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SD Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Ave
Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501
605 773 3455

​​​​​​​​State Legislative Resources

97th session of the South Dakota Legislature
January 11-March 28, 2022

Links to 2021 Legislative Session

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Links to 2021 Interim

Legislative Updates:

Free Speech - Intellectual Diversity Efforts (2018-2021)

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The regents' executive director coordinates preparation and submission of legislative bills authorized by the board; monitors the progress of legislation affecting higher education; provides reports to the board, the presidents, and superintendents; and presents testimony - as authorized by the Board of Regents - on legislation that affects the public higher education system.   

Higher Education Policy in the News:

October 6, 2021 ​The work of a state-appointed task force that studied operations and functions of the public university system over the past year will soon be in the hands of legislators and Gov. Kristi Noem. 

June 23, 2021 – Plans are underway to transition bachelor-level nursing education programs in western South Dakota from two universities to one. The recommendation comes from a state task force that spent the past year studying efficiencies within the public university system.

June 23, 2021 – The South Dakota Board of Regents this week adjusted its policies to account for the soon-to-be legal presence of medical marijuana in South Dakota. This comes after voters approved Initiated Measure 26 in the last general election.