Any alterations to the general appropriations bill will happen tomorrow (3-13-14) at the Joint Appropriations Committee 8:00 am hearing, when the bill will be opened for amendments.
The LRC (legislative research council) doesn’t plan to publish the 2014 Proposed Amendments to SB 187 (the FY15 General Bill) until later this afternoon. That leaves citizens who may wish to provide public testimony on these amendments little time to examine them, research their impact and arrange to drive to Pierre to provide public testimony.
SD Budget & Policy Institute is publishing the “paper copy” that is floating around the Capitol, as a service to everyone in South Dakota who can’t afford to have a lobbyist in the capital building this morning.
Citizens may also contact the legislators serving on appropriations committee and share their support or concerns.