2020 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 1008

Purpose: legalize the growth, production, and transportation of industrial hemp in the state, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

3/11/2020 11:00 AM  Cammack, Klumb, Kennedy  Qualm, Lesmeister, Jensen (Kevin)  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1046

Purpose: authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Devereaux Library on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and to make an appropriation therefor.

3/12/2020 1:30 PM  Castleberry, Schoenfish, Nesiba    Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1054

Purpose: revise the documentation required for voter registration.

3/10/2020 2:30 PM  Youngberg, Greenfield (Brock), Heinert  Otten (Herman), Frye-Mueller, Saba  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1213

Purpose: provide a transfer of funds for critical teaching needs scholarships and to declare an emergency.

3/12/2020 12:30 PM  Novstrup, Russell, Wismer  Gosch, Karr, Saba  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1233

Purpose: make an appropriation to the gaming commission fund, to provide for the transfer of funds to the special racing revolving fund and the South Dakota-bred racing fund, and to declare an emergency.

3/12/2020 12:45 PM  Maher, Wiik, Foster  Dennert, Latterell, McCleerey  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HB 1266

Purpose: establish the Dakota's promise scholarship program and the Dakota's promise fund.

3/11/2020 2:00 PM  Partridge, Greenfield (Brock), Heinert  Gosch, Karr, Saba  Minutes Report Senate report not adopted
House report not adopted 

HB 1298

Purpose: provide for the postponement of certain elections and to declare an emergency.

3/31/2020 2:30 AM  Greenfield (Brock), Langer, Heinert    Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

HCR 6012

Purpose: Supporting the right to pray in public schools.

3/10/2020 2:30 PM  Bolin, Stalzer, Kennedy  Randolph, Rasmussen, Lesmeister  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 2

Purpose: require the Department of Social Services to fully support a statewide centralized resource information system.

3/11/2020 2:00 PM  Stalzer, Soholt, Nesiba  Jensen (Kevin), Gross, Duba  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 40

Purpose: authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of an Allied Health Facility and the demolition of Julian Hall and the Julian Hall Addition to the University of South Dakota, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

3/11/2020 1:00 PM  Wiik, Klumb, Nesiba  Dennert, Howard, Saba  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 
3/12/2020 2:30 PM  Wiik, Klumb, Nesiba  Livermont, Borglum, Lesmeister  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 73

Purpose: exempt certain persons from the requirement to publish name changes.

3/11/2020 10:30 AM  Monroe, Duhamel, Foster  Johns, Barthel, Cwach  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

SB 144

Purpose: create the road improvement priority fund, provide for the distribution of the fund, make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.

3/12/2020 1:00 PM  Greenfield (Brock), Langer, Heinert  Finck, Chaffee, McCleerey  Minutes Report Senate adopted report
House adopted report 

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