|Bill Number||Bill Heading||Bill De ion|
|HB 00||2021 Session Preview||
Week 9 was the end of the regular session. Veto day is March 29. The budget for next year was adopted by both bodies and is $5.1 billion. Much of the increase was due to influx of federal money. SB 64 also passed and is the back fill and one time money for various departments and groups. SB 49 is the bill to deal with levies for schools, target teacher salary, special education category increases – all getting a 2.4% increase. Medicaid Providers and State Employees also received a 2.4% increase.
There will be a special session in November to deal with redistricting legislative districts due to the new census numbers.
Have a beautiful Spring and stay safe. Will let you know if any of the summer studies will affect motorcycles.
|HB 1034,1035,1036, 1047, 1087,1092, 1111,1112,1140, and SB 160||Hunting bills||
These are bills relating to hunting if you are interested. There are quite a few so you need to click on a particular bill number to read the content.
|HB 1053||Electric cars||
Bill established an annual fee of $100.00 in addition to the license fee. This bill does not include motorcycles propelled by electric motor. Fees will be deposited in the state highway fund. Bill was amended to fifty dollar fee and then passed committee 12-0. Passed House 51-18.Hearing in Senate Transportation – passed 6-1 and passed Senate 29-6. Gov signed
|HB 1061||Marijuana in cars||
Bill prohibits smoking marijuana and its derivatives in motor vehicle. Class two misdemeanor. Also lists some unauthorized conduct. Amended in House Judiciary committee to include consuming and penalty is now Class 1 misdemeanor. Bill was amended to public highway or right of way on public highway and also changed to a Class 2 misdemeanor. Bill then passed committee 11-1 and passed House 61-6. Bill passed Senate committee 7-0 and passed Senate 31-3.
|SB 34||Broadband expansion||
Bill requests $100 million appropriation to expand broadband in the state. Bill sent to Joint Appropriations Committee and was amended to $75 million. Bill passed House 52-16 and passed Senate 34-0.
|SB 35||Marijuana appropriation||
Bill requests $4 million to Revenue and Dept of Health to implement the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana. Has an emergency clause. Assigned to Senate State Affairs and is now in Appropriations Committee. Bill passed House 58-9 and passed Senate 31-4.
|SB 59||Changes in obligation recovery program||
Bill revises the allocation of fees collected by the obligation recovery center regarding co-owners of cars, motorcycles, and boats. Fund will be in the Bureau of Administration. Gives information on the hearing process and venue. Bill passed Senate Appropriations Committee 8-1. Bill passed Senate 31-2. Bill passed House committee 12-0 and passed House 63-6. Gov signed.
|SB 84||Funds for Veterans Memorial Centers||
Bill appropriates $2.5 million to the Dept of Veterans Affairs for purpose of providing grants for construction of Veterans Memorial Centers in South Dakota. Referred to Joint Appropriations Committee and bill was amended to just Aberdeen. Passed Appropriations Committee 5-0 – Bill was tabled in Joint Approp Committee 17-1.
|HB 1075||Gun bill||
Bill is a bit unusual – limit directives and incentives for extreme risk protection orders – it is a pre-emptive bill that prevents any federal statute, regulation or exec order to take guns from people convicted of domestic violence, which is the current law. Bill was amended to exclude any domestic violence or stalking laws – passed committee 10-3 and passed House 59-7. Bill was killed in committee/41st day 8-1. Bill was then smoked to the floor of the Senate, was calendared, and then was killed 12-23.
|HB 1079||Charitable organizations||
Governor’s bill to not require an agency, bureau, dept, excutive branch, board or commission to file or make any report required of a charitable organization. Bill was amended and then passed House 62-8. Bill was amended in Senate committee and then passed 7-1, passed Senate 32-3. House concurred with the amendment – 59-9. Gov signed
|SB 100, 101, 111, 129||Gun bills||
All bills dealing with some gun issue
|HB 1095, 1100, 1147, and SB 141. HB 1203, 1225, SB 187||Marijuana Bills||
All bills dealing with some issue around marijuana. Some of these will start through the process this week but rumor has it that we will end up with only one or two bills dealing with the process and implementation.
|SB 174||Removing certain convictions from record||
Bill revises provisions related to the automatic removal of certain charges or convictions from a defendant’s public record. Bill passed committee 7-0 and passed Senate 35-0. Bill passed House committee 11-0 and passed House 69-0. On Gov’s desk
|SB 194||General budget bill||
This is the annual general budget bill that we will deal with at the end of session. This bill was tabled and new bill – SB 195 – was introduced and passed both bodies. House 61-8 and Senate 34-0. Budget for next year is $5.1 billion with much one time federal money.
|HB 1212||Use of force||
This bill clarifies the use of force in dwellings and defines deadly force. Bill was amended and passed committee 10-1 and passed House 61-7. Bill failed in committee/41st day 4-2 and then was smoked to the floor of the Senate – will be dealt with on Monday – calendared, then bill passed 21-14.
|HB 1100||Medical Marijuana||
This bill allows the Dept of Health to create a task force to meet this summer to determine rules, regulations, and implementation of medical marijuana for about 5 areas. Bill passed committee 10-3 and was further amended to be completed in 6 months around April and May. Also appointed a 10 member commission to deal with many of the areas. Passed House 40-28. Bill was amended in Senate committee to number of plants and number of ounces a person can have in possession. Bill then passed committee 6-1 and passed Senate. House failed to concur with amendments, conference committee appointed, and conference committees could not find a compromise so then bill died. Rumor is that there may be a special session to deal with the issues. We are now back at the original ballot issue that passed in the election.
|HB 1192||Motor scooters||
This bill was a hog house and now deals with defining motor scooters and where they can go. Bill passed committee 12-0 and passed House 59-9. Bill passed Senate Committee 5-2 and passed Senate 32-1. On Gov’s desk
|HR 7001||Resolution of impeachment||
This House Resolution is to impeach the Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for incident in September. Resolution will be delayed until after the AG makes his court appearance on Friday. Resolution was amended to state may impeach. Passed House