Week three of South Dakota legislative session begins today

January 23, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–As the third week of the South Dakota Legislature begins today (Monday), committee agendas and House and Senate calendars are getting longer.

This morning, the House State Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider a bill that would change how bills wanted by the Governor’s office, departments, or the state Supreme Court are introduced.

The House State Affairs Committee is also scheduled to consider a bill that would set up a committee to review the constitutionality of federal laws and their impact on South Dakota.

At 9 a.m., the Joint Appropriations Committee will hear testimony from the Board of Regents, the Schools for the Deaf and the Visually Impaired, Black Hills State, Dakota State, and Northern State Universities.

Also, at 9 a.m., the House Education Committee will consider a bill to create a Center of American Exceptionalism at Black Hills State University.

At 2 p.m., the House will again consider a bill providing $200 million in housing infrastructure money.

The bill was deferred from Friday after about a half hour of consideration and an attempted amendment.

Today is the 9th legislative day of the 38-day session.