2020 Legislative Radar

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2020 Session is closed. Below is the outcome of the bills FHA was tracking.

Education

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HB1204 An act to reduce the tax credit amount permitted for the partners in education tax credit program.
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HB1167 An act to keep parents informed with regard to conversations between a student and a school counselor.

Family

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HB1057 The Vulnerable Child Protection Act – a bill to prevent medical harm against children struggling with questions about their identity.
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HB1096 An act to stop the business of commercial surrogacy in South Dakota.
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HB1232 An act to provide funds to offset certain costs related to adoption.

Gambling – Halt Expansion Of

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HB1249 An act to establish the video lottery repeal and recovery fund, and prohibit the State Lottery Commission from advertising the lottery.
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HB1250 An act to establish the video lottery repeal and recovery fund, and to increase the State’s percentage of the total revenue raised through the lottery.
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HB1282 An act to establish the video lottery repeal and recovery fund, and to cap the amount of revenue the state is permitted to spend.

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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SB109 An act to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals. – Bill withdrawn at the request of sponsor.

Judicial System

Jusidical System

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HB1047 An act to strengthen certain aspects of our human trafficking laws.
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SB73 An act to allow that a name change for a victim of abuse or human trafficking not be published in a newspaper.
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HB1277 An act to prevent trafficking, coercion, and exploitation that occurs under the guise of obscene content.

Life – Sanctity of

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HB1195 An act to provide an affirmative defense to a pregnant mother after receiving a charge for drug possession if she completes an addiction recovery program.
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HCR6020 A resolution denouncing the National Education Association’s recent policy to support “the fundamental right to abortion.

Other Issues

FHA Action Bill Number Description
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HCR6005 Commending the nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of South Dakota.
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HB1212 An act to add members of the clergy to the list of mandatory reporters.



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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