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Bills on the SD House floor for Thurs Jan 29

January 29, 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 SD House floor for Thursday, Jan 29, which begins at 2:00 PM central.

This is another time when the resolutions are more interesting than the bills. HCR 1004 will likely provide some interesting floor debate, as it has to do with Roe v Wade. HCR 1005 would urge congress to pass an amendment to reign in federal regulators.

Two bills from Rep Kaiser (R, Dist 3), HB 1073 and 1074, will be interesting to listen to. Kaiser has definitely submitted some interesting bills this year. That is a good thing, he seems to actually be sponsoring legislation where there is a need.

Motions and Resolutions

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.

Rep Hunt (R, Dist 25) is the House prime sponsor of this resolution. This was deferred from Jan 27. Here are my comments from that day: 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.

I’m guessing this was deferred because the House leadership didn’t want this resolution to take up floor time on the 27th.

HCR 1005 SoDakLiberty Posts – Urging Congress to propose the regulation freedom amendment to the United States Constitution.

Rep Stalzer (R, Dist 11) is the House prime sponsor of this resolution. The Regulation Freedom Amendment is aimed at reducing the bureaucracy in DC. Here is the actual text of the US Constitution amendment this resolution is asking Congress for.

Whenever one quarter of the Members of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate transmit to the President their written declaration of opposition to a proposed federal regulation, it shall require a majority vote of the House and Senate to adopt that regulation.

Personally I like this amendment, although it would never pass. I do like this move from Stalzer much better than his other resolution asking for an Article V convention to amend the constitution.

SCR 1 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Commending the improvements to health care in South Dakota achieved by the system of care established by the community-based Mission: Lifeline initiative.

Rep Hunhoff (R, Dist 18) is the prime sponsor of this bill on the House side. The Senate adopted this resolution unanimously on Jan 27.

Consent Calendar Items

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

HB 1085 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the requirement for performance securities.

HB 1088 – SoDakLiberty PostsPermit procurement of certain disability insurance from a non-admitted insurer.

SB 35 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Repeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes and rules related to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

SB 31 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding coordination of benefits between health plans.

House Bills and Joint Resolutions

HB 1055 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes and administrative rules related to the Department of Agriculture.

A cleanup bill. This passed House Ag 11-0 after an amendment.

HB 1056 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the Department of Agriculture.

A cleanup bill. This passed House Ag 11-0 after an amendment.

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

This passed House Judiciary 10-3. This ensures that a sex offender notifies the proper authorities within three days after getting a new vehicle. My biggest apprehension with the bill is its penalty of a Class 6 Felony.

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

This passed House Judiciary 8-5. This would double the amount of apparent damage caused in an accident before someone has to call law enforcement. This does not prevent anyone from calling law enforcement when damage is less than that minimal.

Senate Bills and Joint Resolutions

SB 32 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding veteran’s preference for all veterans who are United States citizens who seek employment with the state, a county, or a municipality.

This bill passed the Senate State Affairs committee and Senate floor with no opposition. There was one no vote in the House State Affairs committee meeting. Rep Bolin (R, Dist 16) mentioned some constituents in his district that have physical residents in SD, but Iowa addresses (this isn’t completely uncommon on the border). Bolin noted someone living across the border could gain preference to a SD resident if this law is passed. Bolin was the only no vote.

Commemorations

HC 1006 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Boys Golf Team for a successful 2014 season.

Rep Langer (R, Dist 25) is the House prime sponsor of this commemoration.

HC 1007 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Commending and honoring the Dell Rapids Quarriers Football Team on a successful 2014 season.

Rep Langer (R, Dist 25) is the House prime sponsor of this commemoration.

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

Rep Bartling (D, Dist 21)is the prime sponsor of this commemoration on the House side.

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