South Dakota House Passes Appropriation Bill To Repair Emergency Driving Training Courses

South Dakota House Passes Appropriation Bill To Repair Emergency Driving Training Courses

PIERRE — The South Dakota House of Representatives has approved an appropriation bill to support reconstruction of the state Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in Pierre. Representative John Mills of Volga says law enforcement across South Dakota is trained in emergency driving on the course…

Representative Bethany Soye of Sioux Falls questioned the two-million dollar cost of the proposal. Mills deferred to House Transportation Chair Caleb Finck of Tripp…

Representative Doug Barthel of Sioux Falls, the former Chief of the Sioux Falls Police Department has first-hand experience with the course…

The course sits on Pierre Regional Airport property that is leased to the South Dakota Attorney General’s office. The Pierre City Commission approved a new 10-year lease for the site Tuesday night. House Bill 1268 was approved on a 62 to four vote.