SD legislature waiting for final maps coming from the redistricting committee

NEW HOLLAND, S.D.(WNAX)- While House and Senate members of the South Dakota Legislative Redistricting Committees debate proposed map changes, most other members can only watch and wait.

Representative Marty Overweg of New Holland says his district, like most, faces some major changes.

Overweg says it could be awkward, working with people in a different area.

Senator Art Rusch of Vermillion says some of the maps would be bad for districts in southeast South Dakota.

Rusch says uneven population growth is a problem in drawing good districts.

If legislators can’t agree on a new map, then the state Supreme Court would draw up the map.

The Legislative Redistricting Committees meet again on Monday.  A special session is scheduled for November 8th to approve a new map or maps.