Legislative committee set up a summer study to look into zebra mussel spread

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A day after a bill to help mitigate zebra mussel spread in South Dakota was killed, a resolution is approved supporting a summer study on slowing zebra mussel spread.  Senate Concurrent Resolution 602 would carry no legal authority if passed.   Justin Smith speaking for the South Dakota Visitor Industry Alliance says S-C-R 602 would give the Governor’s Office encouragement to move forward in dealing with the zebra mussel threat.

Steve Charron of Huron spoke at length about mobile decontamination machines during testimony on zebra mussels throughout the session.  Representative Tim Goodwin asked Charron about trying to get more.

S-C-R 602 passed the House Ag and Natural Resources Committee on an eleven-zero vote with two votes excused.  The resolution will now move on to the full House.