PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Dennis Daugaard Monday signed the first bills into law from the Eighty-Ninth Legislative Session.
He signed 12 bills in all, many to clean up existing language and statutes, none of them 'hot button' issues.
The very first bill signed was HB 1016, “An Act to repeal certain outdated or unnecessary statutes and administrative rules pertaining to the Department of Public Safety.”
HB 1016 is one of the Governor’s red tape repealer bills. During the 2012 and 2013 legislative sessions, bills were passed repealing 378 unneeded administrative rules and 919 obsolete sections of law, totaling more than 148,000 words. Even more bills were proposed this year to continue that work.
In addition to HB 1016, the Governor signed the following legislative bills on Monday, Feb. 10:
HB 1017 – An Act to repeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes related to the Department of Social Services.
HB 1018 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the record-keeping process of child welfare agencies to the Department of Social Services.
HB 1024 – An Act to place certain substances on the controlled substances schedule and to declare an emergency.
HB 1026 – An Act to provide for the transfer of the state's interests in the Webster National Guard armory and underlying land to the city of Webster.
HB 1027 – An Act to provide for the transfer of the state's interests in the Watertown National Guard armory to the city of Watertown.
HB 1035 – An Act to provide certain provisions relating to the executive branch internship program.
HB 1037 – An Act to authorize the Transportation Commission to establish limited speed zones on non-state trunk highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.
HB 1055 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding references to the Internal Revenue Code.
SB 30 – An Act to provide for the definition of an advanced practice registered nurse, to remove certification as a function of the Board of Nursing in issuing a license to a certified registered nurse anesthetist, and to change the nurses' education loan assistance program to a scholarship program.
SB 56 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding auditing standards used by the Department of Revenue.
SB 57 – An Act to repeal certain provisions regarding the regulation of the trading stamp business.