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AARP South Dakota Advocacy Hub

South Dakota State Capitol Building in Pierre

We have all the information you need to know about our advocacy efforts and how you can get involved.

Making Your Voice Heard
Advocating for what is important to South Dakotans and giving you a voice at the state and federal levels is a priority for AARP South Dakota. Your voice matters. We also work with local organizations and officials to make our communities more livable and greater places to age with dignity and purpose.
South Dakota Advocacy Archive
The 2024 South Dakota Legislative Session has come to a close. The Legislature considered 258 House Bills (HB), 31 House Commemorations, 15 House Resolutions, 220 Senate Bills (SB), 18 Senate Commemorations and 17 Senate Resolutions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Next Tuesday morning, we will be sending out an action alert allowing you to thank South Dakota legislators for passing bills designed to improve long-term care services and supports in the state. With our other action alerts, we have asked legislators for a specific vote on a bill, so this will be a great opportunity to express appreciation for their service and for taking actions to help improve options for South Dakotans as they age.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before we get to our update on what happened in Pierre, this week, we want you to be watching for another email coming from us soon on the House State Affairs Committee Hearing on SJR501. As a reminder, this is the resolution that would place a measure on the November ballot related to work reporting requirements for some individuals eligible under Medicaid expansion. When you see that action alert email, please take a moment to send a message to committee members urging them to respect the will of the voters who passed Medicaid expansion and vote NO on SJR 501.
As the President’s Day holiday approaches, the action in the legislature will be fast and furious for the next few weeks!
With Week 5 in the books, we have reached the halfway point of the 2024 South Dakota legislative session. Here are the bills we are working on for you.
As we enter February and near the halfway point of session, the pace in Pierre is moving even faster. The deadline for introducing bills was Wednesday (January 31). All totaled, the legislature will consider over 525 bills, resolutions and commemorations.
We just completed week three of the legislative session and are already seeing the ups and downs this process brings each year.
Week 2 of the 2024 South Dakota legislative session is in the books, and the pace in Pierre is picking up!
The 2024 South Dakota legislative session is off and running, and AARP South Dakota has Pierre covered for you!