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Governor Signs Precision Ag Construction Legislation, Also Signs Other Bills





          Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, March 22, 2018

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                              

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:  For audio from the Governor on the precision ag legislation, visit news.sd.gov/media.aspx and click on “Audio” under “Governor Dennis Daugaard.”

 

Governor Signs Precision Ag Construction Legislation; Also Signs Other Bills

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed two bills authorizing and funding a precision ag facility at South Dakota State University. The legislation supports the nation’s first four-year degree in precision agriculture at SDSU.

 

“The precision ag program at SDSU is preparing students to navigate the future of our state’s number one industry. As the landscape of that industry continues to evolve, it makes sense for the state to partner with the university and private organizations to invest in this program,” said Gov. Daugaard.

 

House Bill 1264 authorizes the construction of the building on SDSU’s campus and provides for renovations of Berg Agriculture Hall. Senate Bill 183 provides additional funding for the construction project.

 

Gov. Daugaard also signed the following bills today:

 

HB 1126 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding forensic medical examinations for victims of rape or sexual offense.

 

HB 1140 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding access to public water.                                                                                       

                 

HB 1172 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding meetings of certain public bodies.

 

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

                 

HB 1252 – An Act to prohibit certain government entities from restricting the wearing of tribal regalia during certain events.

                 

HB 1257 – An Act to designate certain highways by townships and counties as no maintenance highways

 

HB 1258 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding aviation.         

                 

HB 1269 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the time frame for consent in adoption proceedings.

                 

HB 1278 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the extradition of fugitives by Indian tribes.

                 

HB 1280 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the calculation of suspended prison sentences.

 

HB 1293 – An Act to increase the penalty for certain assaults committed against firefighters, ambulance service, or health care personnel while engaged in the performance of their duties.

 

SB 68 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the assistance provided to counties by state firefighting resources.

 

SB 98 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the 911 emergency surcharge, the public safety 911 emergency fund, and revenue distribution and to repeal the 911 emergency surcharge sunset clause.

 

SB 100 – An Act to establish certain provisions related to grant monitoring and review and to revise certain record retention policies.

 

SB 128 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding ballot question committees.

 

SB 155 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the liability of the cost of jail confinement.

 

SB 156 – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding brand inspections

 

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