Senator Nancy J. Turbak Berry — 2010


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Party: Democrat
Term: Incumbent
District: 05
Counties: Codington
Occupation: Lawyer


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Code CommissionMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 76revise the composition of the State Veterans' Commission. 
SB 84revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
SB 168increase the amount of coverage provided by the South Dakota Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association for long-term care insurance. 
SB 169limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is made whole. 
SB 170provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
SC 12Honoring Murphy Dods of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Daniel Miller of Watertown, South Dakota Boys State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
SC 25Congratulating and commending the Watertown High School Gymnastics Team for its State AA Championship and successful 2010 season. 
HB 1008codify legislation enacted in 2009. 
HB 1110revise certain provisions relating to statutory rape. 
HB 1112provide for the timely disposition of certain untried complaints, indictments, and informations upon request of the affected inmates. 
HB 1144revise the Human Relations Act to include additional categories of persons. 
HB 1156provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
HB 1199provide for the temporary curtailment of out-of-state legislative travel. 
HB 1203provide for the regulation of acupuncturists. 
HB 1220provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1229adopt the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act. 
HB 1277provide for a process of obtaining certain information from online content providers in slander and libel actions. 
HB 1278provide for a process of obtaining certain information from online content providers in slander and libel actions. 

Co Sponsor

SB 70provide certain restrictions regarding the passing of a bicycle. 
SB 74clarify the use of treatments involving human embryonic stem cells. 
SB 81exempt open-loop prepaid cards from unclaimed property provisions. 
SB 83provide for the self-administration of prescription asthma and anaphylaxis medication by students. 
SB 92revise certain provisions relating to the reimbursement of referring counties for certain mental health services. 
SB 93exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 95establish a grant program to fund certain energy efficiency projects. 
SB 97provide that salvage titles be issued for stolen vehicles and to provide that thefts be noted on the title of recovered motor vehicles. 
SB 100continue the motorcycle safety education fee. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding disclosure of public information and public meetings. 
SB 106authorize the Board of Regents and the Building Authority to contract for construction of classroom facilities at the University Center in Sioux Falls to replace facilities leased from the Sioux Falls School District, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 109revise certain provisions concerning the deposit of county funds related to the 24/7 sobriety program. 
SB 116require that certain insurers provide notice by certified or registered mail under certain circumstances. 
SB 118allow the register of deeds to electronically preserve certain documents. 
SB 128allow certain taxing districts to exceed the maximum property tax levy as the median level of assessment is adjusted. 
SB 129revise the taxable percentage of property for nonagricultural and owner-occupied property classifications. 
SB 141establish certain provisions regarding documents or instruments filed with the register of deeds that may contain personally identifiable information and to revise certain format requirements relating to real estate documents filed with the register of deeds. 
SB 143require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 151provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing an equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 153equalize certain maximum general fund levies for school districts. 
SB 157authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
SB 163revise the penalty for first degree manslaughter. 
SB 179require that certain contested cases be heard by hearing examiners in the Office of Hearing Examiners. 
SB 191establish the South Dakota Early Learning Council, and to establish community planning processes and eligibility criteria for entities seeking state funding to provide voluntary prekindergarten programs to children from low-income families. 
SB 193expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to provide an appropriation therefor. 
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 4Commending and honoring the 2009 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Len Tougas, Beadle County HFH - Huron; Terry Fuller, Black Hills - Rapid City; Larry and Janet Gerjets, Brookings Area HFH - Brookings; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Chamberlain; Dacotah Tipis - Ft. Thompson; Shawn Miller, HFH East Central South Dakota (Lake and Moody Counties); Eric Lundin, HFH of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; Zion Lutheran Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Jon Schmitz, Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity - Mitchell; Linda Voller, Oahe HFH - Pierre; Emmanuel Episcopal Church/Diocese of Missouri and Christ Lutheran Church, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi HFH - Mission; Andor Inc., HFH of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Julie Gergen, HFH of Yankton County - Yankton; Citibank and Valerie Kuhl, HFH - South Dakota. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the South Dakota Association of Community Based Services, as the recipient of the national "Moving Mountains Best Practice Award" for 2008-2009 from the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. 
SC 13Commending the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Dakota and honoring the 2010 Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Contestants Melissa Howe, representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Three District Youth Services; Arisbet Escalante, representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills; Bryana Schull, representing Ellsworth Air Force Base Youth Activities Center; Kami Bailey, representing the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown; Nikol Purucker, representing the Boys & Girls Club of Brookings; and Torey Williams, representing the Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen. 
SC 20Recognizing Don Meyer for his distinguished service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 23Congratulating and commending Bryan Hagg, Tony Martinet, and the entire Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Forensic Team for their commitment, dedication, and success at the state and national levels from the 2008 through 2010 forensic seasons. 
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 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 6Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election amendments to Articles IV and VIII of the Constitution, to combine the duties of the treasurer and the commissioner of school and public lands. 
HB 1070revise certain provisions relating to the voidability of gambling contracts. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding the rights of certain new vehicle dealers and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1089clarify permissible insurance policy provisions. 
HB 1097prohibit local exchange carriers from assessing certain access stimulation charges and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1105permit the record of a person's arrest to be expunged. 
HB 1106limit the fee that may be charged for inmate labor used in response to emergency and disaster situations. 
HB 1109revise certain provisions related to business organizations and to provide for certain filing fees relevant thereto. 
HB 1111revise the penalty for first degree manslaughter. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding fees for health services provided to South Dakota injured workers treated by out-of-state medical providers and expenses when death results from injuries to South Dakota workers. 
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 1141provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. 
HB 1142prohibit campaign contributions to candidates for the Public Utilities Commission by certain persons or entities associated with regulated entities. 
HB 1150revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula for certain students who participate in open enrollment. 
HB 1164revise no contact provisions in cases of stalking and domestic abuse. 
HB 1184revise employee sick leave used for the care of a spouse, child, or parent of the employee if the spouse, child, or parent has a serious health condition. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
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 1201provide that certain tax laws applicable on December 31, 2009, apply to certain wills and trusts that refer to federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1207revise certain campaign finance requirements. 
HB 1217regulate passenger elevators, escalators, and similar conveyance facilities. 
HB 1228establish an ancillary standard in determining the best interests of a child. 
HB 1233provide for a temporary reduction of the salaries of legislators and certain state officers and employees and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1241establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. 
HB 1246revise the definition of new business facilities that are eligible for certain tax refunds and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1258authorize grants and loans from the revolving economic development and initiative fund to certain venture capital funds and to establish a certification process for capital venture funds and for businesses seeking financial assistance from these capital venture funds. 
HB 1267create a new malt beverage retailer licenses that has certain membership and age requirements. 
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. 

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