SD Legislature

SD Legislature began meeting on Jan 11th, 2022

 
To learn about session visit:
Schedule
General resource
Lists of Bills
Committee and Chamber members and agendas

https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Committees/64

 

 Groups or individuals wanting to testify before any committee via remote means or submit a digital handout or written testimony may submit their request and/or materials in advance to committee’s e-mail (maybe there is a 24 hour advance deadline or not)
Instructions on how to participate remotely in Legislative hearings:

https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/documents/212840.pdf
List of all legislators – click on yours for their e-mail address, which is FIRST NAME.LAST NAME@sdlegislature.gov (there is a dot between first and last name) If there are legislators with the same name it gets more complex

  https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Contacts/64

Or call and leave a message with the pages; tell them who message is for, the message, who you are. The page will deliver your phone message to their desk, Senate 773-3821, House 773-3851

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page we have the e-mails for full house and full senate and the members of some key committees.

Bill Status Report – this gives you a summary of the status of all bills at the time you down load it.  https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/BillStatus/64

 

To get information on bills/session
SDGFP’s Bill Tracking – https://gfp.sd.gov/legislative-updates/
DANR/DENR usually has Bill Tracking, but not this year    
 
Conservation Groups – Dakota Rural Action, Sierra Club, Izaak Walton League of America – SD Division, SD Camo-Coalition, & South Dakota Renewable Energy Association all have full or part time lobbyists who are in Pierre.
The above may send out legislative alerts or weekly updates to members/friends.
SD Camo Coalition has a web site and posts daily updates & sends by e-mail to folks who sign up.  https://sdwfcamo.net
Dakota Rural Action  (DRA) posts bill tracking and alerts on their blog and sends alerts to members.: https://www.dakotarural.org/leg-session/
Black Hills Clean Water Alliance e-mails out alerts to it’s mailing list and posts some to Facebook for the bills they follow. https://www.facebook.com/bhcleanwateralliance/
Sierra Club  & Izaak Walton League sends  e-mails alerts/updates to members . 
 Prairie Hills Audubon Society  (PHAS) does some lobbying and bill tracking, which we post here-  scroll down.  Thus far we have not been sending out alerts to members, just posting to the web site.  We may start  e-mailing out some updates or alerts to our e-mail mailing list.  
 
Prairie Hills Audubon Society Efforts
Nancy Hilding is lobbying for Prairie Hills Audubon Society (from home – remotely)  & she testified against or for several bills remotely and also sent written testimony or comments. 
 
Below we may use abbreviations for Committees. The full list of committees is  here https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Committees/64
 
Scroll down for Committee Member e-mails for key committees
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BILL TRACKING
 BILLS STILL BEING PROCESSED BY EITHER OR BOTH HOUSES – 
** Stars indicate action on bill known to be coming this week.
 If bills are dead or have passed both houses – they are listed in finalizations (scroll down)
 
HOUSE (still active)
 
 
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SB 175 –  https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23361

