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Bills on the SD House floor for Fri Feb 20

February 20, 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 Friday, February 20, which begins at 1:00 PM central.

SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
* Refer to the engrossed (amended) bill

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

* Removed from yesterdays Consent Calendar.

This bill passed House Commerce and Energy 12-0. This adds a lot of references to other parts of code dealing with prostitution for forfeiture. Personally I believe forfeiture laws are misguided. There is too great of a danger when entities of the state are allowed to take property.

HB 1064 – SoDakLiberty PostsProhibit unlawful self-dealing by state officers and employees.

This bill was hoghoused in the House Judiciary committee and passed that committee 12-0. I haven’t had time to study the hoghoused version, but glancing through it I can’t see any red flags. I believe my words about the original bill hold true:

This bill appears to be fallout from EB5/Bollen/Benda. It creates greater specificity in law prohibiting a state official from creating deals that would benefit them-self. The idea of this bill is sound, I just need to research it more to make sure the actual language is sound.

The bill also continues these prohibitions for one year after the person is no longer a state official.

HB 1205 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide for the certification by a chief law enforcement officer of the transfer of certain firearms.

House Judiciary amended the bill twice and the bill passed that committee 12-0. I haven’t listened to the testimony on this one to find out what is driving the bill.

HB 1225 – SoDakLiberty PostsProhibit the unauthorized commercial use of a personality’s right of publicity and provide a civil remedy therefor.

This bill had a major amendment changing wording around in House Judiciary and passed that committee 12-0. I have apprehensions about this bill due to its ties to the MPAA. However the amended version of the bill doesn’t seem to raise any red flags for me. This bill is a bill I will likely further research this weekend (I’m assuming it will pass the House, but if it is bad there is time to fight against it in the Senate).

HB 1201 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding planning and zoning.

This bill passed House Local Government 10-3. I listened to testimony on this bill. It appears this bill is being pushed so CAFO’s can get around local control. At this time I see this bill as one that needs to be defeated.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
* Refer to the engrossed (amended) bill

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.

* Deferred from yesterday!

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.

SB 60 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide newborn screening of inherited and genetic disorders.

This bill passed Senate Health 5-1. It was amended on the Senate floor and then was passed 31-4. Finally it passed Health and Human Services 9-4. This is a horrible bill. The DOH has no place getting between the doctor and patient. What tests a newborn goes through should not involve a government agency at all.

SB 63 – SoDakLiberty PostsAdopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

This bill passed Senate Health and Human Services 6-0. It was amended on the Senate floor with following section added:

No state general funds shall be used to support the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact enacted by this bill.

The bill then passed the Senate floor 24-10. It then passed House Health and Human Services 13-0. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has come out against this bill because it would potentially place bureaucratic burdens on physicians within South Dakota. Upon further research I hope there is more opposition to the bill in the House. One thing SD doctors do not need is another barrier between them and focusing on their patients issues.

LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATIONS

HC 1021 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring the 2014 Lincoln High School students.

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