SD House State Affairs Committee defeat bill to restore subpoena powers to investigative committees

PIERRE, S.D.(SDBA & KJJQ)- The House State Affairs Committee defeated a bill Friday morning that would have restored the power to issue subpoenas to the legislature’s investigative committee.
Proponents said House Bill 1001 would have reinstated the ability of the Government Operations and Accountability to issue subpoenas without first getting approval from the legislature’s Executive Board.
Supporter Jordan Mason with the State Freedom Caucus Network.

Opponents of House Bill 1001 say they like the current system.
Representative Gary Cammack of Union Center made the motion to kill the bill.

Rep. Rocky Blare from Ideal opposed the change.

That was resisted by Representative Jon Hansen of Dell Rapids. He’s concerned with potential delays caused by another committee needing to OK any subpoena.

The House State Affairs Committee defeated the bill on a 9-3 vote.