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Appropriations Committee, South Dakota State Legislature

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For the chamber committees, see Appropriations Committee, South Dakota State Senate and Appropriations Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives.

The Appropriations Committee is a joint standing committee of the South Dakota State Legislature.

Per the Senate and House Rules, joint committees of the South Dakota State Legislature are appointed by the President Pro Tempore and by the Speaker of the House.[1][2] A joint committee may be established if there is disagreement between the houses on an amended bill or resolution. The chair of a joint committee is the chair of the committee before which the bill or resolution is waiting for approval.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: South Dakota Legislator Reference Book


The Senate and House Committees may meet in joint session or form combined subcommittees to hear agency budget presentations. All Joint Appropriations Committee action on the general appropriations bill shall be approved by a majority vote of the Joint Committee unless a member calls for a separate vote of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee in which case a majority vote of each committee is required for adoption. Such action shall constitute the committee report of the house of origin on the general appropriation bill.[4][5]


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2015 legislative session

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

Appropriations Committee Senate Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (7)
Angie Buhl O'DonnellTerri Haverly
Scott ParsleyPhyllis Heineman
David Omdahl
Deb Peters, Vice Chair
Larry Tidemann
Bill Van Gerpen
Jim White, South Dakota

Appropriations Committee House Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (7)
Shawn BordeauxDavid Anderson (South Dakota)
Ray RingJustin Cronin, Chair
Dan Dryden
Jean Hunhoff
Alex Jensen
Jeff Partridge
Fred Romkema


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



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