Home > 2015 SD Legislative Session > Bills on the SD House floor for Weds Feb 25

Bills on the SD House floor for Weds Feb 25

February 25, 2015
SD House floor. Photo by Ken Santema 02/24/15.

SD House floor. Photo by Ken Santema 02/24/15.

Here are the bills on the SD House floor for Wednesday, February 25, which begins at 2:00 PM central. Wednesday is crossover day! All House bills have to be dealt with by the end of session on Weds. That means only House bills will likely be dealt with.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

HCR 1007 – SoDakLiberty PostsOpposing the EPA’s guidelines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in a manner that will cause economic harm.

HCR 1008 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Urging Congress and the President to recognize tribal identification cards as a valid form of identification for all official purposes.

SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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

* Deferred from yesterday!

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.

HB 1166 – SoDakLiberty PostsProhibit the use of tanning devices by minors.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This bill failed once in House Health. It was then amended to allow minors to use tanning devices with a parent/guardian permission. It then passed House Health 8-5. I still think it is a bad law. It is just needless government interference into people’s lives and the market.

HB 1153 – SoDakLiberty PostsExpand the definition of teleconference to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This bill passed Local Government 11-2 after being amended. This was a good bill. Then it was amended to make it a little more watered down. It is still a move in the right direction though. So hopefully it passes.

HB 1227 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize counties to impose sales and use taxes.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This passed House taxation 9-6. This bill would allow a county to implement a sales and use tax up to two percent. I know there are some counties that could use this funding mechanism. The question is whether the legislators will consider this with the massive transportation bills out there already.

HB 1169 – SoDakLiberty PostsAccommodate legislation on medical services.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This is a hoghouse vehicle bill; meaning it doesn’t have any actual legislation. Therefore it will either be amended on the House floor and passed on to the Senate. Or it will be passed on to the Senate as a blank check. Either way it is bad. It cuts out the public hearing a bill should happen in the chamber of origin.

HB 1170 – SoDakLiberty PostsAccommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This is a hoghouse vehicle bill; meaning it doesn’t have any actual legislation. Therefore it will either be amended on the House floor and passed on to the Senate. Or it will be passed on to the Senate as a blank check. Either way it is bad. It cuts out the public hearing a bill should happen in the chamber of origin.

HB 1171 – SoDakLiberty PostsEnhance South Dakota.

*Deferred from yesterday!

This is a hoghouse vehicle bill; meaning it doesn’t have any actual legislation. Therefore it will either be amended on the House floor and passed on to the Senate. Or it will be passed on to the Senate as a blank check. Either way it is bad. It cuts out the public hearing a bill should happen in the chamber of origin.

HB 1143 – SoDakLiberty PostsIncrease the criminal violations that are subject to protection orders.

* Deferred from yesterday.

This bill passed House Judiciary 8-5. This adds Aggravated assault–Felony (§ 22-18-1.1) to the list of violations. It also adds a penalty for repeat violations of protection order (§ 22-19A-16).

HB 1233 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding tax compacts with Indian tribes.

This was a hoghouse vehicle bill. But oddly enough this bill just took the content of HB 1234 and placed it into this vehicle bill. It passed House Taxation 12-3.

This bill would add the following taxes to the list of tax collection agreements with Indian tribes:

(13) The uniform municipal non-ad valorem tax imposed by chapter 10-52;
(14) The taxation of telecommunications companies tax imposed by chapter 10-33A;
(15) The taxation of telephone companies tax imposed by chapter 10-33;
(16) The taxation of rural electric companies tax imposed by chapter 10-36; and

HB 1110 – SoDakLiberty PostsApprove the addition of judges to the Second and Seventh Judicial Circuits and to make an appropriation therefor.

Here is what the bill originally appropriated before House Appropriations amended the amounts down to a dollar:

  • $227,216 for the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the Second Judicial Circuit. $213,571 of that can be used for personal services and benefits. $13,645 can be used for operational expenses. 2.0 FTE for a circuit judge position and support staff in the Second Judicial Circuit.
  • $227,216 for the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the Seventh Judicial circuit. $213,571 of that can be used for personal services and benefits. $13,645 can be used for operational expenses. 2.0 FTE for a circuit judge position and support staff in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

The bill passed House Appropriations 8-0.

HB 1190 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation for community-based provider workforce improvement and to declare an emergency.

Here is what the bill originally appropriated before House Appropriations amended the amounts down to a dollar:

  • $2,926,732 from the general fund and $1,863,190 in federal funds to the Department of Social Services for the purpose described in section 1 of this Act.
  • $1,041,240 from the general fund and $1,041,411 in federal funds to the Department of Human Services for the purpose described in section 1 of this Act.
  • $157,028 from the general fund and $79,791 in federal funds to the Department of Corrections for the purpose described in section 1 of this Act.

The bill passed House Appropriations 8-0.

HB 1221 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize unilateral consent in certain divorce proceedings.

This passed House Judiciary 7-5. The odd thing about this one is that the title was amended to change the language away from no-fault divorce.

This bill removes the following line from § 25-4-17.2

The court may not render a judgment decreeing the legal separation or divorce of the parties
on the grounds of irreconcilable differences without the consent of both parties unless one party has not made a general appearance.

HB 1140 – SoDakLiberty PostsIncrease the crimes and lookback period to enhance the penalty for violating a protection order.

This bill was amended in House Judiciary and passed that committee 13-0. The lookback period in this bill changes from 5 years to 10 years.

HB 1218 – SoDakLiberty PostsAccommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota.

This bill was hoghoused in House State Affairs. The bill now changes payments from a schools capital outlay fund for Tech schools.

HB 1046 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding zero based budgets, budgeting procedures, and the coordination of federally aided programs.

This bill was amended and passed House Appropriations 9-0. I have yet to listen to testimony on this bill.

HB 1228 – SoDakLiberty PostsEstablish an obligation recovery center.

This bill was originally titled “Establish the state debt collection office”. I guess some legislators felt “obligation recovery center” sounded much nicer…  This is a hoghouse vehicle bill. The Senate version of this bill (SB 59 – SoDakLiberty Posts) was tabled. This bill was filled with the language the Department of Revenue wants. SD does not need to expand government just to be used against citizens of the state.

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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 from 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 from 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 from 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 from 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 from 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 from 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 from 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.

* Deferred from yesterday!

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.

* Deferred from yesterday!

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.

SB 47 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission and to declare an emergency.

* Deferred from yesterday!

This passed through the Senate and House Appropriations with no opposition. This bill gives $500,000 to the State Conservation Commission.

LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATIONS

HC 1028 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Congratulating and commending the Wolsey-Wessington High School Boys Football Team as the 2014 South Dakota Class 9A Championship Runner-Up.

HC 1029 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Celebrating and honoring the South Dakota Snow Queen Festival on sixty-nine years of existence in the state.

HC 1030 –  SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring Sheriff Mike Leidholt for his years of dedication, exemplary service, and service as President of the National Sheriffs’ Association.

SC 19 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Commending and honoring the Lennox School FFA chapter.

SC 20 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Honoring and celebrating Leslie Fylling upon receiving the Teacher of the Year award, presented by the Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization.

SC 21 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Recognizing and commending the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.

%d bloggers like this: