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South Dakota 2014 Legislature: Bills signed into law on Feb 28

March 2, 2014

nicubunu_ScrollOn Feb. 28, 2014, Governor Daugaard signed more bills into law coming from the South Dakota 2014 legislature. Below is a list of the bills signed into law and any thoughts I have about them. Almost all of these bills are ‘cleanups’ of current code and don’t really do anything. HB1082 is a foretelling of many unintended costs of last years poorly thought out and implemented criminal justice reform bill.

HB 1021An Act to provide for judicial review of Board of Regents decisions involving student discipline and residency classification.

This bill just clarified the definition of ‘contested case’. Nothing major.

HB 1031An Act to revise certain provisions related to the definition of and the diagnosing of autism and to revise the definition of a level five disability for purposes of state aid for special education funding.

This bill removed a little bit of old code. It also changed the term autism to autism spectrum disorder, per the 5th ed. of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Finally it had some minor language changes. I don’t see anything wrong with this bill.

HB 1052An Act to authorize additional disclosure regarding certain insurance investigations and examinations.

This one adds clarification language about more items that can be disclosed. No problems here.

HB 1064An Act to repeal certain obsolete provisions and references concerning weather modification programs.

Another cleanup bill removing old unnecessary code.

HB 1074An Act to revise certain provisions concerning actions prohibited near polling places.

A cleanup bill about actions near a polling place.

HB 1076An Act to revise certain requirements relating to party fishing.   

This one adds shore fishing and ice fishing to groups that count as ‘party fishing’. Previously it only included those in a boat.

HB 1082An Act to revise the conditions causing the suspension of a probationer’s probationary period.

Here what Rep Kaiser had to say on this bill from his Facebook page: “I voted no on HB 1082, revise the conditions causing the suspension of a probationer’s probationary period. This bill is another headache unforeseen consequence of last years criminal justice reform bill. This will add expense to the tax payer.” I agree with him. The State of SD and the taxpayers will be paying for that poorly thought out legislation for many years to come, in many ways…

HB 1101An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the board of directors of the Science and Technology Authority.

A language cleanup bill.

HB 1107An Act to repeal certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding restraint of trade.

A cleanup bill that removes old code. Good to see.

HB 1130An Act to authorize the use of crossbows for hunting big game animals during the firearm season.

Not a big change. Just says anyone that holds a firearm license for big game can use a crossbow (that meets certain power and safety requirements.) That is a good for those unable to bow hunt but traditionally but can do so with a crossbow.

HB 1131An Act to clarify that a credit card is not required to establish a revolving credit account.

This cleans up the language the current statute, which basically stated a bank had to issue a credit card on revolving credit accounts. Actually this is a good example of why the government shouldn’t be doing so much regulation. One little wrong word can cause confusion and headaches for consumers and business-people alike.

SB 39An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of certain open containers of alcoholic beverages.

More code language cleanup.

SB 60An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the titling and licensing of boats and motor vehicles and to establish certain penalties for violation of those provisions.

A bill that cleaned up old code, and provided a penalty. Apparently when this section was enacted they forgot to attach the actual penalty.

SB 78An Act to repeal certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding the Commissioner of South Dakota.

Cleanup bill repealing old code.

SB 79 An Act to repeal certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding the federal census.

Cleanup bill repealing old code.

SB 88An Act to repeal certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding traction engines operated over bridges.

Cleanup bill repealing old code.

SB 119An Act to update and revise the statutes relating to the South Dakota Board on Geographic Names.

Part of this removes old code. It also clarifies that the State of South Dakota has determined ‘squaw’ is offensive and that all official names within SD that included the word have been changed already.

  1. Stephanie Strong
    September 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    http://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/sites/default/files/filed_09-02-14.pdf HB 1031 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) is detrimental to We the People

    • September 25, 2014 at 8:26 am

      I might have to look more into this. Thats the problem with so many bills being passed. What seems innocent, may not be…

  1. March 31, 2014 at 7:15 pm
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