I urge you to ask Gov Rounds to veto it too:
Office of the Governor
500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Email the Governor
Dear Gov Rounds,
I am so embarrassed that a majority of Reps and Senators voted for HCR 1109, linking "astrology" to "global warming." Including you. I think it was a very mis-advised vote, no matter what you personally believe about the issue of global climate change.
The legislation shows a striking ignorance of not only the global climate change issue, but a deep misunderstanding of science in particular. NOTHING in science is "fact", and scientists make their name by turning over generally accepted hypotheses!!
This bill makes a laughingstock of our legislature and our population in general among the scientific community and will do real harm to the chances of the DUSEL lab. I know that if I were considering moving my family here in 1995, had it been 2006 or if I would have seen this bill passed in the national news, I would have probably not have moved here.
Legislation like this causes a brain drain of the scientists and students that live here now. I hope the Governor vetoes it.... as even if such a veto is overridden (which I doubt would happen) the chances for DUSEL will be improved.
(also see my previous post, which has been updated.)