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Local Government Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives

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The Local Government 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 Local Government Committee deals with bills relating to the organization and administration of county, municipal, and township government; special districts; elections; and planning and zoning.[2][3]



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

Local Government Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (10)
Troy HeinertTim Rounds, Chair
Karen SoliTona Rozum, Vice Chair
Kathy TylerScott Craig
Anne Hajek
Leslie Heinemann
Isaac Latterell
Stace Nelson
Betty Olson
Herman Otten
Burt Tulson


The following table describes committee membership in the 2011 legislative session. In 2012, Bob Deelstra was replaced by Stace Nelson.


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