Lawmakers To Mull Child Abuse, Disease Outbreaks And Roads

Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state’s ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks.

The third week in South Dakota’s 39-day legislative session begins on Monday.
The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday is expected to hear proposals that came from the Jolene’s Law Task Force, which studied child sexual abuse in South Dakota.

Senate Majority Leader Tim Rave, R-Baltic, says there will be an open forum on Wednesday about the state’s transportation needs identified by an interim legislative panel.

Lawmakers are expected to mount a push on Monday to pass a resolution calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget.