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Bills on the SD House floor for Fri Feb 6

February 6, 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 Friday, February 6, which begins at 1:00 PM central.

It is Friday. That means sessions starts an hour early. It also means most of the these bills might get deferred so legislators can go home for the weekend.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

HB 1121 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads.

HB 1135 – SoDakLiberty PostsExpand certain bonding provisions regarding local government officials and employees.

HB 1136 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions concerning the administration of unlocatable mineral, leasehold, or royalty interests.

SB 19 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding references to the Internal Revenue Code.

SB 20 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise the age that a manufactured home or mobile home will be considered real property.

SB 21 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise the income guidelines for the paraplegic property tax relief program.

HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

HB 1145 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the payment of salary and compensation to legislators.

This was removed off yesterdays Consent Calendar (I actually noted yesterday I was surprised it was on consent). I think it’s a good bill. Since it changes how funds go to legislatures for travel I feel this one should be debated on the floor. Most notably this bill would allow legislators to receive pay for going to the Governors budget address. I don’t see a problem with that. It also has a provision to get paid for attending the inauguration of constitutional officers. That one probably should be amended out of the bill.

HB 1149 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the setting of the salary of legislators.

Just like 1145, This bill was removed from yesterdays consent calendar. This bill is a companion to HB 1150 (passed on the floor yesterday). This bill would allow legislators to make more than $6,000 per year. I think this is a good change, I just found it odd for anything relating to legislative pay would be on the consent calendar.

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.

*Deferred from yesterday yet again!

This bill passed the House Health and Human Services committee 11-2. It keeps getting deferred on the House floor. Here is what I 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 1128 – SoDakLiberty PostsProtect certain homestead exemption interests during sale of homestead or separation of owners.

*Deferred from yesterday!

This bill passed House Commerce 10-2. A lot of this appears to be changing words for clarification. It also notably has the addition of  “a homestead listed for sale”.

HB 1129 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the property exempt from process in bankruptcy cases.

This adds motor vehicles used for normal activity valued at less than $5,000 to the list of exempt property. It specifically says recreation vehicles like ATV’s and jet-skis don’t count. The bill also included the earned income tax credit (EITC) of a federal tax refund as protected. The EITC provision was amended out in committee. It then passed the Judiciary committee 12-0.

HB 1113 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal and revise certain motor vehicle and boat damage and salvage disclosure requirements.

This bill passed House Transportation 11-0. This bill removes and revises a lot of sections of code.

HB 1122 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads.

This bill passed House Local Government 11-1. This bill allows township to abandon roads and designate them as no maintenance. This is something I though townships should already have been able to do with their roads.

SENATE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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

*Deferred yet again yesterday!

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.

*Deferred yet again yesterday!

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.

*Deferred yet again yesterday!

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.

*Deferred yet again yesterday!

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

SB 18 – SoDakLiberty PostsEstablish certain administrative provisions regarding charitable raffles, lotteries, and bingo and to make violations of these provisions subject to the Deceptive Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Act.

*Deferred yet again yesterday!

This bill passed Senate Commerce and the Senate floor with no opposition. It was amended in House Judiciary and then passed 13-0. Here are my notes on the bill preceding the Senate committee hearing:

This bill is one of a few coming directly as a result of the crazy 2014 election (for anyone curious, just Google search ‘Bosworth raffle scam’). SB 18 is at the request of the SD AG’s office. This bill adds a new section to code which includes:

  • Lotteries cannot continue for more than 18 months after the first ticket is sold.
  • If the drawing cannot be held at the 18 month mark, then all ticket holders should be notified that they can get a full refund.
  • If the purchasers do not notify that they want the refund within 180 days, then the money will be placed in the Unclaimed Property fund.

This is one of the few times I actually agree with money going to unclaimed property. At least the money can sit there, instead of in the pockets of anyone wishing to scam people via fraudulent raffles.

This bill also has a couple of minor language cleanups. I don’t see any reason the AG, Jackley, won’t get this one passed by the legislature. It would be interesting to sit in on the hearing if Bosworth chose to show up and speak against the bill though…

LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATIONS

HC 1011 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Congratulating and commending the 2014 James Valley Christian High School Boys Basketball Team for the school’s first State Class B Boys’ Basketball Championship.

SC 6 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring Kym Johnston of Lennox as South Dakota’s 2014 Curriculum Director of the Year.

SC 7 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring and commending Paula Horton as Lennox School District Teacher of the Year.

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