and remove grass, weeds, and brush from the road right-of-way. 
HB 1255lower the state sales and use tax on certain food items and to increase the rate of taxation for the sales and use tax on certain goods and services. 
HB 1262adjust certain registration fees for the use of motor vehicles on the public highways. 
HB 1268establish certain requirements and safeguards relating to wind easements and wind energy leases. 
HB 1273restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
HB 1276create a task force to study the functioning of the Office of Tribal Government Relations. 
HC 1001Commending and honoring Greg Mortenson for his sixteen years of visionary work in building schools and relationships in the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 
HC 1006Congratulating and honoring Sarah Cork of Jefferson, South Dakota, for receiving a 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her outstanding record of volunteer service. 
HC 1010Commending and honoring South Dakota's one hundred eighty-eight agriculture educators on National Teach Agriculture Day, February 25, 2010. 
HC 1023Commending and honoring the 2009 State A Girls' Cross Country Champions, the Garretson Blue Dragons, for their outstanding athletic performance at the 2009 State A Girls' Cross Country Meet. 
HC 1025Commending and honoring Tyler Oran Sorenson, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Western Wrestling Conference 197-pound champion, for his outstanding and unprecedented athletic performance in Brookings, South Dakota, at the 2010 Western Wrestling Conference Meet. 
HC 1026Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1004Expressing the heartfelt condolences of South Dakotans to the people of Haiti for their losses resulting from the devastating and horrific earthquake of January 12, 2010, and also to urge the people of South Dakota to be charitable in this time of great human suffering. 
HCR 1012Directing the South Dakota State Investment Council to apply its Social Activism Policy to address the ongoing genocide and other atrocities being committed in Sudan. 
SB 89exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota. 
SB 96provide for the continuation of the waiver of the collaborative agreement requirement for certified nurse midwives providing out-of-hospital birth services. 
SB 99revise the distribution of the pesticide registration fee and to establish the weed and pest early detection rapid response fund. 
SB 107provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
SB 113require the Board of Regents to formulate and promulgate a regental policy on outside employment by institutional officers and employees. 
SB 122repeal certain procedures required when actual state revenues fall below legislatively adopted estimates. 
SB 142prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies. 
SB 144limit increases in spending by state government. 
SB 162revise certain procedures relating to zero based budgeting. 
SB 184revise certain provisions concerning the taxes imposed by water development districts and the addition and withdrawal of territory for water development districts. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its first annual event. 
SC 2Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-second anniversary. 
SC 20Recognizing Don Meyer for his distinguished service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 24Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its sixteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 26Congratulating and commending the Augustana College Women's Basketball Team for its successful 2009-2010 season. 
SC 30Commending and honoring former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his many years of service to South Dakota. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SCR 5Expressing support for the public awareness of multiple sclerosis and recognizing MS Awareness Week as March 8-14, 2010. 
SJR 1Proposing a constitutional amendment to revise the authority of the Board of Regents. 
SJR 5Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of a special interim legislative committee to approve the transfer of appropriated funds. 

Hearings

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