State Representative Lee Qualm

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Representative Jean Hunhoff discusses the mental health task force she chairs. State Representative Nancy Rasmussen explains the Special Education Interim Study Committee. Representative Lee Qualm and Representative Oren Lesmeister talk industrial hemp. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger reports on freshman state legislator Scyller Borglum’s announcement to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Political Junky Jon Hunter discuss this week in South Dakota politics. 

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Republican leadership in the South Dakota House of Representatives say prompt attention was given to the concerns of Representative Lynne DiSanto following an incident that occurred last week.

Representative David Johnson approached DiSanto on the house floor last Wednesday after representatives adjourned. Witnesses say the situation escalated, and DiSanto says she feared for her safety.