Senator Dennis R. Schmidt — 2010


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Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 33
Counties: Meade, Pennington
Occupation: Business Owner


Session Committees

JudiciaryMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 413 
Local GovernmentMember MWF 7:45 AM Room 412 
TransportationVice-Chair MWF 7:45 AM Room 423 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1066provide for the issuance of landowner-sponsored big game hunting licenses. 
HB 1067restrict the entry of conservation officers onto certain private land without permission. 
HB 1068revise the limitation on damages for medical malpractice actions. 
HB 1250provide that ordinances or amendments may not have a retrospective application. 
HCR 1002Requesting federal natural resource agencies to refrain from designating wilderness or roadless areas in South Dakota without Legislative approval. 
HCR 1003Supporting the reintroduction of horse slaughter and processing operations in the United States. 

Co Sponsor

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 91require legislative approval of certain gaming compacts with Indian tribes. 
SB 93exempt certain small wind energy facilities from property taxation. 
SB 96provide for the continuation of the waiver of the collaborative agreement requirement for certified nurse midwives providing out-of-hospital birth services. 
SB 98revise certain provisions regarding the yielding of the right-of-way to pedestrians making a crossing of a highway. 
SB 107provide for the practice and regulation of licensed midwives. 
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 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 153equalize certain maximum general fund levies for school districts. 
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 173provide a maximum finance charge for payday loans and title loans. 
SB 179require that certain contested cases be heard by hearing examiners in the Office of Hearing Examiners. 
SB 180clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. 
SB 184revise certain provisions concerning the taxes imposed by water development districts and the addition and withdrawal of territory for water development districts. 
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 10Honoring Tate Bruckner of Menno, South Dakota, for his outstanding performance as a high school athlete and his dedication to his community. 
SC 11Honoring David Maxwell of Parkston, South Dakota, for his determination and outstanding performance as a high school athlete and his dedication to his community. 
SC 14Honoring and congratulating the members of the 2009 Corsica VFW Teener youth baseball team: Kris Menning, Adam Fink, Aaron Groeneweg, Kiefer Johnson, Luke Bamberg, Colin Wieczorek, Gunner Baan Hofman, Ryan Hongslo, Eric Vanden Hoek, Harlan Big Crow, and Kyle Beltman with bat boy Gavin Zomer and Coaches Bob Bamberg and Dave Holstein on their first-ever State B Baseball Championship Title 
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. 
SCR 1Opposing the government takeover of health care as currently proposed by Congress and encouraging preservation of states' rights regarding health care regulation. 
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. 
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 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 1072provide for the election of a vice chair for county commissions. 
HB 1087provide criteria for enacting ordinances or amendments thereto that have a retrospective application and to repeal certain provisions related to the enforcement of ordinances. 
HB 1116limit certain outside employment and compensation by presidents and executive officers of state institutions of higher education. 
HB 1121require a permit and fee for public access on certain school and public lands and to establish a penalty. 
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 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 1150revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula for certain students who participate in open enrollment. 
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 1168require children to attend school until age sixteen rather than age eighteen. 
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 1178prohibit the use of certain wireless communications devices while driving. 
HB 1182prohibit certain employment practices. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
HB 1204authorize reasonable suspicion testing and prohibit the use of controlled substances by welfare recipients.  
HB 1205prohibit and penalize certain alien employment. 
HB 1218provide for the election of the secretary of agriculture. 
HB 1222exempt persons selling certain foods at farmers' markets from licensure requirements and to establish other requirements for the sale of those foods. 
HB 1228establish an ancillary standard in determining the best interests of a child. 
HB 1242require that certain land acquisitions by the State of South Dakota be conditioned upon subsequent legislative approval. 
HB 1266assess and tax certain outdoor sign structures as real property. 
HB 1274repeal certain restrictions relating to the location of apiaries. 
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. 
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. 

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