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
|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
|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.