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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.

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

2017 South Dakota Legislature

Stay current on legislative issues of importance to the banking industry during the South Dakota Legislature by reading the SDBA's weekly Legislative Update and Legislative Bill Watch. Both publications are posted online on Fridays during session. To sign up for email updates, log in or create a profile if you are not registered with the SDBA.

Legislative Update

The Legislative Update is a recap of weekly key legislative action.

Legislative Bill Watch

The Legislative Bill Watch tracks the status of bills which the SDBA is monitoring.

South Dakota Legislative Research Council

The South Dakota Legislative Research Council (LRC) is the official website of the South Dakota Legislature. There, you will find information on state legislators, legislative sessions from 1997 to present, the South Dakota Constitution, South Dakota codified laws, administrative rules, and other information regarding the Legislature. Visit LRC's website.

2018 Washington Visit

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 2017 ABA Government Relations Summit saw nearly 1,500 bankers from institutions of all sizes, charters and business models come together to educate members of Congress and regulators on critical banking issues. The ABA's 2018 Government Relations Summit will be held April 23-25, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Learn more.