2017 Legislative Radar


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Senate: 605-773-3821
House: 605-773-3851

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Constitution

FHA Action is constantly monitoring threats to the amazing document that is the U.S. Constitution.

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HB1069 Repeal the changes made by Initiated Measure 22
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HB1200 An act to make public the names, addresses, and employers of the top 100 donors of an organization if that organization spends more than $50,000 on a ballot question.
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SB171 An act to establish the Government Accountability Task Force to study government, campaign finance, lobbyist restrictions, and ethics.
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SCR2 A resolution expressing support for the continued use of the Electoral College for our Presidential elections.
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SJR2 SJR2 is a joint resolution that would be voted on by the people in the 2018 general election. It would change stipulations in the state Constitution regarding Constitutional amendments. Instead of a majority needed to pass in the House and Senate, it would require a two-thirds vote to go on the ballot. Then it would require a change from majority to 60% of the vote of the people to be approved.

Education

All legislation supported by the Family Heritage Alliance, regarding the education of South Dakota children, will be analyzed through a stringent filter. The proposed legislation would fail to meet our criteria if we deem the answers to one or more of six questions to be in the affirmative.

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HB1122 An Act to clarify certain provisions regarding the process to be excused from public school attendance
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HB1125 An act to make donor information relating to the “Partners in Education Tax Credit” a matter of public record.
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SB115 An act to ensure the privacy of students in public school locker rooms, showers, and other changing facilities.
SB155 An act to establish an early childhood education pilot program and to make an appropriation therefor. (state funded pre-kindergarten)
SB156 An act to establish the South Dakota Early Learning Advisory Council to oversee the implementation of the early childhood education pilot-program. (state funded pre-kindergarten)
SB55 SB55 would ensure that a teacher is free to explain not only the strengths, but also the weaknesses of any scientific theory that is discussed in their classroom.

Family

As our name implies, we are all about the family. From improving marriage relationships to raising healthy children, we want legislation to protect and defend the family

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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SB149 An act to protect faith-based adoption agencies from Government discrimination.
Please thank the Governor for signing this bill. 

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Pierre, S.D. 57501
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605.773.3212
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SB81 An act to prohibit the manufacture, sale, or possession of powdered alcohol.
   
SCR4 A resolution recognizing the harmful effects of pornography, and categorizing it as a public health crisis.

Health Care

FHA Action seeks to safeguard the health care system in South Dakota. Health care is a massive family issue.

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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SCR11 A resolution opposing physician assisted suicide

Human Rights

Our Declaration of Independence refers clearly to our human rights in stating “…That among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The issue of Human Rights is a multi-faceted topic including Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Protection of the Weak, or simply the freedom to live your life without unnecessary burdens.

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HB1118 An act to eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors.
  HB1143 An act to specify that someone 15 or under cannot be charged with prostitution.
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SB102 An act to require that the name and telephone number of an organization fighting to end sex trafficking be given, in writing, to any woman seeking an abortion.

Life – Sanctity of

The phrase sanctity of life refers to the idea that human life is sacred and holy, argued mainly by the pro-life side in political and moral debates over such controversial issues as abortion, contraception, euthanasia, and embryonic stem-cell research in the United States.

FHA Action Bill Number Description
  HB1101 An act to increase the penalty for performing an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain

Marriage

FHA Action takes very seriously the task of defending marriage as God defines it, promoting legislation that strengthens it, and opposing legislation that undermines it.

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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SB93 An act to adjust the marriage license fee and to provide a discounted rate for those who complete marriage counseling.


Legend Of Symbols

Symbol Description
radar_approve_mini Denotes bills and measures that FHA Action is supporting.
radar_oppose_mini Denotes bills and measures that FHA Action is opposing.
radar_watch_mini Denotes bills and measures that FHA Action is watching.
radar_finish_mini_win Denotes bills that have completed the legislative process with the outcome FHA Action desired.
radar_finish_mini_lose Denotes bills that have completed the legislative process with the outcome being less than FHA Action desired.

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