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Senate Appropriations has thirteen bills on Fri Feb 6

February 6, 2015

1382196361On Friday, February 6th, at 8:00 AM the SD Senate Appropriations committee will take on 13 bills.

SB 91 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program.

Sen Tim Rave (R, Dist 25) and Rep Justin Cronin (R, Dist 23) are the prime sponsors. This would appropriate $200,000 for the Board of Regents to use for the South Dakota need-based grant fund.

SB 92 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program.

Sen Tim Rave (R, Dist 25) and Rep Justin Cronin (R, Dist 23) are the prime sponsors. This would appropriate $200,000 for the Board of Regents to use for the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program.

SB 152 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Make an appropriation for certain costs related to mountain pine beetle suppression and to declare an emergency.

Sen Bruce Rampelberg (R, Dist 30) and Rep Mike Verchio (R, Dist 30) are the prime sponsors. This appropriates $1,900,000 to continue the fight against the pine beetles.

SB 163 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program.

Sen Bruce Rampelberg (R, Dist 30) and Rep Elizabeth May (R, Dist 27) are the prime sponsors. This provides funding for the Teach for America grant program for four years. It appropriates $500,000.

SB 157 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Make an appropriation to the state aeronautics fund.

Sen Brock Greenfield  (R, Dist 2) and Rep Al Novstrup (R, Dist 3) are the prime sponsors. This appropriates $3,033,581 to be used for airport improvements.

SB 52 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal certain provisions regarding investment income that is transferred to the general fund and to declare an emergency.

The SD Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) asked for this bill. I’ll have to listen to the hearing to better understand why this fund transfer is being repealed.

SB 172 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Strengthen the financial practices of the State of South Dakota.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. I’ll have to listen to the hearing to be sure I understand it better before commenting on it.

SB 51 – SoDakLiberty PostsRepeal the contingency funds available for unanticipated costs related to medical services and to declare an emergency.

The SD Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) asked for this bill. This was in the governor’s budget address. ACA has made this contingency fund unnecessary.

SB 110 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise the authority granted to the Building Authority and to the Board of Regents to construct an information system building on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison.

Sen Scott Parsley (D, Dist 8) and Rep Leslie Heinemann (R, Dist 8) are the prime sponsors. This raises the appropriated funds for construction from $10,000,000 to $11,4000,000.

SB 144 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts.

Sen Billie Sutton (D, Dist 21) and Rep Paula Hawks (D, Dist 9) are the prime sponsors. This is an act to do just what the title says. A big provision of this is the teacher has to stay at the rural school for five years.

SB 50 – SoDakLiberty PostsAuthorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction, reconstruction, renovation, and modernization of state park facilities and infrastructure at Custer State Park for the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

This bill was deferred from the Jan 23 meeting. Here are my notes preceding that meeting:

This bill originates from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks. This appropriates $11,500,000 for the Custer project.

SB 53 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the state aid to general education formula and to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts.

This bill had action deferred from the Jan 30 meeting. Here are my notes preceding that meeting:

This bill was originally assigned to the Senate State Affairs committee, but was then moved referred to Senate Appropriations. The SD Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) asked for this bill.  I won’t go into detail on this one. But most notably this bill would change the “per student allocation” to $4876.76 for 2016, that is up from $4781.14 in 2015.

SB 54 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding the state aid to special education formula and to revise the property tax levies for special education.

This bill had action deferred from the Jan 30 meeting. Here are my notes preceding that meeting:

A BFM bill to go along with SB 53. This one is for the special education formula. It looks similar to the percentages increased in SB 53.

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