Our Voices Deserve to be Heard
Contacting your legislator
We have many new people going to Pierre as Legislators. It is important to introduce yourself to them so they know who to contact if they have any questions about counseling. This also gives you a good relationship to build on later during the session. It will give your input more weight when you contact them regarding bills. Get to know yours by checking out their names and faces at www.sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/default.aspx?CurrentSession=True
To track legislation during the session, visit the South Dakota Legislature website provided by the Legislative Research Council. Click "Session" from the menu of options to learn about bills, committees, schedules and more.
How a bill becomes a law in SD
Been a while since you took Gov’t 101? Refer to http://www.sdlegislature.gov/docs/studentspage/idealaw.pdf to learn how a bill becomes law.
Without doubt, there have been national issues making the headlines over the past few weeks. While SDSCA is not always at liberty to take a stance on all issues, we do encourage our members (and really all citizens) to become informed and to share their viewpoints with their elected officials.
Please see the following links for contact information as well as tips for reaching out to senators and representatives.