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Bills killed by the SD House committees during legislative week six

February 21, 2015
Deferred to the 41st legislative day.

Deferred to the 41st legislative day.

Here are the bills that have been killed by the SD House committees during week six  of the legislative session. Last week I posted about the House bills killed in committee during the first five weeks. On Weds, Feb 25, all bills must leave the chamber of origin. For the House bills that means all bills must leave committee by Tues, Feb 24.  Since half of these committees won’t meet again until Feb 25, it means they had to kill some House bills during week six that they had been dragging their feet on.

** I believe this list is mostly accurate, but the app I made to grab info from the LRC website it buggy so I don’t guarantee I haven’t missed a bill or two.

House Agriculture and Natural Resources

There really wasn’t any activity in this committee during week six. The only bill on the agenda for this week was withdrawn (I have a separate post coming for that bill).

House Appropriations

House Appropriations has not killed any bills during week six. If they do kill any House bills it will likely be on the Feb 24 meeting.

House Commerce and Energy

HB 1133 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsRegulate vision care plans and vision discount plans.

This bill was amended a week ago and failed to pass with a vote of 5-6. It then had action deferred and was amended again during week six. After being amended again it was sent to the 41st day.  Personally I don’t see any reason for this bill. It looks like more burdensome requirements on the market to me.

HB 1157 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsClarify and provide consistency in cemetery regulations and to establish an administrative fine for failure to file required reports.

This bill was heavily amended a couple of weeks ago. Among other things, the amendment changed the fine from fifty dollars down to twenty-five dollars. The bill then failed to pass with a vote of 6-7. It was then deferred until weeks six. In week sex it failed to pass by a vote of 4-7, so it was then sent to the 41st day. I found it odd a fee from the SOS for late filings was part of this bill.

HB 1181 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the manufacture of cider in certain amounts.

This bill creates cider production code that mostly mirrors the code for wine. This is another good step forward for alcoholic beverages in SD. It was slightly amended in committee and then sent to the 41st day. Part of the problem with the bill was due to it not being ready for passage. It appeared to be a copy/paste of other pieces of code and there were many problems found. Hopefully this can be cleaned up and passed through the 2016 legislative session.

HB 1168 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise alcoholic beverage licensing relating to hotel facility on-sale licenses.

This was a hoghouse vehicle bill. It was amended to include an actual bill. It was tabled in committee and I just don’t have enough interest in the topic to go back to listen to the testimony.

House Education

House Ed killed HB 1223 (SoDakLiberty Posts). It was then smoked out by Rep Dan Kaiser (R, Dist 3) and forced to the floor. My post about that smokeout can be read here.

HB 1198 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsRequire legislative approval for certain academic assessments.

If this bill had been in statute a few years ago I believe it would have stopped the misguided and over-priced Smarter Balanced Assessment from being implemented. Sadly it is too late for that. This bill came a few years too late.

HB 1184 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsRegulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state.

This bill I actually looked at deeper. It had some really good, and some really bad parts to it. If this had been brought to committee a week or two earlier it probably could have passed through that committee. But it failed a Do Pass vote by 5-10 and was then sent to the 41st day.

House Health and Human Services

This committee had a couple of bills taken up this week I wish would have been killed. But nope, no bills were killed by House Health during week 6.

House Judiciary

HB 1163 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsReinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse.

I listened to the testimony on this when it was before the committee earlier this year. After hearing the testimony I believe this bill should be killed. It would have created a strange legal situation.

HB 1023 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Prohibit a state officer or employee from having an interest in any contract that the state employee or officer approved, awarded, or administered for one calendar year following termination of state employment.

A similar bill, HB 1024, passed through the committee with parts of this bill included. With that bill passing there was no need for this bill.

HB 1141 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise and increase the penalty for multiple simple assaults over a ten-year period.

Honestly, I am glad this one died. I never understood the why behind this bill.

House Local Government

HB 1224 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide procedures for issuing driver licenses and nondriver identification cards that do not require certain biometric data and high resolution facial images.

This was a bill submitted in the battle against REAL ID. There are some conservative groups that have been fighting South Dakota’s willing adherence to REAL ID. Many see REAL ID as basically a sneaky way to implement a national ID card that can be used to track US citizens.

HB 1154 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsLimit the amount that may be charged for certain document requests.

This would limit the charge for certain document requests to $25 per hour. It was amended to clarify that $25 per hour was per person. At first this seemed like a good bill. But after listening to the opponents I will admit this bill may have cost taxpayers more money. If there are agencies charging too much for documents those should be dealt with in another manner. Certain small governmental offices would really have been hampered by this bill.

House State Affairs

This committee didn’t appear to actually kill any bills during week six. Of course most if its time was spent on HB 1131, the Governors version of the massive infrastructure tax and fee hike.

House Taxation

HB 1207 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation.

This bill made some substantial changes to the funding formula. The more I looked into the bill, the less it seemed to make sense. I’ve talked to people about the bill that understand school funding quite well, and they also failed to understand the why and some of the hows dealing with this bill. It was probably best letting this one die.

HB 1234 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding tax compacts with Indian tribes.

This bill was killed, and the contents of this bill were used to hoghouse the HB1233. Since 1233 had the code from this bill, it meant 1234 could be killed.

House Transportation

HB 1214 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty PostsRequire all bicyclists on a highway to wear fluorescent or reflective garments.

This is a bill I’m glad was tabled. Trying to regulate the clothing of bike riders probably had good intentions, but made for bad legislation.

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