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#SDLegUpdate Thursday, Feb 2 Senate Ag and Natural Resources Ag people, buffer strip bill SB 66     specifically classify certain agricultural land as riparian buffer strips, to establish the criteria for the riparian buffer strip classification, and to provide for the taxation thereof. The Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources at the request of the Office of… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Wednesday, Feb 1 House State Affairs, 7:45 am, room 414 :::::HB 1052     provide certain protections for public employees who report violations of law. Representatives Haggar, DiSanto, Latterell, and Rhoden and Senators Curd, Ewing, Langer, Netherton, and Novstrup :::: (this bill helps) HB 1071     require the approval of the Legislature before any high level nuclear waste may… Read More

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#SDLegUpdate Tuesday, Jan 31 #CalltoAction Senate Education, 7:45 am, room 423 :::::SB 115     ensure student privacy in public school locker rooms, shower rooms, and changing facilities by restricting certain access. Senator Russell and Representative Brunner   Senate Judiciary, 8am room 413 ::::: SB 89     provide certain provisions regarding liability against public entities that prohibit firearms… Read More

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  House State Affairs 7:45am HB 1034     establish certain fees for receiving electronic files of petitions, to revise certain provisions concerning filing petitions and other documents, and to revise certain provisions concerning elections and voting.   Senate State Affairs 10am SB 67     revise the method used to calculate the petition signatures to place initiated measures on the… Read More

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South Dakota Legislative Update #SDLegUpdate Tuesday January 24 #CalltoAction (see below)   :::If you are concerned: House Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion 3:00 PM or 15 minutes after adjournment Consideration of possible violations of the Legislative Code of Conduct by Rep. Mathew Wollmann   #CalltoAction #ActionAlert :::Senate Education Room:    Room 423 Date:    Tuesday, January 24, 2017… Read More

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South Dakota Legislative Update #SDLegUpdate #CalltoAction (see below) Monday January 23 :::House State Affairs 7:45 am HB 1005 require the Legislative Planning Committee to provide oversight to the Board of Regents on issues relating to the university centers. Representatives Conzet and Bordeaux and Senators Cammack and Haverly at the request of the Legislative Planning Committee… Read More

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http://dakotafreepress.com/2017/01/19/senate-rushing-sb-59-attack-on-initiative-to-committee-friday/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook   Senate Rushing SB 59 Attack on Initiative to Committee Friday Posted 2017-01-19 08:53 by caheidelberger 20 Comments As the South Dakota Legislature collapses into the ethical chaos of a sex scandal, Republican leaders are fast-tracking the first bill in their attack voters’ right to legislate. Senate Bill 59, the Legislature’s unconstitutional attempt to delay enactment of voter-approved… Read More

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Thursday morning at 8am Senate Judiciary will hear Jackley’s bill SB 27 prohibit certain direct conflicts of interest by public officials and to provide a penalty therefor. This is a good step and might be an interesting listen. Friday 7:45 am House State Affairs The State Board of Elections has a couple bills on petitions… Read More