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Legislature postponing Veto Day until Tuesday due to winter storm

The South Dakota Legislature is postponing Veto Day to avoid a major winter weather system forecasted to hit the region.

Legislative Research Council Interim Director John McCullough said they’re pushing the last day of session back one day from Monday to Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says a weather system pushing through Sunday into Monday could bring over a foot of snow in some areas.

Even when lawmakers do meet, they won’t have much to discuss. The governor didn’t issue any vetoes this year – the first time that’s happened in the state since 1955.

Despite this, the Legislature still needs to meet to officially gavel out this session.

Three legislative committees - the Joint Committee on Appropriations, the Executive Board, and the Session Planning Committee - have also pushed planned Monday meetings back to Tuesday. Details on times are available on the Legislature's website.

Josh Chilson is the news director at South Dakota Public Broadcasting. A Florence, S.D. native, Josh graduated with a journalism degree from South Dakota State University. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and videographer, and most recently as managing editor for Dakota News Now. Josh is based out of SDPB's Sioux Falls studio.
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