Governor approves term limits for regents, education board

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a pair of bills that impose 12-year term limits on members of the state Board of Regents and a board that sets content standards for elementary and secondary schools.

The Republican governor signed the bills into law Thursday.

Regents appointed after July 1 will be limited to two consecutive six-year terms. That board governs South Dakota's six state universities and two special schools.

Board of Education Standards members will be restricted to three consecutive four-year terms. The laws allow people who have hit the term limits to be re-appointed after sitting out two years.

Republican Sen. Jim Bolin, the bills' sponsor, recently told a legislative panel that after 12 years, board members should relinquish their positions so people with potentially different perspectives can be appointed.

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