Gov. Noem, lawmakers to consider emergency bills amid COVID-19 outbreak

PIERRE, S.D. — In Pierre, Governor Kristi Noem says legislators are prepping for veto day where come Monday, lawmakers will be asked to consider a number of emergency bills.

The bills will take aim at relief for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will carry both an emergency clause to allow the bills to immediately go into effect, and a sunset clause which sets a date of expiration.

Also to be addressed, education.

“One of the bills will be giving the secretary of education the authority to determine instructional hours required and more flexibility in what these school districts will be dealing with,” Noem said.

Lawmakers will also revisit the budget given the state’s sudden change in revenue.

Noem says the legislature will likely meet in June for a special session.

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