South Dakota’s 2024 legislative session will adjourn today

March 26, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–Today is “sine die” for the South Dakota Legislature.

“Sine die” is a Latin term for a legislative body that has concluded its meeting without setting a day or time to reconvene.

That’s according to, which follows legislatures across the United States.

In other words, the legislature has hit its scheduled 38 days and there will be no more days to meet in the 99th Legislative Session.

The session was scheduled to adjourn Monday, but it was delayed one day due to poor weather and travel conditions.

Typically, the Speaker of the House, Hugh Bartels of Waterotwn, and the President of the Senate–Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden–will try to synchronize their gaveling of the completion of the session at the same time.

A “smaller number” of legislators will adjourn the 2024 session due to icy roads that will prevent some lawmakers from traveling to Pierre.

For those who like to plan ahead, the 100th Legislative Session convenes at noon, Tuesday, January 14, 2025.