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Three percent support bills pass House

House members voted overwhelmingly in support of two bills that pave the way for the proposed three percent funding increase in state aid for schools for next year.

 

On a 63-6 vote, Representatives passed an amended version of Senate Bill 157, which provides an appropriation of $30 million spread over the next three years to the Building South Dakota fund.

 

An amendment attached to the bill ensures there will be no cap on potential funding for the Building South Dakota fund after the three year period is up.

 

Senate Bill 158, which revises certain funding provisions of the Building South Dakota fund and provides any surplus dollars from the fiscal year to the Building S.D. fund if the state’s reserves are at or above 10 percent of the state’s general fund budget, passed on a 62-6 vote.

 

Each bill moves to the Senate for concurrence votes on the amended versions. If passed, the bills would be sent to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for approval or veto.

 

For updates on the bills, check the ASBSD Blog and Bill Tracker page.

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