ENTITLED, An Act to analyze and promote economic development for South Dakota's Native American population and to establish a task force.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 1-16G-50 be amended to read as follows:
1-16G-50. There is hereby created in the state treasury the local infrastructure improvement grant fund. The Board of Economic Development may award grants to any political subdivision of this state, tribal government, or local development corporation from the fund to construct or reconstruct infrastructure for the purpose of serving an economic development project. The board shall consult state agencies to evaluate the feasibility and merits of the proposed infrastructure improvements. The board shall consider the funding mechanisms available to and utilized by the applicant when making a decision to award a grant. Interest earned on money in the fund shall be deposited into the fund. Any money in the local infrastructure improvement grant fund is continuously appropriated. Any money deposited into and distributed from the fund shall be set forth in an informational budget as described in § 4-7-7.2.
Section 2. That § 1-16G-51 be amended to read as follows:
1-16G-51. There is hereby created in the state treasury the economic development partnership fund. The Board of Economic Development may award grants to any nonprofit development corporation, tribal government, municipality, county, or other political subdivision of this state from the fund on a matching basis as provided in §§ 1-16G-52 and 1-16G-53. Interest earned on money in the fund shall be deposited into the fund. Any money in the economic development partnership fund is continuously appropriated. Any money deposited into and distributed from the fund shall be set forth in an informational budget as described in § 4-7-7.2.
Section 3. There is hereby established the South Dakota Tribal Economic Development Task
Force. The task force consists of the following members:
(1) For each of the nine Indian tribes located in South Dakota that chooses to participate in the task force, the chairman or president of the tribe or a person designated by the tribal chairman or tribal president to represent the participating tribe;
(2) The secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations;
(3) Two current or former members of the House of Representatives who have served as members of the State-Tribal Relations Committee to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
(4) Two current or former members of the Senate who have served as members of the State-Tribal Relations Committee to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; and
(5) Five persons appointed by the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council.
If a vacancy on the task force occurs, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
Section 4. The task force shall be under the supervision of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council and staffed and funded as an interim legislative committee. The Legislative Research Council may receive additional funds from any legal source to carry out the purposes of this Act. The Executive Board shall designate the chair and vice chair of the task force.
Section 5. The task force shall evaluate issues associated with economic development needs, initiatives, and barriers affecting South Dakota's Native American population and South Dakota's Indian tribes and tribal governments. Specifically, the task force shall analyze business and economic sectors and segments having potential for higher levels of success, as well as other possible approaches to improve economic conditions. The task force shall also address workforce availability, including education and skills, related demographics, salary and wage scales, and other issues
affecting human resources necessary for the promotion of economic development for this segment of South Dakota's population.
Section 6. The task force shall begin its activities in 2014 and shall submit an interim report to the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council not later than December 1, 2014, and a final report, recommendations, and potential draft legislation to the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council no later than December 1, 2015.
An Act to analyze and promote economic development for South Dakota's Native American population and to establish a task force.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1213
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1213
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State