In order to introduce and pass Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation, we need people with varying levels of advocacy experience to aid our efforts in an upcoming session. We are actively seeking advocates to show support, contact legislators, or lead the effort in South Dakota.
The Amputee Coalition has not attempted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation in South Dakota.
State Government Information
The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
South Dakota’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from January until March each year.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The South Dakota Division of Insurance is housed in the Department of Labor and Regulation. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Division provides information about insurance payment reforms and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: