2018 Senate Bill Introductions

SB 7:  A bill limiting the amount of monetary contributions a candidate for statewide office, a candidate for legislative office, or a political party may receive from certain sources.
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/19/18. Committee passed (7-0) 1/19/18; referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (33-0) 1/22/18. Referred to House State Affairs 1/23/18. Passed House State Affairs (12-0) 2/26/18.  Passed House (64-0) 2/27/18. Signed by Governor 3/23/18.

SB 8: A bill establishing provisions on how campaign contribution limits will apply to certain aggregate contributions.
Status: Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/19/18. Committee passed (7-0) 1/19/18; referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (33-0) 1/22/18. Referred to House State Affairs 1/23/18. Passed House State Affairs (12-0) 2/26/18.  Amended by House on voice vote; Passed House (64-2) 2/28/18. Senate concurs in House amendments (32-0) 3/5/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

SB 9:  Requiring fiscal notes for certain initiated measures and initiated amendments to the State Constitution.
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/17/18. Passed committee (7-2) 1/17/18; referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (29-6) 1/18/18. Referred to House State Affairs 1/19/18. Passed House State Affairs (8-2) 2/23/18.  Passed House (58-9) 2/28/18. Signed by Governor 3/8/18.

SB 10:  Establishing a process to resolve conflicts caused by multiple initiated measures and/or constitutional amendments passing in the same year.
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/19/18. Committee passed (7-0) 1/19/18; referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (33-0) 1/22/18. Referred to House State Affairs 1/23/18. Passed House State Affairs (12-0) 2/23/18. Passed House (65-0) 2/26/18. Signed by Governor 3/6/18.

SB 11:  A bill revising the time limits for the submission of a ballot measure to the Legislative Research Council for review. 
Status: Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/19/18. Committee passed (6-1) 1/19/18; referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (30-3) 1/22/18. Referred to House State Affairs 1/23/18. Passed House State Affairs (12-0) 2/23/18. Passed House (67-0) 2/28/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

SB 25:  A bill to revise the fees for permits issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Program. 
Status:  Introduced 1/2/18. Referred to Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/25/18. Passed Committee (8-0) 1/23/18; referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (30-5) 1/24/18; referred to House Agriculture and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 2/6/18. Passed House Agriculture and Natural Resources (10-3) 2/6/18. Failed to Pass House (45-19); reconsideration of vote pending 2/20/18. Bill reconsidered by House; Passed House (51-14) 2/21/18. Signed by Governor 3/5/18.

SB 57:  A bill to revise the contractor’s excise tax by removing language applying it to power generation facilities under 10-45B-1.
Status:  Introduced 1/2/18. Referred to Senate Taxation 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/12/18. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-0) 1/12/18; referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (35-0) 1/16/18; referred to House Taxation. Set for hearing 1/23/18. Passed House Taxation (14-0) 1/23/18. Passed House (64-0) 1/24/18; sent to Governor. Signed by Governor 2/5/18.

SB 62:  A bill creating a new law requiring certain notification when a cyber breach occurs endangering personal information. It also provides for civil penalties that shall be imposed after an action brought by the Attorney General. 
Status:  Introduced 1/2/18. Referred to Senate Judiciary 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/16/18. Deferred and re-set for hearing 1/18/19. Re-set for hearing 1/23/18. Amended so that disclosure is not required if no harm occurred upon investigation. Passed Senate Judiciary as amended (7-0) 1/23/18. Passed Senate as amended (30-2) 1/25/18. Referred to House Judiciary 1/30/18. Set for hearing 2/21/18. Amended by House Judiciary and passed (13-0) 2/21/18. Passed House as amended (64-0) 2/27/18. Senate failed to concur with House amendments; conference committee appointed 3/7/18. House adopts Conference Committee Report (64-0) 3/8/18; Senate adopts Conference Committee Report (30-0) 3/8/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

SB 77:  A bill to revise the information needed in campaign finance disclosure statements submitted by ballot question committees.
Status:  Introduced 1/16/18. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 1/22/18. Amended regarding times of circulating ballot petitions; passed Senate State Affairs Committee (8-1) 1/22/18. Passed the Senate as amended (33-2) 1/24/18; referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Referred to 41st Legislative Day (8-4) 2/28/18.  Motion to reconsider made and passed (12-0); re-set for hearing 3/5/18. Hoghouse amendment introduced to bill declaring that the restrictions on “contributions” to ballot question committees under South Dakota Code 12-27-18 does not include donated goods or services. Amendment passed (12-0) 3/5/18. Passed House as amended (57-9) 3/6/18.  Senate failed to concur with House amendments; conference committee appointed 3/7/18. House adopts Conference Committee Report (56-9) 3/8/18; Senate adopts Conference Committee Report (31-1) 3/8/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

