House Education Committee pass HB 1055 to Joint Appropriations

PIERRE, S.D.(SDBA)- High-achieving South Dakota students would receive an increase in the state-funded, merit-based Opportunity Scholarship.
The House Education Committee passed House Bill 1055 to the Joint Appropriations Committee Wednesday morning
It would increase the scholarship from $6,500 over four years to $7,500 yearly.
Bill sponsor Rep. Tony Venhuizen (vin-high-zin) from Sioux Falls.

Brandy Miesnera (meese-ner) from the Noem Administration’s Bureau of Finance and Management spoke against the measure.

The committee voted 15 to 0 on a do-pass motion to send the measure to the Joint Appropriations Committee for additional consideration.