Senator Margaret V. Gillespie — 2010


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Minority Whip

Party: Democrat
Term: Other House
District: 16
Counties: Lincoln, Union
Occupation: Attorney


Session Committees

Government Operations and AuditMember Call of Chair 7:45 AM Room 363 
JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 

Interim Committees

Government Operations & AuditMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 109revise certain provisions concerning the deposit of county funds related to the 24/7 sobriety program. 
SB 119permit an auctioneer to offer an opinion regarding the value of property. 
SB 125revise certain provisions relating to violations associated with the statewide one-call notification system. 
SB 126permit flexible staffing for local government public safety answering points. 
SB 150provide for an interim study of the potential creation of a Department of Veterans Affairs as a cabinet-level department. 
SB 179require that certain contested cases be heard by hearing examiners in the Office of Hearing Examiners. 
SC 19Honoring Sarah Cork as a Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient. 
SC 27Honoring John Frislie of Canton, South Dakota, for his contributions to conservation efforts in southeastern South Dakota and statewide. 
HB 1164revise no contact provisions in cases of stalking and domestic abuse. 
HB 1249provide for the disposition of certain property sold at auction but not claimed. 
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 1013Supporting comprehensive anti-bullying programs and policies in schools, and the creation of an atmosphere of zero tolerance for bullying behavior in any place where children congregate. 

Co Sponsor

SB 84revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
SB 90provide an exception from one-call notification requirements to natural gas operators in emergency situations. 
SB 101authorize certain school districts to conduct school board elections during 2011 using voting centers and electronic records. 
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 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 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 144limit increases in spending by state government. 
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 157authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
SB 169limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is made whole. 
SB 190revise certain provisions regarding the opt-out rights of credit card customers. 
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 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. 
SCR 5Expressing support for the public awareness of multiple sclerosis and recognizing MS Awareness Week as March 8-14, 2010. 
HB 1070revise certain provisions relating to the voidability of gambling contracts. 
HB 1112provide for the timely disposition of certain untried complaints, indictments, and informations upon request of the affected inmates. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
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 1158require the prompt payment of certain suppliers of property and services under a contract with a public agency. 
HB 1160allow certain students to participate in the opportunity scholarship program under certain circumstances. 
HB 1161provide that an out-of-country foreign judgment need not be recognized if the cause of action resulted in a defamation judgment obtained in a jurisdiction outside the United States, unless a court in this state first determines that the defamation law applied in the foreign court's adjudication provided at least as much protection for freedom of speech and press as would be provided in this state. 
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 1174authorize an increase in the compensation for members of the board of directors of water user districts. 
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 1206provide that incontestability provisions in certain life insurance policies do not apply in cases of fraud. 
HB 1207revise certain campaign finance requirements. 
HB 1253refer to a vote of the people a bill to authorize smoking in certain establishments under certain conditions. 
HB 1257remove certain provisions relating to countersignatures for insurance producers. 
HB 1273restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends. 
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 1026Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1010Requesting the appointment of a special task force to study the highway needs and the financing of the highway needs for the state and its political subdivisions. 

Hearings

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