SB 84:  A bill to require that on any legal claim involving a political subdivision, that the settlement agreement of that claim is a public document. Further, the political subdivision is to prepare a summary of the claim and subsequent settlement; that document is also public. 
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to Senate Judiciary. Set for hearing 1/23/18. Deleted various portions of the bill and instead amended to state that no agency of the state or political subdivision may enter a settlement agreement with a third party for monetary damages or equitable relief in which the settlement agreement contains nondisclosure or requirements that the term remain confidential. Any such settlement agreement is a public record. Passed Senate Judiciary as amended (5-2) 1/23/18; referred to Senate floor. Amended to read that no state agency or political subdivision may enter into a settlement agreement that requires confidentiality or nondisclosure—except if the record of the settlement agreement is exempt from public records as in SDCL 1-27-1.5. Passed Senate as amended (21-13) 2/1/18. Referred to House Judiciary 2/2/18. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Deferred to 41st Legislative Day (10-3) 2/28/18.

SB 87:  A bill prohibiting any building, campus or park from banning firearms unless there is a trained security guard or metal detector.
Status:  Introduced 1/18/18; referred to Senate Judiciary. Hoghoused by committee and passed (4-2) 1/25/18; referred to Senate floor. Failed to Pass (16-19) 1/31/18.

SB 102: A bill changing the state law regarding gifts to public officials; it would change the definition of educational materials, making it more restrictive. 
Status:  Introduced 1/22/18. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/2/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (6-2) 2/2/18.

SB 113:  A bill revising energy savings contracts; sponsored by Johnson Controls.
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 1/30/18.  Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (4-2) 1/30/18.

SB 120:  Requiring a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees.
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 1/30/18.  Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (5-1) 1/30/18.

SB 124:  Provide for a felony for forging petition signatures or other petition fraud.
Status:  Introduced 1/23/18; referred to Senate Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/13/18. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Tabled by committee (6-3) 2/13/18.

SB 127:  A bill to change rulemaking in South Dakota to require information regarding the potential total of wind turbines at a site, the potential configurations of towers at a site, and the potential configuration of towers and poles for interconnection of a wind facility.
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 1/30/18. Re-set for hearing 2/20/18. Withdrawn at the Request of the Prime Sponsor 2/20/18.

SB 128:  Revising the law regarding the creation of a ballot measure committee when more than one ballot question is covered by the ballot measure committee.
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/7/18. Passed Senate (27-8) 2/12/18. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/18. Passed House State Affairs (12-0) 2/28/18. Passed House (64-0) 3/5/18. Signed by Governor 3/21/18.

SB 129:  Revising contribution limits that a candidate may receive in aggregate in one year from various persons/entities. 
Status:  Introduced 1/24/18; referred to Senate State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/7/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (7-2) 2/7/18.

SB 138: A bill revising allocations of wind tax revenue to and among school districts.
Status: Introduced 1/24/18; referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/1/18. Set for hearing 2/6/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (5-2) 2/6/18.

SB 192:  Amending public records law to provide that any information filed with a state agency, that is not required to be filed, does not constitute final statistical information or contains audit information, is NOT exempt from public records laws. It also clarifies that drafts, notes, recommendations and memoranda of political subdivision officials and employees are NOT public records. 
Status:  Introduced 2/1/18; referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 2/7/18. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (5-2) 2/7/18.

SJR1:  A resolution to submit a constitutional measure to the voters to change the State Constitution to require that at least 55 percent of the votes cast be in favor of a constitutional measure before it is considered “passed”.
Status:  Pre-filed 12/18/17. Referred to Senate State Affairs 1/9/18. Set for hearing 1/22/18. Passed Senate State Affairs Committee (6-2) 1/22/18. Referred to Senate floor. Passed Senate (26-9) 1/24/18; referred to House State Affairs. Passed House State Affairs (10-2) 2/26/18. Passed House (55-9) 2/27/18. Delivered to Secretary of State 3/7/18.  


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