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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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February22

Bill reducing sales tax passes House

Reducing the sales tax and repealing the Partridge Amendment is the aim of a bill bound for the Senate.   On a 6-1 vote, members of the House Appropriations committee passed House Bill 1327, which reduces the half-cent tax rate on certain products and repeals the Partridge Amendment, while the full House followed suit and
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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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February19

Property tax adjustments proposed in multiple bills

Property tax adjustment bills have received more attention and discussion this session.   House Bill 1039, which provides for the assessment of certain agricultural land as noncropland, made it out of the House on a 38-30 vote, but was defeated in Senate Taxation on a 6-1 vote.   The bill sought to allow for ag
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February18

Four local control linked bills passed out of the House

Four local control linked bills leapt out of the House.   House Bill 1087, which revises protected documents and list of subjects allowed for discussion in executive session, headed out of the House Local Government and full House unanimously.   The bill adds cybersecurity plans and other computer related documents to those protected by the
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February16

Separate paths for staffing solution bills

Two bills dealing with staffing in schools saw different ends.   House Bill 1261, which establishes emergency retire-rehire provisions for the South Dakota Retirement System, was defeated on a 10-3 vote.   The bill, which was supported by ASBSD, would have permitted teachers who had been retired for a year to be hired by schools
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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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February03

Community-based school bill sent to Senate floor

The proposal to establish community-based schools returned this session.   Senate Bill 139, which creates a community-based school utilizing state funds, passed the Senate Education committee on a 6-1 vote.   ASBSD opposes the bill as it was introduced in the same form as it has in previous years thus raising the same questions and
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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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