Local Government Committee, South Dakota State Senate

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The Local Government Committee is a standing committee of the South Dakota State Senate.

Per Section S4-1 of the Senate Rules, committees of the South Dakota State Senate are chosen by the President Pro Tempore and Minority Leader. Committees are assigned after the general election.[1] The President of the Senate is an ex officio member of the Legislative Procedure Committee and the President Pro Tempore is the chair of the Legislative Procedure Committee.[2] For all other standing committees, the member that is announced first serves as the chair of the committee.[3]

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.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Local Government Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Troy HeinertBob Ewing, Chair
Billie SuttonRied Holien, Vice Chair
Jenna Haggar
Betty Olson
Craig Tieszen


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



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