Legislature already making preparations for session during pandemic

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — The 2021 South Dakota legislative session begins in about six weeks.

A COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be on the market by then, but that doesn’t mean the pandemic will be over.

State Representative Hugh Bartels of Watertown says the Legislature has already been making preparations for holding the session during the pandemic.

He says it won’t be business as usual, but the state’s business will still get done.

Bartels says it will be a different session, and it won’t be easy.

The session begins Jan. 12.