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  • Feb/07/2022
    Day 18

    Legislative Daily Update: Day 18 of 38

    Brought to you by SDWF Camo-Coalition

    HB 1141 and HB 1142 were combined by the House State Affairs and then voted to kill the combined bills, 11-2.

    A few Legislative deadlines happening; Feb. 23, is crossover day, when bills need to be out of their house of origin.

    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 1112 authorize the use of crossbows by senior hunters. SDWF-Camo will be opposing this. Currently anyone with a disability and a Dr’s. waiver can qualify for their use of a crossbow. House Ag. no Hearing scheduled. https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22783

    HB 1131 provide for a revocation of hunting, trapping, or fishing privileges SDWF-Camo is supporting this bill. House Ag. Passed to full House on Consent calendar. (No debate on the floor) https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23130

    HB 1296 provide for the killing of mountain lions under certain circumstances.  SDWF-Camo is monitoring No Hearing scheduled. https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23474

    HB 1324 provide additional time for camping permit acquisition by residents. SDWF-Camo is monitoring. No Hearing scheduled https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23347

    SB 73 provide for the use of artificial light and night-vision equipment while hunting coyotes and other predators. SDWF-Camo is opposing this Legislation Senate Passed to House.  https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22919

    Senate Bills:

    SB 126 require closure of litigation over the recreational use of nonmeandered waters. SDWF Camo is supporting this bill. No Hearing scheduled https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23159

    SB 175 make an appropriation to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks for building a shooting range in western South Dakota and to declare an emergency. SDWF-Camo is supporting this bill. No Hearing scheduled, https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23361

    SB 178 replace the name of Custer State Park. SDWF-Camo is monitoring. No Hearing scheduled. https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23438

    SB 184 provide for limited elk licenses to landowners. SDWF-Camo is monitoring Senate Ag, Rm 423, 10 am 2-8-22 https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23278

    SB 200 make an appropriation to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to purchase and construct boat cleaning stations, and to declare an emergency. SDWF-Camo is monitoring Senate Ag, Rm 423, 10 am 2-8-22 https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23455



    HB 1048 make an appropriation to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks for expanding Custer State Park and to declare an emergency. SDWF-Camo is opposing this current proposal, the location of the campground is in some of the best Wildlife habitat in CSP House Ag. Passed to 41st day. (DEAD) https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23040

    HB 1049 make an appropriation to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks for building a shooting range near Rapid City and to declare an emergency. SDWF-Camo is monitoring/supporting this bill. House Ag. passed to 41st day (DEAD) https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23041

    HB 1072 revise the safety zone within which a firearm may be discharged or trapping activities may occur. House Ag. no hearing scheduled  SDWF-Camo is opposing, it would greatly impact legal road hunting in eastern SD. Due to smaller and closer farms. House vote Failed to pass 19 to 45 (DEAD)   https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22972

    HB 1090 require an annual report on nonmeandered waters. SDWF-Camo is supporting this Legislation Passed to 41st day (DEAD) https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22581 

    HB1141 exempt members of Indian tribes in South Dakota from hunting and fishing license fees. SDWF- Camo is monitoring. House State Affairs, Combined with HB 1142 and killed (Dead) https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23210

    HB 1142 exempt members of Indian tribes from admission fees, camping permit fees, and park service fees of state parks SDWF- Camo is monitoring. House State Affairs, combined with HB 1142 and was killed (DEAD) https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23212


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