** SB 175 We oppose this.  This bill is technically dead, but they keep trying to resurrect it in some form or other, so we are leaving it up in the active section.
This bill is HB 1049 resurrected. It is about funding for the proposed shooting range near Elk Vale Rd and Elk Creek in Meade County, SD.  We are concerned about potential environmental impacts. Our discussion of the proposed shooting range issue is elsewhere on the web site (Action Alerts – https://phas-wsd.org/action-alerts/)   Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee  on 2/10/22, PHAS testified briefly against the bill – here is link to written testimony – https://www.scribd.com/document/558112987/Please-Oppose-SB-175-Funding-for-the-Proposed-GFP-Shooting-Range-at-Elk-Vale-Rd-Near-Elk-Creek-in-Meade-County  The Committee referred the bill forward to Joint Appropriations. Thank Heinert and Frye-Mueller for voting against the referral. Here is the hyperlink to PHAS written testimony for Appropriations hearing (This is an update of our letter to SAgNR) https://www.scribd.com/document/559553520/Appropriations-Please-Oppose-SB-175-funding-for-the-Proposed-GFP-Shooting-Range-at-Elk-Vale-Rd-Near-Elk-Creek-in-Meade-County This was up in Senate Appropriations (not Joint)  on Thursday, 2/17/22, 10:30 am CT. Passed out of committee 7-2, with Maher and Nesiba voting against it. It will likely be on the Senate floor on Tuesday, 2/22/2, it is the 25th of 27 bills, so likely heard later in afternoon/evening. As this is an emergency measure it needed 2/3rds of the both chambers to vote for it., Senate floor Do Pass, Passed,  , YEAS 28, NAYS 7,  Committee changed from House AgNR to House Appropriations,  Hearing at 3-5 pm or 15 minutes after session ends Wednesday 3/2/22, scroll down to see members of the committee, Killed in Committee 7 to 2 vote on 3/3/22  hPHAS testimony at House Appropriations  https://www.scribd.com/document/562227731/Please-Oppose-SB-175-a-Bill-to-Partially-Fund-the-Proposed-Shooting-Complex-of-GFP-Meade-County-SD#   But  it was  “smoked out”  and thus  will be voted on on Floor on Monday. It needed  2 votes, one to put it on the calendar (needs majority) and one to pass (needs 2/3rd). House starts at 10 am CT.  Bill failed on the House floor on 3/7/22. YEAS 39, NAYS 30.  Link to PHAS comment letter to House members:    https://www.scribd.com/document/563057586/Please-Oppose-SB-175-a-Bill-to-Partially-Fund-the-Proposed-Shooting-Complex-of-GFP-at-Elk-Vale-Rd-Near-Elk-Creek-in-Meade-County  MOST RECENT ACTION:
There was an attempt to put SB 175 into HB 1166 at a Conference Committee Meeting on  HB 1166 on 3/9/22. at 11:30 pm CT. All 6 people on the Committee voted for SB 175 on the floor  – one was the bill sponsor David Johnson. The Conference committee failed to agree and thus HB 1166 and any amendments to it are dead.  Link to info on Conference Committee:  https://www.sdlegislature.gov/Session/ConferenceCommittees/64    Link to the proposed amended version of HB  1166: https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/236283.pdfT

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make an appropriation for costs related to suppression of wildfires in

the state and to declare an emergency (Introduced), Passed House – YEAS 65, NAYS 0 In Senate Appropriations 2/24/22, 7 to 0 – passed to Floor, 2/25/22 deferred, 2/28/22 passed 35 to 0

 

 

Bill to allow the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources to collect receipts from timber sales on federal lands and disburse those receipts according to federal law.  Passed House 67 to 3, passed Sen.ANR  6 to 1, &  Senate floor -2/2/22 , Passed: YEAS 31, NAYS 3 
To  Governor’s office, signed by her
 
Revise the classification of agricultural land according to soil type., Passed house floor YEAS 64, NAYS 3., Moves to Senate AgNR, Hearing 3/1/22, Senate Ag amended and passed 5-2 on 3/1. Deferred to Monday 3/7/22 on Senate floor., passed 31 to 1, House concurred on Senate Amendments
 
 
 
KILLED- DEAD
 
We support this bill   Would provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. It would protect native prairie from being plowed.  If people have to pay higher taxes based on soil type on lands they hold as pasture (and don’t plow under) , they may plow their native prairie due to tax issues. House AgNR passed YEAS 10, NAYS 3.. Was delayed on House floor for a fiscal note, an amendment striking the 1950 elevation requirement is expected. Folks suggest amendments are needed to increase areas of SD that this covers.  Vote on House floor Wed. 2/9/22,- Deferred till Monday 14th, then it passed House, Sent to Senate Taxation, 2/23/22  10 Am CT(which just killed a hog-house of 206 -a related bill),  Senate Taxation killed with one opposed.
 
 
The SDGFP bill – to fund campgrounds at Custer State Park. The bill first proposed a campground off the Wildlife Loop, but that  faced too much opposition and was retracted and replaced with a campground at Stockade Lake  – It was also killed  2/1/2022 in House Ag & NR. The vote to  defer to 41st day (kill bill) YEAS 9, NAYS 3. – 
 
We supported HB 1072, which increases the setback/safety zone between hunters and trappers and occupied dwellings  – protects your pets, other domestic animals and your people from accidental shooting or incidental take in a trap/snare.  This is up in House Agriculture and Natural Resources on Thursday. 2/3/22, it passed the Committee,  a  02/04/2022 failed on House floor YEAS 19, NAYS 45
 
We opposed this bill.HB 1049 was about funding for the proposed shooting range near Elk Vale Rd and Elk Creek in Meade County, SD. PHAS opposed this bill It was killed in House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. – Vote to kill the bill – YEAS 8, NAYS 5.  Our discussion of the proposed shooting range issue (HB 1049)  is elsewhere on the web site (Action Alerts –  https://phas-wsd.org/action-alerts/).   On 1/31/22 this bill has been resurrected in the Senate as SB 175, To SANR – likely to Comm on   
 

