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Senate Local Government committee has 4 bills on Weds Feb 11

February 11, 2015

art-deco-air-terminalOn Wednesday, February 11th, at 7:45 AM the SD Senate Local Government committee will take on 4 bills.

SB 183 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise the voting requirements regarding the issuance of bonds by public bodies and capital outlay certificates by school districts.

Deferred from the 9th. Sen Jason Frerichs (D, Dist 1) and Rep Dennis Feickert (D, Dist 1) are the prime sponsors. This would drop the requirement of sixty percent in favor of issuing a bond down to fifty-five percent. This bill appears to be trying to make it issue to get bonds passed.

SB 184 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Prohibit the sale of tax certificates by certain counties.

Deferred from the 9th. Sen Jason Frerichs (D, Dist 1) and Rep Patrick Kirschman (D, Dist 15) are the prime sponsors. This would get rid of the exemption allowing county commissioners to adopt a resolution waiving the prohibition of sale of tax certificates. I’ve seen in other states where some real estate investors flock to tax certificate sales. Is this some sort of issue in SD?

HB 1091 SoDakLiberty PostsRequire that the minutes of meetings of any state board or commission include a record of how each individual member voted on certain motions.

Rep Jim Bolin (R, Dist 16) and Sen Bill Van Gerpen (R, Dist 19) are the prime sponsors. This bill passed the House Local Government committee and House floor with no opposition. This appears to be a good step towards more transparency in government. That is a good thing!

HB 1098 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize extended terms of lease for airport facilities.

Rep Sam Marty (R, Dist 28B) and Sen Craig Tieszen (R, Dist 34) are the prime sponsors. This bill passed the House Commerce and the house floor with no opposition. This changes the limit on leases from 25 years to fifty years.

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