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


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]


2015 legislative session

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

Judiciary Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
James BradfordCraig Tieszen, Chair
Troy HeinertDavid Novstrup, Vice Chair
Jeff Monroe
Arthur Rusch
Mike Vehle


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



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