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House Judiciary has six bills on Jan 28

January 27, 2015

damageOn Wednesday, January 28th, the House Judiciary committee will take on 6 bills.

HB 1067 – SoDakLiberty PostsEstablish maximum reproduction costs for medical records.

This bill was deferred from the Jan 26 committee meeting. Here are my notes on the bill from before that meeting:

Rep Schoenbeck (R, Dist 05) is the prime sponsor of this bill. This one appears to make sure people aren’t paying way too much for medical records requested. It limits the cost to $10 for the first ten pages, and $0.25 each additional page. Incidentally I know many government agencies that charge more than this to get copies of public records.

HB 1073 – SoDakLiberty PostsRequire a sex offender to report a change in vehicle status to law enforcement.

Rep Kaiser (R, Dist 03) is the prime sponsor of this bill. Current law states that a sex offender notify when they register a motor vehicle. This bill adds language that any change in motor vehicle registration must also be notified to the proper authorities. As I understand it, whenever there is a report of a suspicious car near a school, that car’s license plate is ran through a database to see if it belongs to a sex offender. I believe this law is not only designed to keep current info on sex offenders, but also to ensure that once the vehicle is sold by a sex offender that the vehicle is no longer kept in that database (and thus a non-sex-offender will not be tagged as a sex offender by the database). I will likely listen to the testimony during the hearing to see if I am understanding this bill correctly.

* updated after the original post- I forgot I was in SD and the plate follows the person and not the vehicle. This means the bill is purely about tracking the sex offender.

HB 1074 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain notice requirements for reporting motor vehicle accidents.

Another Rep Kaiser bill. This would increase the limit from one thousand dollars to two thousand dollars of apparent damage per person before a police officer has to be notified of a damage. The overall total also goes from two thousand to four thousand dollars. This would appear to keep police officers from being called any time there is a small accident. Although I believe many insurance companies will request law enforcement be called not matter what.

HB 1076 – SoDakLiberty PostsPermit the submission of a title insurance policy in lieu of an abstract in certain instances.

Rep Stevens (R, Dist 18) is the prime sponsor of this bill. Completely out of my element on this one. I’ll have to listen to the testimony.

HB 1082 – SoDakLiberty PostsAllow a law enforcement officer to issue a citation without a notary.

One more Rep Kaiser bill. I am going to have to listen to this one for sure. This would allow the following to be printed on a complaint or summons for a Class 2 misdemeanor or petty offense: “I declare and affirm under the penalties of perjury that this complaint or summons has been examined by me, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, is in all things true and correct.” If the complaint or summons is signed and found to be knowingly false or untrue, that person would then be guilty of perjury. Is this bill going after people who do not provide correct information when receiving a ticket?

HB 1087 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize trust protectors to be a party to a legal action to remove trustees or pursue legal action for and on behalf of trusts.

Rep Partridge (R, Dist 34) is the Prime Sponsor of this bill. This adds trust protector as the bill titles suggests. It also has some minor language cleanup.

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