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2018 SD Legislation

South Dakota Legislative Session 2017
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HB 00 2018 Legislative Preview The 93rd Legislative Session is underway and week one is completed. ABATE will not have any specific motorcycle legislation but will assist in a bill for historical license plates for older motorcycles. Bill is being introduced by Rep. Larry Zikmund. We will also monitor all gun legislation and any changes in taxes. There are a number of bills coming from a summer study task force on the initiative and referendum process. I will be updating this website every week or more often as need arises. ABATE Legislative Days are January 18-20 with the legislative social on Thursday, January 18 at the basement of the Longbranch. Friday is ABATE Days at the Capitol with breakfast being served in the lobbies of the Senate and House. Afternoon sessions on various issues will be at the American Legion with the banquet at night. Saturday, January 20 is the Board Meeting at the American Legion at 10 am. Make plans to attend as you will truly have a good time and get all kinds of information on the session and upcoming issues. We look forward to seeing you.
SB 14 Motor Vehicle Fees Distribution Bill revises certain references to the special highway fund regarding motor vehicle license fees distribution. This states how the fees will be available to the counties from the special highway fund.
SB 21 Updating motor carrier regulations Bill simply updates the motor carrier regulations to 2018 to comply with federal regulations.
SB 22 Commercial Drivers License Bill allows commercial driver license applicants three attempts to pass the commercial driver license exam.
SB 41 Snowmobiles Revises certain provisions regarding the registration of snowmobiles - registrations will occur April, October, and December.
SB 42 Motor Vehicle Title Bill revises certain provisions regarding the issuance of a motor vehicle title - when a paper copy or electronic copy will be issued and deals whether a lien is on the title.
SB 62 Data Breach Bill is an AG bill that provides for the notification related to a breach of certain data and to provide a penalty.
SJR1 Campaign Reform SJR1 and Senate Bills 7-13 deal with campaign finance reform and initiative/constitutional ballot issues revision. These bills came from a workgroup this summer.
HB 1001-1007 Campaign reform HB 1001-1007 are bills that deal with campaign finance reform and initiative/constitutional ballot issue reform. Bills came from a summer study workgroup.
HB 1012 Political Party Status Bill is from State Board of Elections and revises the political party status - establishes criteria of last two previous general election cycles.
HB 1066 Vehicle license plates and stickers Bill deals with who can issue vehicle license plates and stickers - county treasurer and state department of revenue.
HB 1069 Commercial Motor Vehicles Bill establishes an unladen motor vehicle permit for certain proportionally registered commercial motor vehicles.
SB 23 Drivers license documentation Bill reduces the driver license renewal requirements regarding the submittal of documentation of social security numbers and updates references to federal regs.
HB 1014 Commercial Vehicles Revises certain provisions regarding the application of the intrastate exemption for certain commercial vehicles from the federal motor carrier regulations. Exemption is for three axles to two axles.
HB 1008 Speed Limits Bill authorizes the secretary of transportation to provide for temporary variable speed limits on state highways in the interests of highway safety due to varying weather, road work, and other conditions. Also applies to interstate highway system.
HB 1068 Collection of motor fuel Revises certain provisions regarding the collection of motor fuel tax from the interstate fuel users.