South Dakota Legislative Update

South Dakota Legislative Update

FEBRUARY 29, 2024:

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed the following bills into law:

  • HB 1083 permits a person convicted of certain driving under the influence offenses to drive for certain purposes;
  • HB 1087 modifies the definitions of a child in need of supervision and a delinquent child;
  • HB 1116 makes fraudulent solicitation of charitable contributions a deceptive act or practice; and,
  • SB 194 creates a license plate for certain retired firefighters and clarify provisions regarding special firefighter license plates.
  • SB 188 modifies the time before which rural access infrastructure grant moneys must be expended or obligated;
  • HB 1085 specifies the venue of appeal to circuit court for persons committed to a mental health facility;
  • HB 1088 removes the option for a court services officer to prepare documentation in an adoption proceeding;
  • HB 1117 repeals a requirement for the filing of an annual report regarding prearranged funeral trust contracts;
  • HB 1126 permits an alternative delivery method for issuance of a policy by an insurer;
  • HB 1129 repeals the session law authorizing the Board of Regents to contract for the design and construction of a new dairy research and extension farm on the campus of South Dakota State University, and to declare an emergency; and,
  • HB 1135 expands definitions pertaining to the purchasing of grain.

Noem has signed 108 bills into law this legislative session.

FEBRUARY 28, 2024:

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed the following nine bills into law:

  • SB 11 prohibits a practitioner from referring a patient to a medical cannabis clinic with which the practitioner or an immediate family member has a financial relationship and provides a penalty therefor;
  • SB 46 authorizes the disclosure of referral status by Department of Human Services personnel;
  • SB 94 amends provisions pertaining to the partners in education tax credit program;
  • SB 131 includes shelterbelts as a factor affecting productivity in determining assessed value of agricultural land;
  • HB 1007 amends the requirement to employ a county veterans’ service officer;
  • HB 1008 modifies the eligibility for admission to the state veterans’ home and repeal the residency requirement;
  • HB 1023 provides immunity from liability for certain actions of the State Bar and its agents;
  • HB 1091 enacts the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact; and,
  • HB 1104 enhances the penalty for accessory to first- or second-degree murder.

Noem has signed 97 bills into law this legislative session.

FEBRUARY 27, 2024:

Governor Kristi Noem signed two bills that block a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) from being utilized in South Dakota.

Last year, Noem  vetoed the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) bill for two reasons, saying:

  • It needlessly limited the economic Freedom to use cryptocurrency; and
  • It opened the door to the risk that the federal government could adopt a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

HB 1163 amends provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), into law. HB 1161 regulates the acceptance of a central bank digital currency to further strengthen the laws protecting South Dakotans from CBDCs.

Noem has signed 88 bills into law this legislative session.

You can read the full article at DGR News.