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Senate Ag & Natural Resources committee has 6 bills on Tues Feb 10

February 10, 2015

On Tuesday, February 10th, at 10:00 AM the SD Senate Ag & Natural Resources committee will take on 6 bills.

HB 1006SoDakLiberty Posts – Allow bullheads to be used as bait.

Rep Dick Werner (R, Dist 22) is the prime (and only) sponsor. This bill passed House Ag and the House floor with no opposition. This is a good bill that changes law to reflect what actually happens.

HB 1056 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the Department of Agriculture.

The SD Department of Agriculture asked for this bill. A cleanup bill. This passed House Ag 11-0 after an amendment. It then passed on the House floor 67-2.

SB 167 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices.

Sen Betty Olson (R, Dist 28) and Rep Thomas Brunner (R, Dist 29) are the prime sponsors. This bill changes a may to shall. it also says each device will be inspected at least once annually without notice to the owner. It also increases the fee from $25 to $50 for this surprise inspection. Sounds like more regulation to me…

SB 129 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping.

Sen Betty Olson (R, Dist 28) and Rep Thomas Brunner (R, Dist 29) are the prime sponsors. This bill is going after people who hunt, fish, or trap knowingly on private land they don’t have permission to be on.

HB 1039 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions related to the regulation of grain buyers and grain warehouses.

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) asked for this bill. This bill passed House Ag and the House floor unopposed. Most interesting is the change from a “wholly owned subsidiary” to “subsidiary”. Also interesting to me was finding out the PUC handles grain warehousing.

HB 1040 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise the statute of frauds within the uniform commercial code with respect to the sale of pulse crops.

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) asked for this bill. This bill passed House Ag and the House floor unopposed. This adds “pulse crops” to the list. I happen to have a farmer in my office when this bill first came to committee, and he informed me a “pulse crop” would be grain legumes such as dry beans and dry peas.

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