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House Bill 1045 from the House Commerce Committee;
from the House Education Committee;
1009 from the House Local Government Committee and
1010 from the House Local Government Committee; and the Governor's
Corrections symposium this afternoon.
1/22/03 Statehouse Program
Features in the Senate Taxation Committee:
which would require retailers to electronically file their sales and
contractor's excise tax returns and also pay them electronically
In the Senate Health and Human Services Committee:
which would require an inventory of parenting programs and establish
a volunteer mentor program for parents
In the House Transportation Committee:
HB 1023 which would revise reporting requirements on boat and
In the House Judiciary Committee:
HB 1048, which would make threatening court officers and their
designees a crime; and
HB 1054 which would require background checks for State Bar
Also covered will be the Chief Justice's
speech yesterday as well as coverage from this afternoon's House
1/23/03 Statehouse Program A trio of bills from the Senate Education
Committee: SB 38, requiring the state's participation in the national assessment
of educational progress; SB 39 revising the assessments required in schools; and
SB 40, establishing a statewide accountability system for public schools.
From the House Education Committee:
HB 1042, revising
the requirements of open enrollment
We will also feature highlights of a presentation given to the House Education
Committee regarding educational technology in the state.
Tomorrow's edition will feature highlights of floor action from today as well as
edited comments from the Friday morning press conferences.
1/24/03 Statehouse Program
FIRST, SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM YESTERDAY'S SENATE
SESSION WHERE THE TOPIC OF FIREWORKS CAME UP IN THE FORM OF
SENATE BILL 23. THE
PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD ALLOW EXPAND THE TIME WHICH COULD PROHIBIT FIREWORKS
DISPLAYS. SENATOR KOOISTRA STATED THAT THE BILL WAS GOOD LEGISLATION.
MOST SENATORS AGREED WITH SENATOR KOOISTRA AND SENT THE BILL OVER TO THE HOUSE
WITH A TWENTY EIGHT TO SIX VOTE.
ANOTHER BILL WHICH CAME UP FOR DEBATE YESTERDAY IN THE SENATE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO
TAKE CARE OF THE STATE'S GROWING MOUNTAIN LION POPULATION. SENATOR DUENWALD
BEGAN THE DEBATE WITH SOME BACKGROUND ON THE PROBLEM.
SB 27 Mountain Lions
as Big Game passed 27-7
AROUND THE CAPITOL BUILDING LEGISLATORS ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LIGHT LOAD OF
BILLS IN COMMITTEE€ THIS MORNING THE SENATE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DEFERRED ALL
THREE BILLS ON THEIR AGENDA UNTIL NEXT WEEK€ THOUGH THEY TOOK SOME TIME TO HEAR
TESTIMONY FROM OUT OF TOWN VISITORS ON SENATE BILL 58, ESTABLISH A VALUE ADDED
TOURISM SUBFUND€ SB 58.
Plus coverage of the morning press briefings.
1/27/03 Statehouse Program
We will have coverage from the Senate Local
Government Committee. First up -
SB 57 which will
provide for the temporary replacement of certain elected officials called for
active duty in the armed forces.
Also HB 1007 which
revises certain provisions relating to municipal initiatives and referendums.
This bill was introduced by the Secretary of State Chris Nelson.
Also included in tonight's program is footage from the House State Affairs
HB 1003, which was
introduced by Rep. Mel Olson would clarify the approval authority for local
accounts of the state treasurer and state auditor.
HB 1069 was
introduced to the committee at the request of the Governor. This bill revises
certain provisions regarding the petroleum release compensation fund and the
state highway fund and to declare an emergency.
House Bill 1075 was the last bill heard today in committee. This measure would
make Rodeo the official sport of South Dakota.
Across the hall in Senate Health and Human Services was
SB 20, introduced by
the Department of Social Services. This measure would authorize the Dept. of
Social Services to enter into alternative arrangements for the payment of child
Also covered was House and Senate Floor actions.
In the Senate was SB 34
- revise certain provisions regarding temporary venders maintaining records for
sales tax collections purposes and to provide a penalty for failure to comply
with certain record keeping requirements.
SB 2, which was
removed from the consent calendar would revise the audit requirements for state
agencies and to clarify the frequency and scope of certain audits performed by
the Department of Legislative Audit.
SB 39 - Revise the
assessments required in public schools, the grades to be assessed and to declare
SB 3, revise the
convention facility on-sale alcoholic beverage license requirements.
SB 21 Revise the
requirements for service of a notice of entry in an action involving abuse and
SB 40 establish a
statewide accountability system for public schools
On the House Floor
HB 1008 - revise
certain provisions concerning campaign contributions and reports.
HB 1010 permit
voter registration on the internet
HB 1058 - prohibit
discrimination against certain health care providers by health insurers.
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Senate State Affairs Committee
SB 33, revise
certain provisions relating to telemarketing
SB 41 provide for
the creation of a no solicitation calls list for persons wishing not to receive
unsolicited telephone calls, to create a telephone solicitation account and to
fees and civil penalties.
SB 58 establish the
value added tourism sub fund and to provide for its funding and
SB 76 bring the
state into compliance with the Streamline Sales Tax Agreement.
HOUSE JUDICIARY - SB 22
authorize a parent to appear in person, by counsel or by telephone for ;a
hearing to voluntarily terminate parental rights.
HB 1057 provide
victims of crimes the right to copies of certain law enforcement reports.
HB 1086 revise the
exception for a patients privilege on confidential communications
with physicians and psychotherapists.
HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS -
HB 1002 Require DOC to seek membership in the Performance-Based Standards
SB 31 Clarify the
immunity from personal liability of certain persons discharging their
responsibilities under the higher education savings plan and to provide for
holding them harmless under such circumstances.
SB 32 exempt the
higher education savings program accounts from certain claims of creditors.
SB 8 reconstitute the
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act Advisory Group and to revise it's authority
SB 60 Revise certain
provisions relating to child custody and to provide for a shared parenting plan.
We will also be in the House and Senate Chambers covering afternoon debates.
1/30/03 Statehouse Program
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
provide for the certification of school administrators
revise certain provisions regarding reduced tuition for state
reward certain eligible teachers for performance.
Adjust school district boundaries
increase the amount of money school boards can keep in their petty
repeal the limit on credit hours for some students
HOUSE AG AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
give counties authority to prohibit the use of fireworks during
extreme fire danger.
classify mountain lions as big game and to allow the use of dogs in
hunting mountain lions
require the GF& P to receive approval from the Legislature before
buying certain land.
HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
revise previsions relating to energy savings contracts
revise the publications of advertisements for bids
revise certain provisions relating to annual elections, conflicts of
interest and dissolution of road districts.
define the premises of a licensee that may be issues on on-sale
license outside a municipality.
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- REQUIRE HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND TO LIMIT THE USE OF
UNQUALIFIED SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS.
ESTABLISH A NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM.
- PERMIT HOME SCHOOL STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN HIGH SCHOOL
- REPEAL THE LIMIT ON CREDIT HOURS FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS.
SENATE AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
- PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF CERTAIN GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT
- ESTABLISH THE HUNTERS WELCOME PROGRAM.
PLUS HOUSE AND SENATE FLOOR DEBATE.
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