80th Legislative Session _ 2005

Committee: House Judiciary
Monday, February 14, 2005

                                            P - Present
                                            E - Excused
                                            A - Absent

Roll Call
P    Gillespie
P    Haley
P    Hennies
P    Jensen
P    Michels
P    Murschel
P    O'Brien
P    Roberts
P    Sebert
P    Tornow
P    Van Norman
P    Hunt, Vice-Chair
P    Cutler, Chair

OTHERS PRESENT: See Original Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Chair Cutler

MOTION:     TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 11, 2005

Moved by:    Sebert
Second by:    Hunt
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

         HB 1185: implement the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.

Presented by:    Representative Thomas Van Norman
Proponents:    Representative Jim Bradford
Opponents:    Ann Holzhauser, Department of Social Services
        Chuck Schroyer, SD States Attorneys Assn.


        Larry Long, Attorney General
        Tom Barnett, State Bar Association of South Dakota
Other testimony was given at the February 11, 2005 meeting.

MOTION:     DEFER HB 1185 TO THE 41ST LEGISLATIVE DAY

Moved by:    Sebert
Second by:    Hennies
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(11-2-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Gillespie, Hennies, Jensen, Michels, Murschel, O'Brien, Roberts, Sebert, Tornow, Hunt, Cutler

Voting No:    Haley, Van Norman

         SB 146: to limit the time for bringing actions against certain professional corporations and professional practitioners.

Presented by:    Representative Matthew Michels

MOTION:     DO PASS SB 146

Moved by:    Michels
Second by:    O'Brien
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(12-0-1-0)

Voting Yes:    Gillespie, Haley, Hennies, Jensen, Michels, Murschel, O'Brien, Roberts, Sebert, Tornow, Hunt, Cutler

Excused:    Van Norman

MOTION:     PLACE SB 146 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Sebert
Second by:    Roberts
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

         SB 97: establish a maximum value for certain protected homesteads.

Presented by:    Representative Deb Peters
Proponents:    Sam Wilson, AARP


MOTION:     AMEND SB 97

97ra
     On page 1, line 11 of the printed bill, delete " fifty " and insert " seventy ".

Moved by:    Michels
Second by:    Gillespie
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

MOTION:     DO PASS SB 97 AS AMENDED

Moved by:    Roberts
Second by:    Hunt
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(13-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Gillespie, Haley, Hennies, Jensen, Michels, Murschel, O'Brien, Roberts, Sebert, Tornow, Van Norman, Hunt, Cutler

         HB 1226: establish certain provisions regarding the custody and placement of Indian children.

Presented by:    Representative Jim Bradford
Proponents:    Webster Two Hawk, Self, Pierre, SD
        Bob Walters, Eagle Butte, SD

The Chair deferred HB 1226 until Wednesday, February 16, 2005 .

The Chair deferred SB 143 until Wednesday, February 16, 2005.

The Chair deferred SB 178 until Wednesday, February 16, 2005.

Diane Mellan

____________________________

Committee Secretary
Joni M. Cutler, Chair


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