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House Commerce has four bills on Fri Feb 6

February 6, 2015

TSD-Petrol-PumpOn Friday, February 6th, at 10:00 AM the SD House Commerce and Energy committee will take on 4 bills.

HB 1174 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain outdated and obsolete provisions related to trade regulation of petroleum products.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This repeals a statute that basically appears to say you can’t have a sign for gas or lubrication if those are not actually sold at that location. It looks like a good piece of code to get off the books.

HB 1139 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain procedures for competitive sealed bids by public purchasing agencies.

Rep Blaine “Chip” Campbell (R, Dist 35) and Sen Craig Tieszen (R, Dist 34) are the prime sponsors. Current law says a contract shall be awarded within 30 days. This bill adds “Unless otherwise stated in the invitation for the bids”.

HB 1105 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide for an affidavit creating a rebuttable presumption that a person is not an employee for purposes of workers’ compensation and to provide a penalty therefor.

Rep Spencer Hawley (D, Dist 7) and Sen Corey Brown (R, Dist 23) are the prime sponsors.

This was deferred from the Jan 30 committee meeting. Here are my notes from prior to that meeting:

Rep Hawley (D, Dist 7) is the House prime sponsor of this bill. I definitely want to listen to the testimony on this one before commenting. I say that because of how much the SSA has been going after people falsely saying certain employees are independent contractors. I want to see if this is a similar situation.

HB 1094 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the annual minimum wage adjustment.

Rep Jim Bolin (R, Dist 16) and Rep Jim Stalzer (R, Dist 11) are the prime sponsors. This makes one change to the minimum wage increase passed by the voters last fall. It strikes the  words “In no case shall the minimum wage be decreased”. I’m not sure if the legislature will have the political will to modify the new minimum wage requirements this session.

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