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Senate Commerce & Energy committee has 5 bills on Tues Feb 10

February 10, 2015

windmillsOn Tuesday, February 10th, at 10:00 AM the SD Senate Commerce & Energy committee will take on 5 bills.

SB 138 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Eliminate an exemption for single-family homes regarding certain asbestos removal provisions.

Sen Dan Lederman (R, Dist 16) and Rep David Anderson (R, Dist 16) are the prime sponsors. This was deferred from Feb 5. I’ll have to listen to understand what this one is about.

HB 1027 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of certain money lending activities.

This bill is at the request of the SD Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR). It was amended in the House Commerce committee and then passed 12-0. It was amended again slight on the House floor and passed 63-5. This bill really has too much going on. I think it maybe should have been multiple bills.

HB 1033 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Repeal the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) asked for this bill. It passed House Commerce 12-0 and the House floor 67-0. Here is what I had to say about the bill before:

Normally I would oppose anything GOED does, since it basically is a department used by the executive branch to pick winners and losers in the market. But in this case I don’t see a problem with repealing the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority. Looking at the website it appears no activity has happened there for years.

HB 1034 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Repeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes related to the Wind Energy Competitive Advisory Task Force.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) asked for this bill. It passed House Commerce 12-0 and the House floor 67-0. This task force seems to have expired a couple of years ago. Just seems to be cleaning up code.

HB 1085 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the requirement for performance securities.

Rep Herman Otten (R, Dist 6) and Sen Ried Holien (R, Dist 5) are the prime sponsors. It passed House Commerce 12-0 and the House floor 69-0. This appears to be language clarification.

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