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2016 SD Legislation

South Dakota Legislative Session 2016
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SB 19 Elderly/Abuse Reporting Bill requires any person who knows or has reason to suspect that an elderly/disabled adult person is being abused or neglected shall report to the states attorney in that county. Bill then lists the categories of reporters. Bill passed Senate 34-0,passed House committee 11-0, passed House 62-1. Signed
SB 33 Driver licenses for persons under 21 Bill revises certain provisions regarding chemical testing and revocations of driver licenses for person under the age of 21. Bill passed on consent calendar - 34-0. Passed House 61-0, signed
SB 34 Commercial drivers testing Revise certain provisions regarding the chemical testing of commercial drivers. passed Senate 28-5. Passed House committee 10-2, passed House 47-19.Signed
HB 1002,1003,1004,1005, 1006 County Summer Study Bills The bills listed are all dealing with changes to the county fees and functions. Bills come from the summer study. HB 1006 authorizes the counties to impose a sales and use tax. HB 1006 was killed in committee. The rest of the bills have been amended somewhat and are passing the House.Most bills have passed the Senate and signed.
SB 25 Forfeiture of property Bill revises certain provisions concerning the forfeiture of property interests of person convicted of certain crimes - passed committee, passed Senate 32-0.Passed House 65-0, Signed
SB 42 Martial Arts Increases certain fees for boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts competitions. Bill was amended and passed Senate 24-7.Passed House committee 10-2, passed House 55-11.Signed
SB 44 Vehicular homicide Bill classifies vehicular homicide as a crime of violence- Senate Judiciary amended and passed 5-2, passed Senate 28-6. Passed House committee 9-2 with an amendment, passed House 58-8. Senate failed to concur and killed the bill in a conference committee.
SB 66 Special license plates This bill permits the issuance of special plates to parents of disabled kids. Bill was amended and passed Senate, passed House 68-0.Signed
HB 1068 SD Nonprofit Corporation Bill This bill adopts model language on Non-profits Corporation and now an amendment is being offered to the current law to deal with minor changes dealing with technology, conversion, and domestication. Current non profits will have to make minor changes in use of technology, etc. New amendments are okay and bill passed committee and House 67-0, passed Senate committee, passed Senate 31-2
HB 1077 & HB 1078 Good Samaritan Bills These bills are granting limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain offenses to college students who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance - deals with alcohol/drug issues. HB 1077 was amended and now deals also with distribution so this needs to be fixed. Bill passed 59-6, was amended in Senate to fix the distribution issue and then was killed; HB 1078 deals with alcohol immunity if you help someone and passed House 64-1, passed Senate committee, passed Senate 31-1
HB 1083 Off-road vehicles Changes the taxation method used in the sale of certain off-road vehicles and requires the sale of these vehicles be by licensed vehicle dealers.Bill was amended and passed House 53-3, passed Senate 35-0. Signed
SB 71 Hunting This bill deals with small game and fishing licenses for non residents - passed Senate, passed House committee 12-0, passed House 66-0.Signed
SB 107 Hunting Bill Clarifies hunting safety zone restrictions. Passed committee 9-0. Passed Senate 33-0,passed House committee 13-0, passed House 40-29.
HB 1091 UBER bill Bill allows UBER to operate in the state. Has insurance requirements.Bill was amended to take out some people from the definitions and then bill passed committee 12-0, passed House 66-2. Bill was amended in Sen committee to allow cities to further regulate UBER but not in insurance area. Bill then passed Sen. committee, passed Senate 35-0 and House concurred with amendment.
HB 1092 Liquor bill Allows for local permits for the sale and consumption of alcohol beverage on certain property abutting the licensed establishment.Passed House 48-20, passed Senate 31-0. Signed
HB 1095 Tranfer title Bill changes the number of days allowed to transfer a title from 30 days to 45 days.Passed House 68-0, passed Senate 31-0. Signed
HB 1098 Exemption for cars from tax This bill revises certain provisions regarding the exemption of cars from the motor vehicle excise tax.Passed House 56-9, passed Senate committee, passed Senate 34-1.Signed.
HB 1113 Car transfer Provides for the transfer of a car to a nonprofit organization in certain cases - passed House 68-0,passed Senate 31-0.Signed
HB 1116 City sales tax Bill allows cities to impose an additional sales tax for a limited time for specific purpose.Passed committee 9-6, bill was amended to delete top three cities - Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen - and then passed 37-30.Bill passed Senate committee and then Senate killed the bill 10-25.
