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2019 Legislative Updates

The 2019 South Dakota Legislative Session is here.

All bill activities for both the House and the Senate that we are following for this session will be listed here.

Updates are made at least once a week.

House Bills

BILL NUMBER BILL PURPOSE
 HB 1023    

Revise certain provisions regarding the sale and purchase of big game animal parts.

 HB 1024

    Authorize certain species of game fish to be used as bait.

HB 1054

   Revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles.

HB 1073

   Revise provisions regarding the killing of certain birds or animals from an aircraft.

HB 1100    Revise certain programs regarding landowner rights.
HB 1101    Revise certain programs regarding the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.
HB 1117    Establish immunity from liability for injuries to or death of a person engaged in off-road vehicle activity under certain circumstances.
HB 1152   Provide for the permitting of outfitters and guides.
HB 1159   Repeal a provision that prohibits hunting mourning doves on public roads and highways.
HB 1162   Provide for the expiration of certain statutory authority regarding the promulgation of rules by the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
HB 1181 Create a habitat conservation emblem specialty plate.
HB 1182 Require a balanced and representative membership on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
HB 1201 Revise provisions regarding group pheasant hunts for disabled veterans.

Senate Bills

BILL NUMBER BILL PURPOSE
SB 33    Authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to sell and acquire certain real property.
SB 63    Increase the penalty for a subsequent conviction for trespass to hunt, fish, or trap.
SB 91 Revise certain provisions regarding open meeting requirements.
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 153 Authorize the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to provide for a special hunting license with the proceeds to be used for habitat.
SB 154 Authorize the production and transport of saltwater aquatic life.