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Bills on the SD Senate floor for Tues Feb 3

February 3, 2015
Walking up to the Capital building. Photo by Ken Santema 01/22/15

Walking up to the Capital building. Photo by Ken Santema 01/22/15

Here are the bills on the SD Senate floor for Tuesday, Feb 3, which begins at 2:00 PM central.

Maybe SB 69 will be taken up. It is time for SB69 to die. At this point I don’t see the legislature having the willpower to do the amount of amending this bill would need to meet the good intentions of the bill.

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.

Nothing like starting the week out with an abortion resolution. Sen Rave is the Senate prime sponsor for this resolution. This resolution passed the House floor 50-10.

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

Sen Jenna Haggar is the Senate prime sponsor of this resolution. It passed the House 56-14. Here is the text of the US Constitution amendment being asked 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.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

SB 87 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the circumstances creating a vacancy in municipal office.

SB 88 SoDakLiberty Posts –Authorize emergency appointments to the municipal election board.

SB 93 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Impose a gross receipts tax on the rental of certain motorcycles in lieu of the excise tax on motor vehicles.

SB 113 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding the fiscal impact statements prepared for legislation that impacts state prison or county jail populations.

HB 1026 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions related to the Department of Labor and Regulation.

HB 1016 SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding references for auditing standards used by the Department of Revenue.

HB 1017 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Repeal certain outdated and unnecessary provisions related to the Department of Revenue.

HB 1018 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise the sales and use tax exemptions for farm machinery.

HB 1019 SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding exemptions from sales and use taxation of farm machinery, attachment units, and irrigation equipment used exclusively for agricultural purposes.

HB 1012 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding child welfare agencies.

SENATE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

SB 75 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes.

This bill was amended to add an emergency clause in Senate Ag, it passed 9-0. This changes the permit from being good for a calendar year to being good for twelve months from the date of endorsement.

SB 72 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide an exemption from certain excavation requirements in an emergency.

This passed Senate Commerce 6-0. Dealing with OneCall

SB 24 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the Board of Regents to demolish buildings on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor.

This passed Senate Appropriations 7-0. $250,000 for a demolition project at SDSU.

SB 25 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the Board of Regents to enter into a lease-purchase agreement to acquire agricultural property in Moody County for the use and benefit of the South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station.

This passed Senate Appropriations 7-0. $120,000 to lease land for DSU.

SB 26 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the Board of Regents to demolish the veterinary isolation building on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor.

This passed Senate Appropriations 7-0. $70,000 for a SDSU demolition project.

SB 49 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to sell a portion of railway right-of-way to the City of Deadwood.

Passed Senate State Affairs 7-0.  This would allow the GFP to sell real property in Deadwood.

SB 69SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding elections and election petitions.

Deferred from last Friday! This bill just needs to die. What started out with good intentions has become a bill that would do more harm than good.

SB 71SoDakLiberty Posts – Continue the Jolene’s Law Task Force for an additional year, revise the membership of the task force, and to declare an emergency.

Deferred from last Friday! This bill passed the Senate State Affairs committee with no opposition. This bill adds a state’s attorney as the sixteenth member of the task force. It also extends the task force until Jan 1, 2015.

SB 70SoDakLiberty Posts – Require that a mandatory child abuse reporter be present and available to answer questions when the initial report regarding abuse or neglect is made to authorities. 

Deferred from last Friday! This bill was amended by the Senate State Affairs committee and passed that same committee 9-0. Current state law has various professions that must report suspected child abuse or neglect. This bill would appear to make sure the person reporting the abuse is available when the report is made to the authorities.

SB 82 – SoDakLiberty PostsUpdate outdated language related to domestic abuse.

Deferred from last Friday! This bill passed the Senate Judiciary committee 7-0. This bill would modify language for domestic abuse in one part of code to point at the new language for domestic relationships that was modified last year (§ 25-10-3.1).

SB 76 – SoDakLiberty Posts Extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. 

Deferred from last Friday! This bill passed the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources committee 7-2. This changes the certificate from being good for the day it is issued to being good for twenty-four hours after the inspection.

SB 89 – SoDakLiberty Posts –Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools.

Deferred from last Friday! This bill would require all accredited schools to create a “school safety plan” and have lockdown drills in the event of a violent incident. This is a waste of legislative and school time.

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 (probably so it can be on the floor at the same time as SB 69). This would expedite the court portion of a petition challenge. Since SB 69 has been turned into such a bad piece of legislation it makes SB 67 pretty meaningless.

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. The bill removes the legislators out of the equation completely and has the governor proclaim the new county name the July after the election to change the name.

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. It appropriates $7,994,449 for disasters.

HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

HB 1057 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation to reimburse certain eligible health care professionals who have complied with the requirements of the rural health care facility recruitment assistance program and to declare an emergency.

This was amended in House Appropriations and passed 8-0. It then passed the House floor and Senate Appropriations with no opposition. The bill originally appropriated $302,500 for use with the rural health care facility recruitment assistance program. This bill was amended in House Appropriations down to the amount of $260,000.

HB 1051 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise various trust and trust company provisions.

This bill passed House State Affairs, the House Floor, and Senate State Affairs with no opposition.

HB 1013 SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions related to social work licensure.

This bill has met with opposition. It passed 12-1 in the House Health, 40-27 on the House Floor, and 4-1 in Senate Health. This bill needs to be defeated. It uses the force of state government to impose the wishes of a protectionist special interest group. It also prevents potentially good social workers from actually performing the job.

LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATIONS

HC 1008 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Commending and honoring Emily Hawkes of Madison High School for being selected as South Dakota’s Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for the 2014 cross country season.

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