DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Industrial Hemp Moves Forward Despite Governor’s Push to Table After House Ag Committee unanimously passed the Industrial Hemp program bill (HB 1191) last week, Governor Noem began an aggressive campaign pushing legislators to table and wait, saying the state isn’t … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Logjam of Bills Will Mean Late Nights in Weeks Ahead As committee agendas begin to fill up, the deadline to move bills through committee to their House of origin looms in only two weeks (eight legislative days). In South Dakota, … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Bills Pile On–Hoghouse Vehicles Aplenty Now that deadlines for filing bills have passed, the Legislative Research Council’s (LRC) bill list has reached something like 499 pieces of legislation. That said, a few of those bills have already died in committee, … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Finally–the Bills Are Rolling In! For better or worse, it appears the spigot has opened at the Legislative Research Council (LRC), and the bills are starting to pour out at rapid speed. Today, January 25th, is the last day for … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Action Needed on HB 1019 Contact Members of House Commerce & Energy Committee House Bill 1019 stands to create an incredible chilling effect on democracy in our state. The short piece of legislation requires the state to pursue costs of … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

A Tumultuous Start to 2019 The 2019 South Dakota Legislative Session got off to a tumultuous start this week, with the new administration failing to deliver a substantive draft budget, and Legislative Research Council (LRC) staff short-handed going into the … Continued

DRA ANNUAL MEETING

WHEN  All times are CENTRAL November 16th – 10:30 am – 9:30 pm November 17th – 9:00 am -3:00 pm LOCATION Pat Duffy Center 19 East Main, Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 Google Map of Venue and other locations–click HERE Registration … Continued

SD LOCAL FOODS CONFERENCE

JOIN US FOR THE 2018 SD LOCAL FOODS CONFERENCE NOV. 1ST – 3RD IN BROOKINGS, SD!     REGISTRATION TO REGISTER CLICK HERE. Registration gives attendees access to the regular conference sessions on November 2nd and 3rd.  Early bird registration is open September 1st … Continued