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Senate Judiciary committee has 6 bills on Thurs Mar 5

March 4, 2015

Anonymous-Pimp-hatOn Thursday, March 5th, at 8:00 AM the SD Senate Judiciary committee will take on 6 bills.

Also on the agenda:

Governor’s Reappointments:
Trevor Jones, Hughes County, Pierre, South Dakota, to the position of Secretary of the Department of Public Safety

Dennis Kaemingk, Davison County, Mitchell, South Dakota, to the position of Secretary of the Department of Corrections

HB 1215 – SoDakLiberty PostsProvide for an optional enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol.

Rep Thomas Brunner (R, Dist 29) and Sen Brock Greenfield  (R, Dist 2) are the prime sponsors. This enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol would be recognized by many other states for reciprocity. This bill was amended in House State Affairs. Part of the amendment provides that half of the hundred-dollar fee for this permit goes to the local sheriffs department and the other half goes to the Secretary of States office. It was also slightly amended on the House floor. There weren’t any No votes to this bill in the House. This bill should easily pass the Senate.

HJR 1002 – SoDakLiberty PostsMaking a formal application to the President of the United States, that the President grant a presidential pardon to Peter L. Larson.

Rep Mike Verchio (R, Dist 30) and Sen Bruce Rampelberg (R, Dist 30) are the prime sponsors. This passed out of House State Affairs with no opposition and the House floor 67-2.  There are some who believe the charges against Larson were politically motivated. This seems like a good resolution to me.

HB 1231 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the forfeiture of any financial benefit or valuables gained from prostitution or pimping.

Rep Paula Hawks (D, Dist 9) and Sen Scott Parsley (D, Dist 8) are the prime sponsors. This bill passed House Commerce and Energy 12-0. It was then amended on the House floor and passed 63-6. This adds a lot of references to other parts of code dealing with prostitution for forfeiture. Personally I believe forfeiture laws are misguided. There is too great of a danger when entities of the state are allowed to take property; especially when that property is taken before anything is proven in a court of law.

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

Rep Peggy Gibson (D, Dist 22) and Sen Angie Buhl O’Donnell (D, Dist 15) are the prime sponsors. This bill was amended in House Judiciary and passed that committee 13-0. It then passed the House floor 54-15. The lookback period in this bill changes from 5 years to 10 years.

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

Rep Peggy Gibson (D, Dist 22) and Sen Angie Buhl O’Donnell (D, Dist 15) are the prime sponsors. This bill passed House Judiciary 8-5 and the House floor 50-19. This bill 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 1225 – SoDakLiberty PostsProhibit the unauthorized commercial use of a personality’s right of publicity and provide a civil remedy therefor.

Rep Elizabeth May (R, Dist 27) and Sen Jim Bradford (D, Dist 27) are the prime sponsors. This bill had a major amendment changing wording around in House Judiciary and passed that committee 12-0. I had apprehensions about this bill due to its ties to the MPAA. However the amended version of the bill doesn’t seem to raise any red flags for me. And it does seem to protect a persons likeness from being used commercially without permission in SD. It is an interesting bill for sure. The bill passed the House floor 66-2.

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