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State Affairs Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives

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The State Affairs 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 State Affairs Committee deals with bills relating to the organization of the executive branch of state government; policy decisions of overriding state concern; public employees; workers’ compensation; public fiscal administration; veterans and military affairs; the state legislature; the state constitution; relations with the Indian tribes; the state building authorities and state authorized bonds; and regulation of electrical and telephone utilities. Bills not clearly identified with any other committee or subject area will usually find their way to the State Affairs Committee.[2][3]

Members

2013-2014

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

State Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (9)
Peggy GibsonDavid Lust, Chair
Bernie HunhoffJustin Cronin, Vice Chair
Kevin KillerKristin Conzet
Scott ParsleyBrian Gosch
Jon Hansen
Scott Munsterman
David Novstrup
Mike Verchio
Dean Wink

2011-2012

2009-2010

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