Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s decision to line-item veto a portion of House Bill 1137, which provides $5.8 million in one-time funds for schools, is not expected to affect the funds provided for schools.
The governor’s issue with the bill stems from the line in the bill appropriating one-time dollars based on a district’s student enrollment for fiscal year 2012, which would be fall 2011. Gov. Daugaard’s line-item veto only removes the FY12 enrollment provision.
Gov. Daugaard noted the FY13 enrollment, which would use fall 2012 figures, would be a more accurate for the one-time appropriation.
ASBSD supported the bill.
Legislators will return to Pierre on Monday to review the veto. For updates, check the ASBSD blog.