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Bills on the House floor for Jan 27

January 27, 2015
SD House Floor. Photo by Ken Santema 01/21/15.

SD House Floor. Photo by Ken Santema 01/21/15.

Here are the bills on the House  floors for Jan 27, which begins at 2:00 PM central.

Today there are a couple of interesting resolutions, one to do with abolishing the Dept of Ed and the second having to do with abortion. Also HB 1058 is on the floor again, it will be interesting to see if an amendment is offered that allows conservatives to vote for the bill. HJR 1001 is also on the floor; this bill would formally act as a petition on behalf of SD to call for an Article V convention. I’ve blogged many times that such a move has far more risks than any potential good. This might be a good day to watch the House!

Motions & Resolutions

HCR 1003SoDakLiberty Posts – Urging Congress and the President of the Unites States to abolish the United States Department of Education.

This is a resolution I truly wish would happen. Just think of the money that could be given directly to public education if taxpayer dollars weren’t being used to pay bureaucrats in DC that intrudes upon the ability of teachers to actually do their job. Sadly, bureaucratic machines such as the Dept of Ed are near impossible to get rid of.

HCR 1004 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Addressed to the United States Supreme Court setting forth certain facts and expressly enumerating the grievances of the People of the State of South Dakota, through their elected representatives, with that Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and its progeny and calling for that Court to now protect the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of the children of our State and nation and the intrinsic, natural, fundamental rights of their pregnant mothers in their relationship with their children, and the mothers’ health by reconsidering and overturning the court’s decision in Roe.

Wow, this is a LONG resolution. This will be an interesting one to watch just to see where legislators fall on the issue of abortions.

Consent Calendar Bills

HB 1065 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions related to voting trusts and agreements.

House Bills and Resolutions

HB 1058SoDakLiberty Posts –  Revise certain provisions regarding contagious disease control quarantine measures and to declare an emergency.

This bill was deferred from last week before it could be debated on the floor. There are many conservative groups that oppose the bill because they fear it gives the Dept of Health too much power. I almost wonder why they didn’t try passing it through without the emergency clause so they can push it through the House. Perhaps that is the amendment that will come up today.

HB 1029 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain requirements regarding high performance building design and construction standards for newly constructed or renovated state-owned buildings.

HB 1057 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation to reimburse certain eligible health care professionals who have complied with the requirements of the rural health care facility recruitment assistance program and to declare an emergency.

HB 1027 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of certain money lending activities.

HJR 1001 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Making formal application to Congress to call an Article V convention of the states for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment.

This is a resolution I hope does not pass the House floor. Opening up the US Constitution to amendment by the states just doesn’t seem like a good solution. It will be interesting to see how this resolution does on the House floor.

HB 1044SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding educational personnel certification and discipline.

HB 1066 SoDakLiberty PostsClarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes.


SC 3 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Commending and honoring the 2013-2014 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Tim Mitchell, Rapid City, School Superintendent; Anita Stugelmeyer, Lemmon, School Business Official; John Decker, Watertown, Elementary School Principal; Brad Seamer, McCook Central, Secondary School Principal; Peggy Diekhoff, Todd County, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Kym Johnston, Lennox, Curriculum Director; Michelle Powers, Brookings, Director of Special Education; and Rhonda Gross, Arlington, Middle School Principal, for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups.

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