In perhaps the Legislative quote of the week, Senator Phil Jensen (R-33/Rapid City) rises in futile opposition to House Bill 1228, which will create a state debt collection agency, and likens the South Dakota Legislature to pro wrestling:
…whole lot of action, pre-determined outcome.
Senator Brock Greenfield (R-2/Clark) rises to lament the numerous “blue badges”—i.e., executive branch officials lobbying for the creation of the state debt collection agency. Senator Greenfield says the Legislature is “weak by choice,” losing sight of issues in the final, rushed days of the Session and just playing nice with the executive branch in hopes of getting home on time.
The Senate approved the Governor’s debt collection agency 19–16.