The 2022 South Dakota Legislative Session wrapped up at the end of March. Legislators introduced 553 bills, the highest number of bills considered in the last five sessions. South Dakota KIDS COUNT developed a Legislative Tracker for Children’s Well-Being Bills and monitored the progress of 36 bills related to child and family well-being.
Read the policy brief on juvenile diversion programs in South Dakota, including recommendations for improving access to these programs for youth.
This legislative tracker is a resource to help learn what bills South Dakota legislators are considering this session related to children, youth, and families and where each proposal is in the legislative process.
Check out the updated profiles for each county in South Dakota highlighting key data on children's well-being.
South Dakota KIDS COUNT is dedicated to improving the well-being of children in our state. When policy decisions are rooted in data and research, kids grow up in economically secure families, live in resilient communities, and meet developmental, health, and educational milestones.Learn more