Cracker barrels scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) Plan to attend in your town and ask the Senators to support SB 199

Friday, February 2, 2018

Feb. 3rd Cracker-barrel


Aberdeen Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:

In the Centennial Rooms at Northern State University from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m   

·         Saturday, February 3


Belle Fourche Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:

1 pm, Location To Be Determined

 Please verify location with Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce

·         Saturday, February 3

Canton Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:


Depot Viking Room at 600 West 5th St, 10 a.m.

·         Saturday, February 3

Chamberlain Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:

Chamberlain Community Center, 1 p.m.

·         Saturday, February 3

Huron Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:

At City Hall from 9 to 10 a.m.

·         Saturday, February 3

Kimball Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:

Kimball Fire Hall, 10 a.m.

·         Saturday, February 3

Sioux Falls Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:

In the Falls Room of the Holiday Inn City Centre beginning at 10 a.m.

·         Saturday, February 3

Sturgis Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:

Meade County Erskine Building 8:30 am - 10:00 am

·         Saturday, February 3rd

Yankton Legislative Cracker Barrel/Coffee:

In the Avera Professional Office Pavillion from 10 to 11 a.m.

·         Saturday, February 3

Talking Points for Legislators on Non-meandered Waters Bill

·         The bill passed at the special session opened some lakes, but it created other problems.

·         One big problem is that it allowed land owners to close off access to a public resource without any input by the public or a hearing , and we don’t think that’s fair

·         The new bill takes the section 8 lakes hearing process and makes it applicable to all non-meandered water to which there is public access.  WE WANT DUE PROCESS FOR CLOSING ACCESS TO A PUBLIC RESOURCE.  THAT’S FAIR.   The way we do that is through the petition process in the bill and a hearing in front of the GFP commission

o   Most uses of property or activities on land require a permit or a hearing (gravel pits, closing township roads, digging a well on property, obtaining a water right, etc…)

o   All we are asking for is to have an opportunity for ALL SIDES to say their piece to a neutral group to decide the issue. 

·         This bill recognizes “recreation” as a beneficial use.

·         We respect property owners and their rights, and their privacy.  There’s a 660 foot privacy/no wake zone that respects the landowner. 

·         The fact that some lakes are currently open doesn’t change the fact that somebody could close off access to a public resource without due process.  Closing township roads that provide access to non-meandered waters is a prime example.

·         We want consistency.  If a lake is closed to one, it should be closed to all.  The water is a public resource and if members of the public don’t get to use it, other folks should not be able to profit off public water.





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