2018 House Bill Introductions

HB 1002:  Revising the campaign finance filing and reporting requirements for candidates and ballot measure committees.
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to House State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 01/17/18. Committee passed (13-0) 1/17/18; referred to House floor. Passed House (68-1) 1/18/18; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Passed Senate State Affairs committee as amended (7-0) 2/28/18. Passed Senate as amended (30-4) 3/6/18. House concurred in Senate amendment (65-2) 3/7/18. Signed by Governor 3/23/18.

HB 1003:  Revising the required content of campaign filing reports.
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to House State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/12/18. Committee recommends Do Pass (10-0) 1/12/18; referred to House floor. Passed House (66-0) 1/16/18; referred to Senate State Affairs Committee. Set for hearing 1/24/18. Passed Senate State Affairs Committee (8-0) 1/24/18. Passed Senate (32-0) 1/25/18. Delivered to Governor. Signed by the Governor 2/5/18.

HB 1004:  Directing the State Board of Elections to promulgate rules regarding the font size, page size and other elements of petitions for signatures for ballot measures.
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to House State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/12/18. Committee recommends Do Pass (10-0) 1/12/18; referred to House floor. Passed House (60-6) 1/16/18; referred to Senate State Affairs Committee. Amended to reflect July 1 effective date. Passed House as amended (58-9) 2/1/18. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Passed Senate State Affairs Committee (8-0) 2/28/18. Passed Senate (32-0) 3/5/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

HB 1005:  Mandating consistent use of the terms “yes”, “no”, “in favor of” and “not in favor of” for ballot measures, petitions for signatures, explanation brochures, etc. 
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to House State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/12/18. Committee recommends Do Pass As Amended (10-0) 1/12/18; referred to House floor. Amended on House floor; Passed by House (61-4) 1/24/18.  Referred to Senate State Affairs 1/25/18. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Passed Senate State Affairs Committee (8-0) 2/28/18. Passed Senate as amended (30-3) 3/5/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

HB 1006:  Setting forth when and how the Legislative Research Council is to receive comments and how long comment periods will last on proposed ballot measures.
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to House State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/12/18. Committee recommends Do Pass (10-0) 1/12/18; referred to House floor. Passed House (64-2) 1/16/18; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 1/24/18. Passed Senate State Affairs Committee (5-3) 1/24/18. Passed Senate (21-11) 1/25/18. Sent to Governor. Signed by the Governor 2/5/18.

HB 1007:  Creating a citizen initiative review commission to review initiated measures and constitutional amendments. 
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to House State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/17/18. Amended by committee and deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (11-2) 1/17/18. Committee reconsidered and amended to require initiated measures cover only one subject matter.  Passed House State Affairs as amended (10-3) 2/12/18.  Passed House as amended (57-9) 2/14/18.  Amended to state initiated measures’ subject matter must be expressed in the title of the measure; passed Senate State Affairs as amended (5-3) 2/23/18.  Passed Senate as amended (21-13) 2/27/18.  House concurs in Senate amendments (48-10) 3/1/18. Signed by Governor 3/9/18. 

HB 1022:  A bill to revise the timing of wind energy permits by giving the SD PUC one year instead of 6 months to grant or deny a wind permit application.
Status:  Introduced 1/2/18. Referred to House Commerce and Energy 1/9/18. Set for hearing 2/14/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (9-4) 2/14/18.

HB 1024:  A bill to revise the South Dakota One Call by clarifying that the One Call Board is attached to the SD PUC for the purposes of reporting and budgetary purposes. 
Status:  Introduced 1/2/18. Referred to House Commerce and Energy 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/19/18. Amended by committee to clarify that the board is solely responsible for all contractors and employment of board personnel and retains responsibility for all funds and expenditures of the board. Passed as amended by committee (11-2) 1/19/18. Passed House as amended (58-9) 2/1/18; referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Passed Senate Commerce and Energy (7-0) 2/8/18; referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (35-0) 2/12/18. Signed by Governor 2/22/18.

