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2017 SD Legislation

South Dakota Legislative Session 2017
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Bill No. Bill Heading Bill Descr
HB 00 2017 Session Update SB 79 - our vertical plate bill was signed by the Governor. Thanks to Sen. Terri Haverly, Rep. Dan Kaiser, Jiggs Cressy, Wayne Lettau, Myron Rau for testifying for the bill and all ABATE members for contacting their legislators. Also 5 bills were signed into law concerning campaign finance and campaign reform. The Budget for 2017 was backfilled from transfers and agency cuts. The 2018 Budget was finalized giving .3% to education and providers and .3% to state employees to offset health insurance increases. The budget for 2018 was balanced. Veto day is March 27. Have a great spring!!!
SB 23 Revising authority of Transportation Commission to issue loans This bill revises the authority of the Trans. Commission to make loans from the state highway fund to local gov'ts for highway and bridge construction and maintenance. Rules will be promulgated. Bill passed committee, passed Senate 32-1. Passed House committee 12-1, passed House and is now on Gov's desk
SB 40 Drivers license suspension period Revises the start date of driver license suspension, revocation, and disqualification periods. The date depends on when ordered by the court and is the earlier date. Bill passed Senate 33-0, bill passed House 56-0. Signed
SB 41 Drivers License Reinstatement Revises certain electronic driver license reinstatement requirements. Bill passed Senate 33-0, passed House 56-0, Gov signed.
SB 42 Requesting copy of driver record Revises certain provisions regarding persons requesting an abstract of their own driver operating record. The 3 year limit does not apply to any person requesting their own record. Bill passed Senate 35-0, passed House 56-0, Gov signed.
SB 54 Campaign Finance Requirements Bill is from the Secretary of State's office to revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance requirements. We need to read this closely as it is a lengthy bill. Bill was amended and passed committee. Then bill was amended on Senate floor and passed 19-16 but will be amended again in the House. Bill was amended in House and passed. Then bill went to conference committee and was adopted by both bodies.
HB 1027 Licensing of off road vehicles Bill allows two-wheeled off-road vehicles that meet certain requirements to be registered and licensed. We will watch this bill as to how they are licensed. Bill passed committee 12-0, passed House 69-0, passed Senate 32-0.Gov signed
HB 1029 Update to federal motor carrier regs Bill provides for update to federal motor carrier regulations. Bill passed committee, passed House 64-3 and passed Senate 24-7. Gov signed
HB 1030 Implement certain federal requirements on vehicles Bill implements certain vehicle size and weight provisions required by federal law. Bill was amended and passed committee 12-0, passed House 63-5, passed Senate 32-0. Gov signed
HB 1035 Revising procedures for petitions Bill is from state board of elections to revise and provide certain procedures for filing, certifying, and challenging petitions. Bill passed committee 11-0, passed House 57-0.Bill was amended in Senate 35-0 and then bill went to a conference committee and was adopted by both bodies.
HB 1055 Licensing/permitting certain vehicles This bill attempts to deal with the new type of cars that have 3 wheels and is enclosed and operate as an automobile. We are working with Rep. Kaiser on some amendments. This is designed to be for cars of the future. Amended in committee to require steering wheel and pedals. Passed Committee 12-0, passed House 67-0. Passed Senate 33-0. Gov signed
HB 1056 Law Enforcement issuing tickets The bill allows law enforcement to issue certain citations not signed under oath. This applies to particularly traffic tickets. Bill passed committee 12-1, passed House 68-0. Bill passed Senate 34-0.Gov signed
HB 1066 Revises licensing requirements for special events This bill deals with revising provisions on exemption from licensing requirements for motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, franchisors who display vehicles not for sale. This exemption would be for 15 days for special events of 25,000 visitors. It is designed to be used at the Sturgis Rally. It was hoghoused to fit the current permit procedure and increased to 15 days. Then passed committee, passed House 68-0 and passed Senate 34-0. Gov signed
HB 1069 Repeal/Revise IM 22 campaign finance This is the bill to deal with repealing and revising IM 22 campaign finance reform. It has an emergency clause and I am in the process of reading all the changes. Bill passed House 54-13, passed Senate Committee 7-2 and passed Senate 27-8. Governor signed.
