South Dakota legislative session will pass midway point this week

February 5, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota legislators return to a four-day week this week as they’ll surpass the midway point of the session.

Today (Monday) is day 18 of 38 scheduled legislative days.

This morning, the House State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear a bill that would change how a political party selects a lieutenant governor candidate. It would also subject the attorney general and secretary of state to be chosen via a primary election instead of at a party convention.

The House Education Committee also meets to consider a bill that would set rules on how school districts and public libraries restrict minors’ access to obscene materials.

Also, the House Commerce and Energy Committee is scheduled to consider several bills on condemnation proceedings and requirements for granting a carbon pipeline easement.