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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 30, 2020 SD HB 1298 Amends the Date of the State Primary Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 5)
March 30, 2020 SD HB 1295 Amends the List of Contagious Diseases to Include COVID-19 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 12)
March 30, 2020 SD SB 191 Authorizes Emergency Powers for Counties During a Public Health Crisis in Order to Declare an Emergency Bill Failed - House (37 - 29)
March 30, 2020 SD SB 192 Establishes the Small Business Economic Disaster Relief Subfund Bill Passed - House (61 - 6)
March 30, 2020 SD SB 191 Authorizes Emergency Powers for Counties During a Public Health Crisis in Order to Declare an Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
March 10, 2020 SD SB 151 Defines "Critical Infrastructure" and Restructures Associated Crimes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
March 10, 2020 SD SB 180 Repeals and Amends Certain Regulations Surrounding the Petition Circulation Process Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
March 10, 2020 SD SB 70 Authorizes Use of Spanish for Driver License Testing Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 9, 2020 SD SB 70 Authorizes Use of Spanish for Driver License Testing Bill Passed - House (42 - 24)
March 5, 2020 SD SB 186 Establishes Paid Family Leave Policies for State Employees Bill Passed - House (52 - 14)
March 5, 2020 SD HB 1117 Repeals and Revises Certain Provisions Regarding Riots Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
March 5, 2020 SD SB 128 Authorizes Campaign Contributions from Indian Tribal Entities Bill Passed - House (47 - 20)
March 4, 2020 SD HB 1169 Prohibits Use of Certain Electronic Devices While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 4, 2020 SD HB 1189 Appropriates Funds to Expand Rural Access to Broadband Services Bill Passed - House (54 - 14)
March 3, 2020 SD SB 146 Authorizes Tribal Identification Cards for Commerce Related Purposes Bill Passed - House (46 - 17)
March 3, 2020 SD SJR 501 Amends Constitution by Authorizing Wagering on Sporting Events Bill Passed - House (36 - 27)
March 3, 2020 SD SB 147 Prohibits Collective Bargaining by Certain University Employees Bill Passed - House (47 - 19)
Feb. 25, 2020 SD SB 6 Amends Conditions for Presumptive Probation Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
Feb. 25, 2020 SD SB 147 Prohibits Collective Bargaining by Certain University Employees Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
Feb. 24, 2020 SD HB 1175 Defines Dyslexia for Special Education and Other Related Services Bill Passed - House (58 - 10)
Feb. 21, 2020 SD HB 1081 Exempts from Regulations Certain Uses of Alcohol by Postsecondary Institutions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 12)
Feb. 20, 2020 SD HB 1133 Establishes a Rebuttable Presumption in Favor of Joint Custody of a Minor Bill Passed - House (41 - 25)
Feb. 19, 2020 SD HB 1169 Prohibits Use of Certain Electronic Devices While Driving Bill Passed - House (42 - 26)
Feb. 18, 2020 SD HB 1117 Repeals and Revises Certain Provisions Regarding Riots Bill Passed - House (45 - 25)
Feb. 11, 2020 SD SJR 501 Amends Constitution by Authorizing Wagering on Sporting Events Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
Feb. 6, 2020 SD HB 1096 Prohibits Commercial Surrogacy and Establishes a Committee to Study the Issue Bill Passed - House (46 - 20)
Jan. 29, 2020 SD HB 1057 Prohibits Gender Reassignment Surgeries on Children Under 16 Bill Passed - House (46 - 23)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/30 HB 1298 Amends the Date of the State Primary Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 5)
3/30 HB 1295 Amends the List of Contagious Diseases to Include COVID-19 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 12)
3/30 SB 191 Authorizes Emergency Powers for Counties During a Public Health Crisis in Order to Declare an Emergency Bill Failed - House (37 - 29)
3/30 SB 192 Establishes the Small Business Economic Disaster Relief Subfund Bill Passed - House (61 - 6)
3/30 SB 191 Authorizes Emergency Powers for Counties During a Public Health Crisis in Order to Declare an Emergency Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
3/10 SB 151 Defines "Critical Infrastructure" and Restructures Associated Crimes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
3/10 SB 180 Repeals and Amends Certain Regulations Surrounding the Petition Circulation Process Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
3/10 SB 70 Authorizes Use of Spanish for Driver License Testing Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
3/09 SB 70 Authorizes Use of Spanish for Driver License Testing Bill Passed - House (42 - 24)
3/05 SB 186 Establishes Paid Family Leave Policies for State Employees Bill Passed - House (52 - 14)
3/05 HB 1117 Repeals and Revises Certain Provisions Regarding Riots Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
3/05 SB 128 Authorizes Campaign Contributions from Indian Tribal Entities Bill Passed - House (47 - 20)
3/04 HB 1169 Prohibits Use of Certain Electronic Devices While Driving Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
3/04 HB 1189 Appropriates Funds to Expand Rural Access to Broadband Services Bill Passed - House (54 - 14)
3/03 SB 146 Authorizes Tribal Identification Cards for Commerce Related Purposes Bill Passed - House (46 - 17)
3/03 SJR 501 Amends Constitution by Authorizing Wagering on Sporting Events Bill Passed - House (36 - 27)
3/03 SB 147 Prohibits Collective Bargaining by Certain University Employees Bill Passed - House (47 - 19)
2/25 SB 6 Amends Conditions for Presumptive Probation Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
2/25 SB 147 Prohibits Collective Bargaining by Certain University Employees Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
2/24 HB 1175 Defines Dyslexia for Special Education and Other Related Services Bill Passed - House (58 - 10)
2/21 HB 1081 Exempts from Regulations Certain Uses of Alcohol by Postsecondary Institutions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 12)
2/20 HB 1133 Establishes a Rebuttable Presumption in Favor of Joint Custody of a Minor Bill Passed - House (41 - 25)
2/19 HB 1169 Prohibits Use of Certain Electronic Devices While Driving Bill Passed - House (42 - 26)
2/18 HB 1117 Repeals and Revises Certain Provisions Regarding Riots Bill Passed - House (45 - 25)
2/11 SJR 501 Amends Constitution by Authorizing Wagering on Sporting Events Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
2/06 HB 1096 Prohibits Commercial Surrogacy and Establishes a Committee to Study the Issue Bill Passed - House (46 - 20)
1/29 HB 1057 Prohibits Gender Reassignment Surgeries on Children Under 16 Bill Passed - House (46 - 23)

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