South Dakota has not previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation. We are actively seeking advocates to lead the efforts to introduce and pass legislation in an upcoming session.
The South Dakota State Legislature works on a two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 8th and will tentatively conclude March 29th. The South Dakota Legislature has set introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session. The introduction deadline for both chambers is January 19th.
Currently, the Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
In order to move Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation through the legislative process, the Amputee Coalition needs the support of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates and champions for Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the South Dakota Division of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.