Legislative session’s key dates in 2017

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Legislative session’s key dates in 2017

With just a week before the 2017 legislative session begins, it’s time to take a look at the schedule of the 92nd session.


The first of the 38 days in the 92nd legislative session’s calendar is on Tuesday, January 10 with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s penultimate State of the State Address.




Friday, February 3 marks the final day of bill submission for session. That date also marks the final day ASBSD is taking submissions for The Good News Bulletin, so get those in as well.




A staple of legislative session is ASBSD’s Legislative Day, which will be held on Tuesday, February 21 AND coincides with South Dakota School Board Recognition Week, which will take place from February 20-24.


Legislative Day


That same week the 2017 legislative session hits the homestretch with “Crossover Day” on Thursday, February 23, which means all bills have to be passed through the chamber they were introduced in order to continue on in the legislative process.


SBRW recognition graphic


In the final week of legislative session, all bills – save for the general fund bill – and resolutions must pass both legislative chambers by Tuesday, March 7, which will allow for the final three days of session to accommodate any conference committees needed for the House and Senate to attempt to reach an agreement on a disputed bill and for the chambers to pass the bill.


The final full day of session is set for Friday, March 10.


Finally, legislative session comes to an official end on Monday, March 27 with “Veto Day.”


As always, updates from legislative session can be found almost daily on the ASBSD Blog, Twitter feed and Bill Tracker page.

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