Title: exempt members of Indian tribes in South Dakota from hunting and fishing license fees. 2/7/22- bill deferred in Committee for hog house -pending by Troy Heinert. A change to a different subject is likely. HB 1141 (as written) was merged with HB 1142 and the merged bill was killed, but the placeholder bill remains waiting for future  “hog house”. , Sent to H State Affairs on 2/16/22 where it was tabled

 

HB 1142 exempt members of Indian tribes from admission fees, camping permit fees, and park service fees of state parks.

Referred to HSA – hearing 2/7/22. Killed

 2/10/22 (HB 1150
We supported this bill  Title: prohibit the use of cyanide for the purpose of mining for gold and silver.  – cyanide is a poison that can contaminate water, soil, and air, harming or killing wildlife and humans. Montana banned the use of cyanide in mining in 1998 by a citizen initiative  TIt is sent to H State Affairs .It was killed in  Committee  on Monday 2/7/22. It
 

 HB 1166 – Link: https://www.sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23122 

This was funding for road work at entrance Palisades State Park, on 3/8/22 House did not concur with Senate version over how much to spend  (Senate – $200,001, House open-ended) and sent it was sent to a conference committee. An attempt  will be made to amend it and put the funding for the shooting range in the bill in the conference committee at 11:30 am 3/9/22 and increase the amount for the Park roadwork.  All 6 folks on the conference committee voted for the shooting range on the floor of the House/Senate and one is SB 175’s sponsor David Johnson, so this effort may succeed.  Link to House version  https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/234047.pdf Link to Senate Version https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/236103.pdf 

 Link to the proposed amended version of HB 1166:   https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/236283.pdf   This  amendment & Conference Committee  failed to concur at about 11:47 am MT, 3/9/22, (Bill is dead)

 

 

 

*HB 1175 – https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/230409.pdf .
 
 We oppose this.This bill make an appropriation for developing the Mickelson Trail and to declare an emergency. This seeks $10 million of general funds to connect the Mickelson Trail to Mt. Rushmore. It is  subject to the completion and acceptance of an EIS. PHAS written testimony –  https://www.scribd.com/document/558113773/HB-1175-Please-Oppose-Funding-for-the-Mount-Rushmore-Mickelson-Trail-Connector-Trail  To House Transportation – in Committee on 2/10/22, testimony taken, action deferred at request of SDGFP. – next date 2/15/22, it was continued to 2/17/22 at 10 am CT. Killed in Committee.

 

 
We supported HB 1181 which would ban uranium mining in SD.  The bill was “hog-housed” by sponsor – he changed it to be a longer bill and to cross out some existing law on uranium mining. This is up in House Agriculture and Natural Resources on Thursday. 2/3/22   . It failed, sent to 41st day.
 
Hog Housed SDGFP to need legislatures permission to buy/sell land, passed appropriations 2/22/22/ to House Floor 2/23/22, failed with 20 votes in favor.
 

 HB 1276 make an appropriation for the purposes of predator control and to declare an emergency. 

. Requests $150K to the Department of Ag & NR for predator control. In Committee 2/10/22,  Proposed amendment limits it to aerial hunting passed Referred to HAgNR – referral passed YEAS 13, NAYS 0. In Appropriations 2/15/22, deferred till 2/22/22 , tabled, Passed, YEAS 8, NAYS 1. 

 

 

 

 

 

HB 1296  https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23474

 We oppose this. Title: provide for the killing of mountain lions under certain circumstances. This bill would allow folks to kill mountain lions in the prairie unit, without a license. . Mountain lions are desig  nated as big game, by statute, SDCL 41-1-1 and this proposed law would conflict with at least 13 other statutes about big game. 

 We object to the 365 day hunting season on the prairie unit as currently set  in administrative rule, but we can argue with the GFP Commission about that rule every 2 years when they review the cougar season or by petition for rule making at any time.  Some of the rules that further protect lions are in the license section – such as you can’t  hunt at night, can’t trap them, can’t  kill kittens or two lions traveling together. If year round hunting is set by the legislature we have to create a new bill and lobby for its’ passage to get this reversed. That is a lot of work and expense.

