Statutory interim standing committees may introduce legislation.
ENTITLED, An Act to
clarify that certain statutory interim committees may introduce legislation
on their own motion.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
No bill or joint resolution may be introduced in either house of the Legislature by any
committee thereof, except:
A bill or a joint resolution introduced by any standing committee of either house;
A bill or joint resolution referred to the Legislature from an interim committee of the
State Legislative Research Council;
A bill or joint resolution introduced at the request of the interim Rules Review
Committee, the interim Government Operations and Audit Committee, the interim
Retirement Laws Committee, the interim Joint Bonding Review Committee, and the
interim State-Tribal Relations Committee by one or more committee members upon
majority vote of the interim committee; or
A bill or joint resolution introduced at the request of the Governor, an executive agency
or of the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
The committee shall obtain a written request for such introduction from either the council, the
Governor, department head of an executive agency, a constitutional officer or board, or the chief
justice and shall retain such request in its file. Committee bills introduced on behalf of a
department head of an executive agency, a constitutional officer or board may be introduced by
the chairman without a vote of the committee for purposes of prefiling. Nothing in this section
prohibits one or more legislators from introduction of a bill or a joint resolution.
Signed February 16, 2006