Month: July, 2017

Legislative Daily Update

Friday, July 28, 2017
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Legislative Daily Update : Day 37 of 38
We were up there today, watching to the end.....I think we had a very good year! I want to thank Dave Nauman for his dedicated help and guidance daily!

I also want to thank each and everyone of you.....Without you we would not be the force we are....THANK YOU!!! Please look for future help we may need in the GFP Commission and again next year in the next Legislative Session!


HB = House Bill  SB = Senate Bill
SDWF comments on the Bill
Location of Bill and scheduled hearing of Bill
Link to actual Bill

House Bills:
Senate Bills:

HJR 1001 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to Article XXI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to hunting, fishing, trapping. SDWF is in favor of this HJR and we are looking forward to helping it pass and it being on our next ballot. House State Affairs passed to 41st day (DEAD)

HB 1094 Provides for transferring certain landowner hunting licenses. SDWF will oppose, the current lottery system guarantees anyone who applies for a hunting lic. has the equal opportunity to get one. It is not based on your economic ability to pay for a license to hunt the public's wildlife. 1-31-2017, Dies on House floor 16 yeas to 52 nays with 2 excused. (DEAD)

HB 1095 Revises certain provision regarding resident fishing possession limits. Amended to very strict bill.  Passed House  Passed Senate To Gov.

HB 1138 Revises certain provisions regarding lands owned by GFP. SDWF is opposed. GFP needs to remain as the landowner so they can pay propert taxes yearly of $1.3 million to Counties.
House Ag. Passed to 41st day. (DEAD)

HB 1150 Provides for the issuance of certain hunting licenses to non-resident military veterans at the resident rate. SDWF is monitoringPassed House To Senate Appropriations Tabled 7-2 (DEAD)
HB 1168  revises certain provisions regarding non-resident waterfowl licSDWF opposes it effectively doubles the hunting days that would actually be hunted. Turns 1 10 day license into 2 5 day lic.
House voted to kill  (DEAD)
HB 1177 Accommodate legislation regarding certain big game depredation. SDWF is monitoring very closely. House ag. Tabled requested by sponsor (DEAD)
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. SDWF supports this and thinks it is a important first step in helping clean SD waters. Passed Senate passed House To Gov. for his signature.
SB 114 Make an appropriation to GFP to provide for the purchase and land exchange of properties held by the Office of School and Public Lands and declare an emergency SDWF is reviewingWas Tabled (DEAD)

SB 123 Revises the area where certain nonresident waterfowl licences can be used. SDWF will oppose it if passed it will add Spink Co. to the limited area that non-resident waterfowl hunters can hunt. This is just another expansion where the non-resident waterfowl hunters can go.  Passed Senate, Passed House To the Gov.
SB 130 Revises provisions regarding the amount licensing agents may collect on the sale of certain license for GFP. SDWF will monitor.  Passed Senate House Ag, Amended and passed to full House

SB 133 Accommodates legislation regarding the Missouri River. SDWF is monitoring the Bill contains nothing but a title for some other related use yet to come.  Passed Senate Ag. Tabled (DEAD)
SB 139 Provide the permitting of waterfowl outfitters, and to dedicate fees and surcharges paid by waterfowl outfitters for use on certain game production areas. SDWF is opposed Senate will hoghouse and if passed will create 3000 new nonresident  3 day waterfowl lic. good on private land only. Senate defeated it 16 yeas to 19 nays

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Cracker Barrels & Coffees

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Aberdeen Legislative Cracker Barrels 

 February 4th - 10:00am to 12:00 noon

February 11th - 10:00am to 12:00 noon

February 25th - 10:00am to 12:00 noon

March 4th - 10:00am to 12:00 noon

Centennial Rooms of Northern State University


Alexandria Legislative Cracker Barrel

February 4th 10 am

Community Library



Avon  Legislative Cracker Barrel ,

February 25 9:00 am

Location TBD


Belle Fourche  Legislative Cracker Barrels

January 21st - 1pm to 3pm

American West Steakhouse

1807 5th Ave, Belle Forche


February 4th - 1pm to 3pm

Belle Fourche Country Club

               10941 SD Highway 34, Belle Fourche


Brandon  Legislative Cracker Barrel (Coffee)

