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Continued from Page 11 Lance Matucha, second by Darrell Bentz to authorize the chairman to sign the 2016 juvenile housing agreement with Beadle County. All members present voted aye. Motion Carried. Executive Session: Motion by Lance Matucha, second by Jessy Biggins to enter into executive ses- sion at 12:40 p.m. to discuss person- nel per SDCL 1-25-2(I). All mem- bers present voted aye. Motion Carried. Motion by Lance Matucha, sec- ond by Jeff Johnson to adjourn from executive session at 1:00 p.m. with no action taken. All members present voted aye. Motion Carried. Adjourn: Motion by Jeff Johnson, second by Darrell Bentz to adjourn. All members present voted aye. Motion Carried Myron Johnson, Chairman ATTEST: James Waterbury, Gregory County Auditor Published once at a total approxi- mate cost of $221.76. QUALM COLUMN Continued from Page 5 so it's not like we are reinventing the wheel. Some of the opposition was that it would lead to the legal- izing of marijuana. They are two distant cousins that have very dif- ferent properties and I believe noth- ing could be farther from the truth. This has the potential to be grown in place of other commodities as an additional cash crop. I don't be- lieve it will take the place of corn, but it could certainly help some farmers with an additional source of income. It passed the Ag commit- tee 11-2 and the full house 57-11. HB 1115 was a bill to revise the amount of special nonresident wa- terfowl licenses in Charles Mix, Bon Homme, Yankton, Clay and Union counties. We wanted to transfer 50 of the nearly 1000 unused licenses from the area by Pierre to this area. Two years ago we took the author- ity away from the Legislature to make the decision on how many licenses could be given out in any one of the units and gave the author- ity to Game Fish & Parks. Senator VanGerpen and I, at that time, were sponsoring a bill to transfer 300 li- censes to the counties listed above from the Pierre area. After discus- sion with the GF & P it was decided to table the bill we had, with the un- derstanding that the GF & P would work to get some licenses moved to this district. The proposal to move 50 licenses was brought before the GF & P Commission with no chang- es made. There are two groups that have an incredible amount of influ- ence over the GF & P Commission when it comes to moving any wa- terfowl licenses. I would hope that the Commission would take a very close look at these two groups and how they affect the decisions that the Commission makes in regards to the moving of waterfowl licenses. HB 1115 passed out of committee but failed on the floor by a vote of 31-37. Education reform will likely take up the most debate from now until the end of session. Three bills were filed this week that detail the Governors plan. The Democrats have a plan that would double the tax increase that the Governor pro- posed to a full cent. The House Republican Caucus is working on a separate proposal should these other proposals fail. The Governors education pro- posal is set forth in the following Continued on Page 15 BOWLING NEWS Continued from Page 7 Long 506; Lois Kruse 455; Linda Jensen 451 Splits: Amy Drews 5-7; Serena Baake 5-10; Ann Anderson 5-6-10; Lorrayne Schoeder 5-6-10, 5-7 Results of the Thursday Men's League held on February 4, are as follows: 1) Stellas 77-13 2) Wilson Heating 68 -21 3) The Richards 62-28 4) Rods Sport Shop 48-41 5) Cats 40-50 6) Gregory Lanes 35 -54 7) Ranchers Weldin 12-78 8) Doug Lane 6-83 HTG-Gregory Lanes-915 HTS-Wilson Heating-2607 Scratch Game-Kelly Frank 245; Ryan Wilson 231,203; Mark Raje- wich 226, 202; Jim Muchow 225; Todd Halsne 219; Jeff Peters 218; Rod Hlavka 214, 200; Bryan Nel- son 214; Ralph Lunn 210; Ben Hof- fart 205, 201 ; Jack Wenger 203; Jim Eastland 202 Scratch Series-Mark Rajewich 625; Ryan Wilson 606 Splits: Mark Bailey 2-4-7-10; Ken Korb 2-7; AI Cerny 6-7-10; Ken Cerny 2-7; Jeff Peters 3-10; Ralph Lunn 4-9 Results of the Youth League held on January 30 are as follows: 1) Gregory Lanes 286-87~ 2) Team 5 199-170 3) Wild Boys 175 -185 4) Team 4 149-187 5) Stukel Eagle Ran 111-260 Scratch Game Boys-Jase Robert- son 150; Daniel Ziady 136; Eathan Long 135 Scratch Series Boys-Daniel Ziady 394; Jase Robertson 360; Jayden Seiwert 355 Scratch Game Girls-Emily Stukel 175; Elisabeth Long 130; Taressa Soesbe 111 Scratch Series Girls-Emily Stukel 481; Elisabeth Long 329; Taressa Soesbe 291 Gregory Lanes- Billy Parkis 102-95-265 Eathan Long Daniel Ziady Team 5- Adrianna Ziady Emily Long Emma Holmberg Jake Wallace Wild Boys- Jase Robertson Jayden Seiwert Dell Waters Team 4- Taressa Soesbe Elisabeth Long 110-135-329 134-124-136-394 69-51-69-189 79-75-89-243 51-80-54-185 76-107-70-253 117-93-150-360 129-117-109-355 87-115-89-291 111-91-89-291 130-71-128-329 Stukel Eagle Ranch- Emily Stukel 481 Sami Whitney 249 LEGISLATIVE REPORT By: State Representative Julie Bartling The 91st Legislative Session is nearing the end of the fourth week. The final day for introduction of bills has come and gone. During this Session, the House will be hear- ing approximately 250 bills and the Senate will see about 170 pieces of legislation. The final day for leg- The Burke (SD) Gazette, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12 islation to pass out of the house of the Democrat caucus proposal of origin is February 24th. a 1 cent increase with the removal The Governor's bills to in- of sales tax on food has also been crease funding for K-12 education introduced. I do hope that all par- have been introduced. The bill to ties can come to the table to find a increase the sales tax by cents is proposal that will truly make a dif- HB 1182, which has been assigned ference in ensuring that our school to the House Appropriations corn- districts have adequate funding to mittee. The bills to deal with the meet the needs of salaries, benefits funding for shared services and to and overhead costs. address the education funding for- The House calendar has been mula changes are SB 132 and SB beginning to get somewhat busy. 133. Both bills will be heard before The full House overwhelmingly the Senate State Affairs commit- passed a bill that will provide for tee. The Governor has been dili- additional fee collections by our lo- gently working to inform citizens cal county officials when providing across the state about the need for services. Many of these fees have a dedicated stream of funding for not been raised for a significant KI2 Education. Other proposals number of years and are necessary are coming forward, such as one to assist the counties in recovering that uses revenue from other gen- actual costs. Bills have been intro- eral fund revenue sources but are duced that could help counties with not constant ongoing funds. There covering unavoidable expenses, is also rumored to be one that keeps i.e., jail, indigent medical care, and the same formula but will actually courthouse repairs, however, to date use an inflationary rate to match the those bills have not received favor- Governor's proposed wage increase able votes. Senate Bill 2, however, for state employees or 2.7%. This will provide the counties and cities proposal does not reflect ongo- with a share of the tax on alcohol ing revenue either. And of course, Continued on Page 13 Learn About" e rMoney" Is your money safe? In today's fast-paced world of technology and information overload, it is tempting to avoid taking action with your money for fear of making poor decisions. YOU'RE INVITED "Protecting Your Money" Presented by: BankWest Deposit Manager, Vincent Tyson Wednesday, February 24 11 a.m. to Noon BankWest Gregory, 2nd Floor Conference Room Information, refreshments and door prizes. 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