South Dakota Association of County Officials represents South Dakota’s county governments before the South Dakota Legislature. Legislative representation is a continuing process which involves researching and drafting original legislation on behalf of the counties, monitoring legislation affecting counties and providing information to county officials concerning various legislative activities. SDACO’s Legislative Package is developed by the SDACO membership and ultimately adopted by the full body at the SDACO annual conference in September. County officials are strongly encouraged to provide SDACO with their recommendations concerning legislation.
The purpose of this section is to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about our legislative process. For more information, please refer to the South Dakota Legislative Research Council.
- How does a bill become law?
- Who are my Legislators?
- How do I email my Legislators?
- Where can I search for something in South Dakota Codified Law?
2017 Legislative Updates: