Legislative boot camp: Right now, newly elected House Speaker Brian Gosch is on the fourth floor of the capitol, teaching a room of 30 to 40 mostly new lawmakers about some of the basics of legislating in South Dakota.
Gosch called the session a “boot camp” for representatives, and said he came up with the idea after thinking back to the learning curve he faced when he first joined the House for the 2008 session.
The idea is, as far as Gosch said he was aware, a new one for South Dakota.
Assisted by Reps. Jon Hansen and Dean Wink, Gosch told the lawmakers he’d give them a course on legislative procedure, from the rules and customs of floor behavior to how to properly introduce an amendment.

Legislative boot camp: Right now, newly elected House Speaker Brian Gosch is on the fourth floor of the capitol, teaching a room of 30 to 40 mostly new lawmakers about some of the basics of legislating in South Dakota.

Gosch called the session a “boot camp” for representatives, and said he came up with the idea after thinking back to the learning curve he faced when he first joined the House for the 2008 session.

The idea is, as far as Gosch said he was aware, a new one for South Dakota.

Assisted by Reps. Jon Hansen and Dean Wink, Gosch told the lawmakers he’d give them a course on legislative procedure, from the rules and customs of floor behavior to how to properly introduce an amendment.

Tags: Brian Gosch