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Bills on the SD Senate floor for Thurs Jan 29

January 29, 2015
While visiting the geese at the SD State capital, step down by the water and visit the war memorials. Photo by Ken Santema 01/22/15.

While visiting the geese at the SD State capital, step down by the water and visit the war memorials. Photo by Ken Santema 01/22/15.

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

Just like the House today, the resolutions are the more interesting part of the Senate agenda. First Sen Peters is supporting an Internet Tax. Then the House resolution asking for the abolition of the federal Dept of Ed may be taken up by the Senate.

As to bills, I am watching the Raw Milk (and cream) bill SB 45 very closely. And of course SB 63 will be an interesting bill to watch on the Senate floor if it ever stops being deferred.

Motions and Resolutions

SCR 4 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Urging Congress to support equity and sales tax fairness.

Sen Peters (R, Dist 9) is the Senate prime sponsor of this resolution. This SCR would push for the passing of the Marketplace Fairness Act; aka the Internet Sales Tax. I wrote about this act two years ago. I also noted that both SD Senators voted to pass the internet sales tax at that time. I need to do a new post on this. Since that time I am even more opposed to the Marketplace Fairness Act. I’ve been working with Amazon sellers that have had tremendous cost and time issues with filing sales tax reports in various states (Amazon has pushed many sellers to get sales tax from all jurisdictions). If the Marketplace Fairness Act were to pass it would create a tremendously large burden upon small businesses around the country.

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

Sen Olson (R, Dist 28) is the prime sponsor of this resolution on the Senate side. The resolution passed the House floor 48-20. Actually this was the one part of the campaign from Senator Rounds that I agree with. Getting rid of the massive bureaucracy from the Federal Department of Education would allow those valuable tax dollars to actually be spent on education.

Consent Calendar Items

HB 1045SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding licensure of dentists and dental hygienists and registration of dental auxiliaries.

Senate Bills and Joint Resolutions

SB 45 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk.

This bill was amended in the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources committee and passed with a vote of 7-2. I was quite apprehensive about this bill before the Senate Ag hearing. Since that time I have listened to the committee hearing and studied the bill. There are some portions of the bill I think are maybe a little strict, but overall I think this is a great step forward compared to where the Dept of Ag was at two years ago. At this time I hope the bill is passed so the raw milk (and now raw cream) producers in SD can move forward.

SB 41 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions pertaining to commercial driver licensing.

This bill passed Senate Transportation 6-0.

SB 63 – SoDakLiberty PostsAdopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

This bill passed Senate Health and Human Services 6-0 and keeps getting deferred on the Senate floor. Here are my notes on the bill from yesterday:

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 passed the Local Government committee 6-0 after being amended. It keeps getting deferred on the Senate floor.

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. It keeps getting deferred on the Senate floor.

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