Legislative Update – Week 5

2019 South Dakota Legislative Session Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Week 5 Update – February 5-8, 2019 Legislative Notes The large number of placeholder bills garnered state-wide attention. The Argus Leader published a story on the placeholder or vehicle bills on Friday, February 8, 2019. CPCM will continue to monitor placeholder bills and…

SD KIDS COUNT Releases Factbook

The 2018 South Dakota KIDS COUNT Factbook offers up-to-date data on child well-being in South Dakota, providing a comprehensive and in-depth look at the status of South Dakota’s children. This book serves as a tool and a resource for policymakers, journalists, advocates, and other stakeholders to ensure kids’ needs are taken into account when decisions…

Legislative Update – Week 4

2019 South Dakota Legislative Session Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Week 4 Update – January 28-31, 2019 Legislative Notes Thursday, January 31, 2019, marked the last day for introduction of committee bills and join resolutions for the 94th South Dakota Legislative Session. SD Legislators are now considering a total of 460 bills.  A…

Legislative Update – Week 3

2019 South Dakota Legislative Session Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Week 3 Update – January 22-25, 2019 Legislative Notes The third week of legislative session brought a significant increase in the number of bills submitted for consideration, as Friday was the last day for the introduction of unlimited bills.  Approximately 110 House bills…

Legislative Update – Week 2

2019 South Dakota Legislative Session Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Week 2 Update – January 14-17, 2019 Legislative Notes The second week of the 94th Legislative Session started January 14th. Many bills thus far focus on regulations within pk-12 education systems. Additional areas of focus include gun purchase and licensing issues. Children’s Day…

Legislative Update – Week 1

2019 South Dakota Legislative Session Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Week 1 Update – January 8-11, 2019 Legislative Notes The 94th South Dakota Legislative Session began on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. SD Governor Kristi Noem presented her 1st State of the State address to a joint session of the State Legislature. Governor Noem…