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CWA of South Dakota Legislative Update – Another Victory in the House

By February 10, 2016South Dakota
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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)


HB1008, the student privacy bill will be voted on in the Senate Education Committee Thursday, February 11.  Please contact members of that committee and urge them tosupport HB1008, the student privacy bill.

Sens. Curd (Dist.10-Sioux Falls); Solano, (Dist. 32-Rapid City) and Rampelberg, (Dist.30-Rapid City) especially need to be contacted.  If you live in one of those districts, please contact him and urge your neighbors to do so as well.

ACTION:  E-mail the senators here and urge them to support HB1008 the student privacy bill.


HB1112, the transgender bill, passed in the House yesterday with a vote of 45-23-2.  Check the votes here.  If your legislator voted NO, kindly express your disappointment.  If he voted YES, thank him.

The language of the bill has been amended so it is worth reading.

It states that:

  • Any new transgender policy must be approved by the legislature with a concurrent resolution.
  • The current transgender policy of the SDHSAA is void.
  • A student’s sex is determined by the chromosomes and the birth certificate.

HB1112 will now head to the Senate.

God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.