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Legislative Updates from the South Dakota Farm Bureau

Michael Held, South Dakota Farm Bureau's lobbyist, is at the Capitol representing our members during the Legislative Session. 

Contact for Questions:

Michael Held, SDFB Lobbyist E-mail: Cell: (605) 350-0739




Read weekly updates from him here by clicking on the links below:

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 1

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 2

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 3

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 4

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 5

Week 5 Attachment - Understanding the School Capital Outlay Limitations

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 6

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 7

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 8

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 9

SDFB Legislative Update - Week 10


SDFB Bill Tracker, 2019 Legislative Session 

Green  -SDFB supports, Yellow  -SDFB keeping track, Red  -SDFB opposes

Bill Title
   HB 1077 revise provisions regarding designation of a no maintenance highway. 
    HB 1089 revise provisions regarding electronic livestock auctions. 
   HB 1095 accommodate legislation regarding noxious weed seed. 
    HB 1096 accommodate legislation regarding noxious weeds. 
    HB 1100 revise certain programs regarding landowner rights. 
    HB 1101 revise certain programs regarding the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
    HB 1102 establish certain provisions regarding fairness in repairs of equipment sold or used in this state. 
   HB 1103 establish a lemon law for certain farm machinery. 
    HB 1109 exclude certain funds from the calculation of local effort in the state aid to education formula. 
   HB 1125 create a property tax relief fund and to provide for the transfer of certain unobligated cash balances. 
    HB 1136 repeal provisions regarding legislative districts. 
    HB 1139 repeal provisions regarding maximum taxes levied by a school district for capital outlay. 
   HB 1141 adjust certain maximum school district tax rates. 
  HB 1145 establish certain provisions regarding the mowing of rights-of-way adjacent to the state trunk highway system. 
   HB 1152 provide for the permitting of outfitters and guides. 
   HB 1161 revise certain provisions regarding the issuance of temporary permits for the use of public water. 
  HB 1162 provide for the expiration of certain statutory authority regarding the promulgation of rules by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. 
   HB 1163 establish the Tax Revenue Study Task Force to study tax revenue in this state. 
   HB 1167 revise and promote greater efficiency with sales tax exemptions. 
   HB 1188 revise provisions regarding fertilizer inspection fees. 
   HB 1191 legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state. 
    HB 1212 make an appropriation to fund the industrial hemp licensure program and to declare an emergency. 
   HB 1221 revise administrative rule to add palmer amaranth as a prohibited noxious weed seed. 
   HB 1222 revise and enhance certain provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
    HB 1223 modify the distribution of taxes on concentrated animal feeding operations. 
  HB 1226 revise the distance certain wind energy systems must be set back from surrounding property. 
   HB 1227 provide nonpublic schools certain tax revenue collected from rural electric companies. 
    HB 1234 provide funding to schools from the contractor's excise tax on concentrated animal feeding operations. 
    HB 1240 revise certain provisions regarding water permits. 
    HB 1249 revise certain provisions regarding sales tax. 
   HB 1254 make appropriations from the water and environment fund and its revolving fund subfunds for various water and environmental purposes and to declare an emergency. 
   HB 1255 make an appropriation from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission, and to declare an emergency. 
   HB 1265 revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
    SB 4 revise certain provisions regarding the classification of agricultural land for property tax purposes. 
   SB 14 define solar energy facilities and to establish certain provisions regarding solar energy permits. 
  SB 15 define solar energy facilities, establish certain provisions regarding solar energy permits, and revise the procedures by which the Public Utilities Commission processes facility permits. 
    SB 16 establish certain provisions regarding financial security for the decommissioning of wind turbines. 
   SB 40 authorize the transfer of certain real property to the Animal Industry Board. 
   SB 43 redirect funding to a collaborative program in rural veterinary medical education and to provide tax revenue for the support of veterinary students. 
    SB 44 revise the permanent endowment trust, to authorize the Board of Regents to sell certain extraneous real property and to purchase certain real property, to make an appropriation of sale proceeds, and to declare an emergency. 
    SB 46 repeal provisions regarding river basin natural resource districts 
    SB 63 increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap. 
   SB 64 require certain wind energy facilities to include aircraft detection lighting systems. 
  SB 66 establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area. 
    SB 68 define certain acts as misbranding of food products. 
   SB 86 revise provisions regarding certain tax rates. 
    SB 89 enhance health care in South Dakota. 
   SB 93 revise certain provisions regarding instruction and restricted driving permits. 
    SB 102 make an appropriation for gas well cleanup in Harding County. 
    SB 103 provide for an annual transfer of certain unobligated state general funds into the local bridge improvement grant fund. 
   SB 106 authorize a county gross receipts tax. 
    SB 110 revise provisions regarding adjustments to the motor fuel tax fund balance. 
   SB 112 provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland. 
    SB 133 accommodate legislation to lower the state sales and use tax. 
   SB 147 provide certain provisions regarding commercial pesticide applicators. 
    SB 149 increase the amount authorized for certain brand fees and to authorize a brand registration application fee. 
   SB 154 authorize the production and transport of saltwater crustaceans. 
   SB 160 provide for calculations of sales tax revenues from sellers located outside of the state. 
   SB 171 designate saltwater aquatic farms as agricultural operations. 
   SB 172 appropriate money for the ordinary expenses of the legislative, judicial, and executive departments of the state, the expenses of state institutions, interest on the public debt, and for common schools. 
   SB 176 make an appropriation for the second century habitat fund. 
    SB 179 revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts and to revise the state aid to education formula. 
   SB 180 revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019. 
    SB 181 provide for the transfer of funds from the budget reserve fund and to declare an emergency. 
    SB 182 revise the special education property tax levy for school districts and to revise the state aid to special education formula. 
    SB 183 revise certain provisions regarding buffer strips. 
   SB 189 establish a fund to receive civil recoveries to offset costs incurred by riot boosting, to make a continuous appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
   SB 190 promote pipeline construction and fiscal responsibility by establishing a fund, to authorize a special fee for extraordinary expenses, to make a continuous appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
    SJR 1 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature.