Senator Dave Knudson — 2010


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Majority Leader

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 14
Counties: Minnehaha
Occupation: Lawyer


Session Committees

EducationVice-Chair TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Legislative ProcedureVice-Chair Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

Ag. Land Assessment Task ForceMember 
Legislative ProcedureMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 67revise the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. 
SB 91require legislative approval of certain gaming compacts with Indian tribes. 
SB 102modify and continue the lease agreement on the Black Hills Playhouse. 
SB 103revise certain provisions relating to trusts. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding disclosure of public information and public meetings. 
SB 124establish the per student allocation for FY 2011, and to revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
SB 140reorganize the Department of Tourism and State Development. 
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. 
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 1098require state agencies to conduct a public hearing before acquiring certain real property. 
HB 1109revise certain provisions related to business organizations and to provide for certain filing fees relevant thereto. 
HB 1137permit the secretary of state to cancel a trademark or service mark registration under certain conditions. 
HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1240create the South Dakota need-based grant fund, to provide for the awarding of certain need-based grants, and to repeal provisions relating to tuition equalization grants.  
HB 1261provide for the adjustment of appropriated moneys to projected available revenues. 
HCR 1016Opposing certain indirect land use change provisions that unfairly impact biofuels production in the United States. 

Co Sponsor

SB 76revise the composition of the State Veterans' Commission. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
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 134provide for divestiture of state investment funds in certain companies liable to sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. 
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 150provide for an interim study of the potential creation of a Department of Veterans Affairs as a cabinet-level department. 
SB 157authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
SB 168increase the amount of coverage provided by the South Dakota Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association for long-term care insurance. 
SB 183exclude students served in residential treatment facilities from the determination of the small school adjustment in the state aid to general education formula. 
SB 187provide for the adjustment of appropriated moneys to projected available revenues. 
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 195revise the refunds for new or expanded agricultural facilities and new or expanded business facilities and to sunset the refunds for new or expanded agricultural facilities and new or expanded business facilities. 
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 5Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Don Kirkegaard, Britton-Hecla, School Superintendent; Sherry Hansen, Tripp-Delmont, School Business Official; Dr. Jackie McNamara, Sioux Falls, Elementary School Principal; Jerry Rasmussen, Dakota Valley, Secondary School Principal; Dr. Debra Johnson, Chamberlain, Middle School Principal; Don Lyon, Meade, Assistant Secondary Principal; Darci Love, Huron, Curriculum Director; and John Fathke, South Central Ed Coop, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
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. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SJR 7Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to school districts expending public funds to support certain lawsuits against the State of South Dakota. 
HB 1006repeal, update, and make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to the Department of Transportation. 
HB 1007repeal, update, and make form and style revisions to certain statutes related to the Aeronautics Commission. 
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 1088revise certain provisions regarding the rights of certain new vehicle dealers and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1120revise certain provisions and assessments related to the South Dakota Oilseeds Council. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1126require property owners of a homestead who are delinquent in paying their property taxes to notify the county treasurer when they meet certain age requirements. 
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 1151authorize funeral establishments to operate branch chapels. 
HB 1152require the Department of Education to develop a framework for entrepreneurship education. 
HB 1156provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
HB 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1194revise certain provisions concerning wind easements and to specify certain information to be included in the recorded documents. 
HB 1198allow municipalities to impose an additional penny sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
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 1229adopt the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act. 
HB 1231provide for the monitoring of the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances. 
HB 1246revise the definition of new business facilities that are eligible for certain tax refunds and to declare an emergency. 
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 1008Honoring Sioux Falls Washington High School teacher Kira Christensen as the recipient of the 2009 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. 
HC 1009Congratulating the Sioux Falls Washington High School Football Team and its coaches and student managers for their 2009 South Dakota State AA Championship season. 
HC 1021Honoring Travis Shafer, Zach Avre, and Ali Pearson from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as finalists for the Merit Scholarship Awards. 
HC 1022Honoring the success of the Sioux Falls Washington High School Warriors Cross Country and Track and Field Teams and their members for their achievements in 2009. 
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 1001Urging Congress to pass a balanced, well-funded, multi-year federal highway program which provides connectivity and mobility to both rural and urban areas. 
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 1006Urging the United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other federal agencies to actively manage mountain pine beetle infestations on lands under their control in South Dakota. 

Hearings

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