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Bills on the SD House floor for Thurs Feb 12

February 11, 2015
SD House Floor. Photo by Ken Santema 02/11/14.

SD House Floor. Photo by Ken Santema 02/11/14.

Here are the bills on the SD House floor for Thursday, February 12, which begins at 1:00 PM central.

Since it is the last day of the week, most (if not all) of these bills will be deferred until next Tuesday.


HB 1194 – SoDakLiberty PostsSet a minimum size for a sign about zoning changes or conditional use permits.

This bill passed House Local Government 10-3 after an amendment. Here is what I said about the bill before, and stick with it:

This makes sure the landowner uses a sign at least “twenty-four inches wide and eighteen inches tall with bold lettering to inform the public about the petition and hearing”. Really? This is necessary to put in state law……..

HB 1030 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Provide certain restrictions regarding the passing of a bicycle.

This bill has actually had quite a bit of attention in House Transportation. This week the bill was amended. Now the bill says that if a car is on a road that is 35 mph or less, then the car has to give at least three feet of space when passing a bike. If the posted speed is greater than 35 mph, then the car must give at least six feet of space when passing a bike.

HJR 1003 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents.

This resolution would put the four votechs directly under the control of the legislature, if it passes on the ballot. I still haven’t researched enough to determine if this is a good idea, or if it is one that will work on the ballot.

HB 1161 – SoDakLiberty PostsLimit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.

This bill would overturn the transgender policy that the SDHSAA recently set. Personally I think the legislature should look at other areas of the HSAA that have more imminent needs for oversight.


SB 77 – SoDakLiberty PostsAllow nursing mothers to breastfeed in certain locations.

Removed from yesterdays consent calendar.

This is a bill I like. It allows freedom for something natural and necessary.

SB 16 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions safeguarding law enforcement radio communications.

Removed from yesterdays consent calendar.

I really don’t get this bill. It revises a section of code that is quickly becoming irrelevant. Analog radios are almost done being used in the law enforcement world. Scanners are almost obsolete. In addition I don’t see the point of giving more charges to throw at someone accused of a crime.

SB 40 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the federal motor carrier regulations.

Removed from yesterdays consent calendar.

This bill passed Senate Transportation, the Senate floor, and House transportation with no opposition. This bill updates the Adoption of Federal Regulations (§ 49-28A-3) to the Hazardous Material Transport Safety portion of SD code (§ 49-28A). It updates the federal regulations referenced from 2014 to 2015. It also changes the age limit in this section from 16 to 18.

SB 43 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding lease purchase agreement payments and to ratify certain lease purchase agreements with the Health and Educational Facilities Authority.

* Deferred again yesterday!

This bill passed Senate Ed and the Senate floor with no opposition. It then had quite a substantial amendment in House Appropriations; where it then passed 9-0. This bill appears to be clarifying the lease payments made by the legislature for education buildings.

SB 75 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This bill was amended to add an emergency clause in Senate Ag, it passed 9-0. It then went on to pass the Senate floor 33-0. Finally, it went though House Ag 12-0. This bill changes the permit from being good for a calendar year to being good for twelve months from the date of endorsement.

SB 76 – SoDakLiberty Posts Extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This bill passed the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources committee 7-2 and went on pass the Senate floor 27-6. In House Ag is passed 11-1. This changes the certificate from being good for the day it is issued to being good for twenty-four hours after the inspection. I know some current ranchers do not like this bill because they believe it would theoretically make theft of cattle harder to prevent.

HC 1015    (HJ 20th LD) Honoring senior Chris Pollema of Dakota Valley High School on his academic success.

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