Weather Forecast

South Dakota lawmakers are limited to eight consecutive years in the House or Senate. They can stay in the Legislature by switching chambers or by taking a term off and then returning to their old post if re-elected.

SD lawmakers swap seats, look at extending terms

Email News Alerts

By Nora Hertel


PIERRE (AP) — The end of a term limit for a South Dakota lawmaker does not mean he or she is done making laws.

David Novstrup will reach his four-term limit in the South Dakota House this year, but he hopes to stay in office by switching chambers with his father, Sen. Al Novstrup.  

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In 

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (605) 996-5514 and we can help you.