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Statehouse is a daily wrap-up of activity at the South Dakota State Legislature in Pierre hosted by SDPB Radio reporters.

Statehouse is a daily wrap-up of activity at the South Dakota State Legislature in Pierre hosted by SDPB Radio reporters.
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Statehouse is a daily wrap-up of activity at the South Dakota State Legislature in Pierre hosted by SDPB Radio reporters.

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Statehouse Podcast: Transgender In Activities And Funding for Hemp

2/27/2019
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Full House considers bill that prohibits transgender students from playing sports with the gender they identify with. Lawmakers are moving forward with a funding mechanism to prop up an industrial help program in South Dakota if the legislation passes.

Duration:00:04:46

Statehouse Podcast: Petition Circulators, Gender Dysphoria & Hate Crimes

2/27/2019
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A House committee continues to push a bill that requires students to participate in activities under sex assigned at birth. House lawmakers pass a bill requiring peition circulators for ballot questions register and get a badge from the Secretary of State's office. Governor commits $2.5 million for construction of new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Senate kills repealing presumptive probation. Gender dysphoria bill fails in Senate State Affairs Committee. House...

Duration:00:10:12

Statehouse Podcast: Nursing Homes, Presumptive Probation & Early Childhood Education

2/27/2019
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Appropriations committee is considering increasing payments to nursing home facilities. Senate lawmakers delaying vote on repealing Attorney General bill regarding presumptive probation. The governor opposes it. South Dakota is one of eight states where clergy are not incuded in mandatory reporting laws surrounding child abuse. Lawmakers are passing a bill to add clergy to the list. House Republicans reject a bill that establishes an early childhood development council.

Duration:00:07:49

Statehouse Podcast: House Passes Hemp Bill, Lawmakers Won't Lift Restrictions on Sex Crimes

2/15/2019
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A House bill that legalizes the growth, production and processing of industrial hemp is now headed to the Senate chambers. Lawmakers kill a bill that temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on child sex crimes against entities. Senate passes bill that codifies the language of the Oceti Sakowin as the state's official indigenous language. A bill that directs the Division of Criminal Investigation to prepare guidelines for collecting information on and investigating the cases of missing...

Duration:00:11:21

Statehouse Podcast: Indigenous Language, Civics Test, Hemp

2/15/2019
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An effort to codify the official indigenous language of state. The House Education Committee is advancing a bill that requires high school students to pass a civics or citizen ship test before graduating; but limits questions to 10. Governor asks lawmakers to pause the legalization of hemp as a crop. Restricting teachers from giving their opinions fails the State House Education Committee. Official investigation into the Noem campaign during President Trump's visit to Sioux Falls for a...

Duration:00:09:29

Statehouse Podcast: Edible Marijuana, Gender Education, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Justice

2/12/2019
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South Dakotans possessing edible marijuana products will continue to face a Class 5 felony if they're caught. House Education Comittee passes a bill banning instruction on gender dysphoria to the house floor despite confusion on what the phrase "gender dysphoria" means. Bill temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on sex crimes against children. It's part of an effort by survivors of child sexual abuse who want justice for crimes they say happened decades ago at a Catholic boarding...

Duration:00:19:05

Statehouse Podcast: GF&P Commission, Aeronautics Appropriations, Sports Betting

2/12/2019
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The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee killed a bill that changed the makeup of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. House Appropriatons will decide the fate of legislation mandating the state fund for the Aeronautics commission. Senate Joint Resolution 2 calls for a vote on the legalization of sports betting. Lawmakers reject a proposal to narrow the definition of resident for the purposes of voting in elections.

Duration:00:09:39

Statehouse Podcast: Taxes, Utilities, Texting While Driving

2/12/2019
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Democrats want a study of the state's tax structure but Republicans reject the idea. Policy dispute in service areas between municipal utilities and rural electric coops. A bill to undo the effects of a 2011 state Supreme Court opinion that overturned a rape conviction when it comes to intoxication and rape. House Transportation committee approves a bille increasing the punishment for improperly using cellphones, laptops or tables while driving. Bill definining landlord-tenant relationships...

Duration:00:08:05

Statehouse Podcast: Concealed Carry, Defining Adultry, Medicaid Funding

1/31/2019
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One day after lawmakers send a bill to Governor Kristi Noem stripping permit requirements to carry a concealed pistol, the state senate rejects a bill to allow concealed carry in the capitol A bill headed to the house floor establishes a misdemeanor for failing to file birth and death certificates. The aim is to build a case against the fundamentalist church compound in the Black Hills near Pringle. An attempt to include same-gender sex in the state's definition of adultery has been shot...

Duration:00:14:12

Statehouse Podcast: Abortion Restrictions, Testing Home Schoolers, Indigenous Language

1/29/2019
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The State Senate rejects a bill that revises sonogram requirements. Debate begins on standardized tests for home school students. A bill that recognizes the official indigenous languages in South Dakota are Lakota, Dakota and Nakota has been introduced. If passed, it joins English as the common language for the state. Lawmakers are looking for solutions to increasing rates of nursing home closures. Governor Kristi Noem proposed one-time increases in state funds for Medicaid reimbursement and...

