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Legislative Daily Update Day: Day 34 of 38


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HB 1010;  revise certain provisions relating to the development of park and recreational improvements on lands leased to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.This is a rule and language clean-up Bill requested by GFP  Hearing; Passed  House Passed Senate Signed by Gov.

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1010&Session=2016

HB 1011; repeal certain obsolete and unnecessary statutes concerning game preserves and refuges. GFP requested law Hearing;  Passed House to Passed  Senate Signed by Gov.

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1011&Session=2016

HB 1024; make an appropriation for the maintenance and repair of state owned dams and to declare an emergency.   SD needs to keep up the maintenance of our dams. ,  Passed Joint Appropriations to Senate passed Senate Signed by Gov.

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1024&Session=2016

 HB 1075 revise the area for certain open units where nonresident waterfowl licenses are issued. This is a Bill we will oppose Rep. Wermers 2 years ago he could not get what he wanted from the Leg. So he introduced a Bill that GFP Commission take over the issue, which passed, last year SDWF and many others including the Rep.  sat on a working group and had several meetings the outcome of those meetings and GFP Commission didn't support his idea of adding the 5 Counties named in this Leg.. Now he is trying it again through the Leg. process but these additional areas are not restricted to private lands only as the other Counties Rep. Wermers included public lands, this Bill maybe be up Tuesday of next week in House Ag. will know tomorrow. Passed House to Passed Senate to Gov. for sig.

HB 1082codify the list of navigable streams requiring gates. SDWF monitoring, Changes Rules into Codified Law, no change in restrictions or laws. Passed House Passed Senate Signed by Gov.

HB 1106 exempt certain trees from requirements related to the removal of vegetation and debris from township road rights-of-way and to extend general immunity from certain civil liability for trees located in the township road right-of-way. SDWF Supports, Died in House Local Govt. http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1106&Session=2016


HB 1109 exempt from liability persons who voluntarily maintain certain no maintenance roads. SDWF Monitoring Sponsor withdrew DEAD http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1109&Session=2016


HB 1115: revise the number of special nonresident waterfowl licenses that may be issued for certain open units. SDWF Opposes  Passed House Ag 2-2-2016 to Failed in House  http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1115&Session=2016


HB 1140 Zoning changes in Counties, To Gov for Sig.

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1140&Session=2016


HB 1151require legislative approval of certain land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Very similar to SB 56 that was defeated in Senate State Affairs yesterday, SDWF Opposes, no willing landowner (seller) should have to wait up to a year for a decision on a land purchase. Full House Failed to Pass 24 nays to 44 yeas (DEAD) http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1151&Session=2016


HB 1178 authorize township boards to prohibit the operation of certain off-road vehicles along township highways. SDWF opposes  Sponsor withdrew DEAD

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1178&Session=2016


HB 1180 limit the terms of certain conservation easements SDWF opposes Perpetual Easements is a very important tool that should be available on a voluntary type arrangement good for some but not for all, by choice of the landowner. Failed House   DEAD

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1180&Session=2016 


HB 1199 revise certain provisions regarding the minimum age to procure hunting and fishing license SDWF Opposes House Ag killed

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1199&Session=2016


HB 1200 require the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for an earlier archery deer hunting season. SDWF Opposes House Ag, Killed

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1200&Session=2016


HB 1206 authorize the use of handguns in the hunting of game birds. SDWF Opposes Failed on House Floor (DEAD)

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1206&Session=2016


SB 4provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. SDWF supports this Legislation, grass guys need a break on their taxes to keep grass in grass and not converted to crops. Tabeled by Senate Ag DEAD http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=4&Session=2016


SB 56; require legislative approval of all land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and ParksSDWF will oppose  Sponsor withdrew the Bill DEAD http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=56&Session=2016


SB 58 revise certain restrictions for the use of night-vision equipment for hunting under certain conditions.  SDWF is monitoring, This Bill if passed will allow up to 2 people to shoot predators skunks, raccoon,at night with either a spotlight or night vision WITH the landowner or tenant present and would allow rifles under .225 cal used along with shotguns, Up to 2 people shooting in the dark with a .223 rifle is that safe? Passed Senate passed House to Gov.

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=58&Session=2016


SB 71revise the provisions regarding the issuance of small game licenses and fishing licenses to certain veterans at reduced fees and to authorize certain nonresident veterans to get nonresident small game licenses at a reduced fee. SDWF Monitoring Passed Senate to Passed House too Gov. desk http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=71&Session=2016


SB 78 deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting.SDWF will oppose, why should the public pay to use public land? 2-4-2016, Senate Failed to pass DEAD http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?File=SB78P.htm&Session=2016


SB 80 limit certain liability for hosts of fishing tournaments. SDWF Monitoring  Passed Senate Passed House to Gov. http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=80&Session=2016


SB 107 clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting, SDWF Monitoring, takes away private property rights to allow or give permission to hunt the road ROW with in the 660 ft safety zone Passed Passed full Senate Passed  House  to Gov. for sig. 

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=107&Session=2016



SB 136 permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland. SDWF Supporting Passed Senate Passed House to Gov.

http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=136&Session=2016