2017 Senate Bills

SB 27: A bill regarding direct conflicts of interest by public officials; penalty provided. Status: Introduced 1/10/17; referred to Senate Judiciary. Set for hearing 1/19/17. Committee recommends Do Pass (7-0) 1/19/17.  Passed Senate as amended (33-0) 2/2/17. Referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 3/6/17. Committee amended and passed (9-3) 3/6/17. Passed House as amended (58-9) 3/7/17. Senate concurs in House amendments (30-5) 3/8/17. Signed by Governor 3/14/17.

SB 53: A bill establishing a Campaign Ethics Commission. Status: Introduced 1/10/17. Referred to State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/13/17. Tabled (7-1) 2/13/17.

SB 54: A bill revising campaign financing. Status: Introduced 1/10/17. Referred to State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/13/17. Amended by committee and set for further hearing on 2/22/17. Amended and Passed by committee (5-4) 2/22/17. Passed Senate as amended (19-16) 2/23/17. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 3/6/17. Hoghouse amendment adopted by committee (10-3) 3/6/17. Hoghouse amendment pertains to setting contribution limits to ballot committees and to political action committees; sets expenditure recording requirements; sets documentation requirements; and set penalties for violations of the law. Further amended on House floor and passed (55-12) 3/7/17. Senate fails to concur in House amendments; conference committee appointed 3/8/17. Conference committee report given to legislature with amendments; Senate adopts report (23-12) and House adopts report (61-6) 3/10/17. Signed by Governor 3/14/17. 

SB 59: A bill to revise requirements for instituting initiated measures. Status: Introduced 1/17/17; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 1/20/17. Amended and recommend Do Pass by committee (6-1) 1/20/17. Passed Senate (28-7) 1/24/17. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/8/17. Passed committee (10-2) 2/8/17. Passed House (53-14) 2/27/17. Signed by Governor 3/8/17.

SB 60: A bill to revise how a consumers power district may sell assets. Status: Introduced 1/17/17; referred to Senate Commerce & Energy. Set for hearing 1/24/17. Passed Committee (6-1) 1/24/17. Referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (34-1) 1/25/17; referred to House Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 3/1/17. Passed committee (11-0) 3/1/17. Passed the House (63-0) 3/2/17. Signed by Governor 3/10/17. 

SB 67: A bill to revise collection of signatures for ballot measures. Status: Introduced 1/20/17; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 1/25/17. Re-set for hearing 2/1/17. Tabled by committee (8-0) 2/1/17.

SB 77: A bill to require a fiscal note on initiated measures/amendments on the ballot. Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/3/17. Amended by committee and passed (6-2) 2/3/17. Passed Senate (27-5) 2/13/17. Referred to House State Affairs. Passed committee (10-3) 2/24/17. Passed House (47-21) 2/28/17. Signed by Governor 3/9/17.

SB 80: A bill regulating the use of drones. Status: Introduced 1/24/17; referred to Senate State Affairs. Re-referred to Senate Local Government committee 2/8/17. Set for hearing 2/13/17. Passed committee (5-1) 2/13/17. Passed Senate (26-9) 2/16/17. Referred to House Transportation. Set for hearing 2/28/17. Amended and passed committee (10-1) 2/28/17. Passed House as amended (61-4) 3/6/17. Senate failed to concur with House amendments; conference committee set (Sens. Rusch, Nesiba, Nelson; Reps. Tieszen, Bartling, Dennert) 3/7/17. Senate fails to concur in House amendments; conference committee appointed 3/7/17. Committee report delivered to legislature; Senate adopts report (32-0) and House adopts report (63-3) 3/9/17. Signed by Governor 3/14/17. 

SB 88: A bill to waive a certain transmission line from the siting/routing requirements of South Dakota. Status: Introduced 1/24/17; referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/2/17. Passed committee (7-0) 2/2/17. Passed Senate (33-0) 2/3/17. Referred to House Commerce and Energy. Passed committee (13-0) 3/1/17. Passed House (64-2) 3/6/17. Signed by Governor 3/10/17. 

SB 89: A bill to hold a public entity liable if they prohibit firearms on their premises. Status: Introduced 1/24/17; referred to Judiciary. Set for hearing 1/31/17. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (4-3) 1/31/17.

SB 116: A bill improving online access to state board, commission and department information. Status: Introduced 1/26/17; referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 2/3/17. Amended by committee and Passed (7-0) 2/3/17. Passed by Senate (35-0) 2/8/17. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 3/1/17. Passed committee (12-0) 3/1/17. Passed House as amended (63-0) 3/2/17. Signed by Governor 3/16/17.

SB 131: A bill to prohibit elected officials from lobbying for a certain period after leaving office. Status: Introduced 1/26/17; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/3/17. Passed committee (8-0) 2/6/17. Amended and Passed by Senate (34-1) 2/8/17. Referred to House State Affairs. Passed committee (13-0) 2/24/17. Passed House (51-17) 2/28/17. Signed by Governor 3/10/17.

SB 134: A bill to prohibit schools or school staff from expending school money or personal time during school hours on affecting any vote. Status: Introduced 1/26/17; referred to Senate Education. Set for hearing 2/21/17. Amended and Passed by committee (4-2) 2/21/17. Failed to Pass Senate (8-27) 2/23/17.

SB 151: A bill to create a complaint procedure to resolve allegations of misconduct by certain public officials. Status: Introduced 2/1/17; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/8/17. Re-scheduled for hearing 2/13/17. Amended and Passed by committee (6-3) 2/22/17. Passed Senate (19-16) 2/23/17. Referred to House State Affairs; set for hearing 3/6/17. Committee amended and passed (13-0) 3/6/17. Passed House as amended (64-3) 3/7/17. Senate fails to concur in House amendments; conference committee appointed 3/8/17. Conference report delivered to legislature; Senate fails to adopt report (16-19) 3/9/17. Conference committee report revised and adopted by Senate (18-17) 3/10/17; House adopts report (65-2) 3/10/17. Signed by Governor 3/14/17. 

SB 171: A bill to establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study government, campaign finance, lobbyist restrictions, and ethics. Status: Introduced 2/2/17; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/15/17. Set for hearing 2/21/17. Committee amends and passed (8-1) 2/15/17. Passed Senate (34-0) 2/22/17. Referred to House State Affairs; set for hearing 3/6/17. Committee amended and passed (13-0) 3/6/17. Passed House as amended (54-12) 3/7/17. Senate fails to concur in House amendments; conference committee appointed 3/8/17. Conference report delivered to legislature; Senate adopts report (27-7) 3/9/17; House adopts report (61-5) 3/9/17. Signed by Governor 3/14/17. 

SB 173: A bill to revise provisions regarding the use of contributions received by a candidate campaign committee.  Status: Introduced 2/2/17; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/22/17. Deferred to the Non-existent 41st Legislative Day 2/22/17.


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