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House Appropriations has nine bills on Fri Feb 6

February 6, 2015

pheasantroosterOn Friday, February 6th, at 8:00 AM the SD House Appropriations committee will take on 9 bills.

HB 1048 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding state hosting and employee reimbursement policies.

The SD Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) asked for this bill. Some of this is word clarification/cleanup. One addition is to allow per diem at times where a state officer employee is conducting state business through the course of the whole day and is charged for the meal during that time. I’ve worked for corps that do the same. I don’t see any problem with that addition. There is also language added for granting relief from the per diem allowances. I’ll have to listen to the testimony to understand that part.

HB 1188 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to develop a hydrologic model of the lower Big Sioux River Basin in southeast South Dakota and to declare an emergency.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This would appropriate $500,000 for this project.

HB 1189 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation to fund tax refunds for elderly persons and persons with a disability and to declare an emergency.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This would appropriate $450,000 for the elderly and disabled persons tax refund program.

HB 1191 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation for the jobs for America’s graduates program and to declare an emergency.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This would appropriate $925,000 for the jobs for America’s graduates program.

HB 1192 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and to declare an emergency.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This would appropriate $1,500,000 for the conservation fund.

SB 43 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding lease purchase agreement payments and to ratify certain lease purchase agreements with the Health and Educational Facilities Authority.

The SD Department of Education requested this bill. It passed Senate Ed and the Senate floor with no opposition. This bill appears to be clarifying the lease payments made for education buildings.

SB 46 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation of other fund expenditure authority to the Department of Agriculture for the construction of the Nordby Exhibit Hall at the South Dakota State Fair and to declare an emergency.

This bill originates from the Department of Agriculture. The bill appropriates $700,000 for the Nordby Exhibit Hall. It passed Senate Appropriations and the Senate floor with no opposition.

SB 47 – SoDakLiberty PostsMake an appropriation from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission and to declare an emergency.

Another Dept of Ag bill. This bill gives $500,000 to the State Conservation Commission. It passed Senate Appropriations and the Senate floor with no opposition.

HB 1046 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain provisions regarding zero based budgets and the coordination of federally aided programs.

This bill has been deferred a couple of times. Here are my prior notes on the bill:

The Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) are the source of this bill. This bill repeals all code in Zero Based Budgets (§ 4-7A) and Coordination of Federally aided Programs (§ 4-8B).

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