Daugaard signs several bills into law, including 'red tape' bills

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PIERRE, S.D. -

Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed several bills into law Monday afternoon. He also signed five "red tape" bills that aim to reduce excessive complexity throughout South Dakota's laws.

SB 17 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding a division under the Department of Human Services. 
SB 18 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota Board of Technical Education. 
SB 27 – An Act to make an appropriation from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission and to declare an emergency. 
SB 40 – An Act to authorize the transfer of certain surplus real estate in Rapid City to the Ellsworth Development Authority and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1003 – An Act to revise certain provisions concerning the content of the campaign finance disclosure reports and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1006 – An act to revise the extent of comments required by the director of the Legislative Research Council regarding certain ballot measures and the period of time in which those comments are to be made. 
HB 1011 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding voter registration list maintenance mailings.
HB 1013 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding voting systems used in elections and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1019 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding background checks for physicians and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1021 – An Act to revise certain provisions related to the practice of podiatry and to authorize certain fee increases. 
HB 1030 – An Act to provide for the cancellation of certain uncollectible unemployment insurance contributions. 
HB 1040 – An Act to provide for the licensing of a professional counselor, professional counselor-mental health, or marriage and family therapist licensed in another state under certain circumstances and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1041 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding insurers' internal audit requirements. 
HB 1046 – An Act to allow certain resident farmers or ranchers to receive a big game license during the Black Hills deer season. 
HB 1047 – An Act to revise certain provisions defining fur-bearing animals.
HB 1048 – An Act to revise certain provisions referring to the statements on auditing standards utilized by the Department of Revenue. 
HB 1049 – An Act to revise certain references to the Internal Revenue Code. 
HB 1068 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the collection of motor fuel tax from interstate fuel users. 
HB 1069 – An Act to establish an unladen motor vehicle permit for certain proportionally registered commercial motor vehicles. 


RED TAPE BILLS

SB 57 – An Act to revise certain references regarding the contractor's excise tax. 
HB 1015 – An Act to repeal the use of explosives, pyrotechnics, and fireworks for the protection of sunflower crops from depredating birds. 
HB 1020 – An Act to revise certain provisions and regulations regarding medical assistants. 
HB 1035 – An Act to repeal certain provisions and regulations related to labeling requirements for feed. 
HB 1037 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the South Dakota State Fair.

These pieces of legislation are part of an ongoing effort to make government more accessible by repealing unnecessary laws and regulations that could lead to confusion, delay or inaction. Through 2017, the Daugaard Administration has repealed 1,541 sections of state statute, removing 129,746 words from the code, and the administration has proposed 20 more red tape bills this legislative session.

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