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Commerce and Energy Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives

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The Commerce and Energy Committee (known as the Commerce Committee before 2011) 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 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.[2][3]


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

Commerce and Energy Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (10)
Patrick KirschmanRoger Solum, Chair
Scott ParsleyKristin Conzet, Vice Chair
Jim PetersonGary Cammack
Justin Cronin
Brock Greenfield
Patty Miller
Stace Nelson
Tim Rounds
Jim Stalzer
Steven Westra


The following table describes committee membership in 2011. In 2012, Bob Deelstra was replaced by David Scott.


The following table describes committee membership in 2009. In 2010, Roger Solum took over the Vice Chair position, and Brian Dreyer was replaced by Kristin Conzet.

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