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Bills on the SD Senate floor for Jan 28

January 28, 2015
I need to take some photos of the SD Senate next time in Pierre. Photo by Ken Santema 01/22/15.

I need to take some photos of the SD Senate next time in Pierre. Photo by Ken Santema 01/22/15.

Updated 1-30-15 – I somehow had SC2 and SC3 originally on this post. It was actually SCR2 and SCR3. That is a huge difference! SCR 3 backs TPP!

Here are the bills on the SD Senate floor for Jan 28, which begins at 2:00 PM central.

I’m watching SB 63. At first it seemed to be a harmless bill. But after receiving a lot of feedback on the bill it appears it may be a bad bill with some unintended consequences.

Motions & Resolutions

SCR 2 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Endorsing the thirty-first anniversary of sister state relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan), Taiwan’s inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Taiwan’s participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

SCR 3 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Recognizing the mutual benefit between health care sharing and health savings accounts.

HCR 1001 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Recognizing the difference between the taxes and fees levied by the State of South Dakota.

This is being brought up because some Republican legislators are tired of getting tired of getting attacked during elections because they raise revenue through fees, which in the end is just a “revenue enhancement” like taxes are. This resolution passed the House 57-10.

HCR 1002SoDakLiberty Posts – Supporting the continued operation of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

Consent Calendar Items 

SB 8SoDakLiberty Posts – Exempt certain transactions entered into by the State Investment Council from certain procurement requirements.

SB 43 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding lease purchase agreement payments and to ratify certain lease purchase agreements with the Health and Educational Facilities Authority.

SB 38 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions concerning the state communications system and the South Dakota law enforcement telecommunications system.

Senate Bills and Joint Resolutions

SB 63 – SoDakLiberty PostsAdopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

This pass the Health and Human Services committee 6-0. This is a bill I’ve heard opposition to since it went through committee. In particular the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has come out against this bill because it would potentially place bureaucratic burdens on physicians within South Dakota. I haven’t researched this angle yet, but it is a potential red flag.

SB 67 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding challenges to certain election petition signatures.

This passed the State Affairs committee 9-0. It keeps getting deferred on the Senate floor. This would expedite the court portion of a petition challenge.

SB 66 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding the county renaming process. This bill was deferred to Jan 26.

This bill passed the Local Government committee 6-0 after being amended.

SB 39 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation for costs related to disasters in the state and to declare an emergency.

This bill passed the Senate Appropriations committee 9-0.

SB 33 – SoDakLiberty PostsExtend resident tuition eligibility to the spouses and children of active duty military personnel and of qualifying veterans.

This bill passed the Senate Education committee 6-0.

SB 48 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions pertaining to the operation of personal watercraft.

This bill passed the Senate Judiciary committee 6-1. I will be listening to the testimony on this one to find out why the one no.


SC 4 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring Rebecca Brunsing of Wagner as the Municipal Finance Officer of the Year.

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