Duration:00:10:56

Statehouse Podcast: Partridge Amendment, Civics To Graduate, Concealed Carry, Gender Rules

1/29/2019
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Lawmakers are waiting for a bill that clarifies how the state reduces its sales tax percentage after a certain amount of new, online sales tax is collected. A bill requiring another haf credit of civics education for high school graduates is moving to the senate floor for further debate. Lawmakers are passing one of three bills that removes permit requirements for carrying a concealed pistol. Senate Bill 49 is defeated. This is the third time in five years a measure requiring school students...

Duration:00:07:10

Statehouse Podcast: Noem Budget And Reaction

1/29/2019
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Governor Kristi Noem presented her budget proposals. She is asking lawmakers for addiitonal funds for the state's Medicaid providers. Noem also outlined her goals for developing broadband internet services, a salary increase for state employees. Lawmakers rejected a bill that prhibits elected officials from hiring relatives and CBD is on ints way to being clearly removed from a list of scheduled drugs in South Dakota.

Duration:00:10:54

Statehouse Podcast: Trust Funds, Special Education Funding, Budget Adress Set, Concealed Carry

1/18/2019
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The House Commerce and Energy Committee is working to give employers a financial break. House Bill 1034 lowers the amount business owners contribute to the State Unemployment Trust Fund. State Senators are passing a Senate Concurrent Resolution that commends Republican U.S. Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds for voting to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Not all Republican senators agreed. A bill related to the extraordinary cost fund for special education moves to the full...

Duration:00:10:57

Statehouse Podcast: Big Game, Polling Restrictions, CBD, Special Ed & Wind

1/15/2019
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The House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee is working to clarify the sales on big-game animal parts. South Dakota's restriction on campaign material in and near polling places will remain. Senate Health and Human Services committee will reconsider a bill that regulates cannabidiol (CBD) as a Schedule 4 drug. Meaning it's only by prescription. An interim study bill on extraordinary cost fund for special education is moving through committee. Senate Commerce and Energy Committee is...

Duration:00:09:35

Statehouse Podcast: Judiciary, Reaction And Another First

1/9/2019
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Chief Justice David Gilbertson delivers State of Judiciary Address and calls for a second mental health court; lawmakers have positive reaction to state of state address and point out what's missing; first Native American serves as senate minority leader; lawmakers challenge residency of newly elected members.

Duration:00:07:22

Statehouse Podcast Opening Day

1/8/2019
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For the first time in South Dakota’s nearly 130-year history, a female is introduced as the state’s governor. Kristi Noem offered her first State of the State Address before lawmakers. Noem talked about ag policy, rural broadband connectivity, tribal relations, open government and "the next big thing".

Duration:00:10:13

Statehouse Podcast: Ballot Questions, Medicaid, Tax Receipts, Drug Dealers

3/4/2018
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Special interests can donate to other ballot questions. Legislature wants final say in any major expansions to Medicaid. Senate Judiciary passes a bill that increases the punishment for drug dealers when a person dies as a direct result of using the substance they sold. Revenues of more than $18 million than projected in tax receipts. Governor is cautiously optimistic about the numbers.

Duration:00:10:41

Statehouse Podcast: Fee for Hybrid Vehicles, Capping Money, Free Speech

3/4/2018
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A House Committee is passing legislation that removes collective bargaining for the state's public universities. The House Education Committee is debating free speech for student journalists. HB1241 imposes a yearly fee for driving electric and hybrid vehicles. The Senate Judiciary Committee will wait to take action on a bill that stiffens penalties for meth use and distribution. Attorney General Marty Jackley says tougher penalties are needed to get a handle on meth abuse in the state.

Duration:00:13:59

Statehouse Podcast: Domestic Abuse, Sick Time, GF&P Commission, Increase Penalties Paying For Sex

1/31/2018
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HB1104 Revises provisions regarding the arrest of victims of domestic abuse. Lawmakers debate requiring paid sick days each year. Measure fails. Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is moving a bill forward that changes an eligibility requirement to serve on the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. House Judiciary committee is passing legislation to increase penalties for those who pay money for sex. HB1110 adds that a person convicted of one or more violations within a decade is a...

Duration:00:07:52

Statehouse Podcast: Speed Limts, Lawmaker Pay, Conceal Carry

1/31/2018
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The South Dakota House of Representatives passed HB1008 that allows officials to adjust speed limits due to weather conditions and road work. The House Education Committee is considering a bill that requires open-enrolled students to alert their resident school district if they plan on returning for the next school year. South Dakota lawmakers must regularly update controlled substance statutes in order to follow federal regulations. SB32 contains several updates. HJR1001 passes House and...

Duration:00:08:14