Day 13 of 38

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Legislative Daily Update: Day 13 of 38

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There was no new Legislation introduced today that we will be following. The end of this week marks the timeline that all bills need to be introduced by Legislators.

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:

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 Passed House Transportation, to full House

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 House Ag. Passed to full House

HB 1217repeal a provision that prohibits hunting of mourning doves on certain property.

No Hearing Scheduled 

HB 1219 revise certain provisions regarding the use of night vision equipment in huntingNo 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 trappingNo Hearing Scheduled

Senate Bills:

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

SB 170 direct the implementation of the requirements of certain provisions regarding nonmeandered watersNo 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

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 to Senate






How to contact your Legislator:

Go to this will pull up all members of the House and Senate simply click on the Legislator you want your message sent to and create or paste your message.

If you do not know who your Legislator is go to this link:

Or call and leave a message with the pages; tell them who message is for, the message, who you are. The page will deliver your phone message to their desk

Senate 773-3821

House 773-3851

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Please include your name, number and address on all messages sent to your Legislators.



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Categories: 2018 Legislative Bills


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