Representative Jamie Smith

South Dakota Democratic Leadership Talk 2021 Goals

Jan 12, 2021

In The Moment January 12th, 2021 Show 971 Hour 1

The South Dakota Legislative Session kicks off today with Governor Kristi Noem's State of the State speech. State Democrats hold fewer seats in the state legislature than they did last session.  

Guests: Representative Jamie Smith, Minority Leader of the House, and Senator Troy Heinart, Minority Leader of the Senate.

Some state lawmakers say they plan on bringing back a bill that authorizes a Spanish language drivers license test.

The bill passed the Senate, but failed in the House State Affairs committee.

Jamie Smith is the minority leader in the house. The Sioux Falls Democrat says they failed to show the committee there’s more of a need for this test in Spanish.