Representatives Frost, Boomgarden, Cutler, Dennert, Elliott, Faehn, Fryslie,
Halverson, Jensen, Jerke, Klaudt, Kraus, Miles, Novstrup, Putnam, Rave,
Schafer, Sebert, and Thompson and Senators Adelstein, Dempster, Hundstad,
Olson (Ed), and Two Bulls
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
provide for the development of a statewide 211 system
for the purpose of providing information about community services and to make an
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
A partnership of public and private entities shall develop a statewide, centralized
211 call center with regional representatives. The services provided by the 211 system shall
include assistance to persons in the areas of basic human needs, physical and mental health, and
employment supports, as well as specific resources for senior citizens, persons with disabilities,
children, youth, and families. The 211 system shall provide information regarding community
information, financial assistance, suicide prevention, child care, support groups, counseling,
volunteer opportunities, mentoring, donation information, crisis intervention, food, clothing,
shelter, and substance abuse.
There is hereby appropriated the sum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars
($250,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, from other funds available to the
Department of Social Services for the purpose of providing grants to carry out the provisions
of section 1 of this Act.
The secretary of social services shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall
draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
The Department of Social Services may accept, transfer, and expend any funds
obtained for these purposes from federal sources, gifts, contributions, or any other source, all
of which shall be deemed appropriated to the 211 system authorized by this Act.
Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by
30, 2006, shall revert in accordance with