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Legislature wraps up in short fashion Tuesday

Legislature wraps up in short fashion Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. (SDBA) — It is done.

After considering 560 bills, resolutions, and commemorations, meeting for 38 days, and having to delay adjournment a day because of winter weather, the 99th session of the South Dakota is history.

The House and Senate jointly adjourned sine die (signee dye) about 1:08 p.m. Central Time today (Tuesday). Sine die is a Latin term for “no date set to resume.

After swinging the gavel closing the 2024 assembly, Republican House Speaker Hugh Bartels of Watertown congratulated members on a productive session and a “new record” for adjournment.

The 100th Session convenes at noon on Tuesday, January 14, 2025. At that time, legislators are scheduled to hear the governor’s State of the State Address.

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