Noem Signs 11 Bills

Noem Signs 11 Bills

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem signs 11 bills today.

  • HB 1295 An Act to revise certain provisions regarding contagious disease control and enforcement and to declare an emergency.
  • HB 1296 An Act to revise the authority of the Governor in times of a disaster, act of terrorism, or emergency and to declare an emergency.
  • HB 1298 An Act to provide for the postponement of certain elections and to declare an emergency.
  • SB 20 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 75 An Act to provide for a habitat stamp on hunting and fishing licenses.
  • SB 187 An Act to revise certain provisions regarding reemployment assistance benefits in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 and to declare an emergency.
  • SB 188 An Act to account for educational opportunities provided to students during a state of emergency and to declare an emergency.
  • SB 189 An Act to provide exemptions from certain requirements for the 2019-2020 school year and to declare an emergency.
  • SB 190 An Act to revise certain driver licensing requirements to allow for an extension during a statewide emergency or disaster and to declare an emergency.
  • SB 192 An Act to create the small business economic disaster relief subfund, to provide for the transfer of certain funds into the subfund, to authorize the Economic Development Finance Authority to make a grant to the subfund, to provide for the continuous appropriation of the subfund, and to declare an emergency.
  • SB 193 An Act to revise Senate Bill 38, An Act to revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2020, as previously enacted by the Ninety-fifth Session of the South Dakota Legislature.

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6 Replies to “Noem Signs 11 Bills”

  1. Nonymouse

    Governor, what happened to SB 191?! How on Earth can the Senate favor it and then the House reject it?! What the heck?!

  2. Anonymous

    SB 191 was an obvious overreach if government authority. The house recognized that and put a stop to it. Thank God for checks and balances.

    1. Nonymouse

      An obvious overreach of government? Okay, some civics….the State is the sovereign authority in South Dakota. The counties, municipalities, and townships are political subunits of the State, and are only empowered with such authority as granted by the State. No subunit may enact or enforce an ordinance unless State law creates that authority, and no ordinance may be contrary to State law, and no ordinance may be enacted where the State has laws that are so comprehensive on a topic as to leave no room for the ordinance to exist. SB 191 was not a product of government overreach, but a timely adjustment of laws dating back to 1939 that would set the temporary ground rules for local governments to address a real and dangerous emergency. Let’s be honest, the Sovereign has chosen to forgo this much needed leadership demand, and has indicated that it is up to the local governments to deal with it. Overreach? No.

  3. Troy

    Under difficult circumstances, in my opinion, the Governor and Legislature acted with a good balance of Prudence, Temperance, Justice, and Courage.

  4. Anonymous

    So local control is bad in this instance? Troy, you were the one advocating leaders make decisions based on the level of community spread, how can we do that at a statewide level when we have communities so widely effected across SD?

  5. enquirer

    it should have been amended to simply give parity to cities and counties in lattitude of optional actions, and not granting increased power to both entities. and then it should have been approved.