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Education Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives

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The Education 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 Speaker serving as its chair.[1]

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The Education Committee deals with bills relating to the school districts; the finance, operations, and curriculum of public schools; the teaching profession; special education; higher education; the board of regents; the department of education; and vocational-technical education.[2][3]


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2015 legislative session

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

Education Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (12)
Peggy Anne GibsonJacqueline Sly, Chairman
Paula HawksTimothy Johns, Vice Chair
Steven McCleereyBlaine Campbell
Fred Deutsch
Tom Holmes
Roger Hunt (South Dakota)
Daniel Kaiser
Joshua Klumb
Elizabeth May
Burt Tulson
Mathew Wollmann
Larry P. Zikmund


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



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