80th Legislative Session _ 2005

Committee: Senate Judiciary
Monday, February 14, 2005

                                            P - Present
                                            E - Excused
                                            A - Absent

Roll Call
P    Gray
P    Knudson
P    Koetzle
P    Koskan
P    Moore
P    Schoenbeck, Vice-Chair
P    Abdallah, Chair

OTHERS PRESENT: See Original Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Senator Gene Abdallah, Chair

MOTION:     TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005

Moved by:    Schoenbeck
Second by:    Koetzle
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

         HB 1104: limit the damages that may be awarded in a medical malpractice action against a podiatrist.

Presented by:    Representative Joni Cutler
Proponents:    Bob Riter Jr., SD Podiatric Medical Assn.
        Tom Barnett, State Bar Association

MOTION:     DO PASS HB 1104

Moved by:    Schoenbeck
Second by:    Moore
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(7-0-0-0)



Voting Yes:    Gray, Knudson, Koetzle, Koskan, Moore, Schoenbeck, Abdallah

MOTION:     PLACE HB 1104 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Moore
Second by:    Schoenbeck
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

         HB 1148: provide that certain statements and actions made by health care providers are not admissible to prove negligence in medical malpractice actions.

Presented by:    Representative Don Van Etten
Proponents:    Charles Hart, Rapid City Regional Hospital/Regional Care Inc.
        Dave Gerdes, SD State Medical Assn.
        Dave Hewitt, SDAHO
        Roger Tellinghuisen, SD Trial Lawyers Association

MOTION:     DO PASS HB 1148

Moved by:    Schoenbeck
Second by:    Gray
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Gray, Knudson, Koetzle, Koskan, Moore, Schoenbeck, Abdallah

MOTION:     PLACE HB 1148 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Schoenbeck
Second by:    Moore
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

         HB 1155: define liquefied petroleum gas equipment and appliances for purposes of product liability.

Presented by:    Representative Joni Cutler
Proponents:    Donna Leitzke, SD Petroleum & Propane Mktrs. Assn. (handout #1)
        Brenda Forman, SD Assn. Of Cooperatives

MOTION:     DO PASS HB 1155

Moved by:    Koetzle
Second by:    Schoenbeck
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Gray, Knudson, Koetzle, Koskan, Moore, Schoenbeck, Abdallah

MOTION:     PLACE HB 1155 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Moore
Second by:    Koskan
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

         SB 197: clarify who may transfer personal property held in joint tenancy.

Presented by:    Senator Eric Bogue

MOTION:     AMEND SB 197

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     On page 1 , line 6 of the printed bill, delete everything after " transfer of " and insert "a livestock brand registered in the name of more than one person requires the written consent of all registered owners.".

     On page 1 , delete line 7 .

Moved by:    Schoenbeck
Second by:    Moore
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

MOTION:     AMEND SB 197

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     On page 1, line 4 of the printed bill, delete " 43-4 " and insert "40-19".

Moved by:    Schoenbeck
Second by:    Moore
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

MOTION:     TO AMEND TITLE OF SB 197


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     On page 1, line 1 of the printed bill, delete " who may transfer personal property " and insert "how certain registered livestock brands".

     On page 1 , line 2, after " tenancy " insert "may be transferred".

Moved by:    Schoenbeck
Second by:    Koskan
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

MOTION:     DO PASS SB 197 AS AMENDED

Moved by:    Knudson
Second by:    Moore
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Gray, Knudson, Koetzle, Koskan, Moore, Schoenbeck, Abdallah

         HB 1157: provide for recovery of motor fuel theft.

Presented by:    Representative Matthew Michels
        Senator Michael Broderick
Proponents:    Donna Leitzke, SD Petroleum & Propane Mktrs. Assn. (handout #2)
        Brenda Forman, SD Assn. Of Cooperatives
        Dick Tieszen, SD Sheriffs
        Dick Tieszen, SD Chiefs of Police

MOTION:     DO PASS HB 1157

Moved by:    Koetzle
Second by:    Koskan
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Gray, Knudson, Koetzle, Koskan, Moore, Schoenbeck, Abdallah

MOTION:     PLACE HB 1157 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Schoenbeck
Second by:    Moore
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.


         HB 1168: revise the homestead exemption.

Presented by:    Representative Thomas Deadrick
Proponents:    Sam Wilson, AARP

MOTION:     DO PASS HB 1168

Moved by:    Koetzle
Second by:    Knudson
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Gray, Knudson, Koetzle, Koskan, Moore, Schoenbeck, Abdallah

MOTION:     PLACE HB 1168 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Koskan
Second by:    Koetzle
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

         HB 1189: clarify the application of certain provisions pertaining to the sale of pistols.

Presented by:    Representative Larry Rhoden
Proponents:    Dick Tieszen, SD Sheriffs
        Dick Tieszen, SD Chiefs of Police

MOTION:     DO PASS HB 1189

Moved by:    Koetzle
Second by:    Moore
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Gray, Knudson, Koetzle, Koskan, Moore, Schoenbeck, Abdallah

MOTION:     PLACE HB 1189 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Moore
Second by:    Schoenbeck
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

         HB 1057: make an appropriation for the payment of extraordinary litigation expenses and to declare an emergency.

Presented by:    Judy Payne, Bureau of Administration (handout #3)

MOTION:     REFER TO Appropriations

Moved by:    Koskan
Second by:    Koetzle
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote.(6-0-1-0)

Voting Yes:    Gray, Knudson, Koetzle, Koskan, Moore, Abdallah

Excused:    Schoenbeck

MOTION:     ADJOURN

Moved by:    Koetzle
Second by:    Koskan
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

Rena Ortbahn

____________________________

Committee Secretary
Gene G. Abdallah, Chair


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