Transportation Committee, South Dakota State Senate

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The Transportation 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 Transportation Committee deals with bills relating to highways and bridges; motor vehicles; public safety; regulation of motor carriers; traffic ordinances; and licensing.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Transportation Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Bernie HunhoffMike Vehle, Chair
Jim Peterson (South Dakota)Jeff Monroe, Vice Chair
Gary Cammack
Ernie Otten
Alan Solano


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



Note: Maher switched his party affiliation to Republican in March 2010.

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