2008 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 1037

Purpose: revise certain provisions regarding medical claims for workers' compensation and to establish an administrative fine for delays regarding these medical claims.

2/26/2008 9:00 AM  McCracken, Gant, Turbak Berry  Rounds, Willadsen, Miles  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 
2/28/2008 11:00 AM  McCracken, Dempster, Turbak Berry  Rounds, Willadsen, Miles  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House report not adopted 

HB 1047

Purpose: make an appropriation to assist sparse school districts.

2/28/2008 6:00 PM  Garnos, Duenwald, Koetzle  Heineman (Phyllis), Buckingham, Halverson  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1064

Purpose: revise the crime of aggravated incest.

2/21/2008 10:00 AM  Abdallah, Albers, Turbak Berry  Cutler, Gillespie, Peters  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1069

Purpose: make an appropriation to the coordinated natural resources conservation fund and to declare an emergency.

2/28/2008 6:45 PM  McNenny, Hansen (Tom), Bartling  Pitts, Vehle, Sigdestad  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1076

Purpose: exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment.

2/29/2008 8:30 AM  Albers, McCracken, Nesselhuf  Putnam, Turbiville, Gillespie  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House report not adopted 

HB 1080

Purpose: authorize the Board of Regents to construct a student athlete development center on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor.

2/26/2008 3:00 PM  Smidt (Orville), Apa, Bartling  Putnam, Rausch, Moore  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1083

Purpose: authorize the Board of Regents to construct a new public restroom facility at McCrory Gardens on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor.

2/26/2008 3:00 PM  Smidt (Orville), Apa, Bartling  Tidemann, Pederson (Gordon), Burg  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1087

Purpose: revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2008 regarding appropriations to the Department of Executive Management, the Department of Revenue and Regulation, the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Board of Regents, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

2/28/2008 6:15 PM  Apa, Hunhoff, Maher  Tidemann, Noem, Glenski  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1099

Purpose: require custody or visitation dispute mediation under certain circumstances.

2/28/2008 10:30 AM  Hansen (Tom), Albers, Turbak Berry  Vehle, Cutler, Engels  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1100

Purpose: create a rebuttable presumption against the award of custody to any person with a proven history of domestic abuse.

2/28/2008 10:30 AM  Hansen (Tom), Albers, Turbak Berry  Vehle, Cutler, Engels  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1120

Purpose: revise the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district.

2/29/2008 4:00 PM  McNenny, Lintz, Peterson (Jim)  Dykstra, Rave, Gillespie  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1124

Purpose: enhance education in South Dakota.

2/29/2008 1:00 PM  Knudson, Gray, Heidepriem  Rhoden, Deadrick, Hargens  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House adopted report 

HB 1248

Purpose: establish the South Dakota soil conservation award program and to make an appropriation therefor.

2/28/2008 4:00 PM  Greenfield (Brock), Hanson (Gary), Napoli  Brunner, Gillespie, Vanneman  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1293

Purpose: provide for the removal of dead deer from certain highways.

2/26/2008 9:30 AM  Lintz, Hansen (Tom), Hanson (Gary)  Brunner, Hargens, Howie  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House adopted report 
2/28/2008 2:30 PM  Lintz, Duenwald, Hanson (Gary)  Brunner, Hargens, Howie  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House adopted report 

HB 1294

Purpose: authorize a class of full-service restaurant on-sale licenses to be issued by first class municipalities.

2/28/2008 11:30 AM  Gray, Gant, Heidepriem  Faehn, Jerke, Miles  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House adopted report 

HB 1300

Purpose: revise certain provisions related to school district reorganization and to the payment of additional funds to consolidating school districts, and to revise the general state aid to education formula for the purpose of increasing teachers salaries.

2/29/2008 1:00 PM  Knudson, Gray, Heidepriem  Rhoden, Deadrick, Hargens  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House adopted report 

SB 172

Purpose: appropriate money to the Department of Public Safety to fund the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

2/28/2008 2:30 PM  Abdallah, Apa, Heidepriem  Krebs, Carson, Street  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House report not adopted 

SB 176

Purpose: authorize the Legislative Research Council to remodel, renovate, and furnish certain facilities on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Building for use by the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

2/28/2008 11:00 AM  Hunhoff, Gray, Bartling  Tidemann, Deadrick, Burg  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 187

Purpose: revise the state aid to education formula for the purpose of increasing teachers salaries, to direct the Department of Education to review certain curriculum and to develop a framework for a twenty-first century high school, to create the Teacher Compensation Assistance Program Advisory Council, and to revise certain provisions related to the payment of additional funds to consolidating school districts.

2/28/2008 8:00 PM  Knudson, Gray, Heidepriem  Rhoden, Deadrick, Hargens  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report