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Track important legislation that affects soybean producers. Bills are often amended and change quickly in legislative committees therefore our position on each bill is evaluated frequently.

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SB 7

Revise the criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes.

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SB 9

Revise the river basin natural resource district boundaries, to establish subdistricts for each district, and to establish a procedure to adjust district boundaries.

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SB 10

Provide for an election in the Red River and Minnesota River Basin Natural Resource District in 2018, to remove certain areas from the East Dakota Water Development District that are contained in that river basin natural resource district, and to provide for elections in the other river basin natural resource districts at a later date.

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SB 21

Revise certain provisions related to public grain warehouses and grain buyers.

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SB 22

Exempt certain unmanned aircraft systems from the requirement to be registered as aircraft.

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SB 66

Specifically classify certain agricultural land as riparian buffer strips, to establish the criteria for the riparian buffer strip classification, and to provide for the taxation thereof.

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SB 80

Regulate the use of drones under certain conditions and to provide a penalty therefor.

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SB 105

Reduce the excise tax imposed on the gross receipts from sale, resale, or lease of farm machinery, attachment units, and irrigation equipment.

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SB 135

Revise certain meat labeling requirements.

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SB 170

Revise certain provisions regarding the maximum width restriction for farm implements operated on a public highway

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SB 172

Authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction of and improvements to the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory and infrastructure at South Dakota State University, to increase and establish certain agricultural fees, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.

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HB 1038

Repeal the requirement for farm corporations to file farm annual reports with the secretary of state.

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HB 1052

Provide certain protections for public employees who report violations of law.

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HB 1068

Revise certain provisions concerning landowner liability for certain injuries suffered.

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HB 1086

Provide certain provisions requiring the official state seed certification agency to obtain liability insurance.

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HB 1094

Provide for the transfer of certain landowner hunting licenses.

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HB 1124

Exempt a person with a commercial driver license from the requirement to have a hazardous materials endorsement on the license under certain conditions.

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HB 1141

Provide for a legislative task force to consider certain legislation proposed to revise provisions regarding the initiative and referendum process in South Dakota.

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HB 1157

Create the agriculture future development subfund, to provide for its administration, to establish the agriculture future development subcommittee, and to provide funding for certain programs and projects.

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Archived State Bills

SB 157


Provide additional regulations for commercial breeding operations.

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SB 144


Revise the legal maximum weight limits based on the number of axles for gross vehicle weight.

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SB 136


Permit certain cropland along lakes, rivers, and streams to be assessed as noncropland.

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SB 135


Allow over width farm equipment to be operated on primary highways after sunset under certain conditions.

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SB 110


Increase certain fuel excise tax rates.

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SB 107


Clarify certain safety zone restrictions on hunting.

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SB 98


Revise and repeal certain provisions regarding pork production.

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SB 4


Provide for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland.

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SB 3


Revise the income criteria for determining if property is classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes.

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HB 1228


Accommodate legislation relating to a mandatory state of origin meat labeling program.

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HB 1223


Accommodate legislation relating to livestock control.

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HB 1214


Regulate conflicts of interest for authority, board, or commission members.

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HB 1211


Require statewide livestock ownership inspection.

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HB 1182


Increase the state sales tax, the state use tax, the excise tax on farm machinery, and amusement device tax for the purpose of increasing education funding and reducing property taxes, and to declare an emergency.

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HB 1151


Require legislative approval of certain land acquisitions by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

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HB 1137


Revise the distribution of registration fees from noncommercial gross weight vehicles.

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HB 1120


Revise the definition of agricultural purposes used for the administration of the sales tax.

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HB 1094


Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and education and to create the Nutrient Research and Education Council to promote such research and education.

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HB 1082


Codify the list of navigable streams requiring gates.

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HB 1080


Make an appropriation and to transfer certain money to the Bureau of Administration to fund a design study for a potential expansion and upgrade to the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory and to declare an emergency.

 

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HB 1007


Make an appropriation to revise and update the values and methods used to determine the agricultural land production capacity and to declare an emergency.

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SB 127


Revise certain provisions regarding operation of hog confinement facilities.

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SB 7


Revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies and to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy.

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SB 6


Revise certain provisions concerning the pension and capital outlay tax levies for school districts.

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HB 1213


Increase the motor vehicle excise tax to finance improvements on the public highways and bridges.

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HB 1201


Revise certain provisions regarding planning and zoning.

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SB 150


Require certain motor vehicles to pay an additional registration fee.

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SB 148


Increase the tax on certain motor fuels to finance improvements on the public highways and bridges.

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SB 5


Revise certain provisions concerning the assessment and taxation of real property.

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SB 4


Make an appropriation for research concerning the administrative and financial impact of actual use on agricultural land assessments and to declare an emergency.

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SB 3


Provide for mediation of certain drainage disputes.

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SB 2


Provide for the establishment of river basin natural resource districts.

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SB 1


Revise certain taxes and fees to fund improvements to public roads and bridges in South Dakota

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HB 1173


Revise certain provisions regarding liability of parties involved in frivolous or malicious civil actions.

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HB 1131


Revise certain taxes and fees to fund improvements to public roads and bridges in South Dakota.

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SB 169


Provide for access to and use of public waters on public and private property and to protect private property rights for the citizens of South Dakota.

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SB 146


Revise certain provisions regarding the closure of county and township roads due to high water.

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SB 137


Make an appropriation to rehabilitate certain state-owned rail lines and to declare an emergency.

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SB 134


Authorize a winter load increase of certain motor vehicle weight restrictions.

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SB 117


Establish a county highway capital improvement fund and to levy a capital improvement property tax for county highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts.

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SB 111


Revise certain property tax limitations.

