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14 bills have been withdrawn by the prime sponsor so far this session

February 6, 2015

Stop-sign-20110802Joint Rule 6B-1.1 of the SD legislature allows the prime sponsor of a bill to withdraw that bill before it is taken up by committee. So far this legislative session there have been 14 bills withdrawn before they were taken up in committee. Personally I can think of at least a hundred more this session that should have joined this list………

HB 1075 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide for off-road vehicle trails, to establish a fund to create and maintain the trails, and to provide a penalty therefor.

Rep Steve Hickey (R, Dist 9) and Sen Blake Curd (R, Dist 12) were the prime sponsors. This one might have been an interesting one to listen to the testimony on. Not sure if this should be a priority for GFP right now though…

HB 1087 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize trust protectors to be a party to a legal action to remove trustees or pursue legal action for and on behalf of trusts.

Rep Jeff Partridge (R, Dist 34) and Sen Bruce Rampelberg (R, Dist 30) were the prime sponsors of this bill. The bill was scheduled for the Jan 28 House Judiciary committee hearing. My notes on the bill were pretty short: “This adds trust protector as the bill titles suggests. It also has some minor language cleanup.”

HB 1109 – SoDakLiberty PostsRequire the state to pay for the costs of prosecution and defense for certain persons charged with crimes while in state adult correctional facilities.

Rep Steve Hickey (R, Dist 9) and Sen Jeff Monroe (R, Dist 24) were the prime sponsors.

HB 1156 – SoDakLiberty PostsProhibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor.

Rep Isaac Latterell (R, Dist 6) and Sen Brock Greenfield  (R, Dist 2) were the prime sponsors. This bill was on the agenda for the Feb 6 House State Affairs committee meeting, but the sponsor withdrew it before the committee meeting.

HB 1164 – SoDakLiberty PostsRequire that certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs be veterans.

Rep Larry Zikmund (R, Dist 14) and Sen Jason Frerichs (D, Dist 1) were the prime sponsors. This topic has actually generated some heat in Brown County…

HB 1204 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota.

Rep Don Haggar (R, Dist 10) and Sen Jenna Haggar (R, Dist 10) were the prime sponsors.

SB 6 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions concerning the pension and capital outlay tax levies for school districts.

Sen Billie Sutton (D, Dist 21) and Rep Justin Cronin (R, Dist 23) were the prime sponsors. This bill had been submitted on behalf of the Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force.

SB 7 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies and to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy.

Sen Billie Sutton (D, Dist 21) and Sen Jim Peterson (D, Dist 4) were the prime sponsors. This bill had been submitted on behalf of the Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force.

SB 83 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize a board of county commissioners to designate certain section line roads and secondary roads as no maintenance and to revise certain provisions to vacate, change, or locate a highway by a board of county commissioners.

Sen Bob Ewing (R, Dist 31) and Rep Timothy Johns (R, Dist 31) were the prime sponsors. I’m curious as to why this one was withdrawn. There is a similar bill for townships that was not withdrawn.

SB 96 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise provisions related to prostitution and solicitation of a minor.

Sen Ried Holien (R, Dist 5) and Rep Scott Craig (R, Dist 33) were the prime sponsors. This would have changed the definition of minor in this law from 15 and younger to 17 and younger.

SB 105 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Provide Legislators access to the state capitol complex tunnel system.

Sen Betty Olson (R, Dist 28) and Rep Brian Gosch (R, Dist 32) were the prime sponsors. This one looks like silly games being played in Pierre between the legislative and executive branches…

SB 115 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Require the state to assume the responsibility for legal expenses of certain persons in the state’s custody.

Sen Jeff Monroe (R, Dist 24) and Rep Lee Qualm (R, Dist 21) were the prime sponsors.

SB 143 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding group hunting and possession of firearms.

Sen Billie Sutton (D, Dist 21) and Rep Julie Bartling (D, Dist 21) were the prime sponsors.

SB 164 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government.

Sen Phil Jensen – (R, Dist 33) and Rep Don Haggar (R, Dist 10) were the prime sponsors. I’m glad this was withdrawn. Sadly many of those sponsoring this bill also fight against common core and its mandates on education…

  1. Merlyn Schutterle
    February 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I see Justin Cronin bailed out. It doesn’t surprise me. Even his fellow republican, Corey Brown thought he wasn’t well qualified. But what the hell, he is a Republican. That is all it takes to get elected in District 23. Brown isn’t that honest himself. He looked me in the eye and lied to me. Well, that is politics i guess.

  2. Merlyn Schutterle
    February 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    It is interesting to see how many bills were sponsored by Republicans and how few were Democrats.

    • February 6, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      I think overall there are some Republican legislators that have singly sponsored more bills than all of the Democrats combined.

  3. Merlyn Schutterle
    February 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I see my Senator, Corey Brown has some legislature that will require more signatures to get on the ballot. That lying SOB has his eye on the governor’s office. Well, he knows how to lie so he is well qualified.

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