This bill is a consequence of SDGFP disregard for lions in the prairie unit – GFP does not try to maintain sustainable lion populations on the prairie unit, just in the Black Hills. There is at least one breeding population in prairie –  at the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe has a cougar hunting season, with harvest limits. Nebraska below SD south boundary has several breeding populations. There might be or have been breeding at two other SD reservations.  Small populations need connectivity to larger populations for genetic diversity.  Link to our letter against: https://www.scribd.com/document/559530633/HAgNR-Please-Oppose-HB-1296-a-Bill-Removing-the-License-Requirement-to-Hunt-Mountain-Lions-on-the-Prairie-Unit Referred to H.AgNR . Hearing morning of 2/17/22, 7:45 am Killed in committee.

 

*HB 1298 

 https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/231863.pdf

An Act to reallocate federal payments from national forests. Gives payments to tribes instead of local government, Referred to HAgNR – in Committee 2/10/22, Killed YEAS 12, NAYS 1.

 

*HB 1316 https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23264

revise provisions regarding soil health in resource conservation and forestry and conservation districts,- increases protection for

goals of restoration of soil and improvement of soil health and watershed health sent to HAgNR, hearing 2/22/22, 7:45 am, Tabled, Passed, YEAS 12, NAYS 0. 

 

 

HJR 5002

https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22801

We oppose this bill. proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, establishing the commissioner of agriculture and natural resources as an elected constitutional officer, Last year we opposed merging the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources with Department of Agriculture. We lost, merger went through with a very close vote.  This would fix that merger in the Constitution, but  it would allow election of the Secretary of the merged Departments., Hearing HAgNR 2/15/22 (afternoon- maybe 3:15 pm) Tabled at request of Sponsor

 

 
 
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PASSED BOTH HOUSES

SB 36 – https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/226029.pdf 

 

require financial security for the decommissioning of solar facilities.

This adds solar facilities to existing statute. Senate Commerce & Energy amended and passed 9-0. Passed Senate Consent Calendar 32-0 on 1/21. Passed HC&E 13-0 on 1/26. Passed House floor 64-0-6 on 1/31. . To  Governor’s office on 2/4.

 SB 50 –    https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23014

 

 make an appropriation for water, wastewater, and storm water projects throughout state government, and to declare an emergency. – provides authority for the state to spend $60 million in federal funds for water, storm water and wastewater projects. In Senate State Affairs,  Monday 2/7/22referred to S.App.,Passed,YEAS 9, NAYS 0., 2/16/22 passed Senate Appropriations., passed floor 35 to 0 , To House, waived committee assignment, Floor vote  deferred on 2/25/22,  Amended & passed House floor (65-0-5) on 2/28. Senate concurred with House Amendment (32-0-3) on 3/2. 

 

 

*SB 62 – https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23085

 

SB 62 – to make an appropriation for eligible water, wastewater, storm water, and nonpoint source projects and to declare an emergency. Gives the Board of Water and Natural Resources authority over $600 million in federal funds. SB85 request of 10M for water pipeline study is in this bill now,  In Senate State Affairs,  Monday 2/7/2, Amended & referred to Joint App. YEAS 8, NAYS 1..,  up in Committee 2/16/22, afternoon, amended and passed 9 to 0, Might be on floor of Senate on 2/23/22,  passed  YEAS 35, NAYS 0.,,House Appropriations 3/02/22, afternoon passed 8-1, Moved to house floor for vote 3/7/22. Passed 69 to 0.

