Day 22 of 38

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Legislative Daily Update: Day 22 of 38

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HB 1106 passed House Ag this morning.

HB 1119 Passed Senate Ag. And placed on consent (no debate, unless a Senator asks to be removed from consent calendar)

HB 1217 passed to full Senate.

HB 1246 is scheduled for hearing on Wed.

HB 1257 is scheduled for hearing on Wed.

HB 1295 passed to 41st day and is dead

SB 24 just passed the Senate 26 yeas and 9 nays this keeps the 3 year sunset on HB 1001.



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 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.  Passed House to Senate Ag no Hearing Scheduled

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. House Ag Passed to full House

HB 1107 revise and repeal various provisions regarding the construction and maintenance of county and township highways and bridges. SDWF is monitoring Passed House to the Senate


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.  Passed House to Senate Ag. To Senate Consent

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.  House State Affairs, Amended and passed to full House.

HB 1148 revise certain provisions regarding the eligibility to serve on the Game, Fish, and Parks Commission SDWF is monitoring Passed full House to the Senate Ag, Placed on consent

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

SDWF supports this Legislation. House passed ,Senate Ag, Passed to full Senate. 

HB 1219 revise certain provisions regarding the use of night vision equipment in hunting Passed House to Senate

HB 1246 revise certain provisions regarding restricting recreational use on inundated private property. This is a very bad bill, it would allow the landowner of a MEANDERED lake that has expanded out of its meandered boundary to close the public’s water. This would affect lakes like Bitter, Waubay there seems to be no end? House State Affairs, Wed. hearing set.

HB 1257 provide for the abandonment of certain highways by townships and counties SDWF is monitoring Scheduled for hearing on Wed.

Senate Bills:

SB 24 extend the effective date of certain provisions regarding the recreational use of meandered water. SDWF does not support the extension, we support passing equitable and fair water law. Passed Senate to House


SB 137 revise certain provisions regarding the minimum hunting age SDWF monitoring Senate Amended and passed to full House.


SB 170 direct the implementation of the requirements of certain provisions regarding non meandered watersNo Hearing Scheduled

SB 211 create a Legislative Water Management Committee. SDWF monitoring



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 Passed Senate to Gov. 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 Passed Senate to Gov.

HB 1295 revise certain provisions regarding the eligibility to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission SDWF is opposed we would like to see it stay here it is 3 west river 5 east river based on SD population numbers Senate Ag passed to 41st day (Dead)

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 Passed to 41st day (Dead)

SB 199 revise certain provisions regarding nonmeandered waters. SDWF supports the sportsmen/women’s compromise Passed Senate Ag failed Senate vote to calendar


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