The House lamp: How lawmakers use an antique light for unspoken communication
What started in jest has become a fixture of the South Dakota House of Representatives
PIERRE — Atop Huron Rep. Roger Chase’s desk in the South Dakota state House sits a touch-sensitive lamp used to send signals to the body during floor debates.
It’s a legislative quirk that started in jest during the 2019 winter lawmaking session and has since become part of the decor in the House of Representatives.
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