State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
SENATE BILL NO. 121
Introduced by: Senators Adelstein, Frerichs, and Rave and Representatives Moser, Fargen,
Hansen (Jon), and Magstadt
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to expand medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to
make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. The Department of Social Services shall submit a Medicaid State Plan
amendment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand medicaid
eligibility for pregnancy-related services for pregnant women.
Section 2. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of two million six
hundred thousand dollars ($2,600,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, and three
million seven hundred thousand dollars ($3,700,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary,
of federal fund expenditure authority to the Department of Social Services for the purpose of
providing pregnancy-related services to pregnant women.
Section 3. The secretary of social services shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall
draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 4. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by
June 30, 2013, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.
Section 5. The Department of Social Services shall provide a report to the Governor and the
Legislature by January 1, 2014. The report shall include birth outcomes and any estimated