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Legislative Daily

  • Jan/21/2021
    Day 7 of 37

    Legislative Daily Update: Day 7 of 37

    Brought to you by SDWF Camo-Coalition

    HB 1034, 35, 36 were heard in House Ag. all passed and HB 1034,36 passed on consent meaning they will not be debated on the House Floor unless someone wants to pull it off the consent calendar when it comes up on the Floor.

    The current biggest bill looming is the introduction to give ER landowners up to 2 tags for their 160 ac. nearly 4200 farms qualify if passed. To qualify at the same time there are nearly 10,000 Resident SD deer hunters that don’t get their first choice.

    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 1034 revise certain youth hunting requirements. Changes the age definition for youth from 16 to 18, SDWF-Camo is monitoring and supporting as is written. Passed House Ag. to Full House https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22024/210653

    HB 1035 remove the locking seal requirement for the transportation of big game animals. Does away with the requirement in statute to have a locking devise (tag). And allows GFP to look at different ways to tag big game. SDWF-Camo is monitoring bill. Passed House Ag. to Full House https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22025/210654

    HB 1036 correct technical errors in certain code cross-references regarding the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SDWF-Camo is monitoring bill and supporting as written. Passed House Ag. to Full House https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22118/210656

    HB1042 revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. It appears it changes some criteria needed to qualify for tax break, SDWF-Camo is monitoring supporting as written. No action scheduled. https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22063/210672

    HB1047 provide limited deer and antelope licenses to landowners. GFP is supporting the ability of Non-Res landowners to get up to 2 tags for their land, as long as they own a min. of 160 ac, these proposed tags are good for only on their own land. The problem is last year 10,000 residents didn’t get their first choice of ER deer, and with an additional possibility of 8,000 more tags where do you think the number will be cut from? SDWF-Camo is strongly opposing, we need to take care of our resident hunters. No action scheduled. https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22117/210782

    Senate Bills:

    SB 72 revise notification requirements for listing and delisting species on the threatened and endangered species list. If passed would allow a rule to be placed to  change the 30 day requirement to 20 days to change listing, which is the standard language in most rules. .SDWF-Camo is monitoring and supporting as written. No action scheduled https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/21983/211004

    SB 76 revise provisions regarding public access to certain meandered bodies of water. SDWF-Camo has been working with the sponsor and we will monitor No action scheduled.https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/211514.pdf 



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