Final day business of session will be conducted electronically

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – When the South Dakota Legislature meets on March 30 for Veto Day, there will be plenty of social distance between members.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the guidance to limit the size of gatherings to fewer than ten people, final day business will be conducted electronically. Jason Hancock, Director of the Legislative Research Council, says it seemed the prudent thing to do.

He says the statff began work on this last week and they’re providing training to lawmakers this week. He says it will include audio and video and legislators will participate remotely from their residences via electronic conference. He says there will be a few lawmakers at the Capital.

At this point, there are two gubernatorial vetoes for lawmakers to discuss.

The feed can be accessed by the public through the Legislative Research Council website.

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are scheduled to convene at 11 a.m. Monday.