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Judiciary Committee, South Dakota State Senate

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The Judiciary 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

Function

The Judiciary Committee deals with bills relating to the courts and court administration; the legal professions; crimes; criminal procedure; law enforcement; personal rights; civil law and procedure; domestic relations; succession and probate; guardianship; administrative procedures; prisons and jails; code commission; and human rights.[4][5]

Members

2013-2014

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

Judiciary Members, 2013
Democratic members (1)Republican members (6)
James BradfordCraig Tieszen, Chair
Tim Begalka, Vice Chair
Jean Hunhoff
Mark Kirkeby
Jeff Monroe
Mike Vehle

2011-2012

2009-2010

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