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February23

Adopted revenue projections higher than proposed in December

Revenue projections for the next fiscal year were adopted recently.   Legislative Appropriators adopted revenue projections at $2.067 billion for Fiscal Year 2023, which is more than $92 million higher than what was proposed by Gov. Kristi Noem in December, on a 14-3 vote.   With the revenue projections exceeding what was projected in December
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February23

2022 Legislative Cracker Barrel list

Legislative Cracker Barrels in your area offer access to your local legislators, as well as the chance to hear their answers on a variety of legislative topics.   Below you will find a list of dates and locations of legislative cracker barrels being held throughout South Dakota that have been posted thus far.   Please
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February20

Two school funding related bills find favor

Two school funding related bills found favor in their legislative process.   House Bill 1080, which extends the average teacher compensation targets until the 2023-24 school year, passed Senate Education on a 6-1 vote and the Senate on a 29-6 vote.   HB 1080 would reinstate the previous requirement in law, which was active for the 2018-19, 2019-20
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February08

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

ASBSD’s Billtracker has climbed to 82 total pieces of legislation being tracked following last week’s bill submission deadline and with two weeks until Crossover Day, which requires all bills to pass their chamber of origin in order to continue during session, the updates will come daily.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   ASBSD
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February01

Senate supports teacher pay study bill

A bill expediating the study of teacher pay passed the Senate.   On a 34-0 vote, Senators passed Senate Bill 95, which changes the timeline for the Teacher Compensation Review Board to meet from every 3 years to every 2 years.   “I believe this board should meet more frequently,” Sen. Jim Bolin, the bill’s sponsor
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January31

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

The fourth week of legislative session brings the first of three bill submission deadlines and a full week of session that is certain to shake up ASBSD’s Billtracker.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   The latest week of the 2022 legislative session, ended as a very busy one for ASBSD Billtracker as nearly
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January30

Why a 6 percent increase in State Aid is needed

Teacher Pay Behind Neighbors, Rank Falling Nationally   The average teacher salaries in South Dakota continue to lag far behind those of neighboring states with South Dakota the only state of the group of seven not top $50,000 in average teacher pay in 2019-20.     The closest regional competitor remains more than $3,000 ahead
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January29

Teacher pay accountabilities extension advances

A close committee vote followed by overwhelming favor on the floor sent teacher pay accountability extension to the Senate.   On an 8-6 vote by the House Education committee and a 65-1 vote by the full House, House Bill 1080, which extends the average teacher compensation targets until the 2023-24 school year, to the Senate.  
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January26

Two ed. bills take different routes out of comm.

Two education related bills took different routes out of committee.   Senate Bill 95, which changes the timeline for the Teacher Compensation Review Board to meet from every 3 years to every 2 years, passed the Senate Education committee unanimously, 7-0.   ASBSD supports the bill.   “I see this bill as a better state
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January24

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

Legislative session enters its third week and ASBSD Billtracker, which provides you with a list of each piece of legislation the Association is tracking during session, continues to be filled with activity.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   Following the second week of the 2022 legislative session, ASBSD Billtracker has added nine more bills
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