2020 South Dakota Legislative Session

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

Week 2 Update – January 21-24, 2020

Legislative Notes

Children’s Day at the Capitol was held on January 22, 2020. Event sponsors and vendors gathered in the rotunda of the Capitol to help educate legislators, staff and members of the public about the good work happening in the professional fields concerning the welfare of children in South Dakota. Dr. Brooke Jones and Angela Lisburg provided information about No Hit Zones to the audience during the lunch presentation.

The following news articles discuss Children’s Day at the Capitol 2020.

The 2020 Legislative Session will run 40 days (four day work weeks), ending on March 30, 2020.

 

Bills

As of Monday, January 27, 2020, 101 House Bills and 78 Senate Bills have been submitted for consideration. CPCM is actively tracking the following bills:

 

HB 1005: An act to revise certain provisions regarding the use of telehealth technologies.

Sponsor: Leverage Telehealth and Telemedicine Task Force

Committee Assignment: House Health and Human Services

HB 1005 amends the definition of telehealth and the provision to prescribe medications via telehealth. Pass unanimously out of committee and passed unanimously from floor of House of Representatives. Assigned to Senate Health and Human Services, scheduled for hearing on 1/27/20.

 

HB 1047: An act to revise certain provisions regarding human trafficking.

Sponsor: Office of the Governor

Committee Assignment: House Judiciary

HB 1047 amends definitions of human trafficking and adds the act of human trafficking to the prohibited offenses for child abuse and neglect. Heard in House Judiciary committee on 1/24/20. A fiscal note was requested. The bill will be voted on once fiscal impact is determined.

 

HB 1057: An act to prohibit certain acts against children and provide a penalty therefor.

Sponsor: Representative Deutsch and Senator Greenfield

Committee Assignment: House State Affairs

HB 1057 prohibits medical providers from performing medical practices for the purposes of changing a minor’s sex. The bill creates a class 4 felony for performing the prohibited medical practices. Heard in House State Affairs on 1/22/20. Amended in Committee. Amendments carved out additional exceptions to the bill. Passed House State Affairs with a vote of 8 yeas/ 5 nays. House floor deferred vote to another day.

 

HB 1074: An act to revise certain provisions regarding the time that sexual assault kits be preserved.

Sponsor: Representative Reed and Senator Soholt

Committee Assignment: House Judiciary

HB 1074 requires law enforcement to preserve the sexual assault kit for 7 years or until the victim turns 25, whichever is longer. Will be heard on 1/27/20 on House Judiciary committee.

 

HB 1090: An act to make an appropriation to evaluate the feasibility of the use of telehealth services within the criminal justice system and to declare an emergency.

Sponsor: The Committee on Judiciary at the request of the Chief Justice

Committee Assignment: NA

HB 1090 provides funding for certain mental health services to be available via telehealth in jails and correctional facilities.

 

SB 18:  An Act to revise certain provisions regarding professional counselors.

Sponsors: The Committee on Health and Human Services at the request of the Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Committee Assignment:

SB 18 establishes a Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

 

SB 19:  An Act to revise certain provisions regarding marriage and family counselors.

Sponsors: The Committee on Health and Human Services at the request of the Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Committee Assignment:

SB 19 establishes a Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

 

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.

Sponsors: The Committee on Health and Human Services at the request of the Department of Social Services.

Committee Assignment: Senate Health and Human Services

SB 20 creates a position/ monitor to receive complaints regarding the care of children in the custody of the state and living in certain facilities. The monitor is required to update the Secretary of DSS regarding the complaints and to report any findings of abuse and neglect. Scheduled for hearing on 1/27/20.

 

SB 27: An Act to establish a missing persons clearinghouse.

Sponsors: The Committee on Judiciary at the request of the Attorney General

Committee Assignment: Senate Judiciary

SB 27 creates a missing persons clearinghouse, to be administered by the DCI. Law enforcement agencies are required to provide information to the clearinghouse and DCI will maintain a website accessible to law enforcement and to the public. Minors will be included in the clearinghouse. Passed the Judiciary Committee, as amended. Passed the floor of the Senate.

 

SB 73: An Act to exempt certain persons from the requirement to publish name change.

Sponsors: Senator Monroe and Representative Goodwin

Committee Assignment: Senate Judiciary

SB 73 allows a judge to grant an order changing the name of a person without publicizing the name change if the person is a victim of human trafficking, domestic abuse or child abuse. The judge may seal the record.

 

SB 78: An Act to increase funding for court appointed special advocates.

Sponsors: Senator Klumb and Representative Post

Committee Assignment: NA

SB 78 increases the fine for certain crimes, which in turn raises funding for court appointed special advocates.

 

Upcoming Dates

The full social calendar is provided by the SD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

January 16, 2020: South Dakota Association of Addiction and Prevention Professionals-legislative breakfast

January 22, 2020: Children’s Day at the Capitol

January 23, 2020: SDCF Bringing Philanthropy to Life for a Stronger SD

January 24, 2020: SD Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

January 27, 2020: SD Dental Hygienist’s Association Day (see mandatory reporter bill)

January 28, 2020: YMCA Day at the Capitol

January 29, 2020: Wellness Screenings at the Capitol

February 5, 2020: Afterschool Day at the Capitol

February 6, 2020: Research Park Day

February 7, 2020: SD Counseling Association – legislative coffee

February 12, 2020: ACS CAN Suits and Sneakers Day at the Capitol

February 13, 2020: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- SD Chapter Day at the Capitol

February 18, 2020: SD Association of Healthcare Organizations – legislative social

February 19, 2020: SD Nonprofit Network – legislative breakfast

February 19, 2020: SD Association of Youth Care Providers – legislative social

February 26, 2020: SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities Day at the Capitol

March 4, 2020: SD Association of Specialty Care Providers – legislative breakfast

 

Resources

Bills: To view a full listing of the 2020 Legislative Bills, visit the SD Legislative Research Council webpage.

Legislators: There are 70 Legislators serving in the House of Representatives and 35 Legislators serving in the Senate. You can find your Legislators on the SD Legislative Research Council webpage. A complete listing of 2020 Legislators can also be found on the SD Legislative Research Council webpage.

Committees: There are 26 total standing committees (13 in each house, divided by subject matter). The primary function of a standing committee is to consider each bill or resolution assigned to the committee and to make a specific recommendation on what action should be taken regarding the bill or resolution. Following the introduction and first reading of a bill in either house, the presiding officer assigns the bill to a committee based on the subject matter. Generally, bills dealing with certain subjects are assigned to the same committee.  You can find out which committees your Legislators serve on by visiting the SD Legislative Research Council webpage.

Schedule: The regular schedule and room assignment for standing committees is located HERE.  For an up-to-date listing of committee schedules and agendas, click HERE. The SD Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides the annual legislative handbook.