93rd South Dakota Legislative Session
93rd South Dakota Legislative Session Begins
The first week of the 2018 South Dakota Legislative Session began on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018. Governor Dennis Daugaard opened the 2018 Session with the State-of-the-State Address. As of January 24th, a total of 183 bills have been introduced in the house and 149 bills have been introduced in the Senate.
The legislature is scheduled to meet for 38 days this year for the 2018 Session. The last day of session is March 26th. There are nine weeks of session and the legislature will usually meet 4 days per week (either Tuesday thru Friday or Monday thru Thursday) except during the final week when they will meet 5 days. The final day of regular session is March 9th. The legislature will then recess for two weeks and return on March 26th to consider any vetoes.
Below are the deadlines for legislative action on bills:
There are a list of bills that the South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association and our lobbyist are monitoring closely during this session relating to the industry that have been introduced as of Jan. 31st, 2018, which are listed below:
HB 1067: revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of wineries and wine manufacturers.
HB 1070: revise and repeal certain provisions regarding alcoholic beverages.
HB 1121: revise the fees for certain on-sale and off-sale retail liquor licenses.
HB 1134: revise certain provisions regarding on-sale alcoholic beverage licenses for municipal auditoriums and convention halls.
HB 1146: To revise certain provisions regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages by passengers aboard vehicles operated by licensed carriers.
HB 1157: To authorize certain alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees.
HB 1185: Establish provisions regarding the storage of wine at certain licensed premises.
HB 1200: Revise certain on-sale full-service restaurant alcoholic beverage license provisions and to authorize municipalities and counties to lease on-sale full-service restaurant alcoholic beverage licenses.
HB 1250: Revise certain provisions relating to the sale and possession of tobacco products.
HB 1279: to increase the state's percentage of the video lottery net machine income, create a fund for the proceeds, and repeal video lottery.
HB 1294: to increase the tax on certain alcoholic beverages and to distribute the revenue
HB 1308: to provide for an excise tax on alcoholic beverage sales and the distribution of the revenue
HB 1313: to revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of distillers and cider manufacturers.
SB 70: define the term, serve, for the purposes of regulating the sale and use of alcoholic beverages.
SB 152: revise certain provisions relating to the sale and possession of tobacco products.
SB 169: revise certain provisions regarding the licensing of malt beverage manufacturers and microbreweries.
SB 173: authorize malt beverage manufacturers to transfer a certain amount of product to certain retail facilities.
SB 178: Provide certain exceptions from alcoholic beverage provisions regarding events conducted by certain civic, charitable, educational, fraternal, or veterans organizations.
SB 187: Accommodate legislation authorizing the issuance of wine manufacturer licenses.
SJR9: Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of certain games of chance in the City of Yankton.
We will continue to keep you posted on any new bills that come forward between now and the deadline for bills to be introduced for the 2018 session.
South Dakota Licensed Beverage
Dealers and Gaming Association