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House State Affairs has five bills on Fri Jan 30

January 29, 2015
Glock 17. Photo by Ken Santema 01/29/15.

Glock 17. Photo by Ken Santema 01/29/15.

On Friday, January 30th, at 7:45 AM the SD House State Affairs committee will take on 5 bills.

HB 1125 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the notice for meeting of public bodies.

Rep Tulson (R, Dist 2) is the House prime sponsor of this bill. This provides some clarity for what is required for public notice of public bodies. Currently the law in question says the public notice with agenda must be posted “for at least an entire twenty-four hours before any meeting.” This bill would amend to language to say the public notice with agenda must be posted “for at least an entire, continuous twenty-four hours immediately preceding any meeting,”. The new language is much more concise and hard to misinterpret. It sounds like a good change to me.

HB 1096 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain procedures for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol.

Rep Stalzer (R, Dist 11) is the House prime sponsor of this bill. This gun bill appears to change a few things with the permit process for concealed carry:

  • It expands the definition of a background investigation. Currently it just mention of a “computer check of available on-line records”. The new language mentions the national instant criminal background check system. It also has language for what to do with applicants that are not US citizens.
  • It does add a section of those who have not been prohibited by state and federal law in the section to get the temporary permit.
  • In the application process there is language added for dealing with applicants that are not US citizens.
  • Finally, this bill would change the permit itself. Instead of having an expiration date on the permit, there would now be an “issuance date”.

Actually my biggest question on this is about the non-US citizens. Do a lot of non-US citizens apply for a concealed carry permit? I like the getting rid of the expiration date on the permit.

SB 23 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding the ownership and management of the South Dakota Art Museum.

This bill passed the Senate State Affairs committee and Senate floors with no opposition. This bill is being pushed through so the accreditation of the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings can be upheld; and some language in codified law has to be cleaned up for the museums accreditation to remain intact. Unfortunately a variation of this bill will be necessary next year to remove language referring to the SD Federation of Women’s Clubs. It would have been better if they just did it all at once in this bill.

SB 34 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions concerning the administration of benefits provided to veterans and to declare an emergency.

This bill passed the Senate State Affairs committee with no opposition. It was amended on the Senate floor to add an emergency clause. After being amended with the emergency clause it passed the Senate floor unanimously.

SB 36 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes and to update certain references related to the Department of Tourism.

This bill was amended in the Senate Commerce & Energy committee, which then passed it 7-0. It passed the Senate floor with no opposition. This

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