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RCAS Internet > 2018LegislativePositions.aspx

 

2018 Legislative Positions

Support = S

Monitor = M

Oppose = O

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HB 1044 S Revises the General Appropriations Act for FY2018

HB 1045 S Transfers $7.2 million to the general fund to support state aid to education in FY2018

HB 1055 M Act to revise the special education property tax levy for school districts and to revise the state aid to special education formula

HB 1056 M Act to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts and to revise the state aid to general education formula

HB 1114 S Act to establish certain requirements for students enrolling in resident school districts or assigned schools after participating in open enrollment

Position: The District supports this bill as written but will monitor it closely. The District supports establishing a procedure for ending an open enrollment. A later date would also be supported to align with other open enrollment procedures. 

HB 1128 O Act to revise certain provisions regarding increases in teacher compensation

Position: The District opposes this bill. This bill represents a dramatic overreach by the Legislature to micromanage school districts.

HB 1165 M Act to repeal certain provisions providing for a pilot charter school for Native American students if the state had received a federal grant

HB 1172 O Act to revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies

Position: The District opposes this bill. The intent of this bill is fine, but sometimes public bodies hold live meetings where public testimony is not taken. Presumably this bill would require public testimony if the meeting is via teleconference no matter the other circumstances.

HB 1178 O Act to revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies

HB 1221 O Act to expand the partners in education tax credit program to include tribally controlled schools on a federally recognized Indian reservation.

HB 1307 M Appropriate money for the ordinary expenses of the legislative, judicial, and executive departments of the state, the expenses of state institutions, interest on the public debt, and for common schools

HCR 1002 -5 S Recognizing the great need and offering support for additional mental health services in western South Dakota

SB 83 O Act to authorize certain patriotic societies access to public schools

Position: The District opposes this bill. Determination of outside organization access to students is best determined by each individual school board.

SB 84 O Act to revise certain provisions regarding public records

Position: The District opposes this bill. Confidentiality is a key component to reach a settlement agreement among the parties to a legal dispute. Without this component, settlement options will become less appealing to each of the parties involved in a dispute and therefore increases the likelihood each

party expends more resources with litigation.

 

SB 117 O Revise certain provisions regarding the partners in education tax credit program.

213 M Act to revise certain education funding provisions