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Broadcaster Press 5 January 8, 2019 www.broadcasteronline.com Secretary Of State Thanks Citizens For Opportunity To Serve PIERRE, SD – When I took the oath of office in January 2015, I was taking on an office that was a failing bureaucracy with no accountability. Business filings were over 6 weeks behind and Uniform Commercial Code filings were over 80 days behind, among other areas in disarray. I had to put an action plan together quickly to turn the office around and regain the trust that the Secretary of State’s office demands. As my term ends, I wanted to share with you the long list of projects that were completed and how we turned the office around in the short time I was here. I think the best way to recap is to highlight just a few areas. My priority was to upgrade the Business and Uniform Commercial Code online filing systems so that customers could file documents instantaneously. I oversaw the project development and implementation of an IT platform for the entire office that included financial, reporting and records management where five new systems were established - UCC, business transactions, DBA filings, notary commissions and lobbyist registrations. In addition, the pistol permit credentialing system was created that brought us the new and improved concealed carry permit. We filed over 79,000 active businesses in FY2018, which ended in June 2018. This number is an all-time high, compared to FY2012 during which the office filed 49,660 active businesses. The ease of our new online business filing system hit another filing record in new businesses formed in FY2018, totaling 8,864, compared to 6,415 new businesses formed in FY2012. UCC filings totaled 55,646 for FY2018 in the new system. With the implementation of the new online filing system over 90% of all business transactions are filed utilizing the new system compared to having to file everything by paper just a few years ago, which held up day to day business transactions. I have made a concerted effort to make sure that more information is easily accessible on the website. For example, Executive Proclamations are now available to the public dating back to 1903. For those of you utilizing the new online business filing system, you may have noticed that there are more documents readily available going back over 25 years. Over 5.3 million business documents, not previously available, have been uploaded and are now viewable on the business/UCC filing sites. I upgraded the concealed carry permit issued from our office to a more official looking permit. South Dakota now has over 100,000 active concealed carry permit holders in the state compared to 87,655 active permit holders in 2016. I focused on registering more voters. My Value the Vote tour has led me to high schools, universi- ties and service organizations across the state. Since taking office, voter registration has grown by almost 25,000 new registered voters to a total of over 545,000 registered voters in the state of South Dakota, which is an all-time high. There were 18 ballot questions submitted these last few election cycles requiring our office to review nearly 546,000 signatures to determine if the measure would be on the ballot. Cybersecurity procedures & database protection statutes have been tightened during my term. I implemented a Zero-Based budgeting operation to run at the speed of business, not at the speed of government. This format allowed me to revert (money not spent) $69,000 back to the state general fund. In the last two fiscal years, I have requested budget cuts of over $174,000, all while growing revenue by nearly $3 million more to the state’s general fund to the tune of $8.6 million in FY2018. I established tighter internal controls procedures at the very beginning of my term that withstood a federal audit. I have always said that a good leader surrounds herself with even better people and that is what I have in my team. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve you. Shantel Krebs South Dakota Secretary of State Time To Submit Notice Of Intent To ‘South Dakota History’ Highlights Tribal Leader, Apply For 21st CCLC Grant Funding PIERRE, S.D. – Now is the time for schools and other organizations interested in 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or 21st CCLC, grants to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply. The learning centers are intended to assist students from high-poverty and low-performing schools by providing academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement regular school instruction. Funding comes from the federal government in the form of formula grants to the states. Locations that provide care for students outside of the normal school day are encouraged to apply. The grant application will be online, and applicants must first submit a Notice of Intent to Apply to the South Dakota Department of Education by Jan. 18. Applicants will then receive the information needed Arrrrre you advertising in the Broadcaster? Watch the “treasure” pile up when you advertise in the to access the online system. The deadline to apply is March 1. The Notice of Intent to Apply and guidelines for filling out the application are now available and can be found at http://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq/21cent.aspx. Grant award amounts range from $50,000 to $250,000 per year, and the length of a grant is five years. While funds are often awarded to schools, other organizations are also eligible to apply. The grants must specifically support programs offered outside of regular school hours. Contact Alan Haarstad at alan.haarstad@state.sd.us or Lauren Jahn at lauren.jahn@state.sd.us or call 605773-5238, with questions about the grant application process. Ask About Our Carpet Cleaning Special 3 Rooms or up to 301 sq. ft. for 99 $ Call 605-624-2485 to make your appointment today! * *Some restrictions apply Early Fur Trader PIERRE, S.D.—Two figures from South Dakota’s diverse history and an account of the New Deal’s impact on the state are featured in the latest issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society. “Reexamining Dick Wilson: Oglala Politics, Nation Building, and Local Conflict, 1972–1976” by John Truden explores the complicated legacy of Dick Wilson, who served as chair of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in the 1970s. While Wilson is most remembered for his controversial leadership during the Wounded Knee occupation of 1973, Truden emphasizes the chairman’s efforts to improve conditions on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Wilson promoted education, worked to improve infrastructure and used federal funds with the goal of creating an independent Oglala nation. Truden is a doctoral student in history at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. W. Raymond Wood examines the life of a little-known French-Canadian trader and interpreter in “Forgotten Fur Trader: Joseph Graveline and Exploration on the Upper Missouri River.” Graveline first came to historians’ attention through the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, whom he assisted during their travels through Louisiana Territory in 1804–1806. Wood focuses on Graveline’s interactions with traders, explorers, government officials and American Indians before and after the Lewis and Clark Expedition to provide a fuller picture of the fur trader and his impact on the region. Wood is a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Missouri, where he taught for almost four decades. An excerpt from “A New Deal for South Dakota” by R. Alton Lee focuses on the political, economic and natural environment in South Dakota from the end of World War I to the onset of the Great Depression. In those years, South Dakotans faced economic and environmental disaster. To survive, many turned to the New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Lee is professor emeritus of history at the University of South Dakota and specializes in the political history of the Northern Great Plains. “South Dakota History” is a benefit of membership in the South Dakota State Historical Society. For information on membership, call 605-773-6000. 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