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SB 46


Revise certain provisions regarding animal welfare and to provide a felony penalty for cruelty to animals.

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SB 12


Update references to certain federal motor carrier regulations.

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HB 1209


Provide for reimbursement of property taxes paid on certain private lands inundated by the waters of nonmeandered lakes.

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HB 1208


Restrict access to certain waters that inundate private property.

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HB 1195


Revise the membership requirements and election procedures for members of the South Dakota Wheat Commission.

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HB 1191


Accommodate legislation relating to the alleviation of livestock losses as a result of the late autumn West River blizzard.

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HB 1173


Provide authority to establish special purpose districts for county roads.

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HB 1171


Revise provisions relating to trespass associated with hunting, fishing, or trapping.

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HB 1160


Revise provisions and requirements relating to certain environmental complaints.

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HB 1112


Appropriate general funds and higher education facility funds to replace a portion of the other funds appropriated for the construction of swine teaching and research facilities at South Dakota State University and to declare an emergency.

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HB 1097


Revise the criteria for classifying property as agricultural land.

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HB 1083


Restrict the term of conservation easements.

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HB 1081


Revise the computation of the promotional fee on wheat.

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HB 1057


Repeal certain provisions imposing the inheritance tax and the estate tax.

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HB 1006


Provide for the assessment and taxation of agricultural land based on its actual use.

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SB 210


Provide for assessment of agricultural property based on the market, repeal the methodology that assesses agricultural land based on its agricultural income value, and to dissolve the implementation and oversight advisory task force.

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SB 238


Appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency.

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SB 57


Define a biodiesel producer and bulk plant operator and revise certain statutory references and to make certain form and style changes regarding motor fuel taxation.

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HB 1228


Give producers priority to recover on a bond seized by the state from a public grain warehouse or grain buyer.

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SB 153


Clarify, remove inconsistencies from, and revise certain provisions relating to the formation and operation of watershed districts.

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SB 179


Provide for a uniform county drainage permit application form and to remove the maximum limit for drainage permit fees.

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SB 178


Enhance animal and livestock sustainability.

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SB 171


establish the crime of aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats, and horses and to provide certain criminal and civil penalties therefor.

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SB 155


Establish a local government road improvement grant fund for the purpose of serving new agricultural facilities and to make an appropriation therefor.

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SB 116


Establish a subordinate agricultural supplier’s lien for an unpaid charge account billing statement.

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SB 115


Increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and to create the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research.

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SB 85


Revise certain provisions regarding the production incentive payment available to ethanol producers.

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SB 53


Expand the application of the farm decal system.

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SB 40


Require certain receipts of delivery to grain elevators be kept and to establish certain penalties for overweight vehicles and trailers.

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SB 10


Authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the construction of swine teaching and research facilities at South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor.

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HB 1175


Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens.

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HB 1167


Revise the composition of the policy review committee for animal damage control.

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HB 1160


Clarify certain penalty provisions relating to damage caused by wildlife to land, livestock, or crops.

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HB 1156


Revise certain provisions concerning nonresident waterfowl licenses.

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HB 1135


Regulate access to and use of public waters on public and private property.

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HB 1115


Clarify the deliberative process exception to certain open records provisions.

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HB 1108


Expand the application of certain open meetings provisions to certain committees of public boards.

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HB 1089


Require statewide livestock ownership inspection.

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HB 1017


Establish and revise certain provisions, bond amounts, fees, and penalties related to the regulation of grain warehouses and grain buyers and to declare an emergency.

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HB 1007


Restrict the term of conservation easements.

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SB 169


Create certain watershed districts.

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SB 155


Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens and to provide penalties therefor.

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SB 150


Authorize counties and townships to permit fencing within the rights-of-way of certain minimum maintenance roads.

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SB 129


Provide for the severance of certain water rights.

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SB 123


Revise how the taxes are applied to rural electric companies.

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SB 120


Temporarily increase the state sales and use tax and to declare an emergency.

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SB 100


Modify the ethanol production incentive payment to include qualified producers of biobutanol.

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SB 61


Exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes.

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SB 49


Revise the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district.

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HB 1243


Require that notice be provided before certain drainage activities are undertaken.

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HB 1240


Separately classify, assess, and tax agricultural land that is leased for certain purposes that restrict the use of the land.

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HB 1238


Establish sanctions relating to the hiring of illegal aliens.

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HB 1230


Modify the publication requirements regarding the application for a well driller license or a well pump installer license.

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HB 1228


Repeal the sunset concerning tax refunds for new or expanded agricultural facilities and new or expanded business facilities.

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HB 1201


Revise certain provisions regarding tax refunds for energy related projects and facilities.

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HB 1139


Revise certain provisions relating to identity theft and employment.

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HB 1116


Exempt bedding used for agricultural purposes from sales and use taxes.

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HB 1094


Require the filing of certain documents relating to the vacation, location, or changing of highways with the register of deeds.

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HB 1093


Revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of school districts.

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HB 1089


Restrict certain state purchases of gasoline to ethanol blends.

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HB 1087


Limit the terms of certain conservation easements.

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HB 1036


Establish and revise certain provisions and penalties related to the regulation of grain warehouses, grain buyers, and warehouse receipts.

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HB 1011


Revise the definition of domestic use of water.

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HB 1001


Revise certain provisions regarding the sales and use tax.

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HB 1250


Permit counties and townships to levy a capital improvement property tax for highways, secondary roads, bridges, and culverts.

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HB 1257


Provide for the disposal of the Napa Junction to Platte segment of the state-owned rail system.

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HB 1003


Revise the limitation on the increases and decreases that may be made to the total taxable value of cropland and noncropland.

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