HB 1121 Regulation of vehicle dealers Bill revises provisions for regulation of vehicle dealers for classic cars over 20 years old. Passed committee 13-0,passed House 68-0, passed Senate 31-0. Signed
HB 1125 Gun bill Repeals statute that conflicts with federal law. Passed committee and passed House 68-0,passed Senate 34-0.Signed
HB 1137 Fee bill on noncommercial gross weight vehicles Bill revises distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles. Amended in committee and passed 8-4.Passed House 49-17,passed Senate 31-4
HB 1138 Gun bill Bill creates an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. Passed House 68-0, passed Senate 35-0.
HB 1164 One plate on cars Bill allows one plate on certain vehicles.Bill was amended and passed committee 11-0.Passed House 67-0.Passed Senate 30-1.Signed
SB 142 Mental Health Info Bill allows certain disclosure of mental health information to law enforcement - Bill passed Senate 35-0, passed House committee on consent 11-0, passed Senate 62-1
SB 154 Fleeing from law Bill provides a penalty for fleeing from a law enforcement officer. Bill passed committee 5-1, passed Senate 27-6. Killed in House Judiciary Committee.
SB 169 Child Pornography Bill revises provisions related to child pornography and sets penalties. Amended in committee to remove liability from electronic companies and then passed Senate 35-0, passed House 67-0.
HB 1167 Suspended imposition of sentence Bill revises certain provisions regarding the use of a suspended imposition of sentence for a misdemeanor and a felony. Bill was amended to allow one felony and passed committee 10-0, passed House 66-1. Bill passed Senate committee 7-0, passed Senate 35-0.
HB 1190 Gun bill Enhances customer convenience in gun transactions - gold card - amended and passed House 66-1, passed Senate committee on consent 7-0, passed Senate 33-0.
HB 1230 Animal drawn vehicles Bill applies certain provisions regarding the operation of vehicles on highways to animal drawn vehicles - amendment is being worked on as this is a concern in particular counties - amended and passed committee - 10-0, passed House 59-0, passed Senate 35-0.
HB 1234 Medicaid Bill requires approval of legislature before state can adopt any changes to Medicaid program. Passed House 42-26, bill was killed in Senate committee 7-2. Medicaid expansion will not be dealt with in this session until all issues are worked out with the feds. A special session may be called when everything is settled.
HB 1243 Pornography Prohibits the unauthorized sharing of certain private images on the internet - bill was amended to exclude some entities. Passed committee 8-4, passed House 65-1, passed Senate committee and passed Senate 35-0.
SB 85 ABATE one plate This is the bill on motorcycles having one plate. Passed Senate 34-0, passed House Tran Committee 11-0 on consent, passed House 69-0. Signed by Gov.Thanks to Sen. Haverly and Rep. Verchio for getting bill passed.
HB 1056 Veterans Employment Revises certain provisions relating to the veterans preference in employment - amended to clarify that veterans if qualified will be given an interview for a position. Passed House 68-0, passed Senate 32-1, Gov signed.
SB 131,132,133 Education formula bills Blue Ribbon Task Force bills to change the distribution of education funding. SB 131 passed the Senate with accountability amendment and a wind farm amendment 29-6, SB 132 & 133 passed Senate. All bills passed House committee and will be amended with various amendments. Bills will then go to conference committees to iron out the differences and clean up this week. Signed
SB 00 Session update Session ended March 11 with the adoption of a $4.6 billion budget, increasing sales tax 1/2 cent to fund teacher salaries, froze tuition at state universities, and gave state employees and providers a 2.7% increase. It was a very successful session. Veto Day is March 29 and a few bills are awaiting action. Have a great spring! Thanks for once again for the opportunity to represent ABATE.
HB 1182 Sales Tax Increase This is the Gov's bill to increase the sales tax by 1/2 cent to fund teacher salaries. Bill was amended with 3 amendments - failed on House floor 46-23, reconsidered and then passed 47-21. Passed Senate 25-10. Signed
SB 2 Revising distribution of money in alcoholic beverage fund This bill changes the distribution of the money collection from alcohol. Currently it is divided among the cities and state. The bill was amended in committee to 50% for state, 25% to cities, and 25% to counties. Passed Senate 28-5, passed House 69-0. Now on Governor's desk