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Judiciary Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives

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The Judiciary 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


The Judiciary Committee deals with bills relating to the courts and court administration; the legal professions; crimes; criminal procedure; law enforcement; personal rights; civil law and procedure; domestic relations; succession and probate; guardianship; administrative procedures; prisons and jails; code commission; and human rights.[2][3]



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

Judiciary Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (10)
Marc FeinsteinBrian Gosch, Chair
Peggy GibsonJon Hansen, Vice Chair
Kevin KillerChristine Erickson
Anne Hajek
Charles Hoffman
Timothy Johns
Don Kopp
Melissa Magstadt
Mike Stevens
Dean Wink



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