User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


64° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

Severe storms possible Sunday night: Click here for details.

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Overview of 2013 Legislative Session

January 7, 2013, 5:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Overview of 2013 Legislative Session
PIERRE, SD -

While there will be many new faces in this year's legislative session, control of both chambers still belongs to Republicans.

In the House, Republicans hold a 53 to 17 seat advantage of Democrats.  In the Senate, Republicans outnumber Democrats by 28 to seven.

The session starts Tuesday at noon, and ramps up with the 1 p.m. CST State of the State address from Governor Dennis Daugaard.  On Wednesday, Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson will delivery the State of the Judiciary message to the full legislative body.  Both deliveries are expected to touch on the state's judicial system and potential alternatives to sentencing to ease jail and prison populations. (Full Calendar)

Overall, lawmakers have 38 days to complete their work.  They'll work four days each week until the final week of the session, when they'll put in five days.  On March 8, they'll recess for two weeks and then return on March 25 to consider any vetoes made by the governor.  That will conclude the legislative session for 2013.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View politics

You may also like

AG: Marriage Rights Must Coexist With Religious Freedom

7/2/2015 1:09 PM

Jackley said Thursday that the constitutional right to marry that's now guaranteed to same-sex couples must coexist with the constitutional right ...

Full Story
New Laws Bring Changes To Commercial Driver's Licenses

7/1/2015 6:52 AM

The new regulations raise the minimum age to apply for a commercial driver's license from 16 to 18.

Full Story
Activists Deliver Papers To Block Election Law, Youth Wage

6/29/2015 1:31 PM

Activists attempting to block two state laws from going into effect have turned in signatures collected from thousands of South Dakotans to refer the ...

Full Story
Election Law Changes To Go Before Voters In 2016 Election

6/30/2015 7:52 AM

The office announced late Monday that sampling showed nearly 14,200 valid signatures, a few hundred more than required.

Full Story
Delegation: All Claims From 2013 Wildfire To Be Denied

6/30/2015 10:59 AM

South Dakota's congressional delegation says all residents in South Dakota and North Dakota seeking damages from the federal government for a 2013...

Full Story


Events