All policy issues point to the goal of ending child maltreatment in South Dakota. We understand that what is predictable is preventable. We need to strengthen what we know about, how we respond to, and how we prevent child maltreatment in our state. The following initiatives align with:
CPCM strategic plan (coming soon)
CDC strategies for preventing ACEs
Bills: To view a full listing of the 2023 Legislative Bills, visit the SD Legislative Research Council webpage.
Legislators: There are 70 Legislators serving in the House of Representatives and 35 Legislators serving in the Senate. You can find your Legislators on the SD Legislative Research Council webpage. A complete listing of 2023 Legislators can also be found on the SD Legislative Research Council webpage.
Committees: There are 26 total standing committees (13 in each house, divided by subject matter). The primary function of a standing committee is to consider each bill or resolution assigned to the committee and to make a specific recommendation on what action should be taken regarding the bill or resolution. Following the introduction and first reading of a bill in either house, the presiding officer assigns the bill to a committee based on the subject matter. Generally, bills dealing with certain subjects are assigned to the same committee. You can find out which committees your Legislators serve on by visiting the SD LRC webpage.
Schedule: The regular schedule and room assignment for standing committees is located HERE. For an up-to-date listing of committee schedules and agendas, click HERE. The SD Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides the annual legislative handbook.
Visiting the Capitol: Members of the public are welcome to visit the State Capitol during legislative session. To view a guide for planning your trip and knowing what to expect, visit the LRC website HERE.