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House of Representatives Journal 2/8/2017 02:00 PM

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

NINETY-SECOND SESSION




NINETEENTH DAY




STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
House of Representatives, Pierre
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    The House convened at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Speaker presiding.

    The prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Rev. Peggy Stempson, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by House pages Veronica Kinkler and Marisa Smith.

    Roll Call: All members present except Reps. Carson, Lesmeister, and York who were excused.

APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Legislative Procedure respectfully reports that the Chief Clerk of the House has had under consideration the House Journal of the eighteenth day.

    All errors, typographical or otherwise, are duly marked in the temporary journal for correction.

    And we hereby move the adoption of the report.

Respectfully submitted,
G. Mark Mickelson, Chair

    Which motion prevailed.
HONORED GUESTS

    Rep. McCleerey introduced Morgan Janisch, the 2016 South Dakota 4-H Rodeo Ambassador from Sisseton, South Dakota.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports that it has had under consideration SB 59 and 65 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bills do pass.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports that it has had under consideration HB 1130 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

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    On page 2, line 4, of the printed bill, delete everything after ".".

    On page 2, delete lines 5 and 6.

    On page 3, line 10, delete everything after ".".

    On page 3, delete lines 11 and 12.

    On page 5, line 14, after ";" insert "and".

    On page 5, delete lines 15 to 21, inclusive.

    On page 5, line 22, delete "(11)" and insert "(10)".

    And that as so amended said bill do pass.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on State Affairs respectfully reports that it has had under consideration HB 1153 which was deferred to the 41st Legislative Day.

Respectfully submitted,
Larry Rhoden, Chair


Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports that it has had under consideration HB 1113 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

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    On page 1, line 8, of the printed bill, after "months" insert "with the abusing party".

    And that as so amended said bill do pass and be placed on the consent calendar.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Judiciary respectfully reports that it has had under consideration HB 1160 and 1166 which were deferred to the 41st Legislative Day.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Stevens, Chair

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Education respectfully reports that it has had under consideration HB 1125 which was deferred to the 41st Legislative Day.

Respectfully submitted,
Timothy R. Johns, Chair

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Commerce and Energy respectfully reports that it has had under consideration HB 1116 and returns the same with the recommendation that said bill do pass.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Commerce and Energy respectfully reports that it has had under consideration HB 1058 and 1104 which were deferred to the 41st Legislative Day.

Respectfully submitted,
Tim Rounds, Chair


MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

MR. SPEAKER:

    I have the honor to return herewith HB 1036 and 1057 which have passed the Senate without change.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    I have the honor to return herewith HB 1040 which has been amended by the Senate and your concurrence in the amendments is respectfully requested.

Also MR. SPEAKER:

    I have the honor to transmit herewith SB 36, 69, 106, 116, and 146 which have passed the Senate and your favorable consideration is respectfully requested.

Respectfully,
Kay Johnson, Secretary

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

    Rep. Qualm moved that when we adjourn today, we adjourn to convene at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, the 20th legislative day.

    Which motion prevailed.

    Rep. Rounds requested a fiscal note on SB 61.

    Which request was supported.

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

    Rep. Qualm moved that the reports of the Standing Committees on

    Health and Human Services on SB 6 as found on page 318 of the House Journal; also

    Transportation on HB 1087 as found on page 319 of the House Journal; also

    Transportation on HB 1109 as found on page 320 of the House Journal; also



    Local Government on HB 1079 as found on page 320 of the House Journal; also

    Local Government on HB 1085 as found on page 322 of the House Journal; also

    Local Government on HB 1098 as found on page 323 of the House Journal be adopted.

    Which motion prevailed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The Speaker declared that HB 1169 was withdrawn at the request of the prime sponsor pursuant to Joint Rule 6B-1.1.

FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

    SB 36: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the time to file certain tax returns and remit certain taxes.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxation.

    SB 69: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the tax required when a new motor vehicle dealer licenses a new motor vehicle.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxation.

    SB 106: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to enhance South Dakota.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

    SB 116: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to improve online access to information concerning state boards, commissions, and departments.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

    SB 146: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the voting authority of an alderman.

    Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Government.



SECOND READING OF CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

    HB 1161: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to repeal the requirement for certain township, municipal, and school district fiscal reports to be submitted to county auditors.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall HB 1161 pass?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 67, Nays 0, Excused 3, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Conzet; Dennert; DiSanto; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Goodwin; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; McPherson; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Rozum; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Turbiville; Wiese; Willadsen; Wismer; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

    HB 1065: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to repeal certain provisions regarding the liability of persons for certain business debts.

    Having had its second reading was up for consideration and final passage.

    The question being "Shall HB 1065 pass?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 55, Nays 12, Excused 3, Absent 0


    Yeas:
Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Conzet; Dennert; DiSanto; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Goodwin; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McPherson; Mills; Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Rozum; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Steinhauer; Tieszen; Tulson; Turbiville; Wiese; Willadsen; Zikmund

    Nays:
Ahlers; Bordeaux; Johns; McCleerey; Otten (Herman); Pischke; Ring; Rounds; Soli; Stevens; Wismer; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    HB 1052: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide certain protections for public employees who report violations of law.

