To: Licensed Beverage Dealers of SD

From: Tim Dougherty

Date: January 25, 2014

Re: 2014 Legislative Session – Week 2

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The second week of session began on Tuesday and ended on Friday. The pace of legislative activity increased this week. The House and Senate began taking action on pre-filed bills, and legislators introduced an additional 63 bills. The total number of bills introduced to date is 192 (104 House Bills and 88 Senate Bills). Last year at this time, there were 228 bills. February 4, is the deadline for the introduction of bills sponsored by individual legislators, and February 5, is the deadline for the introduction of bills sponsored by legislative committees.

Earlier this week, other interested parties and I, met with Lottery Director Norm Lingle to discuss potential video lottery legislation. Following the meeting, Director Lingle drafted two bills for our consideration. The first bill authorizes the lottery commission to increase the number of video lottery machines per establishment from 10 to 15. All video lottery machines placed in an establishment in excess of 10 machines must use the Slot Accounting System communication protocol or other communication protocol approved by the commission after July 1, 2014. The second bill authorizes the commission to increase the bet limit to $5 and establish the maximum award per play. We agreed to assist the Lottery Director in recruiting sponsors for these bills and lobbying them through the legislature.

Below are bills that may be of interest to licensed beverage dealers. A copy of each bill is available at this web address:

 http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/default.aspx?session=2014

Bill No.

HJR 1001

Sponsor

Representative Johns

Title

Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 25 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authorization of roulette, keno, and craps in the City of Deadwood.

Summary

This resolution submits to the voters in November an amendment to the SD Constitution authorizing roulette, keno, and craps in Deadwood.

Status

Referred to House State Affairs Committee

Bill No.

SB 39

Sponsor

The Committee on Transportation at the request of the Department of Transportation

Title

revises certain provisions regarding the regulation of certain open containers of alcoholic beverages.

Summary

This bill requires that a re-corked and resealed bottle of wine be placed in a locked glove compartment of the motor vehicle or behind the last upright seat of a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk or in an area not normally occupied by the driver or passengers.

Status

Referred to Senate Transportation Committee