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January28

Treatment center education services funding bill passes House

The plan to adjust the funding method for education and other services for students placed in behavioral treatment centers crossed the hall in the Capitol this week.   House members passed House Bill 1021, which revises certain provisions regarding the education provided for children in certain residential treatment centers, on a 64-3 vote on Wednesday
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January28

House passes rep area election change notification bill

A bill adjusting the notification procedures of boundary changes to local representation areas passed its legislative chamber of origin.   Members of the House and Local Government committee unanimously passed HB 1036, which requires a local election official to notify their county auditor of any external boundary changes prior to local election.   HB 1036
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January21

DOR discusses online sales tax revenue

Online sales tax revenue received more attention during the second week of legislative session.   The Senate Taxation committee welcomed Department of Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach to their meeting on Wednesday (1/18) to discuss a variety of subjects that included online sales tax.   One of the first questions asked of Sec. Gerlach was about
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January21

Funding plan for treatment center ed. services passed

A proposal to adjust the funding method of education services provided for students placed in treatment centers passed its first committee hearing on Friday (Jan. 20).   House Education committee members unanimously passed House Bill 1021, which revises certain provisions regarding the education provided for children in certain residential treatment centers.   S.D. Department of Education CFO
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January19

Bill elevating conflict of interest penalty passed

A bill stiffening the penalty for public officials misusing their position for personal gain passed its initial committee hearing on Thursday (Jan. 19).   “If (public officials) misuse that position they should be treated like anybody else,” South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley testified before Senate Judiciary committee.   Senate Bill 27, which prohibits public
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January17

Gov. shares sales tax news in State of the State

As he has since 2011, Gov. Dennis Daugaard opened the latest legislative session with his State of the State address on Tuesday (Jan. 10).   Gov. Daugaard touched on a number of topics during the address, but maybe none as noteworthy – and surprising – as his announcement that South Dakota and Internet giant Amazon
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January06

Meet the 2017 House Education committee

There will be plenty of fresh faces in room 413 of the Capitol Building when the House Education committee convenes for its meeting of the 2017 legislative session.   Only five of the 15 committee members served on House Ed. last year, with six of the 10 new committee members being freshmen legislators, as well.
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January06

Meet the 2017 Senate Education committee

Despite replacing five of members from last year’s Senate Education committee, the legislators prepped to review bills that will affect South Dakota schools are no strangers to education.   Sen. Jim Bolin will take the lead as Chair of the seven member committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m.
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January02

Legislative resources for the 2017 session

The 2017 legislative session begins next week (Jan. 10) and ASBSD has you covered for coverage of the daily occurrences in the legislature.   Four ASBSD resources will help you keep up-to-date on the 92nd legislative session and informed about ASBSD Bill Tracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Bill Tracker provides
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January02

Legislative session’s key dates in 2017

With just a week before the 2017 legislative session begins, it’s time to take a look at the schedule of the 92nd session.   The first of the 38 days in the 92nd legislative session’s calendar is on Tuesday, January 10 with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s penultimate State of the State Address.     Friday, February 3 marks
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