WATCH: House holds impeachment session for Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota State House will hold a special session on November 9 at 10 a.m. CT to discuss the possible impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

Ravnsborg struck and killed a Hyde County man, Joseph Boever, in September 2020. Boever was walking along the shoulder of Highway 14 near Highmore at the time.

Ravnsborg never appeared in court and entered pleas of no-contest to misdemeanor charges of illegal lane driving and illegally operating an electronic device while driving.

If the House agree to move forward on impeachment, it will require a simple majority (36 State Representatives). Then he would be suspended.

Trial would then go to the Senate, which would need to reach two-thirds majority (24 State Senators) to convict and remove him from office permanently.

If the Senate did not reach two-thirds majority, he could return to office.

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