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Redistricting efforts halt following house GOP leader medical emergency

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SDPB

Lawmakers will meet for a third morning to work on new political boundaries. This comes following a medical emergency Tuesday evening.

House majority leader Kent Peterson was wheeled out of a closed-door house Republican caucus meeting on a stretcher shortly before 6:30 p.m. and taken from the capitol to a hospital.

Speaker of the House Spencer Gosch says Peterson was feeling under the weather.

"Out of a precautionary measure, he was taken to the hospital. Anything further than that on his medical condition—I feel very confident he will be here in the morning ready to go."

The House and Senate lawmakers were close to an agreement on a redistricting map when the incident took place. House Republicans will meet again Wednesday morning.