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Dec. 4, 2014 - VOL. 50 No. 3

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Promote your business through the Chamber
Three ballot issues passed – now what?
Interim committee presents single omnibus bill for financing maintenance, construction of South Dakota roads, bridges
Be informed during the legislative session
2015 Crossroads Summit planning underway

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH THE CHAMBER

Looking for a great way to promote your business to other members of the business community? Advertise with the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce!

The Chamber has three options at various price points and delivery messages to help members promote their business, services or special events to other Chamber members. Only Chamber members can advertise in Chamber publications. For more information about any of the following options, contact the Chamber: (605) 336-1620...

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THREE BALLOT ISSUES PASSED – NOW WHAT?

In the November general election all three ballot measures passed. They included Initiated Measure 17 known as any willing provider; Initiated Measure 18 raising the minimum wage; and Constitutional Amendment Q to allow keno, craps and roulette in Deadwood casinos. Below is an explanation of the implementation and affects of these three measures.

IM 17 – ANY WILLING PROVIDER

The measure is law right now. However, you cannot simply find any doctor you want and assume the doctor will be considered part of your current insurance provider network. In fact, doctors will have to apply to be included in provider networks and be accepted in them before the network will honor their services as "in network." The Chamber is not sure how this will play out or how much time it will take to practically implement this measure that is law now...

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INTERIM COMMITTEE PRESENTS SINGLE OMNIBUS BILL FOR FINANCING MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH DAKOTA ROADS, BRIDGES

Last month the legislative interim committee on Highway Needs and Funding concluded its series of meetings by approving on a 12-3 vote the introduction of a single omnibus bill to provide funding for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges in the state, county and township road systems throughout South Dakota. The Committee met on three occasions in Pierre and conducted six statewide listening sessions to gather input and consider options. On Nov. 10 the Legislature´s Executive Committee passed the bill on to the full legislature on a 13-1 vote. Neither vote should be considered an endorsement of the substance of the bill.

A single bill approach, as opposed to a one topic per bill approach, was developed with the goal of building a broad-based coalition to support the legislation. The bill attempts to spread the responsibility for paying for the state´s road...

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BE INFORMED DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce asked legislators in Districts 6, 9-16 and 25 to submit contact information and their goals for the 2015 Legislative Session; their responses can be found on the previous pages. Chamber members are encouraged to save this issue of Chamber News for the legislative guide and to use it during the session to contact Sioux Falls area legislators. You can also get legislators´ contact information at siouxfallschamber.com under the Advocacy tab.

You can also reach legislators in Pierre. To leave a message for a Senator, call (605) 773-3821. To leave a message for a member of the House of Representatives, call (605) 773-3851. Another great resource is the Legislative Research Council...

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2015 CROSSROADS SUMMIT PLANNING UNDERWAY

The Chamber´s Young Professionals Network will host the 3rd Crossroads Summit on Aug. 20, 2015 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The Summit, first held in 2011, brings together young professionals from a variety of businesses and industries and provides opportunities to develop skills and relationships.

The 2015 Crossroads Summit will feature two keynote speakers. Jason Schechterle will address attendees over breakfast and share his amazing story of resilience. He is a retired Phoenix Police Officer, who, while on duty, was involved in a...

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