SD House State Affairs committee approves Speaker’s amendment to AG impeachment resolution

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX & SDBA)- The House State Affairs Committee this morning unanimously voted to amend HR7001, the articles of impeachment concerning State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.  The amended articles effectively halt the impeachment proceedings and cast doubt on if or when the issue may be taken up in the future.

District 24 State Representative Will Mortenson of Pierre introduced the original resolution last week and appeared before the committee.


House Speaker Spencer Gosch of Glenham then moved an amended resolution, HR7001F, which effectively halts any discussion of impeachment proceedings until after a Hyde County court resolves the misdemeanor charges against Ravnsborg.

Nick Nemec of Highmore, cousin to Joe Boever the man killed by Ravnsborg, also appeared and was critical of the committee action.

HR7001F will next go to the House floor.  As a House Resolution, no Senate action is required.