HB 1136:  A bill allowing cooperatives to give certain notice to its membership via electronic means. 
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/5/18. Passed Committee (12-0) 2/5/18. Passed House (68-0) 2/6/18. Referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/20/18. Passed Senate Commerce and Energy (7-0) 2/20/18. Passed Senate (34-0) 2/21/18. Signed by Governor 3/1/18.

HB 1141:  A bill to allow any municipality with a population of less than 1,000 or a school district with an enrollment of less than 600 students to publish notices, minutes, bids and other documents on the website in lieu of newspaper publication under certain circumstances. 
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/1/18. Deferred to 41st Legislative Day (11-1) 2/1/18.

HB 1142:  Allowing counties, municipalities or school districts which are underserved by a legal newspaper to publish certain items on its designated website. The bill also sets forth how to determine whether the population is underserved by an eligible legal newspaper. 
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/1/18. Deferred to 41st Legislative Day (11-1) 2/1/18.

HB 1144:  Clarifying that public meetings may be closed for discussing “and deliberating” certain issues. 
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/5/18. Withdrawn by Prime Sponsor 2/5/18. 

HB 1159:  A bill requiring certain notifications to the owners of the underground facilities and/or 911 in situations in which underground facilities have been damaged in an excavation/construction.
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/2/18. Re-set for hearing 2/7/18. Re-set for hearing 2/12/18. Passed House Commerce and Energy (12-0) 2/12/18. Passed House (64-1) 2/13/18. Referred to Senate Commerce and Energy; set for hearing 2/20/18. Passed Senate Commerce and Energy (7-0) 2/20/18. Passed Senate (34-0) 2/21/18. Signed by Governor 3/6/18.

HB 1164:  A bill revising wind energy permits and transmission permits as it pertains to:  notice to affected landowners of the permit applications, participation of PUC staff, applications to become a party to the siting docket, applications in which the applicant already has obtained a local conditional use or building permit, and the ability to combine certain permit applications to the PUC. 
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/14/18. Tabled by Commerce and Energy (11-0) 2/14/18.

HB 1169:  A bill revising the Commissioner form of government, including passing of ordinances, approving of certain expenditures and the process upon the resignation of a commissioner/mayor.
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/13/18. Passed House Local Government (12-0) 2/13/18. Passed the House (63-3); referred to Senate Local Government 2/14/18. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Passed Senate Local Government (6-1) 2/28/18. Passed Senate (33-2) 3/1/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18. 

HB 1172:  Requiring the Chair of a public body to reserve time at every official meeting for public comment, including hearings held by teleconference.  
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/2/18. Passed Committee as amended (10-1) 2/2/18; referred to House floor. Passed House (60-8) 2/6/18; referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Re-set for hearing 3/5/18. Failed to pass Local Government (3-2); reconsidered and Passed (4-2) 3/5/18.  Amended by Senate and Passed (24-9) 3/6/18.  House concurred in Senate amendments (56-11) 3/7/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

HB 1176:  Revising when a year-end report shall be filed by a candidate or candidate campaign committee. 
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/2/18. Passed Committee as amended (13-0) 2/2/18; referred to House floor. Passed House as amended (63-5) 2/6/18; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (6-2) 2/18/18.

HB 1177:  A bill revising what information must be reported as to ballot measure petition circulators (e.g. residential address, phone, and email). 
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/2/18. Passed Committee as amended (9-3) 2/2/18; referred to House Floor. Passed House as amended (56-11) 2/7/18; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Passed Senate State Affairs (6-2) 2/28/18.  Passed Senate as amended (18-15) 3/5/18. Signed by Governor 3/23/18.