 Feb. 25, 2016 - 9AM 

 3008 East Aspen Blvd.


Canton Legislative Cracker Barrel (Coffee)

Feb 4th, 10am - noon


Chamberlain  Legislative Cracker Barrel

February 11th - 1 pm

Chamberlain Community Center


Custer  Legislative Cracker Barrel 

Feb 4th, 2:30 pm -4:30 pm

Custer Senior Center


Gregory Legislative Cracker Barrel

February 11, 2017  at 10:00 a.m. at Gregory Lanes


Highmore Legislative Cracker Barrel

February 25th, 10 am

Hyde County Memorial Auditorium


Hill City Legislative Cracker Barrel 

Feb 4th,  noon

Little White Church


Huron Legislative Cracker Barrels (Coffee)

January 23rd - 9:00am

February 4th - 9:00am

February 25th - 9:00am

City Hall Commission Room


Kimball Legislative Cracker Barrel

 February 11th for 9am

Kimball Firehall


Lake Andes Legislative Cracker Barrel ,

February 25, 1:30 pm

Location TBD


 Madison Legislative Cracker Barrel (Coffee)

Legislative Preview - January 4th - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Madison High School Auditorium


 Mitchell  Legislative Cracker Barrels (Coffee)<data-blogger-escaped-o:p></data-blogger-escaped-o:p>

January 27th - 12:00 noon

February 17th - 12:00 noon

City Council Chambers


Newell Legislative Cracker Barrel

February 11th - 10 am

Newell City Hall


Onida Legislative Cracker Barrel

Friday, February 17th, 10 am

Sully Buttes High School Study Hall


 Piedmont  (Foothills Area) Legislative Cracker Barrel

February 11th - 2:00pm to 4:30pm 

American Legion

Legislators from districts 29 & 33 were invited


Platte Legislative Cracker Barrel 

February 11, 1:00 p.m. 

at Pizza Ranch.


 Pierre Legislative Cracker Barrels

January 21st - 9:00am to 10:30 am (CST)

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room


 Rapid City Legislative Cracker Barrels

January 21st - 9:00am to 11:00am

February 4th - 9:00am to 11:00am

February 25th - 9:00am to 11:00am

March 4th - 9:00am to 11:00am

THE 4 above CBs are at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, New Classroom Bldg. Rapid City 

The Rapid City Chamber will be insisting that questions be written down - you can no longer ask your own question, so you may wish to write it in advance.


February 18th - 9:00am to 11:30am

The 2/18/17 Cracker Barrel is at Outdoor Campus West, Rapid City 

The first  hour of Q & A prioritizes natural resource type questions (interpreted very broadly)

and second hour has no restriction of legislative question topic.

Legislators from districts 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34 and 35 were invited.


 Redfield Legislative Cracker Barrel (Coffee)

February 20th - 2:00pm

Historic CNW Train Depot


 Sioux Falls Legislative Coffees


February 6th - 10:00am

February 20th - 10:00am

February 27th - 10:00am

Ramada Hotel & Suites (north side of building)


Sisseton Legislative Cracker Barrel (Coffee)

 January 21st 

Sisseton High School


Spearfish Legislative Cracker Barrels


- 9:00-10:00 am

January 28th 

High Plains Western Heritage Center, 825 Heritage Dr, Spearfish, SD

February 25th, 2017

BHSU Joy Center


Sturgis Legislative Cracker Barrels 


January 21st - 8:30-10:00 am

February 4th -  9:30-10:00 am

County Office Building, Erskine Building


 Union Center LegislativeCracker Barrel


Feb 19th - 2 pm

Bull Creek Restaurant  - Union Center,


Vermillion Legislative Cracker Barrel (Coffee)

January 28th - 9:00am to 11:00am

March 4th -9:00am to 11:00am

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