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#SDLegUpdate Thursday, February 16 Committees   House Agriculture and Natural Resources 8:30 Yes! ?? :::: HB 1204     authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. The Committee on State Affairs   Senate Education 7:45 Taking away power from school boards::::: SB 177     revise certain provisions regarding the participation of home school students in certain interscholastic activities. The… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate #CalltoAction (see below)   Wednesday, February 15   House Education 7:45 am Anti- labor union::::: HB 1184     exempt certain persons working in postsecondary technical institutes from collective bargaining provisions.   House State Affairs 7:45 am HB 1141     provide for a legislative task force to consider certain legislation proposed to revise provisions regarding the initiative and referendum… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate   Tuesday, February 14   Senate Education 7:45 am SB 85     provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests   Senate Judiciary 8am SB 95     add cannabidiol to the list of Schedule IV controlled substances and to exclude it from the definition of marijuana. SB 157     create an exception… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Monday, February 13   House Education 7:45 I think this is a “right to work” bill, anti-union:::::: HB 1184     exempt certain persons working in postsecondary technical institutes from collective bargaining provisions.   HB 1196     lower the compulsory attendance age for school attendance   HB 1133     require each school district to adopt a plan to provide for students… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Thursday, February 9  Committees   House Agriculture and Natural Resources 7:45 am ::::My Father-in-Law, Dan Forgey, will have 8 minutes to speak about Cover Crops and wining the Leopold Award. 2016 Leopold Award Winner A presentation by the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award winner- Cronin Farms, Gettsyburg, SD   Puppy Mill bill::::::: HB 1159     revise certain… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Wednesday, February 8 House and Senate Floor agendas, bills of interest   House Agenda 2pm HB 1156    (Deferred from 18th LD) allow a concealed pistol in the capitol with an enhanced concealed pistol permit. HJR 1002    (Deferred from 18th LD) To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Wednesday, February 8  Committees #calltoaction  see below   House Education 7:45 am Good autism bill:::: HB 1133     require each school district to adopt a plan to provide for students with specific learning disabilities. Representatives DiSanto, Ahlers, Brunner, Campbell, Clark, Frye-Mueller, Goodwin, Greenfield (Lana), Haggar, Haugaard, Heinemann, Holmes, Howard, Kaiser, Marty, May, McCleerey, McPherson, Pischke, Qualm,… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Tuesday, February 7   House Agriculture and Natural Resources 7:45 am I am looking into this bill:::::: HB 1138     revise certain provisions regarding lands owned by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.  Representatives Marty, Brunner, Campbell, Goodwin, Livermont, and May and Senators Jensen (Phil) and Nelson   House Taxation 7:45 am HB 1119     lower the… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Monday, February 6, 2017 #CallToAction a lot of bad bills up in committees!! Please read all the way through   House Education 7:45 am BAD::: SB 55 would permit the teaching of non-scientific ideas and opinions — like climate change denialism — in science classes Please contact the following members of the committee and… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Friday, February 3   House Education 7:45am A couple Home School bills HB 1122     clarify certain provisions regarding the process to be excused from public school attendance. Representatives Peterson (Sue), Brunner, Dennert, Haggar, Howard, and Jamison and Senators Klumb, Cronin, Jensen (Phil), Monroe, and Stalzer HB 1123     revise certain provisions regarding the participation of home school… Read More