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Bills killed on House and Senate floor March 9th and 10th

March 11, 2015

1279828382Monday, March 9th, and Tuesday, March 10th, were the last two days for bills to be passed on the floor in the second chamber. This post looks at the bills killed on the House and Senator floors during those two days so I can update my list of 2015 SD legislative bills.

This list mostly includes hoghouse vehicle bills that weren’t needed.

HB 1020 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise the mailing fees for noncommercial vehicle plates and decals.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) asked for this bill. This bill was slightly amended in House Transportation. It then passed that committee 13-0, the House floor 66-1, and senate Taxation 5-1. This bill seems to clarify the mailing fees associated with license plates and stickers. The rewording of the language has me thinking this is at the request of the Counties. It ensures the money goes into county treasuries when the county pays the postage. This bill died on the Senate floor with a vote of 16-17. It is actually kind of refreshing to see a department bill fail.

HB 1169 – Defeated on Senate floor – SoDakLiberty PostsAccommodate legislation on medical services.

The Senate voted 35-0 to table this hoghouse vehicle bill.

HB 1170 – Defeated on Senate floor – SoDakLiberty PostsAccommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota.

The Senate voted 35-0 to table this hoghouse vehicle bill.

HB 1171 – Defeated on House floor – SoDakLiberty Posts – Defeated on Senate floor – Enhance South Dakota.

The Senate voted 34-1 to table this hoghouse vehicle bill.

SB 141 – Defeated on House floor – SoDakLiberty Posts –  Accommodate legislation on medical services.

The House voted 64-2 to table this hoghouse vehicle bill.

SB 142 – Defeated on House floor – SoDakLiberty Posts – Enhance South Dakota.

The House voted 62-4 to table this hoghouse vehicle bill.

SB 189 – Defeated on House floor – SoDakLiberty Posts – Provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents.

Technically this bill died last week, but there was a motion to reconsider hanging so I waited to call it dead until this week.

Sen Phyllis Heineman (R, Dist 13) and Rep Brian Gosch (R, Dist 32) are the prime sponsors. This bill has had a journey. This bill was amended in Senate Ed. It then failed a Do Pass motion by 3-3. It was then sent to the floor with no recommendation. The Senate floor then voted 24-7 to allow it to be placed on the calendar. It had a slight amendment on the Senate floor (that failed to change the problems many have with the bill). It then passed the Senate floor 23-12. This bill allows certain insurance companies to contribute money to a scholarship to be used in private schools and then get a tax credit.

On the House side this bill failed to pass Taxation by a vote of 7-8. The committee then voted 8-7 to send the bill to the House floor without recommendation. That meant it would not be calendared as Do Pass. On the floor the motion to calendar the bill failed by a vote of 31-31. The intent to reconsidered failed.

Personally I was on the fence about this bill. Hopefully it will be brought back next year. I think it may have been a good idea, but it needed more public support..

Also worth mentioning:

HB 1002 – Defeated on Senate floor – SoDakLiberty Posts – Make an appropriation to the Department of Revenue to provide for the electronic submission of reports and taxes related to alcoholic beverages and to declare an emergency.

This bill was tabled on the Senate floor last week and I somehow missed mentioning it.

The interim Interim Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and Distribution Committee asked for this bill. This bill passed House Appropriations 8-0 after being amended down to a dollar. The original amount appropriated was $100,000 for the electronic tax collection technology used for reports and taxes related to alcoholic beverages. The amended bill passed the House floor 59-9 and Senate Appropriations 9-0. It was tabled on the Senate floor by a vote of 32-0.

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