Veto Day

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Apr 1, 2020

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News Special: Veto Day & Pandemic Impacts

Mar 31, 2020

In this In the Moment news special, we hear a recap of South Dakota's first digital Veto Day and the actions brought up to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, the impacts of the pandemic on the legal world, the South Dakota economy, med students, and more. 

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Lee Strubinger: Veto Day Recap

Mar 31, 2020

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Now, we see what happened to the Governor's 10 bill legislative package and the state budget during yesterday's Veto Day. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us with more.

Veto Day Preview

Mar 30, 2020

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Veto day is a traditional part of the South Dakota state legislature. This year, veto day looks drastically different, both in procedure and content. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us with more. 

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Legislature To Hold Electronic Veto Day

Mar 25, 2020

In response to the coronavirus, state lawmakers will convene electronically for the last legislative day of the session.

Lawmakers will also consider overriding any gubernatorial vetoes.

Next Monday, only a handful of leaders from both parties and both chambers will meet in person at the state capitol. That group will include the Speaker of the House, president of the Senate—and the lieutenant governor.

The other 99 legislators are asked to stay home and participate electronically. Lawmakers will have to suspend the rules to vote remotely.

Legislature Fails To Override Governor Vetoes

Mar 26, 2018

The South Dakota state legislature is failing to override the governor’s three vetoes this session.

Lawmakers met Monday to reconsider two vetoes that change scholarship and tuition assistance programs in the state. They also fail to override a veto on a change to dates for pre-filing legislation.

Last week the governor vetoed Senate Bill 94, which changes the eligibility for home-schooled students to receive the Opportunity Scholarship.

The bill lowers the ACT score minimum for home schooled students from 28 to 24, before being considered for the scholarship.

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Lawmakers in Pierre changed their own rules Monday to introduce a new bill on veto day. The final day of the session is reserved for reconsidering bills the governor vetoes. Not this year.

Senate Bill 179 extends probationary time for juveniles.

Lawmakers in the South Dakota State Legislature introduced it, approved it, and delivered it to the governor all in one day.

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The 2nd Annual South Dakota State Bartending championships are being held at Deadwood Mountain Grand April 7th & 8th. This is a part of the city's annual Forks, Corks & Kegs Festival. George Milos is the events & promotions manager for Deadwood Mountain Grand.

Legislature Considers Bills On Veto Day

Mar 28, 2016

Tuesday state legislators consider overriding five vetoes issued by Governor Dennis Daugaard.