Bills Sponsored

Paul N Symens

Primary Sponsor

Bill Title
HB 1253 require changes in the motor vehicle reciprocity agreement with Minnesota.
HB 1279 define biodiesel blend fuels.
HCR 1009 Requesting that a bipartisan delegation of South Dakota state legislators travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional leaders, administration, and Department of Agriculture officials to express the need for disaster assistance targeted to those in most serious need.
SB 127 provide that the beneficial interest in any wind easement shall follow the surface estate.
SB 128 exempt air ambulance services from sales and use tax.
SB 161 impose an excise tax for certain renewable wind power production facilities and exempt such facilities from property taxes, sales and use taxes, and contractor's excise taxes.
SB 162 revise the definition of E85 ethanol blend fuel.
SB 163 require that certain biodiesel fuel blends be available for sale.
SB 179 revise and expand certain provisions relating to wind energy development.
SB 194 require the use of certain oxygenated fuel and to revise the ethanol motor fuel tax.
SB 206 limit the use of information contained in certain commitment documentation related to drug offenses.
SB 207 appropriate money to the South Dakota Association of Christian Churches for purposes of drought relief.

Co Sponsor

Bill Title
HB 1003 clarify the approval authority for local accounts of the state treasurer and state auditor.
HB 1004 repeal the prohibition of certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity and to refer the Act to the electors of this state at the next general election.
HB 1005 repeal certain provisions, commonly known as the gag law, prohibiting certain disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity.
HB 1067 exempt golf courses from certain liquor license quota restrictions.
HB 1070 require the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to receive the approval of the Legislature before acquiring certain land.
HB 1071 exempt the purchase of food from sales and use taxes when the provisions of the streamlined sales tax project become effective.
HB 1073 revise certain voting and participation requirements related to bond issues involving two or more political subdivisions.
HB 1075 designate rodeo as the official sport of South Dakota.
HB 1076 revise certain provisions related to energy savings contracts.
HB 1077 repeal the limit on credit hours for certain students.
HB 1078 increase the amount of money that school boards can keep in petty cash accounts.
HB 1079 revise certain eligibility restrictions related to secondary school extracurricular activities.
HB 1087 revise the definition of qualified mental health professionals and to clarify when reimbursement is required for the services of qualified mental health professionals.
HB 1091 impose an intangible property tax.
HB 1101 revise the time period certain oversized motor vehicles may operate each day under a permit.
HB 1104 impose an excise tax on the gross receipts of personal communications system, wireless, and cellular telecommunications companies.
HB 1130 allow school districts to operate less than a thirteen-year school program.
HB 1139 allow local units of government to regulate the sales, distribution, and use of tobacco products.
HB 1142 increase the penalty for transacting business as a livestock dealer, packer, or packer buyer without a license.
HB 1172 revise the factors considered in the certification of a county overweight vehicle enforcement program.
HB 1174 prohibit the limiting of certain gasoline sales.
HB 1179 repeal certain provisions prohibiting disclosures by a state agency of information concerning a private entity.
HB 1185 allow creation of superimposed school districts.
HB 1188 permit an association of school administrators to participate in the South Dakota Retirement System.
HB 1192 revise the procedure for assessing certain agricultural and nonagricultural acreage property.
HB 1194 establish a per diem reimbursement for members of the corrections commission and to provide a delayed effective date.
HB 1213 revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula.
HB 1214 revise certain ethanol production incentive payment procedures.
HB 1220 allow school districts to pay property insurance out of capital outlay funds.
HB 1224 revise the exemptions for the regulation of business opportunities.
HB 1225 expand the range in which farm vehicles are granted a limited exemption from highway weight restrictions.
HB 1239 allow school districts to offer elementary grade levels only.
HB 1247 provide for the funding of certain court appointed special advocate grant programs and to establish the Court Appointed Special Advocates Commission.
HB 1249 exempt the purchase of food from sales and use taxes when the provisions of the streamlined sales tax project become effective.
HB 1256 provide certain defenses to adverse possession claims.
HB 1264 provide an exemption to the axle and weight limits if the total gross weight of a vehicle is within the maximum limits.
HC 1002 Honoring an outstanding South Dakota educator, Karen Lukens, for receiving the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.
HC 1003 Honoring Tom McGough as the South Dakota Cross-Country Coach of the Year.
HC 1005 Honoring the 2002 State "B" Champion Canova Teener Baseball Team.
HCR 1004 Recognizing and honoring the service and achievements of the South Dakota National Guard.
HCR 1005 Urging the United States Congress to continue to fund South Dakota water projects.
