SB173 discussed Monday with the Joint Committee on Appropriations

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- SB173 which deals with the Lincoln Hall project at Northern State University.

The prime sponsor of the bill, Senator Bryan Breitling of Miller provide an update on the Lincoln Hall project.

NSU President Neal Schnoor talks about the nursing shortage in the region.

Schnoor talks about how the bill will expand the nursing program at NSU.

Schnoor talks about how the Lincoln Hall project can address the work shortage in the industry.

Lobbyist Julie Johnson acknowledge the legislature passed the bill back in 2022 & that SB173 will help with process going forward.

Among those that is opposed to this bill is the Bureau of Finance Management who is awaiting word from the Federal Government with regards to funding for this program.

The committee took no action on this bill Monday.

Among the groups supporting SB173 are the South Dakota Association of Health Care Association & the SDSU College of Nursing.