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South Dakota House of Representatives

Seal of South Dakota.jpg
General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   4 terms (8 years)
2014 session start:   January 8, 2013
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Brian Gosch, (R)
Majority Leader:   David Lust, (R)
Minority leader:   Bernie Hunhoff, (D)
Structure
Members:  70
   Democratic Party (

17)
Republican Party (

53)
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Art III, South Dakota Constitution
Salary:   $12,000/two-year term + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (70 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (70 seats)
Redistricting:  South Dakota South Dakota Legislature has control
The South Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Dakota General Assembly, the South Dakota State Legislature. It consists of 70 members. Each member represents an average of 11,631 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 10,783 residents.[2]

South Dakota state representatives are elected to two year terms, and are limited to no more than four consecutive terms, as per Section 6 of Article III of South Dakota's Constitution.

As of May 2013, South Dakota is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.

Sessions

Article III of the South Dakota Constitution establishes when the South Dakota State Legislature, of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to be in session. Section 7 of Article III states that the Legislature is to meet in regular session each year on the second Tuesday of January.

The South Dakota Constitution also contains provisions concerning special sessions of the Legislature. Section 3 of Article IV allows the Governor of South Dakota to convene a special session of the Legislature. Additionally, Section 31 of Article III allows for a special session to be convened by the presiding officers of both legislative houses upon the written request of two-thirds of the members of each house.

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature will be in session from January 8 through March 25.

Major issues

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) has asked legislators to focus on reforming the state's criminal justice system. They will also have to approve a new, balanced budget.[3]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House was in session from January 10 through March 19.

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 28. [4]

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the House was in session from January 12 to March 29.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives will be held in South Dakota on November 6, 2012. All 70 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 27, 2012.

South Dakota state representatives are subject to term limits, and may not serve more than four two-year terms. In 2012, 7 state representatives will be termed-out of office.

2010

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of South Dakota's House of Representatives were held in South Dakota on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 30, 2010. The primary election day was June 8, 2010.


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $1,675,460 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [6]

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the South Dakota House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[7]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A two-year resident of South Dakota at the filing deadline time
  • May not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys"
  • A qualified voter. A qualified voter is someone who is:
* A U.S. citizen
* Reside in South Dakota
* At least 18 years old old on or before the next election
* Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
* Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law
* Not have served 4 consecutive terms

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures:

Under the state constitution, the Governor is responsible for appointing a replacement in the event a vacancy happens in the State Senate. There are no deadlines set in the state constitution to when the Governor has to fill the vacancy[8].

Redistricting

The Legislature is tasked with drawing and passing new legislative maps, which the Governor can veto. The maps must be pre-cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia per Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

2010 census

Census data was delivered to South Dakota on February 11, 2011. The state's population grew 7.9 percent to 814,180, making it the 25th fastest-growing state in the country.[9] On October 24, 2011, the state legislature passed HB 1001, which was signed by Governor Dennis Daugaard on October 25, and precleared on January 19, 2012.[10]

Representatives

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 17
     Republican Party 53
Total 70


The chart below shows the partisan composition of the South Dakota State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
Partisan composition of the South Dakota State House.PNG

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.[11]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, South Dakota House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
State Speaker of the House Brian Gosch Ends.png Republican
State House Speaker Pro Tempore Dean Wink Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Leader David Lust Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff Electiondot.png Democratic

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the South Dakota Legislature are paid $12,000/two-year term. Legislators receive $110/day per diem. Rates are set by the legislature.[12]

Pension

South Dakota does not provide pensions for legislators.[13]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

South Dakota legislators assume office the first day of session after election (Jan. 11).

