House Bill Introductions

HB 1028: A bill to revise the notice and petition requirements for the issuance of a water right permit; adds additional notice/statement requirements.
Status: Introduced 1/9/21; referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/26/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (12-1) 1/26/21. Passed House (49-21) 1/27/21. Referred to Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 2/9/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (4-3) 2/9/21. Passed Senate (24-11) 2/10/21. Signed by Governor 2/22/21.

HB 1046: A bill relieving businesses or others from liability for an exposure to COVID-19, unless the exposure was intentional.
Status: Introduced 1/9/21; referred 1/13/21 to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 1/24/21. Passed committee as amended (12-1) 1/22/21. Passed House as amended (60-10) 1/26/21. Referred to Senate Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/4/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (5-0) 2/4/21. Passed Senate as amended (29-3) 2/8/21. Signed by Governor 2/17/21.

HB 1050: A bill to revise legal publication requirements; increasing fees and guarantee yearly fee increases.
Status: Introduced 1/14/21. Referred to House Local Government. Hearing set 1/21/21. Passed committee as amended (8-5) 1/21/21. Failed to Pass House (29-41) 2/3/21.

HB 1054: A bill that would require supporters of ballot measures to amend the state constitution pay for and provide full copies of the initiated measures to voters.
Status: Introduced 1/14/21; referred to State Affairs. Failed to pass committee (6-7) 1/25/21. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (10-3).

HB 1062: A bill to require the sponsor of an initiated amendment to the state Constitution to reimburse the Office of Attorney General for the cost of defending any lawsuit challenging the amendment under certain conditions. Withdrawn at the prime sponsor’s request 1/26/21.
Status: Introduced 1/15/21. Referred to House Judiciary. Withdrawn at Request of Prime Sponsor.

HB 1066: A bill to limit a school district’s ability to transfer revenue from wind generation taxes from the general fund into a capital projects fund.
Status: Introduced 1/19/21. Referred to House Education. Set for hearing 1/27/21. Hearing re-set for 2/3/21. Deferred to a later day for committee hearing. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (14-0) 2/10/21. Passed House (68-0) 2/16/21. Referred to Senate Education. Set for hearing 2/23/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-1) 2/23/21. Passed Senate (35-0) 2/23/21. Signed by Governor 3/3/21.

HB 1089: A bill clarifying that records pertaining to security and public safety are exempt from open meetings and public record requirements.
Status: Introduced 1/25/21. Referred to House Judiciary 1/26/21. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/5/21. Deferred to non-existent 41st Legislative Day (11-2) 2/5/21.

HB 1117: A bill requiring all instructions for public participation for a virtual/teleconference meeting must be posted with the agenda and all other required documents on-line.
Status: Introduced 1/27/21; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/4/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (7-6) 2/4/21. Failed to Pass House as amended (11-57) 2/8/21.

HB 1120: A bill setting up a central website for the state of South Dakota for political subdivisions to post meeting notices.
Status: Introduced 1/27/21; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/4/21. Set for hearing 2/11/21. Tabled 2/11/21.

HB 1127: A bill to clarify that public meetings via web/teleconference may take votes via voice vote. If a member votes in the negative, though, a roll call vote must be taken then.
Status: Introduced 1/28/21; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/4/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (12-1) 2/4/21. Passed House (50-18) 2/8/21. Referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 3/3/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-1) 3/3/21. Passed Senate (33-0) 3/4/21. Signed by Governor 3/18/21.

HB 1128: A bill requiring that notifications of meetings include the most recent version of a proposed agenda, public documents and be readable/accessible to the public for at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Status: Introduced 1/28/21; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/11/21. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (11-1) 2/11/21.

HB 1129: A bill requiring virtual/teleconference meetings to be visually recorded, archived, and placed on a public website.
Status: Introduced 1/28/21; referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/11/21. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (11-1) 2/11/21.

HB 1143: A bill to allow second- and third-class cities to offer a rebate of municipal property taxes as an economic development tool.
Status: Introduced 1/28/21. Referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/9/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (12-1) 2/9/21. Passed House (58-10) 2/10/21. Referred to Senate Local Government. Set for hearing 3/3/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-1) 3/3/21. Passed Senate (32-1) 3/4/21. Signed by Governor 3/18/21.

HB 1191: A bill to provide for an expedited process for disputes between political subdivisions in the state.
Status: Introduced 1/29/21. Referred to House Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/10/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (11-0) 2/10/21. Passed House (68-0) 2/11/21. Referred to Senate Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/25/21. Re-set for hearing 3/2/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (7-0) 3/2/21. Passed Senate (33-2) 3/8/21. House concurred with Senate amendments (67-0) 3/9/21. Signed by Governor 3/18/21.

HB 1210: To fund a new bioproducts facility at the research park in Brookings.
Status: Introduced 2/3/21. Referred to House Agriculture and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 2/18/21. Passed (11-0) 2/18/21; re-referred to Appropriations committee. Set for hearing 2/22/21. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (6-3) 2/23/21. Passed House as amended (47-19) 2/25/21. Referred to Senate Appropriations. Set for hearing 3/3/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (8-0) 3/3/21. Passed Senate (32-0) 3/4/21. Signed by Governor 3/10/21.

HB 1227: The Secretary of State’s office and any county auditor shall provide upon request a list of voters who have requested an absentee ballot; or a list of voters who have requested, received or returned an absentee ballot.
Status: Introduced 2/3/21. Referred to House Local Government. Withdrawn by Prime Sponsor 2/10/21.

HB 1229: A bill to set up fees for third parties to receive voter registration lists or files.
Status: Introduced 2/3/21. Referred to House Local Government. Set for hearing 2/16/21. Set for hearing 2/18/21. Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day (10-3) 2/18/21.

HB 1249: A bill to require that fiscal notes issued on initiated measures shall cover the costs for the first five years.
Status: Introduced 2/3/21. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 2/10/21. Tabled (13-0) 2/10/21.

HJR 5002: A resolution to place a measure on the next general election ballot that — if passed — would allow appointments to fill legislative vacancies of the same party affiliation of the person vacating the office.
Status: Introduced 1/25/21. Referred to House State Affairs 1/26/21. Set for hearing 2/1/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (8-5) 2/1/21. Failed to Pass (23-46) 2/2/21.

HCR 6010: A resolution calling on President Biden and Congress to support policies that protect the affordability and reliability of the electric power sector.
Status: Introduced 2/23/21. Adopted by House (60-7) 2/24/21. Set for hearing 3/2/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (8-1) 3/2/21. Senate concurred in Resolution (32-3) 3/3/21.

HR 7001: A resolution impeaching the attorney general of the state for certain crimes or misdemeanors in office.
Status: Introduced 2/23/21. Referred to House State Affairs. Set for hearing 3/3/21. Amended to allow the state legislature to take the resolution up after the underlying criminal case is resolved. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (13-0) 3/3/21. House adopts Resolution as amended (57-11) 3/8/21.


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