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In recent years, few legislators have returned to Pierre as lobbyists.
In recent years, few legislators have returned to Pierre as lobbyists.
Jake DeGroot via Wikipedia
August 7, 2017

Lawmaker Lobbyist Restriction Goes Into Effect

South Dakota lawmakers will need to wait two years from leaving office before becoming lobbyists now that a new law has taken effect. Initiated Measure 22 included a provision for changing the waiting period from one year to two. After the legislature struck down the measure, the extended wait was one part chosen to be implemented by law. The Rapid City Journal notes that just 14 legislators who served between 2006 and 2017 have become lobbyists since 2012. Only four returned after the then-required year.

Past stories on ballot measures are linked in the Black Hills Knowledge Network's online news archive.

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