Veto Day Today

A wintery weather forecast prompted the leadership of the South Dakota Legislature to revise the schedule for the legislative body’s 2024 Veto Day. Originally slated for yesterday, at 11:00 a.m. (CT), the final day of the 2024 session will now be today at 1:00 p.m. (CT). 


Veto Day is reserved for consideration of gubernatorial vetoes. While the Governor did not veto any bills during the 2024 Legislative Session, the South Dakota Senate and the House of Representatives must meet to conclude their business and adjourn sine die(signee dye), officially ending this year’s session. 


For the first time since 1955, a governor has vetoed no bills for legislators to attempt to overturn. Hence, there is no need for the usual veto session. 


Legislative and interim committee meetings scheduled for Monday have also been rescheduled for Tuesday. The following committees will meet on March 26, 2024: 

  • Joint Committee on Appropriations – 10:00 a.m. 
  • Executive Board – 30 minutes following adjournment of both chambers 
  • One Hundredth Session Planning Committee – 1:30 p.m. or 15 minutes following adjournment of both chambers 

For those who like to plan ahead, the 100th Legislative Session convenes at noon, Tuesday, January 14, 2025.