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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 Karlton Adam at 605.224.1653.

2021 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.  To sign up for email notifications when the publications are posted, contact Alisa Bousa.

SDBA Legislative Update: The Legislative Update is a recap of weekly key legislative action. 
Jan. 25, 2021, Legislative Update PDF | Legislative Update Podcast or listen via Anchor
Jan. 19, 2021, Legislative Update PDF | Legislative Update Podcast or listen via Anchor

SDBA Legislative Bill Watch: The Legislative Bill Watch tracks the status of bills which the SDBA is monitoring.
Jan. 25, 2021, Legislative Bill Watch

SDBA 2021 State Legislative Day
The SDBA 2021 State Legislative Day will be held on Feb. 10, 2021, virtually via Zoom. This is your opportunity to stay up-to-date on both state and federal legislation which could affect the banking industry and make sure our industry is heard. Featured speaker Joan Woodward, president of Travelers Institute and executive vice president of public policy at Travelers, will present "Woodward on Washington: An Economic and Political Outlook." Sen. Mike Rounds will provide a Washington update, and Gov. Kristi Noem has been invited to speak. The day will conclude with a “call to action” where participants will be asked to connect virtually with their respective state legislators. Learn more and register.

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.