Feb. 24 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Phil Jensen

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Capitol_interiorThese are some of the noteworthy bills being considered in the South Dakota Legislature today.

HB 1109 is an “economic development” bill, which is a “shell” bill designed to be “hoghoused” and replaced with more substantive language than the bill’s sponsor was able or willing to include at the time the bill was filed.  Since “economic development” often means “crony capitalism” in this “Republican” government, watch this bill closely.

There are also education bills dealing with academic assessment tests, education records privacy, and Common Core standards.

Rick Kriebel 2016

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SB 108 is another “hoghouse vehicle” dealing with medical services, so keep an eye on it, too.

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Date Committee/Chamber Bill Title
2/24
7:45 AM
House State Affairs HB 1109 provide for the enhancement of economic development.
2/24
7:45 AM
House Education HB 1187 provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests.
2/24
7:45 AM
House Education HB 1243 supplant the Common Core Standards.
2/24
9:00 AM
Senate Appropriations SB 149 establish a pilot grant program for alternative care programs for adults with substance abuse issues, to provide a report to the Legislature, and to make an appropriation therefor.
2/24
10:00 AM
Senate State Affairs HB 1099 revise the membership of the State Investment Council.
2/24
10:00 AM
Senate State Affairs SB 108 accommodate legislation on medical services.
2/24
2:00 PM
House of Representatives HB 1096 revise certain provisions regarding the challenging of certain election petitions.
2/24
2:00 PM
House of Representatives HB 1164 revise certain provisions regarding school board opening day decision petitions.
2/24
2:00 PM
House of Representatives SB 63 protect the privacy of the records of individual students.
2/24
2:00 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.
2/24
2:00 PM
Senate 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.

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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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