SDHSAA Bill Passes Through The House
The South Dakota High School Activities Association may soon be subject to open meeting laws if legislation in Pierre continues forward. Speaker of the House Brian Gosch says the Activities Association looks more like a public entity then a private one.
"The high school activities association members are also available for the state retirement system and so they do really start to look like a public entity and should require some level of scrutiny so we can ensure the tax payer dollars are properly spent," Gosch says.
Senate Bill 90 also requires any audit results of the High School Activities Association to be posted online for the public to see. Opponents to this legislation say it’s simply not needed because the Activities Association already passed a resolution to abide by the guidelines of open meeting laws. Proponents say this bill ensures enforcement. SB 90 passed the state House 62-6. Because of amendments, the measure goes back to the Senate for approval before going to the Governor.