HB 1178:  Requiring the state Dept. of Legislative Audit to publish notice of failure to submit a timely audit report by certain entities—includes consumer power districts. It also sets for penalties for failure to submit a timely audit report. 
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House Government Operations and Audit. Set for hearing 2/13/18. Amended and passed House Government Operations and Audit (4-0) 2/13/18. Passed House as amended (64-0) 2/20/18. Referred to Senate Local Government Committee. Passed Local Government Committee (6-0) 2/26/18. Passed Senate (34-0) 2/27/18. Signed by Governor 3/8/18.

HB 1182:  No state or local government employer may fire or discipline an employee for reporting (in good faith) a violation of federal or state law, for refusing to perform an action the employee believes violates a law/regulation or for reporting a health risk. This does not permit an employee to disclose information that is confidential under state or federal law. 
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/2/18. Withdrawn at Request of Sponsor 2/2/18.

HB 1196:  A bill regarding verification of the residency of petition circulators.
Status:  Introduced 1/25/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/2/18. Passed Committee as amended (8-4) 2/2/18; referred to House floor. Passed House as amended (40-27) 2/7/18; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Amended and passed Senate State Affairs (7-2) 2/28/18. Passed Senate as amended (20-13) 3/6/18.  House concurs with Senate amendments (42-25) 3/7/18. Signed by Governor 3/23/18.

HB 1201:  A bill requiring that for any initiated measure or initiated amendment to the state Constitution, the ballot shall include the name and county of residence of the petition sponsor and the total compensation received by the petition sponsor for acting as a petition sponsor and/or working to support the initiated measure or working as a lobbyist. The ballot shall also include the number of signatures personally collected by the petition sponsor.
Status:  Introduced 1/25/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/7/18. Amended by committee to no longer require information on the number of signatures collected by the original petition sponsor; Passed House State Affairs as amended (9-3) 2/7/18. Referred to House floor. Failed to pass House as Amended (34-32) 2/21/18. (House rules require a majority of the total members of the House—70—in order for a bill to pass; 34 yes votes failed to secure a majority.)

HB 1216:  Setting limits on certain out of state contributions to ballot question committees.
Status:  Introduced 1/25/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/7/18. Passed House State Affairs (7-6) 2/7/18. Failed to pass the House (35-30) 2/13/18. Motion to reconsider on House floor passed (36-30); bill Passed House (42-24) 2/14/18. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (5-4) 2/28/18.  Committee reconsidered and reconsideration passed (5-4); tabled (5-0) 2/28/18. 

HB 1218:  Establishing an independent legislative redistricting commission.
Status:  Introduced 1/25/18; referred to House State Affairs. Withdrawn at Request of Prime Sponsor 2/7/18.

HB 1234:  A bill requiring the PUC to promulgate rules regarding bonding and decommissioning requirements for wind facilities of 100 MW or more; for rules regarding decommissioning and removal of facilities under 100 MW, and changing the definition of a wind energy facility expansion. 
Status:  Introduced 1/25/18; referred to House Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/12/18. House Commerce and Energy passed as amended (8-5) 2/12/18. Passed House as amended (56-11) 2/21/18; referred to Senate Local Government Committee. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Passed Senate Local Government (5-2) 2/28/18. Failed to pass Senate (11-23) 3/6/18.

HB 1235:  A bill requiring counties that adopt wind energy facilities ordinances to also require bonds, guarantees, insurance and decommissioning for wind facilities of less than 100 MW.
Status:  Introduced 1/25/18; referred to House Commerce and Energy. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (13-0) 2/15/18.

HB 1237:  A bill to revise election laws regarding the mailing of ballots by the county auditor and the methods of marking and returning mailed ballots.
Status:  Introduced 1/30/18. Set for hearing 2/5/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (13-0) 2/5/18.

HB 1239:  Clarifying that communications from a constituent to a public official, employee of the official/office that is clearly implied by its nature or content that the constituent expects that it is confidential, shall NOT be subject to open records laws.
Status:  Introduced 1/30/18. Set for hearing 2/5/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (10-2) 2/5/18.

