SD Legislature Returns To Work After Layoff
by Associated Press
January 19, 2012 5:43 AM
The South Dakota Legislature is returning to work after a five-day layoff.
The Legislature had planned a three-day weekend for the Martin Luther King holiday, but the layoff was extended another two days because of the death of former Gov. Bill Janklow. A memorial was held in the Capitol in Pierre on Tuesday, and Janklow's funeral was held in Sioux Falls on Wednesday.
The House and Senate planned to return to a full schedule of committee hearings and floor sessions Thursday.
A committee planned to discuss a bill that would make the sale of collectible coins subject to the sales tax. Another panel scheduled a hearing on a measure that would speed up increases in the taxable value of some agricultural land.