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Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives

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The Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is a standing committee of the South Dakota House of Representatives.

Per Section H3-1 of the House Rules, committees of the South Dakota House of Representatives are chosen by the Speaker of the House in consultation with the Minority Leader. The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The Speaker of the House will appoint the chair and vice chair of each committee. The Speaker and the Speaker Pro Tempore will serve as members of the Legislative Procedure Committee, with the Speaker serving as its chair.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: South Dakota Legislator Reference Book

Function

The Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee deals with bills relating to the production and distribution of agricultural products; soil conservation; animals and livestock; the state fair; regulation of grain elevators, pesticide and fertilizer dealers and livestock auctions; and brand inspection. Bills relating to game, fish and parks; mining; water development and irrigation; forestry; environmental protection; energy conservation; trespass laws; and nuclear waste disposal.[2][3]

Members

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2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (11)
Dennis FeickertLee Qualm, Chair
Dean SchremppJoshua Klumb, Vice Chair
Thomas Brunner
Scott W. Craig
Michele Harrison
J. Sam Marty
Herman Otten
Kent Peterson
James Schaefer
Kyle Schoenfish
Dick Werner

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

2011-2012

2009-2010

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