HB 1261:  This is a “place holder” bill on municipal government issues. It will be amended later with an actual bill.
Status:  Introduced 1/31/18. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/21/18. Set for hearing 2/21/18. Tabled (13-0) 2/21/18. 

HB 1267:  Prohibiting campaign contributions from lawyers who are, or whose firm is, involved in a legal action involving the State of South Dakota.
Status:  Introduced 1/31/18. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/7/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (11-2) 2/7/18.

HB 1268:  Allowing pre-filed bills to file as early as the day after completion of the official canvass of the State Canvassing Board in election years, or beginning July 1, in non-election years.
Status:  Introduced 1/31/18. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/7/18. Passed House State Affairs (11-1) 2/7/18. Passed House (66-0) 2/14/18; referred to Senate State Affairs. Passed Senate State Affairs (6-1) 2/26/18. Amended by Senate (18-16); Passed Senate (34-0) 2/27/18. House failed to concur with Senate amendments; House and Senate Conference Committee appointed 3/1/18. House adopts Conference Committee Report (57-6) 3/8/18; Senate adopts Conference Committee Report (20-11) 3/8/18. Vetoed by the Governor 3/23/18. Veto override failed (39-24) 3/26/18.

HB 1275:  Requiring petition circulators to have resided for not less than 90 days in the senate district in which they are obtaining signatures. The Senate district of each signee must also be clearly delineated. 
Status:  Introduced 1/31/18. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/14/18. Passed House State Affairs (7-6) 2/14/18. Failed to pass House as amended (20-45) 2/21/18. 

HB 1282:  Requiring ballot question committees to use disclaimers that says “Paid for in-part with out-of-state money” when receiving out of state funds fin support of ballot measures. 
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/6/18. Passed House State Affairs (11-2) 2/8/18. Passed the House as amended (49-16) 2/12/18. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18.Passed Senate State Affairs (5-4) 2/28/18. Senate amendment passed (24-9); Failed to pass Senate (6-27) 3/5/18.

HB 1290:  A bill making private-public partnership agreements public information.
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/14/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (9-3) 2/14/18.

HB 1291:  A bill to require that there be a vote in the state Legislature for the nomination of major party candidates to the U.S. Senate; effectively repealing the state primary for U.S. Senate.
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/12/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (10-2) 2/12/18.

HB 1299: Providing that no campus, park or building may be posted as a firearm free zone without either a metal detector or trained security personnel.
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/14/18. Withdrawn at Request of Prime Sponsor 2/14/18.

HB 1301: A bill establishing Property-Assessed Clean Energy Programs.
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/14/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (10-3) 2/14/18.

HB 1302: A bill to prohibit the compensation of certain petition circulators of ballot measures.
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House State Affairs; set for hearing 2/6/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (13-0) 2/6/18.  

HB 1304: Revising the process to challenge petition signatures.
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House State Affairs; set for hearing 2/6/18. Passed House State Affairs as amended (11-2) 2/6/18. Amended to take effect immediately after being signed by the Governor. Passed House (65-0) 2/14/18. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Passed Senate State Affairs (9-0) 2/28/18. Passed Senate as amended (29-5) 3/6/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

HB 1305: Authorizing independent voters to vote in primaries if they chose a party designation for the purposes of primaries only.
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/7/18. Passed House State Affairs (10-2) 2/7/18. Failed to pass the House (29-37) 2/12/18.

HJR 1001: A resolution proposing and submitting to the voters of South Dakota, a state Constitutional measure which would removing the Legislature’s authority to set legislative salaries.  Instead, salaries for legislators during regular session would be equal to one-fifth of the most recent South Dakota median household income.
Status:  Introduced 1/9/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 1/24/18. Passed committee (9-3) 1/24/18. Amended on House floor to require the vote on this measure at the next general election. Passed House as amended (38-26) 1/25/18. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/21/18. Tabled (6-0) 2/26/18.


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