    Having had its second reading was up for consideration and final passage.

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    Rep. Wismer moved that HB 1052 be amended as follows:

    On page 1, after line 11 of the House State Affairs Committee engrossed bill, insert:

"    Section 2. That the code be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    No state government employer may discharge, discipline, threaten, or otherwise retaliate against an employee regarding the employee's compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because:

            (1)    The employee communicates information that he or she believes, in good faith, to be truthful or accurate and relates to local or state services, including the financing of local or state services, to:
            (a)    A legislator or a legislative auditor; or
            (b)    A constitutional officer.".

    A roll call vote was requested.


    The question being on Rep. Wismer's motion that HB 1052 be amended.

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 35, Nays 32, Excused 3, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Bartling; Bordeaux; Campbell; Chase; Conzet; Dennert; Frye-Mueller; Goodwin; Haugaard; Hawley; Howard; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Kaiser; Karr; Lake; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; Mills; Otten (Herman); Pischke; Rasmussen; Ring; Rozum; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Tieszen; Tulson; Wismer

    Nays:
Anderson; Bartels; Beal; Brunner; Clark; DiSanto; Duvall; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Heinemann; Holmes; Hunhoff; Johnson; Kettwig; Latterell; McPherson; Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Qualm; Reed; Rhoden; Rounds; Schaefer; Steinhauer; Stevens; Turbiville; Wiese; Willadsen; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; York

    So the motion having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members present, the Speaker declared the motion carried.


    The question being "Shall HB 1052 pass as amended?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 62, Nays 5, Excused 3, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Conzet; Dennert; DiSanto; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Goodwin; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; McPherson; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Ring; Rozum; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Turbiville; Wiese; Willadsen; Wismer; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Beal; Heinemann; Johnson; Rhoden; Rounds

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed.



    The question being on the title.

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    Rep. Wismer moved that the title to HB 1052 be amended as follows:

    On page 1, line 1, of the House State Affairs Committee engrossed bill, delete "who" and insert ".".

    On page 1, delete line 2.

    Which motion prevailed and the title was so amended.

    HB 1045: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding credit for reinsurance.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall HB 1045 pass as amended?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 63, Nays 3, Excused 4, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Conzet; DiSanto; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Goodwin; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Karr; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; McPherson; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Turbiville; Wiese; Willadsen; Wismer; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Dennert; Haugaard; Kaiser

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; Rozum; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a two-thirds majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    HB 1060: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide requirements and standards for insurers' own risk and solvency assessments.

    Was read the second time.



    The question being "Shall HB 1060 pass as amended?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 64, Nays 2, Excused 4, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Conzet; DiSanto; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Goodwin; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Karr; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; McPherson; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Turbiville; Wiese; Willadsen; Wismer; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Dennert; Kaiser

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; Rozum; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    HB 1096: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide for a criminal penalty for any person who prevents the enforcement of a secured creditor's security interest upon repossession of a motor vehicle.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall HB 1096 pass as amended?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 55, Nays 11, Excused 4, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Chase; Clark; Conzet; DiSanto; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Lust; May; McCleerey; McPherson; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Turbiville; Willadsen; Wismer; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Brunner; Campbell; Dennert; Goodwin; Howard; Kaiser; Karr; Livermont; Marty; Pischke; Wiese



    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; Rozum; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    HB 1100: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to allow law enforcement to initiate a mental illness hold in domestic violence situations.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall HB 1100 pass as amended?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 66, Nays 0, Excused 4, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Conzet; Dennert; DiSanto; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Goodwin; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; McPherson; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Turbiville; Wiese; Willadsen; Wismer; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; Rozum; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed.

    The question being on the title.

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    Rep. Johns moved that the title to HB 1100 be amended as follows:

    On page 1, line 2, of the House Judiciary Committee engrossed bill, delete "violence" and insert "abuse".

    Which motion prevailed and the title was so amended.


    HB 1147: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding concealed carry permits and to declare an emergency.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall HB 1147 pass?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 66, Nays 0, Excused 4, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartels; Bartling; Beal; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Conzet; Dennert; DiSanto; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Goodwin; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Hawley; Heinemann; Holmes; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McCleerey; McPherson; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Reed; Rhoden; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Steinhauer; Stevens; Tieszen; Tulson; Turbiville; Wiese; Willadsen; Wismer; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; Rozum; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a two-thirds majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    HB 1156: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to allow a concealed pistol in the capitol with an enhanced concealed pistol permit.

    Was read the second time.

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    Rep. Qualm moved that HB 1156 be amended as follows:

    On page 1, line13, of the printed bill, after "capitol" insert ", other than in the chambers of the Supreme Court,".

    On page 1, line 13, after "person" insert "who was".

    On page 1, line 14, after "§ 23-7-53" insert "and who has registered, at least twenty-four hours in advance, with capitol security. The registration is valid for the length of time indicated by the permit holder, not to exceed thirty days, at which time the permit holder may submit a new registration. No fee may be charged for registering to carry".

    Which motion prevailed.

