Lobbying

The SDBA assertively represents South Dakota banks of all sizes and serves as the voice for the industry in the South Dakota Legislature and with the state’s congressional delegation.

The SDBA’s legislative efforts include drafting, monitoring and supporting legislation beneficial to banks or opposing that which is detrimental, both in South Dakota and in Washington, D.C. SDBA staff and legal counsel are involved in the ongoing review of regulatory issues, both on the state and national level, which may affect the commercial banking industry in South Dakota. To help bankers stay current on banking issues during the State Legislative Session, the SDBA produces two weekly publications – SDBA Legislative Update and SDBA Legislative Bill Watch.

For more information on SDBA's lobbying efforts, contact SDBA President Curt Everson at 605.224.1653.

Washington Visits

The SDBA encourages South Dakota bankers to attend the American Bankers Association's Government Relations Summit. This annual visit to Washington, D.C., provides bankers with an opportunity to meet with and influence decisions made by the nation’s top legislators and  financial services regulators and our South Dakota congressional delegation. Attendees will explore developments related to key issues that will impact the banking industry. They also will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss their concerns about the state of the industry, their communities and the nation.

The 2015 ABA Government Relations Summit will be held March 23-25 at the Washington Marriott Marquis. Learn more.