Good morning! Can you believe Q1 2022 is already over? Time flies when you are having fun!
The 2022 South Dakota Legislative Session came to a close last week, as legislators returned to Pierre for 38th and final legislative day of session on March 28th. The final day of session is always reserved for the consideration of gubernatorial vetoes, but legislators are not prohibited from considering new legislation as well. This was a very interesting session, so it should come as no surprise that there were a couple of unsuccessful attempts to pass additional bills on the final day, in addition to considering Governor Noem’s four vetoes.
Governor Noem vetoed HB 1223, HB 1281, SB 76, and SB 151, signing the other 246 bills into law. Two-third majorities are required in each chamber to override a veto, which means any vote to override would require 47 House members and 24 Senators to pledge their support. Only HB 1281 was passed with enough support during session to meet the 47 and 24 vote thresholds.
HB 1223: authorize the provision of informed consent by a pregnant minor. Failed override 23-47.
HB 1281: clarify the contents of the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2023, pertaining to certain federal moneys and to declare an emergency. Failed override 40-30.
SB 76: revise certain provisions regarding the minimum amount of a lottery prize that is subject to setoff.
Failed override 15-19.
SB 151: revise the automatic removal of certain convictions from a background check record.
Failed override 17-17.
All four bills failed to receive the requisite number of votes needed to override a veto, effectively killing them all for the 2022 session. However, I would anticipate these bills or very similar proposals will again be introduced next year with the hope of seeking the governor’s approval the second time around.
Be sure to check back in next week, as I will be detailing the major bills affecting credit unions that were passed during the 2022 legislative session, including how they may affect your operations going forward. As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with any of your advocacy concerns.
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