SB 59 Effective dates of initiated measures This bill deals with changing the effective date of constitutional amendments, initiated measures, and referred laws to July 1 after they pass This is a change from current law that states they become effective upon passage and the vote canvass. It gives time to correct any problems. Passed committee, passed Senate 28-7, passed House committee 10-2, passed House 53-14, Gov signed
SB 69 Revise tax on new car This bill revises the tax paid on new car to the actual price. Bill passed committee, passed Senate 35-0. Bill passed House committee 14-0, passed House 56-11.Gov signed.
SB 79 Vertical plates on motorcycles This is the ABATE bill for allowing license plates to be mounted in any way except upside down - our vertical plate option. Bill passed the Senate 34-0 and today passed the House 60-7 with 3 excused. Thanks to everyone for contacting their legislators. Gov signed.
SB 73 Tribal Veteran Plate This bill provides a special tribal license plate for certain cars. Bill passed Senate 34-0. Bill passed House 68-0
SB 80 Regulate use of drones Bill regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty. Bill was amended in committee and then passed 5-1 and then bill was amended on Senate floor and passed 26-9. Bill passed House committee 10-1, passed House with amendment 61-4 and bill went to a conference committee. Both bodies concurred with amendments.
SB 118 License plates Bill allows for special motor vehicle license plates depicting the Dignity sculpture. Passed Senate 35-0. Bill passed House committee 12-1, passed House 67-0.
HB 1072 Gun bill Repeal/revise certain provisions relating to permits to carry a concealed pistol. Bill was amended in committee and passed 7-6.Bill passed House 37-30, passed Senate committee 5-2, passed Senate 23-11. On Gov's desk.
HB 1073 IM 22 issue Revise/repeal certain provisions regarding gifts from registered lobbyists to public officials. Bill was amended 6 times and then passed committee 13-0. Bill passed House 66-0.Hearing in Senate Committee on 3/6
HB 1082 Immunity from arrest This bill grants limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. This bill in the past has predominantly applied to college students and drug overdose. Passed committee amended and then was amended on floor of House and passed 51-16. Bill was killed in Senate committee, then smoked to the floor and calendared. Bill was amended to be for one time and then passed Senate. House concurred with the amendment and is now on Gov's desk.
HB 1091 Gun bill Modifies certain provisions relating to concealed carry permits. Amended and then passed committee 13-0, passed House 66-1.Bill passed Senate committee 6-0 and passed Senate 33-0.Signed by Gov.
HB 1124 Commercial drivers license Exempts a person with a commercial driver license from the requirement to have a hazardous materials endorsement on the license under certain conditions. Bill passed House 64-0. Bill passed Senate committee and passed Senate 32-0. Signed by Gov.
SB 175 General Bill This is the general funding bill for the state and will be dealt with at the end when the budget is decided.This bill was tabled in committee and new general bill SB 178 was introduced. .3% given to education and providers and .3% to state employees for offset to their health insurance increases. Bill passed both bodies.
HB 1141 Initiative Task Force The bill deals with a task force for initiatives and referendums. Bill was amended and passed committee 10-1, bill passed House 39-29. Bill was amended in Senate and passed 28-7, now goes back to House for concurrence. House concurred with amendments and Gov signed.
HB 1144 Commercial drivers license Bill deals with changes to commercial drivers license if you refuse chemical analysis. Bill passed committee and passed House 61-4. Passed Senate 22-13.Gov signed
HB 1156 Gun bill Another gun bill if you are interested. Bill was amended and passed House 46-20.Bill passed Senate committee 5-4, passed Senate 19-15. On Gov's desk
HB 1174 Lights on vehicles and trailers Bill deals with stop lamps on vehicles and trailers. Bill passed House 64-0. Bill passed Senate committee 5-0 and passed Senate 32-0. Gov signed
HB 1211 Gun Bill Another gun bill if you are interested dealing with expired permits. Bill passed committee 13-0. Bill passed House amended 65-3. Bill passed committee and passed Senate 33-0. Gov signed.