Committee Agenda

Committee:    Senate State Affairs
Room:     412
Date:    Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Time:    7:45 AM



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CONFIRM:    appointment of Richard Benda, Hughes County, Pierre, South Dakota, to the position of Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.

         SB 154     establish the energy transmission infrastructure fund and to provide for its funding through a temporary increase in the sales and use tax.
             Senator Apa and Representatives Haverly, Rausch, and Tidemann

         SB 155     establish a production incentive payment program for the development of certain wind energy facilities.
             Senators Apa, Abdallah, Gant, and Smidt (Orville) and Representatives Noem, Haverly, Rausch, and Tidemann

         SB 156     appropriate money to the South Dakota Energy Infrastructure Authority.
             Senators Apa, Abdallah, Gant, McCracken, Olson (Ed), and Smidt (Orville) and Representatives Noem, Haverly, Rausch, and Tidemann

         SB 113     require that certain local government decisions are subject to referendum.
             Senators Katus, Jerstad, Kloucek, Koetzle, Maher, and Two Bulls and Representatives Gassman, Elliott, Feinstein, Gillespie, Lucas, Nygaard, and Van Norman

         SB 117     increase general funding for school districts, to impose a temporary limit on the growth of state general fund spending, and to suspend the transfer of moneys from the general fund to the budget reserve fund, and to the property tax reduction fund.
             Senators Heidepriem, Bartling, Hanson (Gary), Hoerth, Hundstad, Jerstad, Katus, Kloucek, Koetzle, Maher, Nesselhuf, Peterson (Jim), Turbak, and Two Bulls and Representatives Hargens, Ahlers, Bradford, Burg, Dennert, Elliott, Engels, Feinstein, Gassman, Gillespie, Glenski, Halverson, Lucas, Miles, Moore, Nygaard, Sigdestad, Street, and Thompson

NOTE: The above bills will be taken up in this order for a hearing on the date noted. If circumstances do not permit a hearing on this date then a hearing will be held at a future meeting of the committee to be determined by the chair. Action on a bill may come at any time after it has had a hearing.

BILLS FOR POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH HAVE HAD PRIOR HEARING.

         SB 116     provide a legislative deadline for the adoption of the budget for the Department of Education.
             Senators Heidepriem, Bartling, Hoerth, Hundstad, Jerstad, Katus, Kloucek, Koetzle, Maher, Nesselhuf, Peterson (Jim), Turbak, and Two Bulls and Representatives Hargens, Bradford, Burg, Dennert, Elliott, Engels, Feinstein, Gassman, Gillespie, Glenski, Halverson, Lucas, Miles, Nygaard, Sigdestad, Street, and Thompson

         SB 25     revise certain requirements regarding the ability of the Public Utilities Commission to regulate the sale or other disposition of the property, plant, business, or stock of electric or gas public utilities.
             The Committee on State Affairs at the request of the Public Utilities Commission

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THOMAS A. DEMPSTER, Chair