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Legislative Report: Oct. 11, 2021

I attended two Interim Committee meetings on September 30. The first was Legislative Procedures and Arrangements. The purpose of that meeting was to set the framework for the upcoming special session which begins November 8. There was a background...

 

Legislative Report: Sept. 27, 2021

INTERIM WORK: As the Legislative Interim Session moves along, I participated in several committee meetings and will have a busy schedule for the next two months, as redistricting moves along, as well as, completing a plan on how to disperse the $1.00...

 

Legislative Report: July 26, 2021

This report provides a summary of the Council of State Governments Midwest Legislative Conference that I attended in Rapid City, S.D. on July 10-14. This Midwest Conference provides learning opportunities for state legislators from 11 states, and...

 

Legislative Report: May 17, 2021

The 67th Legislative Session adjourned April 30, after approving a budget of over $16 billion dollars. To balance the budget as required by law, HB 1015 transferred $410 million from the Strategic Investment and Improvement Fund. As the Senate...

 
 By Sen. Joan Heckaman    News    May 3, 2021

Legislative Report: May 3, 2021

This could be our final week of the session if conference committees move along. We are having floor sessions to vote on bills three times a day, but with only a handful of bills at each session. We completed nine bills on Monday and look to have...

 

Legislative Report: April 26, 2021

Conference committees were working hard this week to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of bills. A lot was accomplished, but as of April 16, there are still over 60 conference committees that need to complete their work. We...

 

Legislative Report: April 19, 2021

Appropriations is finishing up its committee and subcommittee work and should have all bills out by early next week. I have had several subcommittee meetings to bring recommendations to the full Appropriations committee and then to the Senate floor....

 

Legislative Report: April 12, 2021

I want to express my appreciation to all the first responders, firefighters, and volunteers for all their hard work during the many fires experienced across the state. D-23 individuals stepped up to assist when and where needed. I also want to send m...

 

Legislative Report: March 22-26, 2021

The week started in Appropriations with the Water Commission budget. I am serving on this subcommittee and conference committee. The Water Commission budget is large, with many different water basins and flood control projects. The goal of the...

 

Legislative Report: March 29, 2021

This was a very busy week in the legislature. In the Appropriations Committee, we heard the agency budgets for the Office of the Adjutant General, Retirement and Investment Office, Public Employees Retirement System, Office of Management and Budget,...

 

Legislative Report: March 22, 2021

Coming back from cross-over break, March 3, found the Senate busy with the other half of the agency budgets, which had been heard in the House during the first half of legislative session. We heard the Treasurer’s budget, which has five functions:...

 

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