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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2021 Legislative Handouts and Materials

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:

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.

March 15, 2021 – South Dakota’s six public universities and two special schools are planning for a return to more normal operations this fall.