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House State Affairs committee has 6 bill on Weds Mar 4

March 3, 2015
Veterans Memorial at the SD State capital. Photo by Ken Santema 01/22/15.

Veterans Memorial at the SD State capital. Photo by Ken Santema 01/22/15.

On Wednesday, March 4th, at 7:45 AM the SD House State Affairs committee will take on 6 bills.

SB 190 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Clarify health coverage for applied behavior analysis.

Sen Alan Solano (R, Dist 32) and Rep Scott Munsterman (R, Dist 7) are the prime sponsors. This bill was amended twice in Senate State Affairs and passed that committee 9-0. It then passed the Senate floor 35-0. For more on this bill see my pre-committee post. This is a mandate on certain health plans to cover ABA. No matter how sympathetic I am to parents of children with Autism spectrum disorder, I cannot support another mandate.

SB 137 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding the term of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council.

Sen Corey Brown (R, Dist 23) and Rep Dean Wink (R, Dist 29) are the prime sponsors. This bill passed through the Senate with no opposition. This seems to ensure that the legislators elected to the board only serve during the two-year period each legislator is elected to. I think the older language intends that, but this bill makes that much more clear.

SB 191 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Revise certain provisions regarding capital outlay certificates and lease purchase agreements of school districts and the pledge of state aid to education funds program aid to secure such obligations.

The SD Office of the Governor asked for this bill. This bill passed Senate State Affairs 9-0 after being amended. It then had a title amendment on the Senate floor and passed 31-1. I’ll have to listen to this one. For some reason I don’t remember its testimony on the Senate side.

SB 33 – SoDakLiberty PostsExtend resident tuition eligibility to the spouses and children of active duty military personnel and of qualifying veterans.

The Department of Veteran Affairs asked for this bill. This bill flew through the Senate with no opposition. Currently a veteran does not have to meet the twelve-month residency requirements to be considered a resident for tuition. This bill would add the same right to the veterans spouse or children.

SB 70SoDakLiberty Posts – Require that the mandatory reporter who witnessed the disclosure or evidence of child abuse or neglect be available to answer questions when the initial report is made.

This bill is at the request of the Jolene’s Law Task Force. This bill was amended by the Senate State Affairs committee and passed that same committee 9-0 and the Senate floor 33-0. Current state law has various professions that must report suspected child abuse or neglect. This bill would appear to make sure the person reporting the abuse is available when the report is made to the authorities.

SB 71SoDakLiberty Posts – Continue the Jolene’s Law Task Force for an additional year, revise the membership of the task force, and to declare an emergency.

Another Jolene’s Law Task Force bill. This bill adds a state’s attorney as the sixteenth member of the task force. It also extends the task force until Jan 1, 2016. This bill went through the Senate without opposition.

  1. Richard Winger
    March 3, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Do you suppose SB 69 will be abandoned?  Richard Winger 415-922-9779 PO Box 470296, San Francisco Ca 94147 From: SoDakLiberty To: richardwinger@yahoo.com Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:43 PM Subject: [New post] House State Affairs committee has 6 bill on Tues Mar 4 #yiv3238261205 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3238261205 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3238261205 a.yiv3238261205primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3238261205 a.yiv3238261205primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3238261205 a.yiv3238261205primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3238261205 a.yiv3238261205primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3238261205 WordPress.com | Ken Santema posted: “On Wednesday, March 4th, at 7:45 AM the SD House State Affairs committee will take on 6 bills.SB 190 – SoDakLiberty Posts – Clarify health coverage for applied behavior analysis.Sen Alan Solano (R, Dist 32) and Rep Scott Munsterman (R, Dist 7)” | |

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