State government continues all year, not only during the January through March time when the legislature is in session. Most working days, various boards and commissions meet across the state. People may attend these meetings, or many meetings may be heard live through telephone conferencing.
Tuesday, April 23
South Dakota Board of Accountancy (under the Department of Labor and Regulation), 9 a.m. — 10:30 a.m., CST, via conference call (1-844-833-2684, code 0410864#). The agenda includes approval of certificate and firm permits, financial statements, and report on grades.
Aeronautics Commission (with Department of Transportation), 1 p.m. — 4 p.m. CST, at DOT-Becker-Hansen Building. The agenda includes a report from Joel Jundt, DOT deputy secretary. Jack Dokken, program manager, CIP for 2020-2022, Clark County Runway & Taxiway reconstruction $2M, Eagle Butte Reconstruct runway and lighting $4.2M, Faulkton Construct runway extension $2.9M, Spearfish Construct runway/buildings $5.3M. Proposed 31-foot tall building near Tea Airport runway.
Weed and Pest Control Commission (under Department of Agriculture), 1 p.m. — 5 p.m. CST, in the SDSU Regional Extension Center in Pierre. Reports by Weed and Pest Coordinator, Core Project, USDA-APHIS-PPQ, District, Dept. of Ag., GF&P, Dept. of Transportation, Office of School & Public Lands, SDSU, Assoc. of County Commissioners, Weed & Pest Conference 2019, Requests for Locally Declared Noxious Weeds & Pests, Annual Work Plan — Commission, Changes to the statewide and locally noxious listing.
Oversight Council for Improving Criminal Justice Responses for Persons with Mental Illness (under Unified Judicial System), 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. CST, in Oacoma. Updates from Online Law Enforcement Training, CIT Coordinator, Competency Evaluation Timeline Update, Competency Restoration, Mental Health Court, Helmsley Grant to Avera, Jail Screen Admissibility, Local Initiatives, Legislative Updates.
Public Utilities Commission, 11 a.m. — p.m. CST, Capitol in Pierre (www.puc.sd.gov and click on the LIVE link). The agenda includes the Gross Receipts Tax Levy for Fiscal Year 2020. A public meeting April 25 in Miller will address Sweetland Wind Farm, LLC wind energy facility and a 230-kV transmission facility.
Wednesday, April 24
Health and Educational Facilities Authority (under Bureau of Finance & Management), 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. CST, Pierre (via telephone 1-877-336-1828, code 4677196#). Agenda includes Andes Central School District lease, Avera Health Sixth Supplement Master Trust Indenture, and School State Aid Intercept Program
Thursday, April 25
State Conservation Commission (with Dept. of Agriculture), 8:15 a.m — 5 p.m. CST, in the Governor’s Inn in Pierre. Revolving Loan report/applications, grant reports and reversions.
Advisory board member reports (SD School & Public Lands, DENR, SD GF&P, NRCS, SDSU Extension Service, SDSU Experiment Station).
Historical Society Board of Trustees (with Dept. of Education), 1 p.m. — 4 p.m. CST, at Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. National Register Nominations — Shady Lawn School No. 8 in DeSmet, American Legion Cabin in Pierre, East Side Fire Station & Branch Library in Sioux Falls, Gale Buildings in Canton, multiple Bison Kill Sites in South Dakota. Deaccessions.
South Dakota State Library Board (with Dept. of Education) 1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. CST, in Aberdeen library. Conference call 1-866-410-8397, code 6057735055. Report from State Librarian — April 7- 12 National Library Week & National School Library Month of April, NASA@My Library Grant update and summer reading plans, Report of Open Forums held in March, Davis grant, ‘Scan Days’ visits, increased LSTA funding, new School Library Content Standards.
One Call Board, 2 p.m. — 4 p.m. CST, Enforcement Panel Conference Call, 125 South Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls. Complaints filed in Sturgis and Rapid City.
South Dakota Plumbing Commission (with Dept. of Labor and Regulation), 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. CST, at Missouri River Plaza in Pierre. Inspectors reports (five). Report from Director Ripley. Report from Commission.
Professional Administrators Practices and Standards Commission (with Dept. of Education), 4:15 p.m. — 6 p.m. CST, MacKay Building in Pierre. (Dial 1-866-410-8397, code 8381998525#). 2018 annual report, 2019-2001.
Transportation Commission, 9 a.m. — noon CST, DOT’s Becker-Hansen Building in Pierre.
Karla Engle, Office of Legal Counsel. Darin Bergquist, Secretary. Mike Behm, Director of Planning and Engineering. Bid awards, right of way items, STIP revisions, disbursement of highway funds.
Value Added Finance Authority (with Dept. of Agriculture), 8 a.m. — 9 a.m. CST in Foss Building in Pierre (Dial-in 1-866-410-8397, code 6579820148). Beginning Farmer Bond Program Modification. Relending program — Creekside Bean & Vine, LLC, executive director report.
Friday, April 26
Athletic Commission (with Dept. of Labor and Regulation), noon — 2 p.m. CST in Best Western in Sioux Falls. Updates on MMA 2019-001 (Sioux Falls), BOX 2019-002 (Spearfish), MMA 2019-003 (Huron), pre/post fight medical forms, scorecard system, executive secretary contract.
Governor’s Commission on Fort Sisseton (with GF&P), 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. CST, at Fort Sisseton State Park.
Podiatry Examiners (with Dept. of Health), noon — 2 p.m. CST, teleconference, with public access at Board Office in Spearfish or 605-642-1600. House Bill 1111, Senate Bills 136 & 137.
Speech-Language Pathology Board of Examiners (with Dept. of Health), teleconference with public access at Board Office in Spearfish, 605-642-1600). Senate Bill 146-SLPAs, House Bill 1111, complaints/investigations, 100 hour rule.