HCR 1007 Urging the United States Department of Agriculture to implement country of origin labeling for beef.
HCR 1010 Proclaiming South Dakota as the Family Farm and Ranch State.
HCR 1011 Urging South Dakota's congressional delegation to acknowledge, support, and take actions to implement recommendations to improve boating access on South Dakota's Missouri River reservoirs.
HCR 1015 Supporting the participation of Taiwan in the World Health Assembly summit.
HCR 1020 Supporting adequate funding for secondary career and technical education programs in South Dakota.
HJR 1003 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 7 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for the merit selection of circuit court judges.
SB 67 modify the conditions under which contracts with local officers are permitted.
SB 71 provide for the alternative certification of school administrators.
SB 73 require that constitutional amendments, initiated measures, and referred laws shall be designated in a certain manner.
SB 75 revise the requirements for irrigation district directors.
SB 77 provide for certain increases in the state minimum wage.
SB 78 require notification of interested parties in the release of certain confidential information.
SB 84 permit the use of home detention programs for certain nonviolent offenders.
SB 85 appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute.
SB 90 revise the available number of certain nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses.
SB 99 revise certain provisions related to the sponsorship of projects by water development districts.
SB 125 revise certain provisions concerning joint county and municipal planning and zoning.
SB 131 provide for a legislative study of certain property tax exemptions.
SB 145 revise certain Central Plains Water Development District boundaries and to provide legal recognition of the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System for certain purposes.
SB 150 authorize counties to increase the property tax levy in unorganized townships under certain conditions.
SB 155 revise the requirements for a congregate housing facility to qualify as tax exempt property.
SB 156 revise certain provisions to provide workers' compensation benefits to children of deceased employees.
SB 157 clarify and revise certain provisions concerning criminal background investigations of school district employees and student teachers.
SB 159 require public corporations to verify whether contractors have a contractor's excise tax license before awarding certain contracts.
SB 164 revise certain school district reserve fund restrictions related to the calculation of state aid to education.
SB 172 require the Department of Health to place certain information on its website.
SB 173 allow a school district to impose an excess levy for its pension fund.
SB 184 revise certain provisions relating to the collection, retention, and use of DNA samples.
SB 186 impose an additional tax on certain alcoholic beverages and to distribute the revenue.
SB 188 provide a credit against certain taxes paid by railroads for the replacement and repair of rail lines and to revise certain provisions regarding the distribution of the assessed value of a railroad.
SB 211 establish the Motor Fuel Fair Competition Act.
SB 212 revise certain provisions related to hunting from public rights-of-way.
SB 224 allow school districts to provide transportation to nonpublic school students under certain circumstances and to declare an emergency.
SC 1 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its fifty-fifth anniversary.
SC 2 Commending and honoring the 2001-2002 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: John Pedersen, Pierre, School Superintendents Association; Michael Hoffman, Parkston, Business Officials Association; Cindy Schneider, Lemmon, Elementary School Principals Association; Terry Aslesen, Mitchell, Secondary School Principals Association; Gerry Hunter, Wessington, Secondary/Middle School Principals Association; Dr. Elizabeth Hogen, Vermillion, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development; and Dr. Michael Keeley, Cornbelt Education Coop, Parker, South Dakota Council of Administrators of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups.
SC 4 Honoring Ms. Brittany Gunnare, Miss South Dakota U.S. Teen.
SC 7 Honoring Krista Jankowski, South Dakota Girls' State Governor, and Dan English, South Dakota Boys' State Governor, and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls' State and Boys' State programs.
SC 10 Honoring the outstanding achievements of Dr. Carter J. Kerk and recognizing his appointment as chair of the National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics (NACE).
SC 12 Honoring Erin Jaspers for being the first place winner of the 2003 Business Plan Competition.
SC 13 Honoring Crystal Swenby for earning second place in the finals of the 2003 Business Plan Competition.
SC 19 Recognizing and commending the South Dakota Highland Festival in Scotland, South Dakota.
SC 25 Honoring Pauline Nightpipe as Grandmother of the Senate during the Seventy-eighth Legislative Session.
SCR 4 Urging the President of the United States of America, the United States Congress, and the United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to provide the best medical care for our servicemen, servicewomen, veterans, and their families.
SCR 5 Supporting the creation of a South Dakota plan for suicide prevention.
SR 1 Honoring James Abdnor, of Kennebec, South Dakota, upon the occasion of his 80th birthday.

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