Final day of legislative session will take on different feel

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – The final day of this year’s legislative session is set for Monday, March 30, but it will take on a much different feel because of the COVID-19 impact.

For starters, many members will not physically be at the State Capitol, but instead be part of the process electronically. Also, the agenda may look a bit different as well. In addition to dealing with vetoes, lawmakers will also be looking at the budget in light of the coronavirus, according to Representative Carl Perry of Aberdeen.

He said he is not sure what to expect when it comes to the budget talks.

Looking back on the main session, Perry said a lot was accomplished, including major funding for the state’s bridges.

Gov. Kristi Noem encouraged people to pause and spend time with family during her press conference on Wednesday. Perry added a few of his own personal thoughts on Facebook.