Senator Gene G. Abdallah — 2010


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Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 10
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Retired Law Enforcement


Session Committees

JudiciaryChair TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Retirement LawsMember Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

BondingMember 
Executive BoardMember 
Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 5revise certain provisions relating to the registration of juvenile sex offenders. 
SB 6revise the criteria for removal from the sex offender registry. 
SB 7permit certain sex offenders who are homeless or on parole to reside in certain halfway homes or homeless shelters within community safety zones. 
SB 8establish the application of certain statutes relating to the sex offender registry with regard to out-of-state offenders residing in the state of South Dakota. 
SB 9limit misdemeanor eligibility for registration on the sex offender registry. 
SB 10reduce the grace period for certain sex offender registry registrations. 
SB 11define solicitation of or conspiracy to commit certain crimes as registerable sex offenses. 
SB 12provide for a tiered sex offender registry, to remove certain misdemeanors and juvenile offenses from the sex offender registry, and to establish certain criteria for eligibility to petition for removal or reassignment. 
HB 1085prohibit certain interaction between children and registered sex offenders at youth activities. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding the rights of certain new vehicle dealers and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1216prohibit local units of government from requiring fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
HB 1248revise the definition of fall enrollment in the state aid to education formula and to eliminate the one-time payments for school districts with increasing enrollments. 

Co Sponsor

SB 76revise the composition of the State Veterans' Commission. 
SB 82require certain state contracts to be displayed on a searchable internet website. 
SB 83provide for the self-administration of prescription asthma and anaphylaxis medication by students. 
SB 84revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
SB 87require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of certain vehicle registrations. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
SB 89exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota. 
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 98revise certain provisions regarding the yielding of the right-of-way to pedestrians making a crossing of a highway. 
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 118allow the register of deeds to electronically preserve certain documents. 
SB 122repeal certain procedures required when actual state revenues fall below legislatively adopted estimates. 
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 133revise certain procedures for handling complaints regarding open meeting requirements. 
SB 134provide for divestiture of state investment funds in certain companies liable to sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. 
SB 137nullify certain federal health care laws within the state of South Dakota. 
SB 140reorganize the Department of Tourism and State Development. 
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 143require the sale of aircraft under the control of the Department of Transportation and to declare an emergency. 
SB 148revise certain provisions pertaining to the withdrawal of blood to determine alcohol content. 
SB 149revise certain provisions providing for the method of calculating subsequent DUI offenses. 
SB 150provide for an interim study of the potential creation of a Department of Veterans Affairs as a cabinet-level department. 
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 161impose a fee on certain pipelines carrying crude oil and to create a crude oil pipeline compensation fund that may be used in the event of a crude oil spill. 
SB 170provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
SB 175provide for the title registration, licensing, and operation and use of off-highway vehicles, to establish a dedicated off-highway trails trust fund, to provide for administration of the fund, and to make an appropriation of the fund. 
SB 186change the unemployment insurance wage base and contribution rates and to declare an emergency. 
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. 
SC 3Commending and honoring the Tyndall Accordion Club for their dedication to playing and sharing accordion music for over two decades. 
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 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 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 2Strongly supporting influenza vaccination for health care workers who have direct patient contact. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SJR 3Proposing 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 right of individuals to vote by secret ballot. 
HB 1070revise certain provisions relating to the voidability of gambling contracts. 
HB 1071revise certain provisions relating to parental liability for willful acts of a child and to revise the limitation on recovery. 
HB 1102repeal certain provisions establishing the Wall Lake State Game Bird Refuge in Hand County. 
HB 1105permit the record of a person's arrest to be expunged. 
HB 1110revise certain provisions relating to statutory rape. 
HB 1116limit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents and executive officers of state institutions of higher education. 
HB 1119prohibit certain acts of sexual penetration and contact between certain school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1129provide for the early reinstatement of a student expelled from school under certain circumstances. 
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 1131revise certain provisions concerning intoxicated or incapacitated persons who may be taken into protective custody. 
HB 1132provide for the referral and placement of certain individuals in need of intervention. 
HB 1133prohibit minors from using certain wireless communication devices while operating motor vehicles upon the public highways and to provide certain exceptions. 
HB 1135rescind all previous applications of the State of South Dakota for the calling of a federal constitutional convention to amend the Constitution of the United States. 
HB 1136limit asbestos-related liabilities for certain successor corporations. 
HB 1141provide for legislative redistricting based on single-member house districts. 
HB 1143authorize the posting of certain information on the internet by school districts in addition to or in lieu of certain publication requirements. 
HB 1144revise the Human Relations Act to include additional categories of persons. 
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 1165revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1169prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1170authorize the issuance of certain lifetime hunting and fishing licenses. 
HB 1171revise certain provisions regarding the fees for certain special motor vehicle license plates. 
HB 1175provide for the establishment of performance standards for certified teachers, and to provide for the evaluation of the performance of certified teachers. 
HB 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1177prohibit the granting of subsequent suspended impositions of sentence to the same defendant. 
HB 1178prohibit the use of certain wireless communications devices while driving. 
HB 1181eliminate the consolidation incentives for any school districts that consolidate after July 1, 2010. 
HB 1182prohibit certain employment practices. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
HB 1190revise the high school course requirements and the requirements necessary to maintain eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
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 1197revise certain provisions concerning railroad tax credits. 
HB 1198allow municipalities to impose an additional penny sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
HB 1199provide for the temporary curtailment of out-of-state legislative travel. 
HB 1206provide that incontestability provisions in certain life insurance policies do not apply in cases of fraud. 
HB 1217regulate passenger elevators, escalators, and similar conveyance facilities. 
HB 1219provide for the transport of certain students to centrally designated distribution points. 
HB 1220provide for legislative redistricting by a bipartisan, nonlegislative commission. 
HB 1221expand the authority of the state auditor and the state treasurer to monitor public funds in local bank accounts. 
HB 1225provide for a process to limit state government spending. 
HB 1228establish an ancillary standard in determining the best interests of a child. 
HB 1244increase the penalty for solicitation of a minor. 
HB 1247provide 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 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 1259allow school districts to charge students a fee to participate in interscholastic activities for which no academic credit is earned. 
HB 1263revise certain provisions relating to the terms of wind easements and wind energy leases. 
HB 1266assess and tax certain outdoor sign structures as real property. 
HB 1272revise certain provisions regarding paternity and termination of parental rights. 
HB 1273restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
HC 1003Honoring and congratulating the 2009 State AA Boys Basketball Championship Team from Sioux Falls Lincoln High School. 
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 1009Calling for a balanced approach for instruction in the public schools relating to global climatic change. 
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. 
HJR 1001Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to freedom of choice in health care. 
HJR 1003Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the limitation of expenditures for the State of South Dakota. 

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