Current members

Current members, South Dakota House of Representatives
District Representative Party Residence
1 Susan Wismer Electiondot.png Democratic Britton
1 Dennis A. Feickert Electiondot.png Democratic Aberdeen
2 Burt E. Tulson Ends.png Republican Aberdeen
2 Brock L. Greenfield Ends.png Republican Columbia
3 Daniel Kaiser Ends.png Republican Aberdeen
3 David Novstrup Ends.png Republican Aberdeen
4 Jim Peterson Electiondot.png Democratic Big Stone City
4 Kathy Tyler Electiondot.png Democratic Revillo
5 Roger Solum Ends.png Republican Watertown
5 Melissa Magstadt Ends.png Republican Watertown
6 Isaac Latterell Ends.png Republican Tea
6 Herman Otten Ends.png Republican Clark
7 Spencer Hawley Electiondot.png Democratic Brookings
7 Scott Munsterman Ends.png Republican Brookings
8 Scott Parsley Electiondot.png Democratic Flandreau
8 Leslie Heinemann Ends.png Republican Flandreau
9 Paula Hawks Electiondot.png Democratic Hartford
9 Steve Hickey Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
10 Don Haggar Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
10 Jenna Haggar Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
11 Christine M. Erickson Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
11 Jim Stalzer Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
12 Manford Steele Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
12 Hal Wick Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
13 G. Mark Mickelson Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
13 Steve Westra Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
14 Anne C. Hajek Ends.png Republican Sioux Falls
14 Marc Feinstein Electiondot.png Democratic Sioux Falls
15 Patrick Kirschman Electiondot.png Democratic Sioux Falls
15 Karen L. Soli Electiondot.png Democratic Sioux Falls
16 James Bolin Ends.png Republican Canton
16 Patty Miller Ends.png Republican McCook Lake
17 Nancy Rasmussen Ends.png Republican Chancellor
17 Ray Ring Electiondot.png Democratic Vermillion
18 Bernie Hunhoff Electiondot.png Democratic Yankton
18 Mike Stevens Ends.png Republican Yankton
19 Kyle Schoenfish Ends.png Republican Armour
19 Stace Nelson Ends.png Republican Fulton
20 Tona Rozum Ends.png Republican Mitchell
20 Lance Carson Ends.png Republican Mitchell
21 Julie Bartling Electiondot.png Democratic Geddes
21 Lee Qualm Ends.png Republican Platte
22 Dick Werner Ends.png Republican Huron
22 Peggy Anne Gibson Electiondot.png Democratic Huron
23 Justin Cronin Ends.png Republican Gettysburg
23 Charles Hoffman Ends.png Republican Eureka
24 Mary Duvall Ends.png Republican Pierre
24 Tim Rounds Ends.png Republican Pierre
25 Scott W. Ecklund Ends.png Republican Brandon
25 Jon Hansen Ends.png Republican Dell Rapids
26A Troy Heinert Electiondot.png Democratic Mission
26B James Schaefer Ends.png Republican Ideal
27 Elizabeth May Ends.png Republican Porcupine
27 Kevin Killer Electiondot.png Democratic Pine Ridge
28A Dean Schrempp Electiondot.png Democratic Lantry
28B Betty Olson Ends.png Republican Prairie City
29 Gary L. Cammack Ends.png Republican Nisland
29 Dean Wink Ends.png Republican Howes
30 Lance Russell Ends.png Republican Hot Springs
30 Mike Verchio Ends.png Republican Hill City
31 Fred Romkema Ends.png Republican Spearfish
31 Timothy R. Johns Ends.png Republican Deadwood
32 Brian Gosch[14] Ends.png Republican Rapid City
32 Kristin Conzet[15] Ends.png Republican Rapid City
33 Scott W. Craig Ends.png Republican Rapid City
33 Jacqueline Sly Ends.png Republican Rapid City
34 David Lust Ends.png Republican Rapid City
34 Dan Dryden Ends.png Republican Rapid City
35 Don Kopp Ends.png Republican Rapid City
35 Blaine Campbell Ends.png Republican Rapid City

Standing committees

The South Dakota House of Representatives has 13 standing committees:

External links

References