|Crackerbarrel to discuss HB 1087|
|Saturday, 02 February 2013 15:09|
Two Rapid City lawmakers say they believe a new bill passed this last week by the South Dakota House will also pass the Senate. House bill 10-87 was introduced by Rapid City Representative Scott Craig, and has passed muster with the House Education Committee and the House of Representatives as a whole.The bill would authorize individual school boards to "create, establish, and supervise individual school sentinel programs" to promote school safety. Supporters say the bill is about local control.
Sen. Craig Teizsen says, "They're coming to an understanding that these decisions are best made by local boards and local districts. What might be good in one community might not be as good in another community so, I'm hoping we can be successful with the bill."
Rep. Scott Craig says, "I think the chances of it passing the Senate are good. I believe it'll go through the committee. It's been assigned to Judiciary. And of course we'd sure like to have the Governor's signature on it."
The two lawmakers appeared before the Rapid City weekend Crackerbarrel sponsored by the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce.
Al Van Zee