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Senate Ag as four bills on Thurs Feb 5

February 4, 2015

trophieOn Thursday, February 5th, at 10:00 AM the SD Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources committee will take on 4 bills.

HB 1055 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes and administrative rules related to the Department of Agriculture.

The SD Department of Agriculture asked for this bill. This bill was amended in House Ag. It then passed the House Ag committee and House floor with no opposition. It is a cleanup bill removing old code.

HB 1053 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal and revise certain outdated provisions related to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

The Department of Game Fish and Parks (GFP) asked for this bill.  This bill passed the House Ag committee  with no opposition. It did have one no vote on the House floor. It is a cleanup bill removing old code. It does have one section it is revising. The bill makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor for the organizer of certain events to notify GFP. Not sure a misdemeanor is necessary.

HB 1054 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain record keeping and inspection requirements for fur dealers.

The Department of Game Fish and Parks (GFP) asked for this bill. This bill passed House Ag and the House floor with no opposition. This appears to be language cleanup.

SB 171 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Authorize residents with out-of-state driver licenses to maintain resident hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges.

Sen Craig Tieszen (R, Dist 34) and Rep Jeff Partridge (R, Dist 34) are the prime sponsors. This one is short, so I’ll post the whole thing:

Any person who is a resident, as defined by § 41-1-1, and who is required by the person’s employer to possess a driver license issued by a state other than South Dakota, is entitled to any resident hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges, unless the person claims any resident hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges in a state other than South Dakota or any foreign country.

I’m going to have to listen to the testimony. I’ve never heard of an employer requiring someone have a license in another state.

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