Government Operations and Audit Committee voted to issued 2 subpoenas in the Kassidy Peters matter

PIERRE, S.D.(KJJQ)- South Dakota lawmakers vote to subpoena the Department of Labor to hand over a document regarding the attempt of Governor Kristi Noem’s daughter to win a state appraisal license.

They want to know if there was an agreement in place to give Kassidy Peters another chance at the license prior to a meeting last year in Noem’s office that has sparked conflict-of-interest questions.

The Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee voted 8-2 to issue the subpoena. Senator David Wheeler of Huron.

The Committee also voted 8-2 to issue a subpoena to Sheri Bren to appear before the committee. Bren is the former Executive Director of the South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program. Senator Wheeler.

Bren won a $200,000 settlement from the state. Bren says she was forced to retire.

Senator Wayne Steinhauer of Hartford voted against both motions.

Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton provided the other “no” vote on the two subpoenas.

The committee plans to meet again on this subject with the date and time to be determined.