|Bill Number||Bill Heading||Bill De ion|
|HB 00||2020 Legislative Update||
Week 9 was the last week of the 95th Legislative Session and March 30 is Veto Day, if needed. The legislature passed a $4 billion budget for 2021 and education, providers, and state employees received a 2% inflationary increase. Roads and bridges received $4 million to help counties make repairs. The last week was hectic with conference committees, budget adoption, and passing bills through the second house.
Word is that Veto Day will be held telephonically due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
BEST NEWS: The ABATE bill – HB 1094- passed the House and passed the Senate 33-2. The bill was signed by the Governor on March 25. This bill is a clean-up bill from last year when the legislature passed constitutional carry/open carry. It affects motorcycles and snowmobiles. Bill passed committee 4-2 and thanks to Jiggs for coming to Pierre to testify.
Thank you for all your help during session and have a great SPRING!!!!! Stay safe during the Covid 19 virus and follow all the CDC and South Dakota recommendations.
|HB 1022||Revise motor vehicle, snowmobile, boat dealer licenses||
Bill deals with renewal of dealer licenses annually and revocation. Amended and passed the House Committee 12-0. Passed House 68-0. Passed Senate committee 6-0 and passed Senate 35-0. Gov signed.
|SB 14||Revise registration for cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, trailers, semi-trailers||
This bill simply removes the blank space on registration for your signature as plates are now numbered and information is in Dept. of Revenue. Bill passed committee 7-0 and is on the consent calendar in Senate – passed Senate 33-0. Bill passed House committee 11-0 and passed House 69-0. Gov signed.
|SB 15||Retention of motor vehicle documents||
Some minor language changes on retention and numbering of titles . Bill passed committee 7-0 and is on the consent calendar in the Senate – passed Senate 33-0. Bill passed House committee 12-0 and passed House 69-0. Gov signed.
|SB 21||Authorize variable speed limits on state highways||
The secretary of transportation may establish limited speed zones through highway work areas on the state trunk system and on any segment of the interstate highway system based on monitored traffic, weather, or road surface conditions. Temporary reduced speed limits may be established for different times of day, different types of vehicles, varying weather conditions, or any other factor that affects safety. Limited speeds will be posted. Bill passed committee 6-1 and is on Senate floor. A fiscal note was requested so action will not occur until the body receives the fiscal note. Bill passed Senate 20-14. Bill passed committee 12-0 and passed House 55-10.
|SB 52||State Seal Specialty Plate||
Bill creates a state seal specialty plate – passed committee 6-0. Passed Senate 31-1. Bill passed House committee 9-1, passed House 66-2. Gov signed
|SB 69||Emblem specialty plates||
This bill revises the penalty for misuse of emblem specialty plates on motor vehicles – changes penalty to Class 2 misdemeanor. The entity must purchase 100 sets. Bill passed committee 6-0 and passed Senate 34-0.Bill passed House committee 12-0 and passed House 66-0.Gov signed.
|SB 70||Drivers licenses in other languages||
Authorizes drivers licenses and permits to be printed in other languages – this bill was also proposed in 2019. Bill was amended and passed committee 5-2, passed Senate 24-11. Bill was amended with minor amendment and then passed committee 8-3. Bill passed House 42-24 with the clarification amendments. Senate concurred with the amendments 24-11. On Gov’s desk
|HB 1059||Revise hunting with drones||
This bill adds requirement of hunting with drones must meet FAA regulations. Bill passed House Committee 11-0 and passed House 65-0. Bill passed Senate committee 7-0 and passed Senate 35-0.Gov signed.
|HB 1061||Exempt some vehicles from licensing||
This bills adds vehicles owned by improvement districts to the statute on exempting licensing costs – bill passed committee 10-0 and passed the House 62-7. Bill passed Senate committee 7-0, passed Senate 33-0. Gov signed.
|HB 1079||Fee on titles||
Bill allows counties to assess administrative fee for titles processed by mail. Fee cannot exceed $25.00. Bill was amended to notify Dept. of Revenue of administration fee- then bill passed committee 12-0, passed House 66-4. Bill passed Senate committee 5-2 and passed Senate 22-11. Gov signed.
