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Bills on the SD House floor for Tues Feb 3

February 3, 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 Tuesday, Feb 3, which begins at 2:00 PM central.

I will definitely be watching to see if there is at least some resistance to SCR 4, the Senate sure seems to want an Internet tax.

HB 1073 will be interesting to watch the debate on, sex offenders are a big topic right now. HB 1080 would be a great step forward by allowing terminal patients to try potentially live-saving drugs that have not been fully approved yet.

HB 1096 will be fun to watch, gun bills on the floor are always entertaining.

HB 1005 pits the DOE against local control (COMMON CORE vs Parents!).


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

This resolution passed on the Senate floor with no opposition. Rep Justin Cronin is the prime sponsor of this resolution in the House. I hope there is a lot more resistance (over half) to this resolution in the House. Here is what I had to say prior to the resolution being taken up on the Senate floor:

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.


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

HB 1099 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions related to transferable interests in limited liability partnerships.

HB 1119 SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children.

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

SB 36 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes and to update certain references related to the Department of Tourism.


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

This bill passed House Judiciary 10-3 and was deferred on the House floor twice. 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 1052 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the regulation of insurance holding companies.

This bill was amended in the House Commerce and Energy committee and passed 13-0. It was deferred on the House floor last Friday.

HB 1091 – SoDakLiberty PostsRequire that the minutes of meetings of any state board or commission include a record of how each individual member voted on certain motions.

This bill passed the House Local Government committee 13-0. It was deferred on the House floor last Friday. This appears to be a good step towards more transparency in government. That is a good thing!

HB 1106 – SoDakLiberty PostsEstablish the rights of municipal, county, or township officers in certain decision-making processes.

This bill passed the House Local Government committee 13-0. It was deferred on the House floor last Friday.

HB 1079 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the deadline for the Department of Health’s annual report regarding abortions.

This bill passed the House Health and Human Services committee 13-0. It was deferred on the House floor last Friday. I wonder if there will be opposition to this because it has to do with abortions. All it does is give an actual deadline for the DOH to give their annual summary.

HB 1080 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the use of investigational treatments for patients under certain conditions and to restrict certain causes of action arising from investigational treatment.

This bill passed the House Health and Human Services committee 11-2. It was deferred on the House floor last Friday. Here is what previously said about the bill and stick with what I said: I like this bill. It makes no sense to hold up a potentially life-saving treatment (or at least symptom-reducing treatment) on a terminal patient that has no other options. I believe this decision should be up to the patient and doctor.

HB 1081 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain provisions regarding county officials and the board of county commissioners.

This bill passed the House Local Government committee after being amended. This would allow counties to reimburse travel expenses at rates higher than the State sets. I understand this was an issue here in Brown County when gas prices kept going up.

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

This bill pass House State Affairs 10-2. The biggest change in this bill is to remove the expiration date from a concealed pistol permit.

HB 1041 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Increase certain driver and commercial driver licensing application fees and to dedicate certain revenue for the purpose of operating the driver license program.

This bill passed the House Appropriations 8-0. A fee increase! (remember it’s not a tax)

HB 1050 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain funds, to make revisions to receipts dedicated to the property tax reduction fund, and to create the general revenue replacement fund.

This bill passed the House Appropriations 8-0. I still need to listen to the testimony to understand this one.

HB 1098 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize extended terms of lease for airport facilities.

This bill passed the House Commerce 11-0. This changes the limit on leases from 25 years to fifty years.

HB 1111 – SoDakLiberty PostsIncrease the costs and expenses considered reasonable for the collection of certain dishonored checks.

This passed House Commerce 10-1. This allows the charge for a bad check to go up from $30 to $40. If I am reading this right, this applies to checks made out to the state. Would that count as a fee increase?

HB 1120 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the provisions related to phase in rate plans for plant additions and to declare an emergency.

This passed House Commerce 12-0. Another one I need to listen to testimony on to understand.

HB 1005 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Repeal the foundation program fund and references thereto.

This passed House Ed 11-4. This bill seemed harmless at first. But in fact it seems like this bill may be used by the DOE to exert more control over local school districts and non-public schools (such as homeschoolers). Specifically it would seem to give DOE more ability to strong-arm the different schools into complying with curriculum (Common Core). If this is true, this is a troubling bill that needs to be killed.

HB 1097 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts.

This bill passed House Ed 15-0. This bill should pass easily. It will allow the Big Stone City school avoid consolidation because of its ties with MN school district.

HB 1117 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction.

This bill passed House Ed 15-0. Another one that I don’t see meeting resistance.

HB 1095 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide access to abandoned cemeteries and private burying grounds.

This bill passed House Judiciary 12-0. I still can’t believe there are private land owners who would not allow at least minimal access to old cemeteries.


SB 61 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Place certain substances on the controlled substances schedule and to declare an emergency.

This bill passed the Senate Health and Human Services, Senate floor, and House Health and Human Services with no opposition. It was deferred on the House floor last Friday. Too bad. This expands the list of things people cannot do with their own body and continues to make criminals out of people where there is no victim.

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

This bill passed Senate State affairs, the Senate floor (where it was amended to add an emergency clause), and the House State Affairs with no opposition.

SB 14 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Provide for the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by first responders for the treatment of drug overdoses.

This bill passed Senate Health, the Senate floor, and House Health with no opposition.

SB 15 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Allow for discretionary appeals of illegal sentences.

This bill passed Senate Judiciary, the Senate floor, and House Judiciary with no opposition.


HC 1009 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Commending and honoring Kieron James Murphy for his service to the West Central School District and to the community of Hartford, South Dakota.

HC 1010 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring Elizabeth Spier of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Girls State Governor, and John Dannenbring of Yankton, South Dakota, Boys State Governor, and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship and coordination of the Girls State and Boys State programs.

  1. February 3, 2015 at 6:29 am

    May I use your picture? Of course I will give you credit.

    • February 3, 2015 at 6:58 am

      Yes. I give permission to use this picture

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