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Senate Transportation committee has 2 bills on Weds Feb 25

February 24, 2015

Rfc1394-2-BarricadesOn Wednesday, February 25th, at 8:30 AM the SD Senate Transportation committee will take on 2 bills.

HB 1121 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize township boards to establish speed zones on township roads.

Rep Tona Rozum (R, Dist 20) and Sen Mike Vehle (R, Dist 20) are the prime sponsors. This bill passed through the House with no opposition. Current law states no person can go faster than 55 on township roads. What is odd to me is that townships can’t set speed limits on the roads they are responsible for. This bill aims to change that.

HB 1122  – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize township boards to designate certain roads as no maintenance roads.

Rep Tona Rozum (R, Dist 20) and Sen Mike Vehle (R, Dist 20) are the prime sponsors. This bill passed House Local Government 11-1. It was amended on the House floor and passed with a vote of 61-6. This bill allows township designate roads as no maintenance. Here again this is something I though townships should already have been able to do with their roads. I can name quite a few township roads in the NE part of the state that should be closed.

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