Joint Appropriations Committee Delays Action On Request To Fund USS Pierre Commissioning

Joint Appropriations Committee Delays Action On Request To Fund USS Pierre Commissioning

PIERRE — The Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota Legislature took testimony Monday on a special appropriation bill to fund the U-S-S Pierre Commissioning Committee. Representative Randy Gross of Elkton asked Department of Military Deputy Secretary Retired Colonel Steve Harding what role the City of Pierre will have in the funding of the Commission Committee…

One-hundred thousand dollars is requested in the bill from the state general fund. It has the support of Governor Kristi Noem. Representative Taffy Howard of Rapid City asked Harding, who is also Mayor of Pierre what happens if the appropriation is not approved…

Tom Munster, who helped fund raising for the U-S-S South Dakota submarine, was asked to follow up on Howard’s questioning…

The Committee delayed final action on Senate Bill 33 to Tuesday.