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Legislative Daily Update: Day 12 of 37

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There will be no session on Friday and Monday, next Leg day will be Tues. Feb. 4

On Tues. SB 75 will have its first hearing 10 am Senate Ag.

Today we seen HB 1121, 1181, 1184, 1200, and SB 79 and SB 124 introduced.

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 1059 revise certain provisions regarding hunting with drones. SDWF supports, it looks like they forgot some language in original bill. No Hearing scheduled,

HB 1071 revise provisions regarding surface water quality complaints. SDWF supports  No Hearing scheduled

HB 1095 revise requirements regarding hunting mentors SDWF supports, it appears to allow any adult to be a mentor resident or not No hearing scheduled

HB 1111 revise provisions regarding the qualifications to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. SDWF supports, if passed it would require each Commission candidate to show proof of criteria to serve as a Commissioner. No hearing scheduled

HB 1121 establish immunity from liability for the inherent risks of campingSDWF is reading bill, No hearing scheduled

HB 1181 revise certain provisions regarding bounties for coyotes. SDWF monitoring No hearing Scheduled

HB 1184 provide limited deer and antelope licenses to landowners. SDWF is reading bill No hearing scheduled

HB 1200 establish dates for the mowing of ditches on the state trunk highway system. SDWF is reading bill No hearing scheduled

Senate Bills:

SB 75 provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses. SDWF supports, and has been working on the language of this bill with the sponsor and support the bill in its current form. Hearing; Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources, Room 412,Tuesday, February 4, 2020
10:00 AM

SB 79 modify provisions regarding the building of fences across certain unimproved highways SDWF reading bill, No hearing scheduled

SB 124 to revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans. SDWF will monitor No hearing scheduled


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