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Noem Signs 13 Bills





March 25, 2020

 

On veto day, which will be held electronically on March 30, 2020, Noem will ask the state Legislature to concur with her recommendations so she may sign Senate Bill 20 and 75 into law. The text of the veto messages is reproduced below.

 

SB 61 An Act to revise certain provisions regarding a municipal office nominating petition.

SB 74 An Act to revise provisions regarding legislative candidates.

SB 98 An Act to extend the notification period for possession of a concealed pistol in the state capitol.

SB 120 An Act to establish exceptions regarding the possession of a pistol by a minor.

SB 128  An Act to revise entities who may contribute to a political committee.

SB 169 An Act to authorize the possession of a concealed pistol by employees in county courthouses.

SB 180 An Act to repeal and revise certain provisions regarding the petition circulation process.

SB 183 An Act to revise the signature requirements for the nominating petitions for certain elected offices.

HB 1054 An Act to revise the documentation required for voter registration.

HB 1094 An Act to repeal certain provisions regarding permits for concealed pistols.

HB 1138 An Act to establish shooting course requirements for current or former law enforcement officers seeking an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol.

HB 1182 An Act to provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol.

HB 1242 An Act to provide for the reissuance of certain enhanced permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency.

 

 

For Senate Bill 20:

Dear Mr. President Rhoden and Members of the Senate:

 

I respectfully return Senate Bill 20 with the following recommendation as to STYLE and FORM.  Senate Bill 20 is An Act to create a monitor to review and respond to complaints related to the care provided to youth in the custody or care of certain care facilities, treatment centers, and programs.

 

SB 20, in part, requires the Department of Social Services to designate a monitor to receive and resolve grievances related to quality of care provided to youth placed in the custody or care of certain facilities, ensuring that South Dakotans, specifically youth, have a designated individual to go to with complaints.

 

During the legislative process, SB 20 was amended on the Senate floor to specify that the monitor shall be a mandatory reporter; however, the drafting of the amendment causes confusion because it was added as a subsection that relates to custody or care facilities.  In addition, subsection (3) of section 2 erroneously refers to “this section” when it should refer to “§ 26-6-1.2” for the definition of a shelter care facility.

 

To carry out the objective of this bill in a manner consistent with the Legislature’s intent, I recommend the following Style and Form correction to the Enrolled version of Senate Bill 20:

 

On Page 1 in Section 2 in subdivision (3), delete “this section; or” and insert “§ 26-6-1.2.”. 

On Page 1 in Section 2 in subdivision (4), delete “(4)” making “The monitor shall be a mandatory reporter pursuant to § 26-8A-3.” its own paragraph within section 2.

 

This clarification will ensure the statute reads correctly and includes all intended requirements.  I am not opposed to this legislation and hope this bill becomes law.  I respectfully request that you concur with my recommendation as to Style and Form.

 

 

For Senate Bill 75:

Dear Mr. President Rhoden and Members of the Senate:

 

I respectfully return Senate Bill 75 with the following recommendation as to STYLE and FORM.  Senate Bill 75 is An Act to provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses.

 

Senate Bill 75 requires a person over age 18 to purchase a habitat stamp when purchasing a hunting or fishing license.  During the legislative process, an amendment was added by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee that, in part, was intended to exempt disabled resident hunters and resident hunters held as prisoners of war from purchasing the habitat stamp.  To carry this out, however, the Enrolled Bill errors in cross-referencing the combination license statute at “§ 41-6-10.1” instead of the disabled and POW hunter statute at “§ 41-6-10.2.”

 

To give effect to the objective of this bill in a manner consistent with the Legislature’s intent, I recommend the following Style and Form correction to the Enrolled version of Senate Bill 75:

 

On Page 1 on the first line after the catchline, after “Except as provided in”, strike “§ 41-6-10.1” and insert “§ 41-6-10.2”.

 

This change exempts disabled hunters from purchasing the habitat stamp as intended by Senate Bill 75 when it is implemented on July 1, 2020.  I am not opposed to this legislation and hope this bill becomes law.  I respectfully request you concur with my recommendation as to Style and Form.