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 following groups:
(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The provisions of this Act are repealed on March 1, 2008.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.
An Act to establish the Zaniya Project Task Force, to prescribe its mission and composition, and to
declare an emergency.
I certify that the attached
originated in the
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State