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The ten bills Governor Daugaard announced as signed into law on Feb 19

February 22, 2015
SD State Capital building. Photo by Ken Santema 02/11/15.

SD State Capital building. Photo by Ken Santema 02/11/15.

On Thursday, Feb 19, Governor Daugaard announced ten more bills signed into law.

SB 14 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Provide for the possession and administration of opioid antagonists by first responders for the treatment of drug overdoses.

This bill passed all the way through both chambers without an opposition vote. This bill will allow first responders to potentially save a life when dealing with a drug overdose.

SB 15 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Allow for discretionary appeals of illegal sentences.

This bill passed all the way through both chambers without an opposition vote. This will allow a defendant to appeal an illegal sentence.

SB 22 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the penalty for altering a registration device issued by a dealer.

This bill passed all the way through both chambers without an opposition vote. It seems to be a language cleanup bill.

SB 34 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions concerning the administration of benefits provided to veterans and to declare an emergency.

 The only opposition to this bill was two no votes on the House floor. Part of this is code cleanup. It opens up who can be admitted to the Veterans Home.

SB 46 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation of other fund expenditure authority to the Department of Agriculture for the construction of the Nordby Exhibit Hall at the South Dakota State Fair and to declare an emergency.

 This bill passed all the way through both chambers without an opposition vote. The bill appropriates $700,000 for the Nordby Exhibit Hall. This is not general fund or taxpayer money. But the legislature needs to authorize its use.

SB 61 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Place certain substances on the controlled substances schedule and to declare an emergency.

 This bill had one single nay vote on the House floor. This is the exact kind of bill SD needs to rethink. It adds more and more drugs to the list of what is a controlled substance. Not only does this expand the failed war on drugs. It further adds chemicals that could potentially be in use for other purposes that have nothing to do with drugs. This is just bad policy that continues to put people in jail for no reason.

HB 1001 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Establish a wine direct shipment license and wine carrier license to enable the direct shipments of certain wine in South Dakota.

 This bill passed House Taxation 13-1 and the House floor 65-2. It received no opposition in the Senate. I think this is a good direction for the law to go. There is no reason for the prohibition of direct wine sales had to endure this long. I do think there are still some overly burdensome requirements in this bill. But it is at least a step in the right direction.

HB 1004 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Authorize the direct sale of distilled spirits from artisan distillers to retailers and wholesalers.

 This bill passed House Taxation 10-4 and the House floor 60-7. It then went through Senate State Affairs with no opposition and had only one no vote on the Senate floor. I was very excited to see this bill pass. It will allow a spirits industry to foster in South Dakota. Although as a full disclosure I will say part of my excitement comes from the fact I want to become an artisan distiller of whiskey.

HB 1071 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise the number of signatures required for a nominating petition for sanitary district trustees.

 This bill passed all the way through both chambers without an opposition vote. This bill appears to make it easier to get the required signatures. Current law says 5% of voters are required to sign the petition, and that no more than fifty votes is needed. This bill would change that to 25 qualified voters or five percent of qualified voters, whichever is less.

HB 1104 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the notification procedure for payment of delinquent special assessments.

This bill passed all the way through both chambers without an opposition vote. This one appeared to add clarification language.

  1. Tim
    February 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    HB1004, keep the masses drunk so they won’t notice what’s going on. Dtto HB1001
    HB1071, make it easy to keep that…stuff flowing downhill.

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