SB139(Fund Native American schools) defeated in SD House Education Committee

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- A bill that would create and fund Oceti (oh-ched-ee)_ Sakowin (sa-cow-in) or native schools in South Dakota was debated in the House Education Committee Wednesdy.

Sponsor, Senator Troy Heinert of Mission told the committee the bill has changed since last year.

Representative Erin Healy of Sioux Falls says the full House should have a chance to debate the bill.

Representative Sue Peterson of Sioux Falls was alarmed by some of the wording in the bill.

After a motion to do pass the bill failed on a four to eight vote, the bill was sent to the forty first day, effectively killing it, on a vote of eight to four.