2015 Keyword - Agriculture and Horticulture

HB 1018revise the sales and use tax exemptions for farm machinery. 
HB 1019revise certain provisions regarding exemptions from sales and use taxation of farm machinery, attachment units, and irrigation equipment used exclusively for agricultural purposes. 
HB 1040revise the statute of frauds within the uniform commercial code with respect to the sale of pulse crops. 
HB 1055repeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes and administrative rules related to the Department of Agriculture. 
HB 1056revise certain provisions regarding the Department of Agriculture. 
SB 2provide for the establishment of river basin natural resource districts. 
SB 3provide for mediation of certain drainage disputes. 
SB 4make an appropriation for research concerning the administrative and financial impact of actual use on agricultural land assessments and to declare an emergency. 
SB 25authorize the Board of Regents to enter into a lease-purchase agreement to acquire agricultural property in Moody County for the use and benefit of the South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station. 
SB 26authorize the Board of Regents to demolish the veterinary isolation building on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 27authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the replacement of the plant science research support facility on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 44revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land and to provide for additional requirements for small agricultural acreages and timber land to be classified as agricultural land. 
SB 45revise certain provisions relating to the sale of unpasteurized raw milk. 
SB 46make an appropriation of other fund expenditure authority to the Department of Agriculture for the construction of the Nordby Exhibit Hall at the South Dakota State Fair and to declare an emergency. 
SB 75revise the effective period of the travel permit for certain livestock used for rodeo purposes and to declare an emergency. 
SB 76extend the length of time a local livestock ownership inspection certificate is valid for transportation. 
SB 127revise certain provisions regarding operation of hog confinement facilities. 
SB 131establish certain provisions regarding stray electrical current and voltage remediation. 
SB 167revise certain provisions relating to moisture and protein content devices and the fee that may be charged for such devices. 

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