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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.

2020 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 notifications when the publications are posted, contact Alisa Bousa.

SDBA Legislative Update
The SDBA Legislative Update is a recap of weekly key legislative action. The SDBA is now providing the Legislative Update as a podcast. The link to the audio file is below or you can listen via your favorite podcast app. Search for "SDBA Legislative Update." 

   *  Jan. 24, 2020: Legislative Update PDF | Legislative Update Podcast or listen via Anchor
   *  Jan. 17, 2020: Legislative Update PDF | Legislative Update Podcast or listen via Anchor

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

    *  Jan. 24, 2020, Legislative Bill Watch

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.