Chairperson of the Joint Redistricting Committee comment on the meeting held on Thursday

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- South Dakota’s House and Senate Redistricting Committees churned out another in a series of meetings to help them redraw the state’s legislative boundaries before a December 1st deadline.  District 24 Senator Mary Duvall says Thursday’s meeting in the State Capitol made some progress forward.

The Committee took public comment and discussed minority/majority districts which take into account South Dakota’s Native American population.  A number of proposed or example maps were shown to the Committee, many of which add Stanley County to split districts like the current 26 or 27.

District 24, in which Duvall severs as Senator includes Stanley along with Hughes, Sully and Hyde. Legislative Research Council attorney Matt Frame says District 24 could see the biggest change of any district in the state.

Duvall says it’s simply too early in the process to determine what District 24 will look like for the next 10 years.

A number of committee and sub-committee meeting are planned before a special session to decide on a new map on November 8th.