2013 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 1123

Purpose: increase the surcharge on certain hunting licenses for predator control purposes, approve temporary funding provisions relating to predator control, and to declare an emergency.

3/7/2013 11:30 AM  Maher, Olson (Russell), Bradford  Mickelson, Olson, Hawks  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1130

Purpose: define certain terms relating to bail bonds.

3/7/2013 10:15 AM  Kirkeby, Adelstein, Bradford  Craig, Craig, Kopp, Miller, Peterson (Jim), Peterson (Jim)  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1214

Purpose: expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

3/6/2013 8:00 AM  Hunhoff, Peters, Sutton  Hansen, Hunhoff (Bernie), Westra  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1239

Purpose: appropriate money to the Board of Regents for the purpose of funding increased employee health insurance costs, and to declare an emergency.

3/7/2013 10:30 AM  Maher, Omdahl, Frerichs  Wick, Schoenfish, Tyler  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House adopted report 

SB 5

Purpose: establish the public purpose and goals of postsecondary education, to provide for the funding of higher education, and to create the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability.

3/6/2013 9:00 AM  Olson (Russell), White, Lucas  Munsterman, Novstrup (David), Parsley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 15

Purpose: provide for expenditures for early learning services from the special education fund, and to revise certain provisions regarding state aid to special education.

3/7/2013 10:30 AM  Rhoden, Soholt, Jones (Tom)  Wink, Dryden, Hawley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 28

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

3/7/2013 10:30 AM  Rhoden, Soholt, Jones (Tom)  Wink, Dryden, Hawley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 39

Purpose: establish a penalty for a juvenile convicted as an adult of a Class A or B felony and allow a sentence of up to life imprisonment after a sentencing hearing.

3/5/2013 8:00 AM  Tieszen, Vehle, Welke  Stevens, Johns, Killer  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 76

Purpose: revise certain reversion provisions relating to funding in the Governor's Office of Economic Development for the purpose of enhancing military value of Ellsworth Air Force Base, and to declare an emergency.

3/7/2013 3:30 PM  Rave, Maher, Buhl O'Donnell  Gosch, Lust, Hunhoff (Bernie)  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 90

Purpose: revise the General Appropriations Acts for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

3/7/2013 3:30 PM  Peters, Tidemann, Sutton  Wink, Mickelson, Parsley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 147

Purpose: revise certain provisions relating to domestic abuse and protection orders.

3/6/2013 9:00 AM  Tieszen, Peters, Lucas  Lust, Stevens, Heinert  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 151

Purpose: clarify the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines.

3/4/2013 8:00 AM  Vehle, Krebs, Frerichs  Verchio, Duvall, Ring  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 155

Purpose: establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor.

3/7/2013 5:00 PM  Krebs, Vehle, Lucas  Cronin, Munsterman, Bartling  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House report not adopted 

SB 159

Purpose: revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency.

3/7/2013 5:15 PM  White, Soholt, Welke  Mickelson, Sly, Gibson  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House report not adopted 

SB 195

Purpose: revise the distribution of the wind energy tax.

3/7/2013 4:30 PM  Rhoden, Johnston, Frerichs  Solum, Qualm, Parsley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 235

Purpose: create the building South Dakota fund and certain other funds and programs to enhance economic development and education, to make certain deposits and transfers, to make continuous appropriations, to revise certain education funding to support economic development, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

3/6/2013 3:30 PM  Olson (Russell), Rave, Frerichs  Lust, Cronin, Hunhoff (Bernie)  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report