Legislative Agendas

Issues that matter to you and your business.

Each year, our municipal, county, and district elected officials work closely together on a variety of issues important to local residents and businesses. Recent local issues have included municipal taxes, annexations, developments, and events. At the county and district levels, critical issues have recently included infrastructure, human rights, and economic growth. These are just a few broad topics that are covered from year to year, and it is important to have a voice to help guide our representatives.

The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau tracks these issues closely to fulfill our Mission: 

The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau advocates on behalf
of its members and actively supports business, agriculture, and tourism resulting in an enhanced
quality of place for the entire community.

Featured 2020 Bills

Business & Community

  • HB 1008 - Legalize the growth, production, and transportation of industrial hemp in the state, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 

  • HB 1015 - Revise certain provisions regarding banks. 

  • HB 1043 - Revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts and to revise the state aid to education formula. 

  • HB 1073 - Authorize special event alcohol licenses for full-service restaurant licensees. 

  • HB 1125 - Revise conditions for selling non-temperature-controlled baked goods without a license. 

  • HB 1259 - Clarify provisions regarding the discretionary formula for determining the assessed value of the property for tax purposes. 


  • HB 1007 - Require certain adjustments to the assessed value of agricultural land if factors impact the land's productivity and to require those adjustments to be documented. 

  • HB 1028 - Revise certain provisions regarding pesticide registration and application. 

  • HB 1084 - Increase the maximum allowable height of certain vehicles carrying baled feed and to declare an emergency. 

  • HB 1124 - Provide for an increase in the assessment against certain treated land. 

  • SB 22 - To revise certain provisions regarding pesticide registration, pesticide application, and enforcement of pesticide laws. 

  • SB 24 - Revise the fees for pesticide registration, private applicator licenses, commercial applicator licenses, and pesticide dealer licenses. 

Tourism & Recreation

  • HB 1092 - Provide for an assumption of risk by any person engaged in off-road vehicle activity and to limit the liability of the renters of off-road vehicles under certain circumstances. 

  • HB 1095 - Revise requirements regarding hunting mentors. 

  • HB 1257 - Revise certain provisions regarding hunting, fishing, or trapping on private property without permission. 

  • SB 14 - Revise registration requirements for motor vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, trailers, and semitrailers. 

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2020 Legislative Bills

City of Sturgis City Council Agendas & Minutes

County of Meade Agendas & Minutes