State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
SENATE BILL NO. 21
Introduced by: The Committee on Health and Human Services at the request of the
Department of Human Services
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to repeal and revise certain outdated provisions relating to
the Department of Human Services.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 1-36A-8 be repealed.
1-36A-8. The Department of Human Services shall, under the direction and control of the
secretary of human services, perform all administrative functions except special budgetary
functions (as defined in § 1-32-1) of the advisory committee on employment of people with
disabilities, created by chapter 60-7.
Section 2. That § 1-36A-10 be repealed.
1-36A-10. The Board of Vocational Rehabilitation may promulgate rules for the Division
of Rehabilitation Services in accordance with chapter 1-26 except for those functions reserved
to the Department of Human Services by §§ 28-9-40 and 28-9-44. The board may advise the
director of rehabilitation services in the development of state plans, policy related to the
expenditure of federal and state funds and the coordination of planning and service delivery to
individuals involved in vocational rehabilitation and independent living services. The board may
serve as an advocate for all individuals, with disabilities, needing vocational rehabilitation and
independent living services within the state. The board may prepare an annual written report to
Section 3. That § 28-9-48 be repealed.
28-9-48. The Governor's Advisory Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
shall promote and solicit employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities
and conduct a public education program concerning the abilities of people with disabilities to
Section 4. That § 28-9-49 be repealed.
28-9-49. The committee is hereby authorized to accept any private contributions or public
funds to assist in promoting the activities of this committee in carrying out its purpose.
Section 5. That § 28-10-11 be amended to read as follows:
28-10-11. Except as otherwise provided by law or as specified in the state plan agreement
with the federal government, the following rehabilitation services shall be provided to
individuals with a visual
disabilities impairment based upon their economic need:
(1) Physical restoration;
(2) Transportation not provided to determine the eligibility of the individual for
vocational rehabilitation services and the nature and extent of the services necessary;
(3) Occupational licenses;
(4) Customary occupational tools and equipment, excluding computer-related assistive
technology devices needed to overcome visual disability as an impediment to
employment for competitive employment purposes;
(6) Training books and materials; and
(7) Tuition and fees for participating in postsecondary academic training programs under
the Federal Student Financial Assistance Program.