2017 Conference Committees

When a bill or resolution has passed its house of origin, it is presented to the other house for its consideration. If the other house should amend the bill or resolution as passed by the house of origin, it is returned to the house of origin for approval of the changes. If the house of origin does not agree to the changes, one house or the other can request that a conference committee be established to work out an agreement. Upon the request of one house, the other house must appoint three members from its body to meet with three members of the requesting house.

For a bill to become law, identical versions of the bill must pass both the Senate and House of Representatives for consideration by the Governor.

Conference Committee Schedule

No Conference Committees Scheduled


Conference Committees

HB 1035

Purpose: revise and provide certain procedures for filing, certifying, and challenging petitions.

3/9/2017 10:00 AM  Bolin, Nesiba, Monroe  Otten (Herman), Reed, May  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1157

Purpose: create the agriculture future development fund and to provide funding for certain programs and projects.

3/9/2017 10:00 AM  Cammack, Frerichs, Cronin  Qualm, Peterson (Kent), Hawley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 35

Purpose: revise the state aid to general and special education formula.

3/10/2017 10:00 AM  Peters, Sutton, Tidemann  Anderson, Bartels, Ahlers  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 54

Purpose: revise certain provisions regarding campaign finance requirements.

3/9/2017 1:00 PM  Greenfield (Brock), Russell, Sutton  Mickelson, Gosch, Soli  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 80

Purpose: regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor.

3/8/2017 3:00 PM  Rusch, Nesiba, Nelson  Tieszen, Bartling, Dennert  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 128

Purpose: provide an exception for alcohol manufacturer and wholesaler licensees to participate in certain retail events and to declare an emergency.

3/9/2017 12:00 PM  Novstrup, White, Kolbeck  Rozum, Dennert, Wismer  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 151

Purpose: provide certain provisions regarding investigations of misconduct by certain public officials.

3/9/2017 1:00 PM  Curd, Maher, Wiik  Qualm, Rhoden, Hawley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 
3/10/2017 12:00 PM  Maher, Partridge, Kennedy  Rhoden, Haggar, Soli  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House report not adopted 

SB 171

Purpose: establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study campaign finance and to declare an emergency.

3/9/2017 10:00 AM  Greenfield (Brock), Netherton, Killer  Haggar, Beal, Schaefer  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 172

Purpose: authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction of and improvements to the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory and infrastructure at South Dakota State University, to increase certain agricultural fees, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.

3/9/2017 9:00 AM  Cammack, Cronin, Frerichs  Qualm, Hawley, Wiese  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 176

Purpose: preserve the use of public land, to ensure free travel, to enhance emergency response, and to declare an emergency.

3/9/2017 10:00 AM  Ewing, White, Heinert  Rhoden, Hawley, Kaiser  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report