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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: mheld@sdfbf.org Cell: (605) 350-0739

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

Legislative Update Week 1

SDFB Bill Tracker, 2018 Legislative Session

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

   HB 1007 create a citizen initiative review commission to review initiated measures and initiated amendments to the Constitution and to prescribe the commission's powers and duties. 
   HB 1014 revise certain provisions regarding the application of the intrastate exemption for certain commercial vehicles from the federal motor carrier regulations. 
   HB 1015 repeal the use of explosives, pyrotechnics, and fireworks for the protection of sunflower crops from depredating birds. 
   HB 1022 revise certain provisions regarding wind energy permits. 
   HB 1035 repeal certain provisions and regulations related to labeling requirements for feed. 
   HB 1036 revise certain provisions regarding the agricultural mediation program. 
   HB 1037 revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota State Fair. 
   HB 1044 revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2018. 
   HB 1045 transfer funds from the budget reserve fund to support state aid to education and to declare an emergency. 
   HB 1046 allow certain resident farmers or ranchers to receive a big game license during the Black Hills deer season. 
   HB 1055 revise the special education property tax levy for school districts and to revise the state aid to special education formula. 
   HB 1056 revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts and to revise the state aid to general education formula. 
   HB 1072 revise certain provisions regarding trusts. 
   SB 9 require fiscal notes for certain initiated measures and initiated amendments to the Constitution. 
   SB 12 require petition circulators for certain ballot measures to make available the full text of the ballot measure to petition signers. 
   SB 13 revise certain provisions regarding the director of the Legislative Research Council issuing fiscal notes for certain ballot measures. 
   SB 14 revise certain references to the special highway fund in provisions regarding motor vehicle license fees distribution. 
   SB 24 extend the effective date of certain provisions regarding the recreational use of nonmeandering water. 
   SB 25 revise certain fees for entities permitted under the national pollutant discharge elimination system. 
   SB 26 revise certain provisions regarding public grain buyers. 
   SB 27 make an appropriation from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission and to declare an emergency. 
   SB 29 increase the amount authorized for certain brand fees and to authorize a brand registration application fee and an expedited registration fee. 
   SB 33 repeal certain mediation programs regarding damages from oil and gas development and disputes over drainage of water. 
   SB 55 revise certain provisions regarding the tax on endoparasiticides and ectoparasiticides.