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Bills killed by the SD Senate committees during legislative week six

February 21, 2015

Wooden-TableHere are the bills that have been killed by the SD Senate committees during week six  of the legislative session. Last week I posted about the Senate bills killed in committee during the first five weeks. On Weds, Feb 25, all bills must leave the chamber of origin. For the Senate 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 Senate 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.

Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

No bills killed in Senate Ag during week 6.

Senate Appropriations

SB 163 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program.

This bill was amended down to a dollar like Appropriations does with most bills where the dollar amount needs to be negotiated during the final appropriations process. Then it was tabled…

SB 157 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund.

Since the prime sponsor Sen Greenfield was out with an injury I almost wonder if this wasn’t tabled and can be retaken up on Tues day in case he is back to work then. This bill appropriates $3,033,581 to be used for airport improvements.

SB 144 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts.

A big provision of this is the teacher has to stay at the rural school for five years.

SB 169 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Provide medical care for certain unborn children.

This bill was amended in Senate Health and then passed 4-1. The amendment took away the words “unless the abortion is necessitated by a medical emergency as defined in subdivision” where the act forbids this program to be used for abortion. The bill was then refereed to Senate Appropriations.

SB 147 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Expand Medicaid.

This was just a hoghouse vehicle bill. Unlike most hoghouse vehicle bills it did have some content. But it really wasn’t a proper bill.

SB 145 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Accommodate legislation to increase teacher pay in South Dakota.

This was a hoghouse vehicle bill.

Senate Commerce and Energy

SB 165 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty Posts – Provide that the financial responsibility policy of a self-insured car rental company is secondary to the financial responsibility policy of the renter.

I wasn’t sure this was even necessary to be in code. Apparently I’m not the only one to think so.

SB 59 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty PostsEstablish the state debt collection office.

Sadly this wasn’t tabled because it would create a new government agency to use against the people. It was actually tabled because the Department of Revenue wants to focus on the House version of the bill.

Senate Education

SB 188 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day – SoDakLiberty Posts – Require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments.

There was no way this bill would pass Senate Ed. It would put a restriction on Dept of Ed…

Senate Health and Human Services

HB 1155 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty PostsRequire that information be provided to a pregnant mother whose child tests positive for Down syndrome.

I was glad to see this one tabled. It was nothing but the State trying to get between the doctor/patient relationship.

Senate Judiciary

No bills killed in Senate Judiciary during week 6.

Senate Local Government

No bills killed in Senate Local Government during week 6.

Senate State Affairs

SJR 2 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of an education franchise tax on profits of corporations and dedication of the revenue therefrom.

Luckily this was DOA.

SB 151 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise the distribution of the revenue from petroleum release compensation and tank inspection fees.

This bill wasn’t needed because all of the infrastructure funding negotiations in the two big bills.

SB 150 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Require certain motor vehicles to pay an additional registration fee.

This bill wasn’t needed because all of the infrastructure funding negotiations in the two big bills.

SB 149 –  Tabled –SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding the maximum wheel tax that may be imposed by a county.

This bill wasn’t needed because all of the infrastructure funding negotiations in the two big bills.

SB 148 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Increase the tax on certain motor fuels to finance improvements on the public highways and bridges.

This bill wasn’t needed because all of the infrastructure funding negotiations in the two big bills.

SB 103 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Authorize townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for secondary roads, bridges, and culverts.

This bill wasn’t needed because all of the infrastructure funding negotiations in the two big bills.

Senate Taxation

No bills killed in Senate Taxation during week 6.

Senate Transportation

SB 185 – Tabled – SoDakLiberty Posts – Increase the motor vehicle excise tax rate and to dedicate a portion of the revenue to the local government highway and bridge fund

I know there are some legislators that still wanted to pass this separately. But this bill wasn’t needed because all of the infrastructure funding negotiations in the two big bills.

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