2018 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 1016

Purpose: revise certain provisions regarding the authorization to provide postsecondary education.

3/6/2018 8:30 AM  Bolin, Netherton, Killer  Johns, Stevens, Ring  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1045

Purpose: transfer funds from the budget reserve fund to support state aid to education and to declare an emergency.

3/8/2018 2:00 PM  Tidemann, Wiik, Nesiba  Anderson, Hunhoff, Ahlers  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1264

Purpose: authorize the construction of the precision agriculture building and certain renovations at South Dakota State University, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

3/8/2018 1:30 PM  Tidemann, Russell, Frerichs  Qualm, Peterson (Kent), Hawley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1268

Purpose: provide for revised dates to prefile legislation.

3/6/2018 3:00 PM  Nelson, Cronin, Killer  May, Dennert, Lesmeister  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1286

Purpose: authorize certain political parties to be classified under alternative political status, to revise certain provisions regarding nominating petitions, and to declare an emergency.

3/8/2018 1:00 PM  Greenfield (Brock), Rusch, Kennedy  Haugaard, Heinemann, Hawley  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 29

Purpose: increase the amount authorized for certain brand fees and to authorize an expedited registration fee.

3/8/2018 3:00 PM  Maher, White, Soholt  Rhoden, Lake, Bartling  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 46

Purpose: require school districts to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion.

3/7/2018 10:00 AM  Bolin, Maher, Heinert  Johns, Jensen (Kevin), Smith  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 62

Purpose: provide for the notification related to a breach of certain data and to provide a penalty therefor.

3/7/2018 10:00 AM  Russell, Peters, Partridge  Turbiville, Rozum, Wismer  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 63

Purpose: revise certain prohibitions regarding methamphetamines and to create a mandatory penalty for a violation thereof and revise certain sentencing criteria for methamphetamine and opioids.

3/9/2018 10:15 AM  Russell, Youngberg, Kennedy  Johns, Lust, Bartling  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 77

Purpose: revise certain provisions regarding information provided to ballot question committees.

3/7/2018 4:45 PM  Langer, Otten (Ernie), Nesiba  Lust, Reed, Bartling  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 125

Purpose: clarify the authority of the Government Operations and Audit Committee to issue a subpoena.

3/6/2018 5:00 PM  Peters, Curd, Sutton (Billie)  Hunhoff, Lust, Bartling  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House adopted report 
3/9/2018 9:00 AM  Cronin, Partridge, Heinert  Hunhoff, Lust, Bartling  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report