 
 We oppose thisSB 73 is about night hunting of jackrabbits, coyotes, beaver (during its hunting season), foxes, raccoons, opossums, badgers, skunks, and rodents and  gives permission to enhance such hunting with night vision or artificial light.  We oppose this bill. It had a series of  amendments approved  at hearings – the amendments made a bad bill better, but the bill should still be opposed.  It allows night hunting with night vision glasses on public land and more folks can night hunt by various means  at one time on private land.
      Night hunting even with night vision glasses poses risks to humans, domestic animals and not-target wildlife. The subspecies of prairie grey fox and plains spotted skunk that exist in SD, have been petitioned for listing with the USFWS. They had a positive 90 day finding and await a 12 month finding. The swift fox is listed as state threatened.  Can hunters tell foxes and skunks apart in the dark, even with night vision glasses?  Black-footed ferrets (an endangered species) inhabit prairie dog colonies (rodents) and could accidentally be shot. Beaver provide great value at conserving surface and ground water and providing aquatic, riparian and and wetlands habitat.  Their current hunting/trapping season should be reduced by administrative rule. They should not be on this list.
       Many folks are concerned about safety of night hunting.  To assure those folks, a sponsor spins the bill by claiming current law allows night hunting via ambient night light, but usually not by night vision.  This is misleading. Current law precludes night vision glasses except for few folks together on private land hunting for SB 73’s species list. Administrative rule does not allow night hunting by ambient  night light  or night vision for 65 species. This  includes 5 on SB 73’s  list.  Administrative rule for furbearer seasons allow 14 species to be hunted & trapped at night in ambient night light.  Why? trapping needs to occur 24 hours-a-day. That boot hunters might take advantage of a rule made for benefit of trappers, is a loophole.  5 of the 14 furbearers are not on his list. So his bill does not improve night hunting in ambient light for 5 species with night vision glasses — for example one of these 5 species is bobcats, whose pelts are the most expensive pelt in SD and can go for over $1,000 dollars each.  Perhaps they are the most likely to invite night hunting.  Jack rabbits and beavers are rodents and thus appear on his list twice. 4 species of rodents have night hunting restricted by existing administrative rule and his law gives permission for night hunting them. 
  Inadvertent loopholes in administrative rule, allowing ambient night light hunting for 14 furbearer species can be fixed by the SDGFP Commission  We oppose this bill.  Our written testimony against https://www.scribd.com/document/561046655/Please-Oppose-SB-73-Night-Hunting-of-Some-Species-With-Night-Vision-or-Spotlights  On Thursday 2/3/22 , It passed Senate floor with 2 votes against the bill.  YEAS 33, NAYS 2. Referred to HAgNR, up in Committee 2/24/22, 7:45 am, Passed Committee unanimously. Some committee members seemed happy to have more ways to hunt coyotes – PHAS letter to members of House against the bill – https://www.scribd.com/document/561271239/Please-Oppose-SB-73-Night-Hunting-of-Some-Species-With-Night-Vision-or-Spotlights –  –   to the Floor 2/25/22  It passed SenateYEAS 61, NAYS 5
 

SB 80 – https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/227075.pdf.

exempt the provision of electricity through electric vehicle charging stations from the definition of electric utility. 

 Would clarify that a person who owns or operates an electric vehicle charging station is not an electric utility. SC&E passed 9-0 on 1/21. 1/24 -passed Senate 35-0 on . 1/31 passed HC&E 10-0-3 on . Passed House floor 65-1-4 on 2/1. To Governor on 2/4.

 

revise provisions regarding agri-tourism liability.,Passed S. Judiciary YEAS 5, NAYS 1. Senate YEAS 31, NAYS 4 In HAgNR, 2/24/22 7:45 am CT, passed Committee to the Floor 2/25/22, passed YEAS 64, NAYS 2.
 
SB 170 to make an appropriation for costs related to forest resiliency and growth in the state and to declare an emergency.
https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/231227.pdf. Requests $100K to increase forest resiliency and improve forest growth. Senate AgNR referred to Joint Appropriations with a favorable recommendation 7-0 on 2/3., Passed Senate Appropriations  2/16, 9 to 0,  Senate Passed  35 to 0, House Appropriations 3/2/22,  passed 8-1, Moved to house floor for vote 3/7/22., passed 67 to 2.

 

 

To provide for an interim study to examine mitigation efforts to curtail the spread of aquatic invasive species.

This calls for the establishment of a task force to examine mitigation efforts to curtail the spread of invasive species and that GFP and stakeholders identify objectives, and develop legislation to implement recommendations. Referred to Senate Ag & NR – 2/15/22, passed YEAS 6, NAYS 1., 2/17/22 House floor deferred.

YEAS 35, NAYS 0. Passed to House, HAgNR, Hearing 3/1/22 7:45 Am CT, passed House Floor (69-0-1)

 

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 SB 85 https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22973– 

create the ARPA water and environment fund, create a subfund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.  The bill seeks 10 million dollars – “grants to develop, study, engineer, and determine the feasibility of constructing a waterline from the Missouri River to western South Dakota”  – S.SA Committee, 2/7/22 tabled & fund request now rests in other senate bill – SB 62l

 SB 126 https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23159

SB 126  would require closure of litigation over the recreational use of nonmeandered waters. 

