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February 23, 2013

Rapid City Crackerbarrels for 2013 Wrapped Up On Saturday

The final crackerbarrel of 2013 was held Saturday, February 23, at the School of Mines and Technology.

Cracker Barrel opened with Senator Rampelberg updating the audience on the library districting bill, property tax bill, animal cruelty bill, all of which did not pass in the legislature. He also spoke on two bills regarding psychotropic drugs (HB1019 and HB1020) and on mining (SB141, SB148 and SB150).

Sen. Jensen talked about Senate Joint Resolution 2Bill HB1091 for sale of 85% octane fuel. Opportunity scholarships bill failed. Sentinel bill passed. Expansion of medicaid. Texting while driving ban .

Rep. Sly talked about cross-over days, smokeouts, hoghouses, and caucus meetings. See the drafting manual to research what these terms mean.

Rep. Verchio spoke about SB154 regarding super single truck tires, the 1 cent video lottery bill, and the purple heart license plate bill.

Topics discussed as a result of audience questions include a summer study on uranium mining contamination, HB1214 on prenatal care for pregnant immigrants, and HB1142 on health care provider choice.

Black Hills Knowledge Network resources on all the 2013 crackerbarrels are available here.

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