|HB 1082||Licensed dealers displaying cars||
Bill revises conditions for licensed dealer to sell or display in counties. If vehicle is 20 years or older, the dealer does not have to license in each county. Restriction of 15 days in a county. Bill was amended and passed committee 13-0 and passed House 68-0. Bill passed Senate committee 7-0 and passed Senate 35-0. Gov signed.
|HB 1092||Off road vehicle liability||
This bill establishes some immunity for some injuries on off road vehicles during certain activities. Bill was amended and passed committee 12-0. Bill passed House 57-11.Bill was significantly amended and then passed committee 4-2. Bill passed Senate 27-7 and then House concurred with the amendment 60-4. On Gov’s desk
|HB 1091||Dealers who do warranty work||
Bill revises provisions regarding payment to merchandise dealers for diagnostic and warranty work. Bill passed committee 13-0 and passed House 65-0. Bill passed Senate committee 7-0 and passed Senate 35-0. Gov signed.
|HB 1094||Open carry on motorcyles||
THIS IS THE ABATE BILL that allows open carry on motorcycles – it repeals two sections of law 32-20-6.6 and 32-20A-11. Bill passed committee 11-0 and passed House 64-4. Now we move to the Senate and bill was assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee. It is a clean-up bill from last year when we passed constitutional carry/open carry. The bill passed committee 4-2 and passed the Senate 33-2. Thanks to everyone who called their legislators to help get this bill passed. Governor signed the bill.
|SB 97||Titles for older vehicles||
This bill outlines the method for titling vehicles older than 30 years with no record. Bill passed committee 6-0 and passed Senate 33-0. Bill passed committee 12-0 and was amended on House floor 65-1. Senate concurred with the amendment 34-0. On Gov’s desk
|SB 98||Gun bill for guns in Capitol||
Bill explains extension for having guns in the Capitol and dates are listed. Bill was amended and passed committee 5-2, passed Senate 30-5. Bill passed committee 13-0 and passed House 66-0. On Gov’s desk
|SB 113||Driving permits for minors||
Revises driving permits for instruction and minors. This affects motorcycles also. Lists timelines and ages. Bill was amended and then passed committee 5-2, passed Senate 19-14. Bill passed committee 8-4 and was amended on House floor and then passed 42-22. Now goes back to Senate for concurrence.
|SB 120||Gun bill exceptions||
Bill outlines exceptions for minors having a pistol. Bill was amended and passed committee 6-0, passed Senate 31-0. Bill passed committee 13-0 and passed House 66-0. On Gov’s desk
|HB 1169||Texting in cars||
Bill deals with changes to the texting or electronic use in vehicles – Class 2 misdemeanor. Bill was amended with two minor amendments and then passed committee 10-1. Bill passed House 42-26. Bill passed committee 4-3 and passed Senate 24-11.
|HB 1182||Enhanced permit changes||
Bill deals with renewal of enhanced permit of guns – 180 days before and 30 days after expiration. Bill passed committee 13-0 and passed House 68-0. Bill passed committee 5-1 and passed Senate 29-6.
|HB 1208||Titling of out of state cars||
Bill deals with titling of out of state cars. Bill passed committee 11-0 and passed House 68-0. Bill passed Senate committee 6-0 and passed Senate 35-0.Gov signed
|HC 8008||Commemoration for Veterans Park||
This is a House Commemoration for the Veterans Park in Madison. Congrats on this project!
|HB 1242||Gun enhanced permit||
Provides for the reissuance of certain enhanced permits to carry a concealed pistol with emergency clause. Passed committee 13-0 and passed House 66-0. Bill passed committee 6-0 and passed the Senate 34-0.
|SB 149||Emblem specialty plates||
Revises provisions regarding emblem specialty plates – Bill was amended to include face of George Washington on the next cycle of plate reissuance. Bill passed 7-0 and passed Senate 34-0. Bill passed committee 12-0 and passed House 66-0. On Gov’s desk