Asks GFP for closure on two court cases involving nonmeandered waters. Referred to SSA , Hearing 2/16/22, passed to Senate 2/17/22, deferred,

Do Pass, Failed, YEAS 2, NAYS 33

 

SB 128 https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23283
Title: increase the penalty for neglect, abandonment, and mistreatment of animals.
S.ANR deferred to the 41st legislative day, vote to kill bill: YEAS 6, NAYS 1.

 

 SB 175 –  https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23361

** SB 175 We oppose this.This bill is HB 1049 resurrected.It is about funding for the proposed shooting range near Elk Vale Rd and Elk Creek in Meade County, SD.  We are concerned about potential environmental impacts. Our discussion of the proposed shooting range issue is elsewhere on the web site (Action Alerts – https://phas-wsd.org/action-alerts/)   Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee  on 2/10/22, PHAS testified briefly against the bill – here is link to written testimony – https://www.scribd.com/document/558112987/Please-Oppose-SB-175-Funding-for-the-Proposed-GFP-Shooting-Range-at-Elk-Vale-Rd-Near-Elk-Creek-in-Meade-County  The Committee referred the bill forward to Joint Appropriations. Thank Heinert and Frye-Mueller for voting against the referral. Here is the hyperlink to PHAS written testimony for Appropriations hearing (This is an update of our letter to SAgNR) https://www.scribd.com/document/559553520/Appropriations-Please-Oppose-SB-175-funding-for-the-Proposed-GFP-Shooting-Range-at-Elk-Vale-Rd-Near-Elk-Creek-in-Meade-County This was up in Senate Appropriations (not Joint)  on Thursday, 2/17/22, 10:30 am CT. Passed out of committee 7-2, with Maher and Nesiba voting against it. It will likely be on the Senate floor on Tuesday, 2/22/2, it is the 25th of 27 bills, so likely heard later in afternoon/evening. As this is an emergency measure it needs 2/3rds of the both chambers to vote for it., Senate floor Do Pass, Passed,  , YEAS 28, NAYS 7,  Committee changed from House AgNR to House Appropriations,  Hearing at 3-5 pm or 15 minutes after session ends Wednesday 3/2/22, scroll down to see members of the committee, Killed in Committee 7 to 2 vote on 3/3/22 PHAS testimony https://www.scribd.com/document/562227731/Please-Oppose-SB-175-a-Bill-to-Partially-Fund-the-Proposed-Shooting-Complex-of-GFP-Meade-County-SD#  
 

 

 

We support this bill   It require the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources to assemble a task force to study the adoption of a watershed ecosystems management approach.  It would create a watershed task force for all major watersheds in the state. BH CWA supports this bill. S.AgNR hearing scheduled 2/15/22, killed in committee with only Heinert voting for it. Lots of proponent testimony
 
 
require legislative approval for the acquisition, construction, or expansion of certain campgrounds. This would require prior legislative approval to expand campgrounds in all state parks. Referred to S AgNR – Tuesday 2/8, .Killed YEAS 5, NAYS 2
 

 

 

 

An Act to establish a process for the abandonment of certain pipelines. Sent to S.E&C Committee , 2/17/22 10 am CT, killed, voted against – YEAS 7, NAYS 1.
 

SB 206

https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/232184.pdf 

We support this bill.  provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland.

Similar to HB 1039,. ST  hearing scheduled 2/16/22, Hoghoused by sponsor and killed in Committee.

 

We hope to post some better alerts soon on these bills and others and provide you with some more bill tracking services.  Other groups are following other bills.
 
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House Agriculture and Natural Resources (H.ANR)
 Rocky.Blare@sdlegislature.gov; Roger.Chase@sdlegislature.gov; Caleb.Finck@sdlegislature.gov; Tim.Goodwin@sdlegislature.gov; Charlie.Hoffman@sdlegislature.gov; Sam.Marty@sdlegislature.gov; Marty.Overweg@sdlegislature.gov; Lynn.Schneider@sdlegislature.gov; Richard.Vasgaard@sdlegislature.gov; Dean.Wink@sdlegislature.gov; Nancy.York@sdlegislature.gov; Trish.Ladner@sdlegislature.gov; Oren.Lesmeister@sdlegislature.gov 

Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources (S.ANR)

Mary.Duvall@sdlegislature.gov, Julie.FryeMueller@sdlegislature.gov, Troy.Heinert@sdlegislature.gov, gary.cammack@sdlegislature.gov,Joshua.Klumb@sdlegislature.gov, Herman.Otten@sdlegislature.gov, VJ.Smith@sdlegislature.gov 

