ALL WORK: Most of the 7:45 a.m. committees didn’t plan to fulfill Monday after a three-day weekend away from the state Capitol. But chairman Kent Peterson scheduled the House State Affairs Committee to gavel in at 6:30. The uncommon early begin resulted from eight payments on the panel’s agenda.
The Joint Committee on Appropriations wasn’t far behind with a 7 a.m. begin for its 18 House and Senate members. That timing gave the impression to be to accommodate the House Appropriations Committee, which was scheduled to fulfill at 10 a.m. There had been 24 — sure, two dozen — spending payments on the House aspect’s agenda.
REASON FOR THE RUSH: House members are racing to get via a small mountain of House payments this week earlier than a procedural deadline.
Thursday is what’s identified within the Capitol’s halls as “crossover day” when the chamber of origin — the primary physique, if you’ll — should clear its calendar of laws that started in that chamber.
The Senate in the meantime is in comparatively strong form.
BIG DECISIONS ON MARIJUANA: On the House debate calendar Monday afternoon are two proposals that will go a good distance towards shaping how South Dakota handles the 2 measures legalizing marijuana that voters accepted in November.
HB 1203 would permit state-chartered banks in South Dakota to “directly or through subsidiaries, carry on the business of banking…with any person licensed in this state to engage in the business of
industrial hemp or marijuana, or with any person engaging in legal business dealings with such licensee.”
Banking has been a problem for different states which have legalized marijuana, which the federal authorities continues to categorise as an unlawful drug. The prime sponsor is Representative Hugh Bartels, a retired neighborhood banker.
HB 1100 in the meantime would delay medical marijuana’s start-up till 2022 and create a 22-member research panel to work on points that IM 26 didn’t cowl.
The House State Affairs Committee got here up with the nine-page amendment and inserted it right into a beforehand one-sentence invoice with the phrase “marijuana” within the title. House Speaker Spencer Gosch had launched it to function an empty car for marijuana-related laws.
The one-year delay has the backing of Governor Kristi Noem, who campaigned towards each IM 26 and the broader adult-use constitutional modification that she’s combating to overturn in state courtroom.
Being on the controversy calendar doesn’t essentially imply both invoice can be debated right now. House members may defer one or each till one other day. Next cease could be the Senate if the House does approve one or each.