Midwife Bills Scheduled for Hearings this Week

HB1162, the bill to license Certified Professional Midwives will be heard in the House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday, February 16, at 7:45 am in Room 412.  We will be offering an amendment that will help clean up the language in this bill and make it more workable for the Board of Nursing.  Those who are not able to make it to Pierre that morning can listen live at the LRC website.

Please contact members of the House Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to support HB1162.

Campbell, Blaine “Chip”
Conzet, Kristin
Deutsch, Fred
DiSanto, Lynne
Greenfield, Lana
Haugaard, Steven
Heinemann, Leslie
Holmes, Thomas
McCleerey, Steven
Munsterman, Scott
Sly, Jacqueline
Soli, Karen
Wollmann, Mathew

If HB1162 passes out of the House HHS Committee as amended, it should be scheduled for its second reading and a debate on the House floor on Thursday, February 18th.  Please contact your legislators on Wednesday and let them know that HB1162 made it out of committee and respectfully request their “Yes” vote on the floor.

SB117, our bill to allow Certified Professional Midwives who are licensed in other states to practice in South Dakota, is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on February 19th.  If HB1162 passes the House, we will withdraw SB117.  If HB1162 does not pass the House we will go forward with the hearing for SB117 on the 19th.  Please be ready to contact the Senators on the Senate HHS committee, Thursday after session if necessary.

Bradford, Jim
Curd, R. Blake
Heinert, Troy
Jensen, Phil
Rampelberg, Bruce
Rusch, Arthur
Shorma, William

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