SD Speaker of the House determines if you're out of linePIERRE — The House of Representatives chamber at the state Capitol is a big box that, by its very design, seems to demand certain behavior. The 70 desks sit in nine sets of rows straight as a ruler. The center row has seven single desks. The other rows contain eight pairs of desks, tight side by side; the exception is the set of far right rows, where there are seven pairs and one single, a function of the need to fit precisely 70.
By: Bob Mercer, The Daily Republic