Social issues bills garnering attention at legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – State Republican legislative leaders say social issue bills are far from the only proposed legislation getting attention this year at the State Capitol in Pierre. Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer admits those bills do grab headlines.

House Majority Leader Lee Qualm agrees.

Assistant House Majority Leader Arch Beal says a handful of bills don’t make up the entire session.

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Jim Bolin says while social issue bills may be distracting at times they highlight the open ability of the South Dakota legislature to let anyone with any idea bring proposed legislation.