Committee on Appropriations A/V — 2018

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Representative Hunhoff made a motion to adopt the revised FY18 ongoing general fund revenue target, as recommended by the Joint Committee on Appropriations Revenue Subcommittee, to $1,586,137,345 and this motion was seconded by Senator Wiik.00:02:03
Senator Wiik made comments on adopting FY18 ongoing general fund revenue target.00:04:20
Representative Hunhoff made a motion to adopt the FY19 ongoing general fund revenue estimate of $1,641,295,684 and this motion was seconded by Senator Wiik.00:06:21
Senator Wiik made comments and recommended adoption.00:07:37
Senator Sutton - question - why did the Subcommittee choose the estimates for contractor's excise tax revenue and unclaimed property. In FY18, the LRC estimate was chosen and in FY19 the BFM estimate was chosen and vice-versa.00:07:50
Senator Cronin - responded unclaimed property has remained consistent00:08:49
Senator Cronin - responded that the Build South Dakota legislation could influence the estimates00:09:45
Senator Tidemann - comment - thanked Jeff Mehlhaff, LRC, and Jim Terwilliger, BFM, for work done on revenue estimates.00:10:45
Representative Anderson - comment - thanked Revenue Subcommittee for work and Joint Committee on Appropriations members for attending the Revenue Subcommittee Meeting.00:11:29
Minutes - February 5, January 31, February 12, February 8, and January 3000:12:40
Discussion on Policy Issues with Policy Committee Chairs00:16:30
Representative Steinhauer, Chair of Health and Human Services, met with the Joint Committee on Appropriations to present insight and policy challenges. 00:16:38
Representative Steinhauer said there is an FMAP issue. The State of South Dakota needs to incentivize IHS to make referrals for Native Americans who need medical services. The State of South Dakota is working with the federal government to receive 100% funding for Native Americans that are referred by IHS to other facilities.00:18:16
The Medicaid work requirement policy recommended by the Governor needs to be monitored by the legislature. Representative Steinhauer wants the legislature to have a voice on policy issues.00:20:10
Representative Steinhauer wants more distributive mental health care services and has been working with Steve Lindquist in Yankton.00:20:45
Representative Steinhauer suggested state programs need to be linked to department objectives and shared insight.00:22:15
Representative Howard - question - would you explain the FMAP savings in more detail and where would you like to see Medicaid savings go if waivers are obtained from the federal government00:24:45
Representative Steinhauer said we need to take care of current programs with savings and not add new programs.00:25:31
Representative Hunhoff - question - do you work with departments to develop policy00:26:09
Representative Hunhoff - question - do you have insight how to change the process00:27:15
Senator Nesiba - question - is there a possibility to use current hospitals as Indian Health Service facilities00:28:10
Senator Nesiba - question - has our federal representation been working with the federal government to fund Indian Health Care in the State of South Dakota00:30:17
Senator Cronin - comment - we need the tribe to be engaged in this process 00:31:32
Representative Steinhauer said IHS and providers sign agreements without input from the Native American Tribes. He indicated input is needed from the tribe.00:33:14
Senator Bolin, Chairman, Senate Education, met with the Joint Committee on Appropriations to discuss education policy.00:36:19
Senator Bolin said House Bill 1099 concerning dual credit was passed out of committee and may need a fiscal note.00:37:59
Representative Howard - question - is the Senate Education committee setting education policy00:40:30
Representative Peterson - question - do you have recommendations for future chairs to help set policy00:42:25
Representative Hunhoff - question - what should the education committee do to set policy00:44:15
Representative Bolin is concerned how to fund education if the inflation rate rises above 3% annually.00:45:50
Senator Tidemann - question - what should the K-12 system do to prevent English and math post-secondary remediation00:46:37
Senator Cronin - question - what funding problems are small and medium schools having from the new education formula00:49:05
Senator Nesiba - question - what should a teacher do when they have a large classroom which includes English Language Learners 00:51:05
Senator Nesiba - question - is there federal funding for English Language Learners00:54:37
Senator Sutton - comment- over half of all schools are struggling when the student teacher ratio is less than 10 to 1 and the current funding formula is based on a student teacher ratio of 12 to 100:57:25
Senator Partridge - question - are some schools refusing to merge when they are in proximity to each other00:58:27
Senator Peters - question - where do we draw the line to let local school districts decide to consolidate and said there are seven school districts in Lake County. They currently play sports together and keep academics separate. 01:01:45
Senator Cronin - question - how does the State of South Dakota address small school funding issues and still treat all schools equally01:05:28
Senator Sutton - comment - the State of South Dakota won't give state aid if the school population is less than 100 students and it will force districts to reorganize and recited State Code13-6-9701:07:03
Adjourn Carson/Bartels01:07:23

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