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Feb. 20 South Dakota Billwatch

February 20, 2014   ·   By   ·   0 Comments

Pierre, South DakotaThese are some of the interesting bills on the docket for today in the South Dakota Legislature. Some bills up for consideration yesterday were deferred and are scheduled to be heard today.

Among today’s bills of note is one to reduce the state government’s reliance on video lottery revenue, prohibiting abortions due to Down syndrome, dismemberment abortions, election-related issues, petitioning for an audit of the Federal Reserve, rules governing ObamaCare navigators, Common Core education standards and more.

Date Committee/Chamber Bill Title
2/20
7:45 AM
House Taxation HB 1227 reduce state government reliance on video lottery proceeds, to revise the distribution of video lottery proceeds, and to dedicate certain deposits and income from the education enhancement trust fund.
2/20
7:45 AM
House Health and Human Services HB 1240 prohibit the performance of abortions due to Down syndrome and to provide a penalty therefor.
2/20
7:45 AM
House Health and Human Services HB 1241 prohibit the dismemberment or decapitation of certain living unborn children and to provide penalties therefore.
2/20
10:00 AM
House Local Government HB 1096 revise certain provisions concerning the campaign signs on the premises of nonpublicly-owned buildings.
2/20
10:00 AM
House Local Government HB 1164 revise who may sign a petition for political candidates of a party.
2/20
10:00 AM
Senate Commerce and Energy HCR 1007 Petitioning Congress to provide for an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank.
2/20
10:00 AM
Senate Commerce and Energy SB 120 provide for the registration and administration of navigators under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to declare an emergency.
2/20
2:00 PM
House of Representatives HB 1150 require that the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States be recited at the start of each school day in every public school classroom.
2/20
2:00 PM
Senate SB 1 provide for the selection of the chair and vice chair of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council, to provide for the year-round governance of the Legislative Research Council by the Executive Board, to provide for the term of each constituted Executive Board, and to provide for continuity of board membership.
2/20
2:00 PM
Senate SB 13 make use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving a commercial motor vehicle a serious traffic violation and to update certain references to federal regulations regarding the issuance of commercial driver licenses.
2/20
2:00 PM
House of Representatives SB 63 protect the privacy of the records of individual students.
2/20
2:00 PM
House of Representatives SB 64 require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards.

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force, a political writer for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for nearly 20 years, including a Tea Party leader and organizer since 2009. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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