Wednesday was “Crossover Day,” when all bills had to pass out of their house of origin.
On Thursday, after the dust of the House’s late-night Crossover Day bill-passing, how did things stand?
(Yes, I’m about 20 hours late writing this up. Sorry.)
According to a bill status report prepared Thursday afternoon, there were 76 Senate bills still alive, and 79 House bills.
Originally, you may recall, representatives introduced 248 bills and senators introduced 242 — as close as the two houses have been in a long time.
That means 31.8 percent of House bills are still alive, and 31.4 percent of Senate bills — basically identical.
This doesn’t strictly reflect how many bills made it out of their house of origin — some House bills have already been killed in the Senate, and some Senate bills in the House. But there aren’t many, and probably don’t change the numbers much. Both houses seem to have passed about the same number of their bills onto the other side of the Capitol.
You can view a spreadsheet of the bills still alive yesterday here.
Meanwhile, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed 12 Senate bills and 26 House bills, while four Senate bills and three House bills are waiting on his desk. (That’s not counting other measures that have passed both houses but still being finalized before heading Daugaard’s way.)