Bill to upgrade State Health Lab clear Senate Committee

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- Interim state Health Secretary Joan Adam pitched a massive expansion of the State Health Lab in Pierre to the Joint Committee on Appropriations Wednesday night.   The project would use 100-percent funding through the American Rescue Plan Capital Projects fund.

Senator Ryan Maher of Isabel moved to amend the bill to require any equipment that may be replaced to be optioned to the state’s higher education institutions first.

Maher’s amendment was approved.  Senator John Wiik of Big Stone City says the bill provides a rare opportunity for the state and the Health Lab.

S-B 58, as amended was approved unanimously and now moves the Senate floor.