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Senate Appropriations committee has 11 bills on Tues Mar 3

March 3, 2015

mystica-Coins-MoneyOn Tuesday, March 3rd, at 8:00 AM the SD Senate Appropriations committee will take on 11 bills.

HB 1041 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Increase certain driver and commercial driver licensing application fees and to dedicate certain revenue for the purpose of operating the driver license program.

The SD Department of Public Safety (DPS) asked for this bill. This bill passed the House Appropriations 8-0 and the House floor 57-12. The application fee would go from $20 to $28, and the fee for a duplicate license goes from $10 to $15. A CDL application goes from $25 to $35. Really? And here everyone seemed to think all the transportation fee and tax increases would only be included in the massive transportation bill.

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

The Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) is the source of this bill. This bill was amended and passed House Appropriations 9-0. It then passed the House floor 67-2. Honestly this is a bill I just don’t understand…

HB 1049 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain provisions regarding reversions of appropriations for a repealed tax refund program.

The Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) is the source of this bill. It went through the House without a no vote. It appears to be a cleanup bill.

HB 1092 – SoDakLiberty PostsEstablish the rural school teacher recruitment assistance program, and to make an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the program.

Rep Thomas Holmes (R, Dist 14) and Sen Brock Greenfield  (R, Dist 2) are the prime sponsors. This bill passed House Appropriations 7-1 after being amended. It then passed the House floor 65-4. This bill establishes a “rural school teacher recruitment assistance program”. There is way too much going on this with this bill for a summary post such as this. But the $1,500,000 appropriated for this Act was amended down to $1.

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

Rep Brian Gosch (R, Dist 32) and Sen Tim Rave (R, Dist 25) are the prime sponsors. 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. It passed the House floor 59 to 10.

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

The Office of the Governor asked for this bill. 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 and the House floor 65-4.

HB 1191 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation for the Jobs for America’s Graduates program and to declare an emergency.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This was amended to change the appropriated amount down to $1, from $925,000. It then passed House appropriations 9-0.

HB 1192 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and to declare an emergency.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This was amended to change the appropriated amount down to $1, from $1,500,000. It then passed House appropriations 9-0 and the House floor 52-15.

HB 1219 – SoDakLiberty PostsPermit entities to voluntarily disclose ownership on filings with the Office of the Secretary of State.

This bill passed State Affairs 12-0 after being amended. The section of code being amended has to do with the The Model Registered Agents Act (MoRAA) (§ 59-11). This is a section of code that standardizes business entity reporting. This particular bill adds a $25 fee to submit the statement of voluntary disclosure of beneficial interests with the SOS office. The bill passed the House floor 67-2.

BILLS FOR POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH HAVE HAD PRIOR HEARING.

HB 1015 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Repeal certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Risk Pool.

This bill is at the request of the SD Bureau of Human Resources. The bill was amended in the House Health and Human Services committee and flew through the House with no opposition.

HB 1188 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to develop a hydrologic model of the lower Big Sioux River Basin in southeast South Dakota and to declare an emergency.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This originally appropriated $500,000 for this project, but was amended down to $1 in House Appropriations, where it passed 9-0. It went on to pass the House floor 53-14.

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