Day 13 of 40

Monday, January 28, 2019

Legislative Daily Update: Day 13 of 40

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I missed one bill last week HB 1145 was introduced. I don’t understand the reason? The Gov. wants more habitat and this bill allows the haying of our road ditches earlier when the birds are on the nest.

HB 1054 passed the House and is now in Senate side.

SB 33 and HB 1073 are in House Ag.

HB 1031 passed both House and Senate.

When you are following the Legislation we are watching, and the bill is passed out of the original side that it was introduced in, we will move it to where the bill is currently being debated HB to Senate and Senate to the House side. Example below. HB 1031is now listed on the Senate side because it has passed the House.

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 1073: revise provisions regarding the killing of certain birds or animals from an aircraft. If passed would allow persons to check and locate for varmints and predators. House Ag. 745am, Rm 414

HB 1100: revise certain programs regarding landowner rights This bill is a carcass no language associated with bill. No hearing scheduled

HB 1101: revise certain programs regarding the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. This bill is a carcass no language associated with bill. No hearing scheduled

HB 1145: establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. We should not allow any mowing until after Pheasant and ducks are done nesting. The ROW provide a lot of birds. No hearing scheduled.


HB 1152: provide for the permitting of outfitters and guides. This bill is a carcass no language associated with bill. No hearing scheduled

HB 1159: repeal a provision that prohibits hunting mourning doves on public roads and highways. This bill is a good bill and SDWF will be supporting it. No hearing scheduled

HB 1162 provide for the expiration of certain statutory authority regarding the promulgation of rules by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. This bill is a very BAD bill, if passed would take all authority away from the GFP Commission. No hearing scheduled

SB 33: authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to sell and acquire certain real property. If passed it is to allow the SPL to buy and trade for access to larger land locked SPL lands. Passed Senate to House Ag, 1-29-19, 745 am, RM 414

Senate Bills:

SB 63: increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap if passed would increase those penalties for being convicted for second or third time to willful trespass. No Hearing Scheduled.

HB 1023: revise certain provisions regarding the sale and purchase of big game animal parts.  This removes one law and alters another one is a GFP bill, Passed House to Senate

HB 1024: authorize certain species of game fish to be used as baitIf passed would allow Lake Herring and Sunfish to be used as bait for cat fishing, Passed House to Senate


HB 1054: revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles. If passed would allow passengers and operator in a steering wheeled controlled UTV with seats, to have their guns loaded and not required to have them cased either. Passed House to the Senate



HB 1031: authorize certain wind and solar easements and leases by the commissioner of School and Public Lands. If passed would allow these types of projects onto public lands. The SD Constitution stipulates that the SPL must try to make as much money as they can to help fund our schools. Passed House passed Senate to Gov.’s desk


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Senate 773-3821

House 773-3851

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