Day 11 of 38
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Legislative Daily Update: Day 11 of 38
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HB 1081 passed out of House State Affairs with one dissenting vote. Thank You Dave Lust! There were two new bills introduced today HB 1148, SB 137 and HJR 1005 which is a vote to a Constitutional Amendment to guarantee hunting, fishing and trapping to be put on the ballot for a vote by the people.
HB = House Bill SB = Senate Bill
SDWF comments on the Bill
Location of Bill and scheduled hearing of Bill
Link to actual Bill
HB 1081 extend the effective date of certain provisions regarding the recreational use of nonmeandered water. SDWF is opposed, The Leg. needs to pass fair and equitable Legislation for water in SD. 1-24-2018 Passed House State Affairs, to full House
HB 1106 authorize hunting preference points to be granted to persons age ten years or older This would allow 10-11 year olds to purchase preference points to use when they get old enough to get into the regular drawing for big game tags. . No Hearing Scheduled
HB 1107 revise and repeal various provisions regarding the construction and maintenance of county and township highways and bridges. SDWF is monitoring. 1-25-2018 Hearing Scheduled, House Transportation, 10 am Rm 415
HB 1119 revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. This is a good bill if passed would allow County Commissioners to expand the riparian buffer strips legislation and where it is applicable and able to be used. No Hearing Scheduled
HB 1140 revise certain provisions regarding access to public water. SDWF Supports, if passed would help stop the closing of access to water and public hunting areas in the state. No Hearing Scheduled
HB 1148 revise certain provisions regarding the eligibility to serve on the Game, Fish, and Parks Commission No Hearing scheduled
HJR 1005 Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to fishing, hunting, and trapping. No Hearing Scheduled
SB 24 extend the effective date of certain provisions regarding the recreational use of nonmeandering water. SDWF does not support the extension, we support passing equitable and fair water law. Passed Senate Ag, to full Senate
SB 137 revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age No Hearing scheduled
HB 1046 allow certain resident farmers or ranchers to receive a big game license during the Black Hills deer season. This is a GFP Bill, it would establish a landowner preference tag for landowners in the Black Hills. SDWF supports Passed House to Senate
HB 1047 revise certain provisions defining fur-bearing animals. GFP Bill it adds River Otter and Fisher to fur bearers list. SDWF supports Passed House to Senate
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Categories: 2018 Legislative Bills