State of South Dakota
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent
with the original intention of the sponsor.
Senators Dempster, Gray, Hansen (Tom), Heidepriem, Jerstad, Katus, and
Olson (Ed) and Representatives Dykstra, Cutler, Halverson, Jerke, Nygaard,
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
establish the Zaniya Project Task Force, to prescribe its
mission and composition, and to declare an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
There is established the Zaniya Project Task Force, which shall be attached to the
South Dakota Health Care Commission. The task force shall develop a plan, complete with
action steps and timelines, to provide health insurance to South Dakota residents who lack
health insurance coverage. The task force shall seek to create efficiencies in the purchase of
health insurance products. For any new proposal it recommends, the task force shall prepare cost
estimates and designate funding sources. As part of its charge, the task force shall explore and
pursue opportunities available from the federal government.
The Zaniya Project Task Force shall be comprised of four legislators and other
members appointed by the Governor as described in this section. The speaker of the House of
Representatives shall appoint at least two legislators who are members of the House, with at
least one member from each political party, and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall
appoint at least two legislators who are members of the Senate, with at least one member from
each political party. The Governor shall appoint no less than two representatives of each of the
(1) Health care providers;
(2) Health care facilities;
(3) Insurance carriers and producers;
(5) State government;
(6) Lay persons;
(7) Trade associations; and
(8) Tribal health professionals.
The Zaniya Project Task Force shall provide its final report to the Health Care
Commission, the Governor, and the Legislature by September 30, 2007.
The provisions of this Act are repealed on March 1, 2008.
Whereas, this Act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace,
health, or safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and
effect from and after its passage and approval.