State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent
with the original intention of the sponsor.
SENATE ENGROSSED NO. HB 1214 - 03/05/2013
Introduced by: Representatives Hunhoff (Bernie), Bartling, Craig, Cronin, Feickert,
Feinstein, Greenfield, Hajek, Hansen, Hawks, Hickey, Kirschman, Nelson,
Olson (Betty), Steele, and Wick and Senators Adelstein, Bradford, Kirkeby,
Maher, Soholt, Sutton, and Welke
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and to
make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.
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 up to one hundred forty percent of the federal
poverty level per household size.
Section 2. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of four hundred sixty-four thousand three hundred fifty-five dollars ($464,355), or so much thereof as may be
necessary, and five hundred forty-nine thousand five hundred twenty-one dollars ($549,521),
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, 2014, 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, 2015. The report shall include birth outcomes and any estimated
Section 6. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its
existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in
full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.