2017 House Bills

HB 1006A bill to require public meeting notice/agenda be posted in a "visible, readable, and accessible" place at least 72 hours prior to the meeting start, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. The bill also requires that public comments as to a state agency rule-making be filed at least 72 hours before the public hearing.  Status: Pre-filed bill. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 1/13/17. Passed committee (12-0) 1/13/17. Passed House (68-0) 1/17/17; referred to Senate. Referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 1/23/17. Committee recommends Do Pass (7-0) 1/23/17. Sent to Senate floor. Passed Senate (35-0) 1/24/17. Signed by Governor 2/2/17. 

HB 1012: A bill to add solar to the current laws governing wind development, specifically the obtaining of easements from property owners.  Status: Pre-filed bill. Assigned to House Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 1/20/17. Committee recommends Do Pass (13-0) 1/20/17. HB 1012: Passed House (67-0) 1/25/17; referred to Senate Commerce & Energy. Set for hearing 2/2/17. Passed committee (7-0) 2/2/17. Passed Senate (34-0) 2/6/17. Signed by Governor 2/16/17.

HB 1069: A bill to reform campaign financing and lobbyist laws. Status: Introduced 1/20/17; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 1/23/17. Passed State Affairs (10-3) 1/23/17. Amended by House and Passed by House (54-13) 1/24/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Passed Senate State Affairs (7-2) 1/25/17. Amended and Passed by Senate (27-8) 2/1/17. Signed by Governor 2/2/17.

HB 1073: A bill to revise gift provisions to legislators/elected officials. Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/6/17. Passed committee (13-0) 2/6/17. Passed House (66-0) 2/14/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 3/1/17. Amended to have the monetary values in the statute automatically inflate per the consumer price index. Passed by committee (6-3); deferred by chair and set for further hearing 3/6/17. Amended and re-passed committee (6-0) 3/6/17. Passed Senate as amended (25-10) 3/7/17. House concurs in Senate amendments (59-3) 3/8/17. Signed by Governor 3/10/17.

HB 1074: A bill providing for limits on out-of-state contributions to ballot question committees. Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/8/17. Re-scheduled for hearing 2/13/17. Amended and passed by committee (9-4) 2/15/17. Passed House (50-18) 2/22/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs; set for hearing 3/1/17. Amended by committee and Failed to pass (3-4). Tabled by committee (6-1) 3/1/17.

HB 1076: A bill creating a State Government Accountability Board. Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/22/17. Amended and Passed committee (12-0) 2/22/17. Passed House (64-3) 2/23/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs; set for hearing 3/1/17. Passed committee (7-0) 3/1/17. Passed Senate as amended (29-6) 3/7/17. House concurs in Senate amendments (60-3) 3/8/17. Signed by Governor 3/10/17.

HB 1089: Setting forth penalties for willful violations of campaign finance filings and laws; allowing for complaints for such violations to be made to the Secretary of State and investigated by the Department of Criminal Investigation. Status: Introduced 1/25/17. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/22/17. Amended and Passed committee (12-0) 2/22/17. Tabled by House (65-2) 2/23/17.

HB 1098: A bill to revise certain provisions regarding notice requirements of county commissions in authorizing installation of utility lines along and across highways. Status: Introduced 1/25/17. Referred to House Local Government; set for hearing 2/2/17. Deferred hearing to 2/7/17. Committee amends and Passes (13-0) 2/7/17. Passed House as amended (66-0) 2/14/17. Referred to Senate Local Government; set for hearing 2/22/17. Passed committee (6-0) 2/22/17. Passed Senate as amended (34-0) 2/23/17. Signed by Governor 3/6/17.

HB 1128: A bill regarding conflicts of interest for legislators. Status: Introduced 1/26/17. Referred to House State Affairs. Withdrawn by author 2/13/17.

HB 1130: A bill revising transparency and public comments for ballot measures. Status: Introduced 1/26/17; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/8/17. Committee amends and Passes (8-4) 2/8/17. Passed House as amended (37-32) 2/21/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/27/17. Amended and passed committee (5-2) 2/27/17. Amended on Senate floor. Failed to Pass Senate as amended (7-28) 3/1/17.

HB 1134: A bill to provide protections to state and local government employees for reporting a suspected violation of law by the public entity, so long as the employee acted in good faith. Status: Introduced 1/31/17; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/3/17. Deferred to the Non-existent 41st Legislative Day.  

HB 1141: A bill to establish a legislative task force to revise initiated and referendum process in South Dakota. Status: Introduced 2/1/17; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/13/17. Amended and passed by committee (10-1) 2/15/17. Passed House as amended (39-29) 2/22/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/27/17. Amended and passed committee (5-2) 2/27/17. Amended on Senate floor to require that the members of the proposed Initiative and Referendum Task Force include a member with business background, one with agricultural background, members from different political parties, members of the Board of Elections, members of the Municipal League and members of the Association of County Commissioners. Passed the Senate (28-7) 3/1/17. House concurs in Senate amendments (49-19) 3/6/17. Signed by Governor 3/10/17.

HB 1153: Revise signature requirements for initiated measures or referendums. Status: Introduced 2/1/17; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/8/17. Deferred to the Non-existent 41st Legislative Day (11-1) 2/8/17.

HB 1166: A bill to state that civil lawsuit settlements involving a public entity may not be made confidential unless by a court order. Status: Introduced 2/1/17; referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/8/17. Deferred to the Non-existent 41st Legislative Day (8-3) 2/8/17.

HB 1167: Allowing first class municipalities to post meeting notices and other information on the internet in addition to or in lieu of some publication requirements. Status: Introduced 2/1/17; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/9/17. Deferred to non-existent 41st Legislative Day 2/9/17.

HB 1170: A bill regarding conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members. Status: Introduced 2/1/17; referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/13/17. Amended and passed by committee (11-0) 2/13/17. Passed House as amended (68-0) 2/22/17. Referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 3/1/17. Amended and passed committee (6-0) 3/1/17. Passed Senate as amended (33-1) 3/6/17. House concurs in Senate amendments (65-0) 3/8/17. Signed by Governor 3/14/17.

HB 1198: A bill to revise the time period that certain persons (e.g. former legislators) are prohibited from lobbying. Status: Introduced 2/2/17; referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/21/17. Deferred to the Non-existent 41st Legislative Day 2/21/17.

HB 1200: A bill to revise provisions regarding making contributions to ballot question committees.  Status: Introduced 2/2/17; referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/15/17. Amended and Passed by committee (9-3) 2/22/17. Passed House as amended (42-25) 2/23/17. Set for hearing 3/1/17. Deferred to the Non-existent 41st Legislative Day (5-2) 3/1/17.


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