1i.12.11 96th Second Special Legislative Session 392
A RESOLUTION, Providing that the Senate of the State of South Dakota resolve itself into a Court of Impeachment.
WHEREAS, the Senate has the sole power to try an impeachment pursuant to S.D. Const., Art. XVI, § 2; and
WHEREAS, on April 12, 2022, the House of Representatives, during this Second Special Session of the Ninety-Sixth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, issued articles of impeachment against Jason Ravnsborg, attorney general of the State of South Dakota, which were then transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House to the Secretary of the Senate; and
WHEREAS, the Senate shall now designate the day and time to commence the hearing of impeachment and summons the respondent, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, to file a written answer to the articles of impeachment and to appear before the Senate on the day and time set for trial:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate of the Second Special Session of the Ninety-Sixth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Senate now resolves itself into a Court of Impeachment and designates June 21, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. (CT) as the day and time for the beginning of the impeachment trial; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Senate summons Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to file a written answer to the articles of impeachment by June 1, 2022, and to appear personally or by counsel in the Senate chamber on June 21, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. (CT) for the impeachment trial; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director of the Legislative Research Council is directed to provide the resources necessary to facilitate the activities of the impeachment trial.
Adopted by the Senate, April 26, 2022
_____________________ _____________________ Larry Rhoden Kay Johnson President of the Senate Secretary of the Senate