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    Rep. Rhoden moved that HB 1156 be further amended as follows:

    On page 1, line 14, of the printed bill, after ";" delete "or" and insert "
            (5)    The possession of a concealed pistol in the state capitol by a qualified law enforcement officer or qualified retired law enforcement officer pursuant to the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, 18 U.S.C. § 926B and § 926C; or".

    On page 1, line 15, delete "(5)" and insert "(6)".

    Which motion prevailed.

    The question being "Shall HB 1156 pass as amended?"

    And the roll being called:

    Yeas 46, Nays 20, Excused 4, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Bartels; Beal; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Clark; Dennert; DiSanto; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Goodwin; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Haggar; Haugaard; Heinemann; Howard; Hunhoff; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Johnson; Kaiser; Karr; Kettwig; Lake; Latterell; Livermont; Lust; Marty; May; McPherson; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Rhoden; Rounds; Steinhauer; Tulson; Wiese; Willadsen; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Ahlers; Anderson; Bartling; Bordeaux; Conzet; Duvall; Hawley; Holmes; Johns; McCleerey; Reed; Ring; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Stevens; Tieszen; Turbiville; Wismer

    Excused:
Carson; Lesmeister; Rozum; York

    So the bill having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

    HJR 1002: A JOINT RESOLUTION, To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

    Was read the second time.

    The question being "Shall HJR 1002 pass?"

    And the roll being called:



    Yeas 31, Nays 34, Excused 5, Absent 0

    Yeas:
Anderson; Beal; Clark; DiSanto; Goodwin; Haggar; Haugaard; Heinemann; Howard; Jamison; Jensen (Kevin); Karr; Kettwig; Latterell; Lust; Marty; May; Mills; Otten (Herman); Peterson (Kent); Peterson (Sue); Pischke; Qualm; Rasmussen; Rhoden; Steinhauer; Tieszen; Wiese; Willadsen; Zikmund; Speaker Mickelson

    Nays:
Ahlers; Bartels; Bartling; Bordeaux; Brunner; Campbell; Chase; Dennert; Duvall; Frye-Mueller; Glanzer; Gosch; Greenfield (Lana); Hawley; Holmes; Hunhoff; Johns; Johnson; Kaiser; Lake; Livermont; McCleerey; McPherson; Reed; Ring; Rounds; Schaefer; Schoenfish; Smith; Soli; Stevens; Tulson; Turbiville; Wismer

    Excused:
Carson; Conzet; Lesmeister; Rozum; York

    So the resolution not having received an affirmative vote of a majority of the members-elect, the Speaker declared the resolution lost.

    Rep. Latterell announced his intention to reconsider the vote by which HJR 1002 lost.

    Rep. Qualm moved that the balance of the calendar including HB 1083, 1101, 1118, 1144, 1073, 1150, and 1110 and SB 14, 15, 17, 18, 1, 44, 49, and 48 be deferred to Thursday, February 9, the 20th legislative day.

    Which motion prevailed.

    There being no objection, the House reverted to Order of Business No. 5.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Legislative Procedure respectfully reports that HB 1009, 1011, 1022, and 1039 were delivered to his Excellency, the Governor, for his approval at 10:00 a.m., February 8, 2017.


Also MR. SPEAKER:

    The Committee on Legislative Procedure respectfully reports that the Office of Engrossing and Enrolling has carefully compared HB 1036 and 1057 and finds the same correctly enrolled.

Respectfully submitted,

G. Mark Mickelson, Chair

SIGNING OF BILLS

    The Speaker publicly read the title to

    HB 1036: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions concerning voter registration and notices of boundary changes for local elections.

    HB 1057: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise when improvement districts shall hold an election of board members.

    SB 26: FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the state automated victim notification system.

    And signed the same in the presence of the House.

COMMEMORATIONS

    HC 1011 Introduced by: Representatives Lake, Duvall, Gosch, and Lust and Senators Cronin and Tidemann

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring Cronin Farms as the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award recipient.

    WHEREAS, the Leopold Conservation Award, named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes farm and ranch families who demonstrate outstanding conservation leadership on their land and in their communities, and a commitment to the health of South Dakota's natural resources is exemplified by Cronin Farms as the recipient of the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award; and

    WHEREAS, Cronin Farms was established in 1910 as a diverse-mix livestock and crop enterprise when Carl Cronin moved from Nebraska to South Dakota, and Cronin Farms considers innovation as critical to its success, taking a holistic approach to crop and livestock management, integrating technology and forage and cover crops into diverse crop rotations and improving nutrient cycling, soil health, and biological activity; and

    WHEREAS, the diverse wildlife population attracted to Cronin Farms adjacent to the Oahe Reservoir is supported through perennial grass and forb plantings and deferred use during critical nesting periods, and the family's work with South Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service enables agricultural leaders from around the world to visit and learn about soil health and plant performance techniques:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Second Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that Cronin Farms is recognized for earning the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award in South Dakota.

    Rep. Beal moved that the House do now adjourn, which motion prevailed and at 5:15 p.m. the House adjourned.

Arlene Kvislen, Chief Clerk

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