South Dakota Legislature meets for five days this week

January 29, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–This is the only week during the session that the South Dakota legislature will meet for five days.

Every other week they meet for four days.

This morning, the House State Affairs Committee meets and is scheduled to consider a bill that would set the minimum age for marriage at 18. Currently, minors between 16 and 18 can get married if they get their parents’ permission.

The committee is also to hear a bill that would change the residency requirements for voting.

At 9 a.m., the Joint Appropriations Committee has a budget hearing on the Department of Corrections.

The Senate State Affairs Committee meets to hear a bill which would establish a state flag design commission. They are also considering a bill that would allow the use of tribal identification cards for registering to vote.

The House and Senate go into session at 2 p.m.

Today is the 13th of 38 scheduled legislative days.