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SD House Kills Measure Condemning Health Reform

March 13, 2014, 11:50 AM

SD House Kills Measure Condemning Health Reform
PIERRE, SD -

The South Dakota House has killed a resolution to condemn the federal health care overhaul.

The House and Senate approved different versions of the resolution and could not agree Wednesday to a compromise in a special committee. Representatives on Thursday voted 60-2 to accept the committee's impasse and defeat the measure.

The original House version chronicled the ways the state complied with implementing health reform. A Senate committee stripped out many of those details.

Members of the committee that met Wednesday said it was a waste of time to negotiate on a resolution, because it has no force of law. The proposal's main sponsor said Wednesday that resolutions are important because they declare the will of the Legislature.

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