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Legislative Update: Week 5

We are officially halfway through the 2024 Legislative session and so far, the SDAHO advocacy team feels good about the work done so far, but there is still more work to be done. SDAHO is officially tracking 87 pieces of legislation, with the majority of those within the “monitor” category. Over the past few weeks we’ve had several wins to report on, as all the bills below we have successfully helped pass, as they wait for final passage from the Governor:

  • HB 1012 – adopt the interstate counseling licensure compact and revise educational requirements to comply with the compact. Delivered to the Governor
  • HB 1013 – adopt the advanced practice registered nurse compact. Delivered to the Governor
  • HB 1015 – adopt the social work licensure compact.
  • HB 1017– adopt the psychology interjurisdictional licensure compact

Helping to defeat poor legislation is just as important as passing good legislation. A few bills that SDAHO opposed were successfully sent to the 41st legislative day, which effectively kills the bill. Members of the House Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously to send both bills to the 41st day.

  • HB 1166 – clarify determinations regarding the wearing of facemasks. Members of the House Health and Human Services Committee voted 12-0 to send the measure to 41st Day.
  • HB 1168 – require the dispensing of drugs prescribed for an off-label use during a public health emergency.

As we begin to look at the second half of the 2024 Legislative session, if you have the opportunity try and attend one of the many  Legislative Cracker Barrel and Coffee’s. Below is a list of the upcoming meetings around South Dakota. You can also find the full list of legislative coffee’s on the SDAHO Advocacy Page here.

February 10 Legislative Coffee’s:

  • Aberdeen: 10am CT |Kessler’s Champions Club, 2nd Floor NSU Barnett Center
  • Brandon: 9am CT to 10:30am CT | Bethany Meadows Brandon Community Room, 3008 E Aspen Blvd. Brandon SD
  • Huron: 9am CT | Huron City Hall, 239 Wisconsin Avenue SW, Huron, SD
  • Pierre: 9am CT to 9:30am CT | LIVE on KCCR Radio Click Here
  • Pierre: 10am | Pierre Chamber of Commerce Community Room, 800 W Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD
  • Sioux Falls: 9:30am CT |Hamre Recital Hall, Augustana University 2001 S. Summit Ave. Sioux Falls
  • Vermillion: 9am CT | City Hall Council Chambers, 25 Center St, Vermillion, SD
  • Watertown: 8am CT | Codington County Extension Complex, 1910 W Kemp Ave, Watertown, SD
  • Yankton: 10am CT | City Commission Rom at the CMTEA Building, 1200 West 21st Street, Yankton, SD

February 17, Legislative Coffee’s:

  • Brookings: 9:30am CT |Third Floor, City / County Government Center, 520 3rd St, Brookings
  • Hot Springs: 2pm MT | Mueller Center, 801 S 6th St, Hot Springs, SD
  • Piedmont: 1:30pm MT | Piedmont Valley American Legion Post, 101 Pine St, Piedmont, SD
  • Sioux Falls: 9:30am CT | Hamre Recital Hall, Augustana University 2001 S. Summit Ave. Sioux Falls
  • Rapid City: 9am MT | Western Dakota Tech Event Center, 800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, SD | Live Stream Available on the Elevate Facebook page

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