Commerce and Energy Committee, South Dakota State Senate

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The Commerce and Energy 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 Commerce and Energy Committee deals with bills relating to insurance; banking; investment; loans and interest; labor; liquor; mercantile transactions; regulation of professions and occupations engaged in commerce; Uniform Commercial Code; OSHA; corporations; property; litter; and minimum wage.[4][5]



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

Commerce and Energy Members, 2013
Democratic members (1)Republican members (6)
Angie BuhlRied Holien, Chair
Dan Lederman, Vice Chair
Tim Begalka
Phil Jensen
Mark Johnston
Ryan Maher



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