District 18 Forum

District 18’s three lawmakers spent time Friday afternoon sharing their views on the 2020 session of the South Dakota Legislature with residents of the Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs assisted living facility.

The legislature’s crossover day when all introduced bills have to be heard and moved to the other house or defeated is coming up a week from next (this) Thursday.

Representative Jean Hunhoff says as the crossover day deadline nears, lawmakers will be working very long days.

Representative Ryan Cwach says House members will be working into the night to clear bills and some of those may not get the amount of debate they deserve.

Senator Craig Kennedy says he was two pieces of legislation that still need to be heard by committee and either killed or brought to the Senate floor before crossover day.

Friday’s forum was hosted by the League of Women Voters.