Feb. 13 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Capitol_interior6Here’s what’s going on in the South Dakota Legislature today.

We have several bills dealing with education funding.  There is also a bill to supplant the controversial Common Core education standards.

Another bill deals with eminent domain, expanding gambling in South Dakota, and more.

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It’s going to be a full and busy day today in Pierre.

Are you as a citizen engaged in your government?

Date Committee/Chamber Bill Title
2/13
8:00 AM
House Appropriations HB 1003 revise the definition of the index factor in the state aid to education formula to include a minimum annual percentage increase of two percent.
2/13
8:00 AM
House Appropriations HB 1004 set the per student allocation in the state aid to general education formula for school fiscal year 2015.
2/13
8:00 AM
Senate Appropriations SB 37 revise the state aid to general education formula.
2/13
8:00 AM
Senate Appropriations SB 38 revise the state aid to special education formula.
2/13
8:00 AM
Senate Appropriations SB 94 appropriate money in order to fund the fiscal year 2014 health insurance shortfall for Board of Regents employees compensated from tuition, fees, and other funds, and to declare an emergency.
2/13
8:00 AM
Senate Education SB 129 supplant the Common Core State Standards.
2/13
10:00 AM
House Local Government HB 1234 require notice to property owners in certain eminent domain cases.
2/13
10:00 AM
Senate Commerce and Energy SB 180 authorize the increase in the number of video lottery machines that may placed in a licensed establishment under certain conditions.
2/13
1:00 PM
Senate HB 1056 repeal certain provisions regarding the taxation, the licensing, and the regulation of motor vehicles.
2/13
1:00 PM
Senate HB 1060 revise certain provisions regarding military speciality plates.
2/13
1:00 PM
Senate HCR 1014 Demanding the end of federal deficit spending, the repayment of national debt, and the beginning of balanced budgets and sound U.S. fiscal policy.
2/13
1:00 PM
Senate SB 46 revise certain provisions regarding animal welfare and to provide a felony penalty for cruelty to animals.
2/13
1:00 PM
House of Representatives SB 63 protect the privacy of the records of individual students.
2/13
1:00 PM
House of Representatives SB 64 require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards.

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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