September 27, 2021 •
South Dakota Special Session for Attorney General Impeachment Scheduled
The South Dakota Legislature will convene a special session beginning November 9 to debate the impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.
Ravnsborg was charged with two misdemeanors and received no jail time for hitting and killing Joe Boever in September of 2020.
Under the South Dakota Constitution, the Legislature may be convened in special session by the presiding officers of both houses upon the written request of two-thirds of the members of each house.
The Senate voted to proceed last week, and the House has more than the necessary 47 signatures to proceed.
The proclamation sets the special session to immediately follow a special session for redistricting on November 8.
Gov. Kristi Noem has repeatedly called for Ravnsborg’s resignation, but he refused to resign.
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