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Bills on the SD House floor for Thurs Feb 19

February 19, 2015
SD House Floor. Photo by Ken Santema 02/10/15.

SD House Floor. Photo by Ken Santema 02/10/15.

Here are the bills on the SD House floor for Thursday, February 19, which begins at 2:00 PM central.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

SCR 5 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Supporting a stronger South Dakota-China relationship.

SECOND READING OF CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

HB 1107 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the definition of certain alcoholic beverages that are classified as cider.

This is a good bill. It allows pears to also be used for cider.

HB 1231 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the forfeiture of any financial benefit or valuables gained from prostitution or pimping.

SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

HB 1185 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation for property and casualty loss coverage, to establish the property and casualty captive insurance company fund for state properties, and to declare an emergency.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This bill passed House Appropriations 8-0 after being amended (casualty was misspelled as casually in part of the bill). This bill appropriates $4,000,000 to “the Bureau of Administration for the purpose of making a grant to a captive insurance company controlled entirely by the state to fund property and casualty loss coverage.” Daugaard has mentioned this before. It makes sense for an entity as big as the state to take such an approach to insure property owned by the state.

HB 1186 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise an appropriation made to the Science and Technology Authority.

* Deferred again yesterday!

The bill passed House Appropriations 9-0. Here is the language being added to the act that provides the agreement with owners of the former Homestake Mine:

Up to two million five hundred thousand dollars of the indemnification fund may be used to provide initial capital and pay expenses for a captive insurance company upon the terms and conditions to be set forth in the agreement between the owners of the former Homestake Mine and the authority. If released in writing by the owners of the former Homestake Mine, up to seven million five hundred thousand dollars of the indemnification fund may be used by the authority for the purpose of a project, as defined in subdivision 1-16H-3(3), at the former Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota.

HB 1187 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation for liability coverage for the South Dakota Building Authority, South

* Deferred from yesterday!

Dakota Health and Educational Facilities Authority, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, and South Dakota Education Enhancement Funding Corporation, to establish the liability captive insurance company fund, and to declare an emergency.

This bill passed House Appropriations 8-0 after being amended. This appears to be a sister bill to HB 1185. It appropriates $2,000,000 to “the Bureau of Administration for the purpose of making a grant to a captive insurance company to provide liability coverage to the South Dakota Building Authority, South Dakota Health and Educational Facilities Authority, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, and the South Dakota Educational Enhancement Funding Corporation.”

HB 1206 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the concealed carry of pistols on public university campuses under certain circumstances.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This bill passed House Local Government 8-5 after being amended. The bill as amended is pretty self-explanatory:

The Board of Regents, or any public university, may not adopt or promulgate any rules that restrict any right or privilege to carry or possess a concealed pistol as defined in § 23-7-1 on any public university campus, for any person who is otherwise in compliance with all other statutes of this state relative to the possession or use of firearms and who is at least twenty-one years old. A public university shall retain control over carry or storage policy in any dormitory or other housing area on the public university campus. However, the Board of Regents or a public university may restrict the right or privilege to carry or possess a concealed pistol as a requirement to host or participate in a national event or tournament.

The amendment added the last sentence to allow for meeting the requirements of tournaments. The amendment also changed SD resident to person. I don’t see why there is so much resistance to this bill. There is no logical basis to remove rights when someone is on a public University.

HB 1230 – SoDakLiberty PostsProhibit the beheading of certain living unborn children and to provide penalties therefor.

This bill was slightly amended in House Health and passed that committee 11-2. The Preborn Infant Beheading Ban makes it a Class 1 felony to behead an unborn child; unless it is done so for life-threatening conditions to the mother. I have mixed feelings on this bill. Personally I find it appalling that such a method is being used for abortions (but then I find abortions appalling anyhow). Yet, as I understand it this type of abortion is not done in SD anyhow. This appears to be a bill being passed just to make a point. That is just bad policy.

HB 1123 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time.

This bill passed House Commerce 10-3. This is a Deadwood bill. It would allow alcohol sales all day, every day, except for Christmas Day. This will help Deadwood stay competitive with gambling destinations around the country.

HB 1162 – SoDakLiberty PostsEnact the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact.

This bill passed House Commerce 8-5. This would adopt the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. I was on the fence about this bill before its committee hearing. After the hearing I believe this is a bad bill. I don’t believe the proponents made the case that this compact is actually necessary. In fact it almost seemed as if the Compact was being pushed because everyone else is. That alone is not reason enough to enter in a compact.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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 again 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 again 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.

SB 93 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Impose a gross receipts tax on the rental of certain motorcycles in lieu of the excise tax on motor vehicles.

* Deferred again yesterday!

This bill passed Senate Tax and the Senate floor with no opposition. It passed House Tax 13-1. Rep Nancy Rasmussen (R, Dist 17) was the dissenting vote. I still haven’t listened to the testimony on this bill to find out why this bill is or isn’t good.

SB 45 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk.

* Deferred again yesterday!

This bill was amended in the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources committee and passed with a vote of 7-2. It passed the Senate floor 30-4. Then in House Ag is passed with no opposition. I was quite apprehensive about this bill before the Senate Ag hearing. Since that time I have listened to the committee hearing and studied the bill. There are some portions of the bill I think are maybe a little strict, but overall I think this is a great step forward compared to where the Dept of Ag was at two years ago. At this time I hope the bill is passed so the raw milk (and now raw cream) producers in SD can move forward.

SB 41 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions pertaining to commercial driver licensing.

* Deferred again yesterday!

This bill passed Senate Transportation 6-0, the Senate floor 30-4, finally House Transportation. I still haven’t listened to testimony on this bill. It changes quite a bit of code.

SB 94 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Establish a license fee for electric-powered motorcycles.

* Deferred again yesterday!

This bill passed Senate Transportation, the Senate Floor, and House Transportation with no opposition. I still want to test drive an electric-powered motorcycle.

SB 118 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Provide additional transparency for prescription drug plans.

This bill was substantially amended in Senate Commerce and passed that committee 7-0. It then went on to pass the Senate floor without opposition. Finally the bill passed House Health 12-1. A lot of this bill seems aimed at making sure certain parts of the rx drug plans have certain details.

LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATIONS

HC 1017 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring Arlington Cardinal football players Brody Gilbertson, Kyle Stegeman, Parker Christesen, Alex Heuer, and Richard Jensen.

HC 1018 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring the Arlington High School Oral lnterp Team on an outstanding season in 2014.

HC 1019 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring Arlington Cardinal volleyball players, seniors Daylee Olson, Josie Parry, Kimberly VanBockern, Nikki Zobel, and Cuinsey Murphy, and junior Bailee Steffensen.

HC 1020 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring Huron High School Assistant Principal Mike Radke for being named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year.

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