We understand that committee testimony on SB 179 has been postponed until Wednesday February 13th at 7:45am. It was originally scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday February 6th.
We have been hearing from a number of farmers and want everyone to know that we are opposed to Senate Bill 179 “provide for a uniform county drainage permit application form and to remove the maximum limit for drainage permit fees.”
In the meantime, we urge you to contact the following legislators asking them to
VOTE NO on SB179.
You can do so by calling the senate lobby at 605-773-3821 or by directly emailing the following senators and representatives. Also, please attend your local cracker barrel this weekend and share your concerns with Senate Bill 179.
Senator Mike Vehle (R) – Mitchell email@example.com
Rep. Brian Gosch (R) (Speaker of the House) – Rapid City firstname.lastname@example.org
Senate Local Government Committee:
Mark Kirkeby (Chairman) (R) – Rapid City email@example.com
Reid Holien (R) – Watertown firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Hunhoff (R) – Yankton email@example.com
Dan Lederman (R) – Dakota Dunes firstname.lastname@example.org
Deb Soholt (R) – Sioux Falls email@example.com
Craig Tieszen (R) – Rapid City firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Welke (D) – Warner email@example.com
For a PDF of the entire bill and its sponsors, click here: