Recap of Final Cracker Barrel held Saturday

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- On Saturday, the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce held their final Cracker Barrel for the 2023 legislative session.

Six of the nine legislators from Districts 1, 3, & 23 appeared.

District 1 Representative Joe Donnell from Sisseton talked about SB16 that dealt with railway from Sisseton to Milbank.

District 3 Representative Carl Perry of Aberdeen talks about the spending on the Big 3 items.

District 3 Representative Brandei Schaefbauer of Aberdeen talks about an interesting bill that went through the Transportation Committee.

District 3 Senator Al Novstrup of Aberdeen provide an update on the Lincoln Hall project at NSU.

District 23 Representative Scott Moore of Ipswich talked briefly about a pair of bills dealing with regional jails that both failed in the House floor.

District 23 Representative J.D. Wangsness talks about SB156 which deals with the water projects.

SB191 dealing with a task force discussing welfare of Indian children in South Dakota didn’t pass the South Dakota House.

Schaefbauer explains her no voice due to a pending case going to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Donnell voted in favor of the bill and this issue is very personal to him.

Governor Noem has vetoed HB1109 dealing with what she called an increase on the tourist tax. Perry who voted for this bill now appears to go along with the Governor on this.

Wangness discussed the various tax cuts that are going through the House & Senate Chambers.

Senator Novstrup was asked about his support for HB1080 dealing with not allowing sex change operations for minors & has been signed by the Governor.

SB40 which would allow a gubernatorial candidate to select his or her Lt. Governor to place on the Primary ballot.

Wangness explains the amendment that was put in to remove the state offices from the ballot.

The amendment allowed two legislators to change their stance on SB40

Representative Scott Moore:

Representative Carl Perry:

Legislators return Monday with the final day of the regular session coming up on Thursday.