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Health and Human Services Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives

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The Health and Human Services 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

Function

The Health and Human Services Committee deals with bills relating to health matters; mental illness; drugs; chemical dependency; the aged or disabled; the medical and nursing professions; medical malpractice; welfare assistance; regulation of hospitals and nursing homes; state institutions for the mentally ill, visually impaired, hearing disabled, or mentally challenged; spousal abuse; and abortion.[2][3]

Members

2013-2014

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

Health and Human Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (10)
Paula HawksScott Munsterman, Chair
Troy HeinertMelissa Magstadt, Vice Chair
Karen SoliBlaine Campbell
Scott Ecklund
Jenna Haggar
Leslie Heinemann
Steve Hickey
Jacqueline Sly
Manny Steele
Steven Westra

2011-2012

2009-2010

The following table describes membership in the 2009 legislative session. In the 2010 session, Brian Dreyer was replaced by Kristin Conzet.

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