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Government Operations and Audit Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives

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The Government Operations and Audit 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 The Speaker serving as its chair.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: South Dakota Legislator Reference Book


There shall be appointed at each regular session of the Legislature a Government Operations and Audit committee of ten, consisting of five members of the Senate appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be a member of the Judiciary Committee, and five members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House, one of whom shall be a member of the Judiciary Committee, for the purpose of inquiry and review of any phase of the operations and the fiscal affairs of any department, institution, board, or agency of the state, to review any findings of abuse or neglect in a juvenile corrections facility, to make a continuing study of the operation of the state's correctional system, and to make a detailed report to the Senate and House of Representatives and submit a copy of its report to the appropriation committee of each house of the Legislature at the next succeeding session of the Legislature or any special session of the Legislature upon request of the body.[2][3]



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

Government Operations and Audit Members, 2013
Democratic members (1)Republican members (4)
Susan WismerDan Dryden, Chair
Melissa Magstadt, Vice Chair
Justin Cronin
Mark Mickelson



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