House State Affairs

Kent.Peterson@sdlegislature.gov, David.Anderson@sdlegislature.gov, Arch.Beal@sdlegislature.gov, Kirk.Chaffee@sdlegislature.gov, Tim.Goodwin@sdlegislature.gov, Spencer.Gosch@sdlegislature.gov, Jon.Hansen@sdlegislature.gov, Kevin.Jensen@sdlegislature.gov, Oren.Lesmeister@sdlegislature.gov, Rebecca.Reimer@sdlegislature.gov, Jamie.Smith@sdlegislature.gov, Marli.Wiese@sdlegislature.gov, 

Chris Johnson (vice chair is missing from this list) his e-mail could be: Chris.Johnson@sdlegislature.gov, or Christopher.Johnson@sdlegislature.gov,

 

Senate State Affairs

Gary.Cammack@sdlegislature.gov; casey.crabtree@sdlegislature.gov; Mike.Diedrich@sdlegislature.gov; Helene.Duhamel@sdlegislature.gov; Mary.Duvall@sdlegislature.gov; Troy.Heinert@sdlegislature.gov; Michael.Rohl@sdlegislature.gov;  Lee.Schoenbeck@sdlegislature.gov; Kyle.Schoenfish@sdlegislature.gov

 

  House Transportation ———  <housetransportation@sdlegislature.gov> ———–

Rocky.Blare@sdlegislature.gov, Shawn.Bordeaux@sdlegislature.gov, Roger.Chase@sdlegislature.gov, Mike.Derby@sdlegislature.gov, Caleb.Finck@sdlegislature.gov, Lance.Koth@sdlegislature.gov, Rhonda.Milstead@sdlegislature.gov, Ernie.Otten@sdlegislature.gov, Marty.Overweg@sdlegislature.gov, Tony.Randolph@sdlegislature.gov, Larry.Tidemann@sdlegislature.gov, Mark.Willadsen@sdlegislature.gov, Dean.Wink@sdlegislature.gov,

 

 Senate Committee on Appropriations

brock.greenfield@sdlegislature.gov, bryan.breitling@sdlegislature.gov,  david.johnson@sdlegislature.gov, jack.kolbeck@sdlegislature.gov, jean.hunhoff@sdlegislature.gov, ryan.maher@sdlegislature.gov,  reynold.nesiba@sdlegislature.gov, margaret.sutton@sdlegislature.gov, john.wiik@sdlegislature.gov, 

  House Committee on Appropriations

linda.duba@sdlegislature.gov,mary.fitzgerald@sdlegislature.gov, randy.gross@sdlegislature.gov, steven.haugaard@sdlegislature.gov, taffy.howard@sdlegislature.gov, chris.karr@sdlegislature.gov,  john.mills@sdlegislature.gov,

 tina.mulally@sdlegislature.gov,  liz.may@sdlegislature.gov, 

 

 Joint Committee on Appropriations

brock.greenfield@sdlegislature.gov, bryan.breitling@sdlegislature.gov, chris.karr@sdlegislature.gov, david.johnson@sdlegislature.gov, jack.kolbeck@sdlegislature.gov, jean.hunhoff@sdlegislature.gov, john.mills@sdlegislature.gov, john.wiik@sdlegislature.gov, linda.duba@sdlegislature.gov, liz.may@sdlegislature.gov, margaret.sutton@sdlegislature.gov, mary.fitzgerald@sdlegislature.gov, randy.gross@sdlegislature.gov, reynold.nesiba@sdlegislature.gov, ryan.maher@sdlegislature.gov, steven.haugaard@sdlegislature.gov, taffy.howard@sdlegislature.gov, tina.mulally@sdlegislature.gov

Senate Judiciary

Arthur.Rusch@sd.legislature.gov, Helene.Duhamel@sd.legislature.gov, Mike.Diedrich@sd.legislature.gov, Timothy.Johns@sd.legislature.gov,  Michael.Rohl@sd.legislature.gov, David.Wheeler@sd.legislature.gov, Jim.Stalzer@sdlegislature.gov,

Senate Taxation

  jessica.castleberry@sdlegislature.gov, timothy.johns@sdlegislature.gov, Joshua.Klumb@sdlegislature.gov, al.novstrup@sdlegislature.gov, Herman.Otten@sdlegislature.gov, jim.stalzer@sdlegislature.gov, marsha.symens@sdlegislature.com

 

 

 

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