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South Dakota Legislative Update

  • South Dakota Legislative Update

BH&B is providing our members with an update of the 2020 South Dakota legislative session. The following bills may impact the visitor industry and your business.

You will also find information on upcoming cracker barrels in the Black Hills and Badlands region below. These are great opportunities for you to hear directly from area legislators and ask questions about the 2020 legislative issues.

House Bill 1121
Purpose: establish immunity from liability for the inherent risks of camping.

1/29/2020 Introduced
1/29/2020 First Reading House H J 81
1/30/2020 Referred to House Judiciary H J 105

Senate Joint Resolution 501
Purpose: Proposing and submitting to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, providing for wagering on sporting events and to revise provisions regarding certain municipal proceeds of gaming revenues.

1/30/2020 Introduced
1/30/2020 First read in Senate and referred to Senate Local Government S.J. 119
2/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing, Audio Available
2/07/2020 Local Government Adopt Resolution, Passed, YEAS 5, NAYS 2., Audio Available
2/10/2020 Senate Deferred to another day, Passed S.J. 174 N/A
2/11/2020 Senate Do Pass, Passed, YEAS 24, NAYS 10. S.J. 191, Audio Available
2/12/2020 First Reading House H.J. 269

Upcoming Cracker Barrels
Belle Fourche

Saturday, March 7–Details TBD

Mitchell
Friday, March 6, City Hall Council Chambers, 612 N. Main St. These events will be streamed live on the City’s YouTube channel and the Mitchell Chamber & Development Corporation’s Facebook page.

Piedmont
Saturday, Feb.8, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Piedmont Valley Legion Post

Rapid City
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 to 11 a.m. at Western Dakota Tech Event Center
(Senator Lance Russell – District 30, Representative David Johnson – District 33, Representative Jess Olson – District 34, Representative Julie Frye-Mueller – District 30)

Saturday, March 7, 9 to 11 a.m. at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Classroom Building
(Senator Phil Jensen – District 33, Representative Tim Goodwin – District 30, Representative Chris Johnson – District 32, Representative Tina Mulally – District 35)

Sturgis
Saturday, March 7, 9 to 11 a.m., Meade County Erskine Office 2nd Floor Commissioners’ Room (1300 Sherman St.)