Pierre Based Appropriation Bills Still Have Legislative Life

Pierre Based Appropriation Bills Still Have Legislative Life

PIERRE — Three appropriation bills with ties to Pierre have passed the powerful Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota Legislature. Senate Bill 33 would set aside 100-thousand dollars for the U-S-S Pierre Commissioning Committee. Senator Brock Greenfield of Clark says it’s important for the state to have a stake in celebrating the ship…

Representative Steven Haugaard of Sioux Falls says the Commissioning Committee will find enough money without state support…

S-B 33 passed Joint Appropriations on a 12 to six vote. Senate Bill 17, which would set aside 910-thousand dollars for the Department of Corrections to purchase the Sharpe Rentals building near the State Women’s Prison, was approved 18 to zero by the Committee. Senator John Wiik of Big Stone City says the proponents sold the bill…

Senate Bill 93, a bill that would provide up to 20-million dollars in match money to the Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad to replace rail and infrastructure between Fort Pierre and Rapid City passed on a 15 to three vote.