Statehouse Podcast: CPR, Scholarships and Transparency

Feb 8, 2017

A measure that requires South Dakota high schools teach students CPR is on its way to the Senate floor. The Health and Human Service Committee passed Senate Bill 140 unanimously.

Members of a Statehouse panel are not requiring a private school scholarship fund to make donors’ names public. The House Education committee voted to kill House Bill 1125.

The House State Affairs Committee voted unanimously for a bill that creates a technical education board. The bill follows approval on Amendment R.  

The House State Affairs committee passed a bill that provides transparency to the ballot process. The bill provides time for comment on initiated measures and constitutional amendments.

A senate bill that delays implementation of voter approved ballot measures to July first is heading to the House floor. Proponents say current law hardly gives entities impacted by a ballot measure time to react. Opponents say it’s too long for implementing.

The House Judiciary Committee approves a bill that clarifies who can apply for a protective order. House Bill 1113 adds a clause to state law giving someone a year after the end of a significant romantic relationship to apply for protection.