At Least Thirteen Conference Committees Meeting Today in Capitol

Get ready for two hectic days in Pierre. As of 8:30 Central this morning, the Legislature has appointed thirteen conference committees to reconcile differences between the House and Senate on legislation, and more conference committees (like the fearless six legislators who will duke it out over Senate Bill 140, the anti-transgender anti-SDHSAA power play) remain to be appointed.

Below is the list of posted conference committee meetings, which begin with HB 1190, a possibly $2-million appropriation for community-based provider workforce development, at 9:30 Central in Room 412 at the Capitol. Per Joint Rule 8-2, these meetings are open to the public. I’ll speculate that the hottest ticket will be the conference on SB 1, the road funding bill and speed limit increase, at high noon in Room 414.

Update 14:10 CST: New tables, with minutes of some meetings, straight from LRC. We’re up to 24 conference committees.

Conference Committee Meeting Schedule

Bill Title Room Date
HB 1191 make an appropriation for the Jobs for America’s Graduates program and to declare an emergency. 413 3/12/2015 2:30 PM
SB 55 revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2015. LCR1 3/12/2015 4:30 PM
SB 181 enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. LCR1 3/12/2015 3:00 PM

Conference Committee Meetings Held

Bill Title Room Date
HB 1110 approve the addition of judges to the Second and Seventh Judicial Circuits and to make an appropriation therefor. 3/12/2015 11:45 AM Minutes
HB 1140 increase the crimes and lookback period to enhance the penalty for violating a protection order. 3/12/2015 1:30 PM
HB 1147 increase the amounts of the annual awards given to recipients of the South Dakota opportunity scholarship. 3/12/2015 1:30 PM
HB 1190 make an appropriation for community-based provider workforce improvement and to declare an emergency. 3/12/2015 1:00 PM Minutes
HB 1192 make an appropriation for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and to declare an emergency. 3/12/2015 1:30 PM
HB 1228 establish an obligation recovery center. 3/12/2015 12:40 PM Minutes
SB 1 revise certain taxes and fees to fund improvements to public roads and bridges in South Dakota and to increase the maximum speed limit on interstate highways. 3/12/2015 12:00 PM
SB 53 revise certain provisions regarding the state aid to general education formula and to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. 3/12/2015 11:00 AM Minutes
SB 54 revise certain provisions regarding the state aid to special education formula and to revise the property tax levies for special education. 3/12/2015 11:15 AM Minutes
SB 91 make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. 3/12/2015 1:00 PM Minutes
SB 92 make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. 3/12/2015 1:05 PM Minutes
SB 95 revise provisions related to human trafficking. 3/12/2015 10:30 AM
SB 106 provide for risk management services for properties used to provide postsecondary technical education. 3/12/2015 1:00 PM
SB 109 establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor. 3/12/2015 10:00 AM
SB 120 revise certain provisions regarding special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events and to declare an emergency. 3/11/2015 8:30 AM Minutes
SB 140 declare void the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student’s sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. 3/12/2015 12:00 AM Minutes
SB 152 make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency. 3/12/2015 11:30 AM
SB 174 make an appropriation for the Ross Shaft at the Sanford Underground Research Facility and to declare an emergency. 3/12/2015 11:30 AM Minutes
SB 176 enhance the data systems in the Secretary of State’s Office, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 3/12/2015 2:00 PM
SB 179 revise certain provisions relating to record search fees in the Unified Judicial System. 3/12/2015 11:30 AM Minutes
SB 190 clarify health coverage for applied behavior analysis. 3/12/2015 12:30 PM

Update 10:02 CDT: Presiding over this morning’s session of the Senate, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels says we have a record number of conference committees this year. This great gob of disagreement in this final week suggests that House and Senate Republicans may be reading from different pages.


4 Responses to At Least Thirteen Conference Committees Meeting Today in Capitol

  1. Deb Geelsdottir

    I sure hope HB 1140 passes. It would be even better if those penalties were enhanced even more. A woman is statistically safer in a room full of drunk men than in her own home with her male spouse or boyfriend.

    SB 95 limits the criminality of human trafficking only to those 16 and older? That’s nuts! The sick perverts that pay to rape, like victims down to even pre-pubescent children. Child labor is also popular. I really hope I’m misunderstanding the bill.

    Thanks for the chart Cory. It is easy to follow and find the text of the bill.

  2. Obama is playing hardball now. We shall see how the state of South Dakota handles the Medicaid that will come due this summer and what will happen with the coffers in Pierre. While the capitulation will be fun to see, it will be even more gratifying to see those working poor finally get the healthcare they desperately need. Ahoy Daugaard and crew, prepare for your leaky ship to take on more water or take care of your people. http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/is-the-obama-administration-playing-hardball-on-health-care-20150311

  3. matt, record number of emergencies too?

    jerry-florida wants a billion dollars; but doesn’t want to expand medicaid. as the 5 year olds are saying right now, and as rachel madow is mimmicks the 47 republican “5 year old traitors”- aauuhu (short u pronunciation on the last u)!

    doesn’t help the 30-90 dead south dakotans who couldn’t get insurance last year :(

  4. 30-90 dead South Dakotan’s are what Daugaard and the rest his cabal call collateral damage. They feel the blood on their hands is worth it because they stopped the tide of Obama for a few more months in their game. I remember when President Bush came up with the unfunded mandate of Medicare Advantage plans. Geesh, they were an ugly dog that would not hunt. Democrats helped Republicans for the common good of our seniors to make sure this would work while the republican was in control of everything. There is no joint efforts now to help the citizens find their way anymore. The hunger games the republican plays are going to haunt our country for some time.